LOCAL hot rod star Kym Weaver took part in Spedeworth’s Spedeweekend – the biggest meeting of the year at Ipswich, which included the National Hot Rod World Final and Best In Britain.
Weaver’s aim was to qualify for Sunday’s Best in Britain Final, in his Tigra, newly-painted by A J Crompton of Eastbourne.
With two reverse heats and the final on the Saturday, heat one saw Weaver start last, but he soon made his way through half of the 30 car grid.
Then, when on the outside, he was hit and spun and hit again so ending his race and no points.
Heat two and now off pole, Weaver led from start to finish and lapped half of the field on his way to a fine win and posted the fastest lap time.
The evening final arrived, where the top 16 go into the best in Britain final against the top 16 from the world final.
Weaver started on the outside of row four in what turned out to be one of the best race’s of the weekend.
Weaver, Jason Cooper and John Holtby had a great battle for second place behind the eventual winner Matt Simpson.
Weaver, on the outside, crossed the finish line alongside Cooper but just missed out on third place by inches, but he again had the quickest lap time.
For the final, the grid is drawn from out of the hat, unfortunately for Kym he drew 26th place for the 35-lap final.
Weaver pushed the Tigra to its limits and passed over half of the cars to finish in 12th place.
With 60 National hot rods taking part Weaver posted the sixth quickest lap time of the weekend and will now look forward to the National Championships at Hednesford on the last Saturday/Sunday of July.