Donington Park Challenge Cup Stage 1 - 25/04/11
The Pickup Trucks headed to Donington Park this weekend for the first stage of the ‘Donington Challenge Cup’, one of three consecutive trips to the circuit. Qualification took place Saturday along with Race 1 in extremely hot temperatures; then on Sunday Races 2 and 3 took place. Neil Qualified 11th place in Q1 and Q2, this put him on the 4th row for the first race, after a great race Neil finished in 8th place. Sundays first race saw Neil come 11th place, this put him on the second row for the final, however Phil White was unable to start the race after an alternator problem which meant Neil had to take his place in Pole position. Neil got a cracking start, but then on Lap 2 he took a shunt from Damien Carr which left Neil in a spin facing the oncoming pack, lucky everybody was able to go round. This put Neil to the back of the grid but after a hard chase Neil managed to finish the race in 13th position. After this weekends results we have now moved up to 7th in the overall Championship.