In-form King Masters Castelletto
With 65 points available over the weekend and second and seventh in the championship separated by just 17 points, there was all to play for heading to one of King’s favourite tracks.
The Stoneleigh-based driver produced an accomplished drive to move up the field from 14th to fourth in the pre-final, but it would be the grand final which would offer the lion’s share of the points
And, courtesy of a composed performance, the Princethorpe College student made sure he secured the maximum haul.
“I held position through the first few corners, and then going into one of the hairpins Max Klinkby-Silver ran into the back of Chris Lock, which sent them both a bit wide and I got through into second,” he said. “Three laps in I took the lead from Marco Moretti, but I couldn’t shake him off and was under constant pressure after that.”
It has not been the easiest of campaigns for King in 2010 with ill-fortune and unreliability seeming to dog his every move, but a late-season switch to the Piers Sexton-run PSR outfit has catapulted him right back into contention
King admitted he now feels a lot more confident in the equipment underneath him, and second place in the championship was just reward for an improved second half to his capaign.
“It felt so good to take the chequered flag,” said King, who is moving to single-seaters in 2011.
“It was definitely my best result of the year and it feels like it’s been coming for a few weeks now, so it was good to get it at last.
“After all the bad luck and problems we’ve had this year, to finally get a big win feels even more special.”