As predicted in the June/July issue of Short Circuit, Formula Two Stock Car driver Jon Palmer made a dramatic return to racing during late summer. Palmer made a mad dash to attend the last few of the World Qualifying round meetings, and scored enough points to race in the Hednesford semi finals.
After a fantastic drive in the Semi, from the rear of the grid, Palmer managed to secure a place on the grid for the Kings Lynn World Final. On August Bank holiday Saturday, Palmer borrowed a shale car to get some practice at King Lynn, this being the final meeting before the ‘World’. Here he also managed to finish in the top placings, in what was only his second drive on shale.
Straight after Kings Lynn, Palmer made another mad dash to his more local track at the Mendips Raceway, Bristol, for the Sunday afternoon meeting.
At Bristol, Palmer was using the front bumper to good effect, as his first victim Jamie Avery, was sent crashing into the pit bend plating during heat two. Liam Rowe was another to feel the full force of the Palmer front bumper as he was spun out of contention during the Grand National.
The Bristol meeting turned out to be one of Palmer’s most successful of his brief season, with a 5th place in heat 2, third in the Final, and second in the Grand National.