I had a decent start and just drove as hard as necessary to stay in touch with the leaders but I knew I had nothing for them. Early on, Team mate Nick spun and I was right behind him, with all kinds off smoke and sideways was he, I still don’t know how I missed him, but I managed to continue on. A bit later I passed Mark who had just gone off, but I knew It wouldn’t be long before he would be looking to get buy me, so I made it as painless as possible.
It stayed pretty uneventful until the closing laps. I came almost to a complete stop at turn 5 or 6 as two cars tangled and one backed up almost getting into me as I went around them on the outside. This allowed Chris to close up the gap with in 6 seconds and he could smell blood. I started to really sweet as my engine life went to 15%, and with 6 laps to go, I also questioned my fuel calculations.
I could tell Chris had sensed he had a real chance for second place, and he was right. With spent tires and reluctant to set the boost to 1 I had to thrash as hard as I could with boost between 4 and 3, I didn’t dare to use boost 1 until the last lap. On the last lap, going into the last chicane, Chris was on me quickly and decisively. As we came off the last corner heading down the front straight, he had the momentum that would have made it a drag race to the start finish line, but he put down a wee bit too much power and spun. Wow, what a great effort. That was some good racing.