Racing on Sunday started very early for Australian Scott Andrews. The 26 year old had a lot of overtaking to do if he wanted to give himself the slim chance of getting through to the Walter Hayes Grand Final.
After a miserable Qualifying and a Heat Race retirement, Scott would face an uphill battle through Sunday mornings progression races.
Andrews started the first progression race from 20th. He needed to finish 6th to elevate himself into a place in the Last Chance Qualifier. Scott managed to drive his way into second place battle with fellow Spectrum driver, Ben Norton. Andrews was just pipped at the line, finishing 3rd and securing him a spot in the LCQ.
Starting the Last Chance Qualifier from 33rd position on the grid, Scott quickly calved his way up through the field, and managing to take the lead with a handful of laps to go.
Emerged in a battle for the lead with Irish Champion, Stephen Daly, and Team USA Scholar, Kyle Kirkwood, Andrews managed to hang on to the lead taking victory by a narrow margin.
"That was a mega race. It was good fun coming through the field with some good company right behind. It's not so easy lacking some straight line compared to others, but the KMR Spectrum is really hooked up so I guess we'll see what we can do from here and pray for some rain!" Andrews said.
Andrews put in another big drive, finding himself in 14th place lapping the same time as the leading pack in the Semi Final, after starting 28th on the grid, but unfortunately any further progress was immediately halted as he was crashed out of contention by another driver. After dropping back to last place, Scott again tried to make his way back but could only see position 21 as the chequered flag dropped, missing out on securing a spot in the Grand Final by 3 places.
"Overall it was a disappointing weekend and I feel for everyone who has supported me to get here, especially Spectrum, SD Sealants and Kevin Mills. I still had fun though, it's always a good time driving these cars against the toughest competition in the world - plus I enjoy spending time in the UK and with Kevin Mills Racing! I'll do my absolute best to put something together again for next year. Also have to say a big thanks to James Beckett who organises this event." Concluded Andrews.