During the qualifying in wet conditions which Simon does prefer he put in some solid laps allowing him to end up qualifying 5th on the grid and fastest in class, signs that he was really settling in with his new paddle shift and even with no traction control and rear wheel drive the wet was not slowing him down.
As we mentioned already this was a full packed day, and after another quick check and now full of promise we were back on for race two of the Arrow Pack Championship which may I hasten to add proved to be one “HEL” of a race.
Up to 4th position and as much as Simon was enjoying following Sir Chris in his very well driven Nissan around circuit he managed to squeeze past placing in third position overall and second in class. This is where the fun began. Watching from the second corner trying to capture the action the motorsport fanatic in us put down the camera and watched with bated breath as Simon closed on class leader Peter Challis in his 997. Being a very experienced driver and knowing every trick in the book the dog fight commenced lasting for 6 laps when eventually setting Peter up for a clean pass on the famous ‘Wellington Back Straight’ and then being able to hold on to position for a 1st in class finish and second overall.
Lastly, make sure you check out our in dept feature on simon with some feature pictures of his Porsche coming soon.
Words by Jack Taylor
Pictures by Louis Ruff