Cyr and Scott Practice Day
Northampton International Raceway, Northamptonshire, England.

Phil Scott and Jean-Paul Cyr had their first taste of stock car racing English style during the practice day for the BrisCA World championships Friday.

Scott was the first on track driving a car supplied by Lancashire based driver Derek Fairhurst. After a few laps to familiarise himself with the car, Scott was soon lapping the racetrack on a par with the regular BriSCA competitors.

After the practice session Scott said, “The cars have about the same power as the ones I drive at home. The track is a little narrower than we are used to, and then there is the contact. I might be a fish out of water then. The other thing is the length of the race. We run 200 lappers, where this event is 30. I try to look after my equipment and be strong at the end but you can’t do that in a short race”

The Cyr machine, usually driven by Anthony Flannagan and owned by Mark Holt, encountered a few mechanical problems earlier in the session and did not get as much track time as Scott. He was still working on the set up when the session came to a close at 5.00 pm local time.

“I feel comfortable with the car” said Cyr. Adding, “Contact is inevitable. I’ll just have to see how I handle that when it happens”

There is one more practice session scheduled for Saturday afternoon before time trials for the overseas drivers begins at 4.00pm local time (10:00 am EDT)

(information provided by Colin Casserley)