Team Falken Wraps Up the Year

After 4 rounds of competition we finally end the year at Anglesey with Matt Carter in contention to
take 2nd overall in the championship and all the team looking to close out a successful season with
a strong finish on this fast and extremely challenging circuit.

Kirsty Widdington set the pace on Saturday by qualifying 19th and advancing all the way to the top
8 where she came up against Ryan Pothecary. The battle would finally be decided after 2 one
more times and the judges really could not pull these two apart. In the end Kirsty made an error
and her car straighten which handed Ryan the win.

Kirsty quotes “ It was a real buzz to run with Ryan for 2 one more times. It shows my car and me
are capable of battling with the best and I just cant wait until next season.
Sunday would see the Matt Carter and Paul Cheshire take to the track, and they both dialled in the
fast first corner straight away, which was key to running the track the way the judges wanted.

Unfortunately for Paul Cheshire he made mistakes on both his qualifying runs on the last clip point
which affected his score dramatically and he just missed the top 32 cut. Matt Carter was feeling
very confident behind the wheel of his R32 Skyline after taking the top spot here last year and his
confidence paid off by securing himself 8th place.

His first battle was against Julie Roberts but it didn’t go to plan. Matt took an aggressive line on his
lead run and ran a little bit wide onto the 3rd clipping point hitting the tyres and losing that run. He
limped the car back to the pits were the team pulled together to get the car back out on track for his
chase run and he knew he had to force Julie into an error to level the score. Fortunately for Matt
she span which handed Matt a 2nd chance which he capsized on and advanced onto the top16.

Matt quotes “I really didn’t make that easy for myself did I. The thing is i am a driver the gives it
100% all the time and mistakes do happen. Luckily for me I have a good team behind me and we
managed to get the car back out and carry on the battle”

Matts top 16 battle would be against good friend and rival Simon Perry but again on Matts chase
run he was so close to Perry he ran the track a bit wide and caught the rear of his car on the tyres
again, this put a stop to Matt trying for a back to back win here at Anglesey and Simon later went
on to finish 2nd.
The team have had another very successful year in the British Drift Championship with Matt Carter
finishing 4th and just missing out on 3rd by a few points and Paul Cheshire coming in at 18th in the
Pro class which has a field over 50 drivers. Kirsty finished on a positive and got her highest points
at this round so has bumped herself up to 16th in the Pro Am class.Te