LGM Frustration In X30 Junior
A weekend of mixed emotions continued for the Fusion X30 Junior drivers at Round 4 of the LGM Tour.
In Timed Qualifying, Nelson King took Pole Position ahead of James Lebay and Oliver Gray. Oliver Bearman was the first of the Fusion drivers in 7th, only a tenth off the fastest time. Tom Edgar was just behind in 10th, followed by Alicia Barrett (13th) and Douglas Bolger in 17th.
King continued to dominate proceedings, as he took victory in Heat 1, followed by Gray and former Fusion driver, Joseph Taylor. Bearman who continues to show impressive speed in his first year of Junior racing finished 4th with team mates Bolger 15th and Barrett 17th, after suffering a nose cone penalty demoted her from her original 8th position. Edgar unfortunately had to retire after 9 laps after an incident mid race.
King took his second victory of the day in Heat 2, ahead of Fleming and Labey. Bearman held position in 7th, whilst Barrett improved from her first heat result in 11th, followed by Edgar in 13th and Bolger in 15th who was having a better weekend than last time out at Rowrah – thankfully not recording any nose cone penalties this time!
The Final was extremely spread out from the word go, as King scampered away into the distance. As Bearman sat comfortably in 7th towards the closing stages, an incident dropped him out of a decent point scoring position down to 18th, promoting Barrett who was carving her way impressively through the pack after starting low down due to her first heat disappointment. Tom Edgar was also on a charge who again started down in 18th, whilst Bolger was forced to retire early on due to a mechanical failure. At the flag, King took the win by 4.5 seconds ahead of Fleming and Taylor. Edgar crossed the line the highest driver for the blue and orange army in 8th after a good recovery from his earlier results. Bearman recovered to 14th whilst Barrett retired with 2 laps to go after an incident on track.
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