Baxter Williams impresses at Lincolnshire drag racing meeting

PUBLISHED: 09:31 19 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:31 19 April 2018

Otterton drag racer Baxter Williams on the start line of a quarter final meeting up in Lincolnshire

Otterton drag racer Baxter Williams on the start line of a quarter final meeting up in Lincolnshire

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Otterton-based young drag racing ace Baxter Williams and his father Gary drove 300 miles to Lincolnshire for their latest taste of early season drag racing.

The two-day event was held in perfect – and dry – conditions.

Young Baxter qualified for the elimination rounds which were held on the Sunday.

His father Gary said: “His best time was 19.44, which was a fraction off the pace. Sunday’s eliminations saw Baxter going head-to-head with all other competitors in his class.

“He won his rounds by 1.7 seconds, which saw him into the final against his friend Levi; a tense 20 minute wait while Levi’s bike was fixed and the heat was on!

“Unfortunately, Baxter pre-empted the lights and moved 100th of a second too quick, so he picked up a red flag and that left him having to settle for a second place finish!”

Gary continued: “However, that does represent a truly superb effort to have worked so hard and to get so far on his ‘BIG Pauls’ sponsored Aprilla RS4 machine.”

Racing returns to a local stage at the end of the month with an April 28 meeting being staged at Smeatharpe, near Honiton.

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