Jack Wolfenden’s guest appearance in Scottish FF1600 has taken a turn for the worse, as a cracked sump will force him to sit out this morning’s first race at Knockhill.
Dolan Engineering driver Wolfenden entered SMRC’s national series as a warm-up for BRSCC National next weekend, as both race meetings are being held on Knockhill’s reverse layout.
On a hot lap late in qualifying Wolfenden damaged his Firman while trying to improve on seventh position, and has already accepted he won’t be competing in this morning’s first race.
“The car bottomed out on the kerb and I went onto the grass,” explained Wolfenden.
“I got it going again and then stopped it at McIntyres. I saw there was a little fire at the back of the car so I use the extinguisher to try and put it out.
“It was my mistake. I took way too much kerb into the Chicane and launched the car over the sausage kerb. It landed on its nose and cracked the sump.
“We’re definitely out of the first race but we’ll try and get it repaired for race two.
“We may have to change the engine and if that’s the case, that could be our weekend over.”
Despite extensive damage to his Firman, Wolfenden was keen to put the incident behind him, with one eye already on next weekend’s BRSCC National meeting.
“It doesn’t change our outlook for this week. It was just a stupid mistake on my part. If I let this affect me ahead of next weekend then there’s no point racing. We’ll bounce back.”