The season closed with a bang for Andover’s girl motor racer Dawn Boyd last weekend.

With the points in the championship table so close there was still all to play for, in the last two races of the year at Snetterton. Dawn booked in to do the championship double races and also entered the VAG mixed class race again and on a drying track she qualified first in her class in the VAG race and fourth in the golf races. The VAG race was very entertaining and with so many different types and speeds of cars on circuit there was always something going on. Dawn battled for the class lead with the championship winner and being careful not to make a mistake before the golf race later on, she settled for second in class and podium number one.

The golf race and hour later was hectic with close and clean battling. Snetterton’s long straights help slipstreaming and Dawn traded places many times getting ahead of her main 2010 rival. With the golfs mixing both 16valve and 8valve cars together there were two class races going on at the same time, and although the overall result counts, points were gained for the class result. On the very last corner a 16v car slid sideways straight into the back of Dawn’s car, which resulted in a broken exhaust and damaged shell but she brought it home in third place and podium number two. An event unheard of for her in four years of racing.

The second golf race was an hour later and after some running repairs Dawn was out and the championship was still in the balance. She had to be in the top three and her main rival not to finish for her to be third in class for 2010. The sun was beginning to set and Dawn kept up with the leaders of her class but on lap five the car ahead had technical troubles and she was up to second and just had to hang on for four more laps. Her rival had seemed glued to her bumper for lap after lap when he got a good tow in the slip stream and he was past. Dawn caught him several times but there was no way through and on the last corner of the last lap they went side by side on the run to the line. The pit wall JMS supporters were going crazy and as Dawn crossed the line she was pipped to third by just 0.05 of a second but had podium number three.

This was the best event of the season for Dawn with the most trophies, the best racing and the best support. She would like to thank her supporters and JMS Motorsport for preparing the car.

Sponsorship will be required to continue next year so she will be working hard through the closed season.