Well, it’s been a busy year that has flown quicker than a car over a gap jump. The final round is nearly upon us and we roll in to Las Vegas next weekend for my last run of the eBay Motors Mk 7 Ford fiesta this season. After a poor show in the last round, I really want to finish this year on a high and plan on going all out to get that podium.
The race at SEMA is going to be a round unlike any seen this year; the scratch-built track next to the convention center in downtown Vegas is going to be epic. Once again, GRC has raised its game, factoring in a proper water splash which will unsettle the cars and create a spectacle for the crowd.
More dirt is also being brought onto the course, making this more like what we had back home in England. I am looking forward to getting my eBay Motors car on full 600hp drift through the mud. It will definitely keep the engineers busy for a different reason this weekend (car washing)
Although last time out we had issues, I have managed to get my head sorted and focused again for this meeting. The OMSE team is confident that issues are solved and the car is primed for winning.
Three points were lost in my championship fight in Vegas and it was my worst event of the year. Dropping from 5th to 8th in the Championship point series means we can’t mathematically challenge for the win, but we can go for 3rd. Capturing a podium spot for the Championship series is great incentive for getting my game on.
Meanwhile, I have been training hard over the last 4 weeks; running and biking and generally staying active – I’ve even enlisted Buddy (my girlfriends, cousin’s dog) who forces me out every morning for an 8 mile hike round the lovely countryside.
I hope all of you attending SEMA come and say “hello!” And watch out on our Facebook page in the next few days to see the launch of our new Binks 17 brand.
See you all soon.