Race reports – Mallory Park, 4th June 2017

Sunday 4th June at Mallory Park
The 360 Motorsport run event saw some mixed weather. Much better in the morning and then some showers later.

Puma Cup Series was out to run in two race events. The BOGOF offer would give one whole hour of track time for £270 as the first race costed at £180 saw the incentive offer of a second race for £90 extra. Well done Richard Culverhouse for running the day.

The first race saw 23 cars out and running over the 15 minute race. Straight away, Ben Eacock showed that he had not lost his 2016 winning ways by taking the lead early on. Hoever, the eyes were on the second and third Puma CUp cars piloted by Simon Phillips and Dai Davies. These two looked almost glued together right to the end. The Chequered Flag greeted Ben Eacock as the winner with Simon Phillips 2nd and Dai Davies 3rd. This was the first podium finish for the Ford Racing UK owned Puma. Well done.

The second race saw cars formed up in the collecting area in bright sun and within minutes the rain shower bursted onto the scene with a tremendous downpour. The cars were given two laps of the track and then lined up to go. Ben Eacock found his car stuck in 4th gear and he opted to start from the pitlane. Thus a soggy crew pushed him off as the whole field went by to start the race. Iestyn Davies found the going tough when his front screen refused to clear and he fell back down the order. The 4th gear drive of the day must have been Ben Eacock who despite that issue still gained many places to head the Puma Cup field and thus with the Chequered Flag out was to take an incredible win from Rob Barr in his green Puma Cup car. Tough conditions, tough racing and good racing to boot! Well done all!.