I had been a little worried that it might be a 'big air' track but the MK crew had put together a great one. Enough to test the big guns, which included worlds warm up winner Darren Bloomfield, whilst being enjoyable to drive for mere mortals like me.
The surface was predominantly carpet with some slippery board sections, a crossover, a biggish table top, various whoops and small jumps and a sandy corner. It switched back and forth and all added up to a 23sec (best) lap for me and significantly less for the 'A' guys, I reckon they took a shortcut!
Well I wouldn't say the day went entirely to plan. My initial goal was not to embarrass myself the next was to make the 'E' final or higher. It was clear early on this would not be easy. I achieved the first but narrowly missed out on the second qualifying 54th. My initial disappointment faded when I realised I was in decent company and would be racing with some good drivers in my quest for 'F' final glory.
Darren Bloomfield had taken TQ.
Full qualifying results HERE
If a driver went too big on the table top there was a risk of getting caught in the netting above the track. If this happened the rule was that car would be left there and retrieved at the end of the heat.