23rd Mar, 2017

Bromsgrove racer Cater savours best ever Vee Festival performance

Craig Gibbons 11th Nov, 2016

JAMES CATER ended the season with his best ever result at the Vee Festival to follow finishing the Formula Vee Championship on the podium.

After the championship finale at Snetterton in September, the Bromsgrove racer was back on track at Brands Hatch in Kent for the festival races.

Cater qualified 12th out of 22 cars for the first race before his gearbox broke.

Luckily, as the problem was only a minor one, mechanic Glenn Hay was able to fix the issue in time.

Despite fighting hard to keep up with the leading pack, Cater dropped back a little until a big crash brought the race to halt.

From the restart Cater brought the car home in tenth, which meant with a reversed grid for the second race, he took pole position.

Thick fog around the track cleared enough in time for him to lead the grid away and once the order settled down, Cater lapped all the cars behind him in another tenth-placed finish.

For the final race, Cater pushed hard to earn his best ever result of eighth place overall.

“Brands Hatch is still probably my least favourite track to drive on, as there is a lot I don’t seem to be able to get right,” Cater said.

“But it was a great end to the year and leaves us even more determined for next season.”