Poplar racer Williams closes gap on leader despite engine troubles
PUBLISHED: 09:00 01 August 2014
Strong showing from Poplar's Williams closes gap on leader despite engine troubles
Poplar’s Mason Williams defied the odds on his best weekend to date in the BMCRC Rookie Minitwins series at Cadwell.
The 23-year-old had the benefit of a few days testing, but suffered a blown engine on Friday which put his particpation in doubt.
However, Williams borrowed an engine from a rival competitor and went on to enjoy a fine weekend, with three wins and a second place.
Qualifying went well on the new engine as he stormed to rookie pole and he was never headed in the opening race.
Williams (pictured, right) enjoyed a tussle with series leader Ben Body in race two, but just took the win.
He pulled off another victory by passing Body following a poor start in race three, but Williams could not make it four wins on the spin as a poor start saw Body go well clear.
He was still able to finish in second place in the final race, though, and the Poplar racer was more than happy with his weekend’s work.
“I can easily say this was my best weekend racing so far this season,” said Williams. “It was a real mix of emotions after the engine going on Friday.
“All I was thinking is I would be sitting there watching the Championship chance slip away, but with the help from my mechanic Allan and the rest of the guys we managed to get me out there and I hope I repaid them with the wins.”
Williams now sits second in the overall standings with 369 points, just 13 behind title rival Body as they go into round seven of the Championship.
The action returns back at Brands Hatch over the weekend of August 9-10.