In Sunday’s qualifying for the afternoons 45 minute Enduro, there was more pace from his SR3 and he was sixth quickest. “Much better, I was 9/10ths quicker and not far off fourth too, as I was trying to conserve my tyres,” he said.
In a very congested start he managed to avoid contact as Jones spun at Riches and settled into fifth place on the opening lap.
But with the safety car out it was almost like a second start as it went green after one lap. Sweetnam held his place chasing Macleod for fourth, but after only two laps the safety car was out again.
When the pitstop window opened he was an early stopper, but had to serve a long success penalty too.
Once the stops were complete he was in eighth, shadowing Chris Preen until Noah Degnbol caught them.
“I had a good start again and pulled away after the safety car, and had a good duel with Macleod until my early stop. Then I was back up to sixth and got tapped by Degnbol under the bridge,” he explained
He was back to 10th following his recovery, but began his fightback and was back to seventh, before Degnbol got by again after serving two penalties and left Sweetnam to take eighth.
Published by Peter Scherer for 360 Racing, June 27th 2022