The sun was certainly shinning at Whilton Mill & the atmosphere was electric. That was before the racing started. Scotland’s pint size Scot was definitely in high spirits, he was relaxed but definitely focused in the job in hand. Dean knew that whatever had to be done he had to stay truly in the zone. It wasn’t going to be a walk in the park.
Dean’s supporting entourage once again were on hand to give their local hero their support. The support that was at Whilton Mill was amazing, other competitor’s were all behind him & in everyone’s eyes he was the well deserved winner even before it started.
Qualifying was looking good for Dean 4 minutes to the end and Dean poles it. Unfortunately the session had to be red flagged due to an accident on track. The drivers waited patiently to see if the injured driver was okay. It was decided to continue with time qualifying and the clock was re-set for 4 minutes. Within that time Dean unfortunately was only able to maintain a 10th spot. Once again that was not going to be impossible to Dean. Watch this space.
Lights are GO! Dean had a great start in the first heat he went from 10th to 2nd in the first couple of corners. Unfortunately team tactics took Dean off and back to 22nd. The Scotsman showed true determination and within one lap went from 22 to 10th. Proving you can’t keep a good man down.
Second heat once again Dean showed determination and went from 10th to 4th and then 2nd. Team tactics once again came into play knocking Dean back to 6th. Rest assure he was not giving up the fight. Thankfully Dean avoided the pile up on the track. Once again he pulled it back with a little help from other competitors. With them all working with Dean he safely secured the top spot. The supporters could be heard from miles as he took the win. The championship was certainly within his grasp.
Saltire flags were flying as Dean walked on the track. He certainly looked cam and focused for the final race of the day. Dean took the lead. Dean continued to lead the race for the first 7 minutes of the race. Unfortunately the pack behind worked together to catch Dean. Dean was not going to give up the British Championship title without a fight. From 6th he secured 2nd place.
It was official DEAN MACDONALD was the 2012 MSA British Comer Cadet Champion. A truly well-deserved win. The crowds could not cheer hard enough. SCOTLAND has another Formula One Driver in the making. A truly well-grounded and true sportsman.