ON viewing the competitors list at the start of the KNE Cadet Championship round seven and comparing against previous results, Ashington’s SB Racing Team agreed that for Daniel Spicer an eighth place finish should be possible but seventh would be excellent.
The day started well as he qualified in seventh with a new personal best lap time of 62.95 seconds.
Then Spicer followed up this performance in heat one by not only defending this position for the whole race with another driver hot on his heels just waiting for any mistake to be made, but again lap after lap he kept nibbling away at his personal best.
Again in heat two Spicer drove exceptionally well, this time clearly pulling away from those behind and to take advantage of a kart retiring due to mechanical issues to finish sixth, and again constantly bringing his PB down close to the 61 seconds.
In heat three Spicer had his best start to date and was up to fourth by the first corner, but unfortunately in lap two he was knocked onto the grass and had dropped down to 11th by the time he got back on.
However, to his credit he persevered to the end and with two great overtaking moves finished in ninth.
The final was by far Spicer’s best race, each lap he could be seen to pushing hard, sticking close to the racing line and seemed to be much faster.
He not only got his rewards by finishing in an excellent sixth but again beat his PB with a 61.85 second lap and got a lot of praise from the other cadet parents for his great overall performance.