NELSON KING BIDDING TO WIN FROM THE FRONT
Nelson King admits he is keen to try and win the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy title ‘from the front’ after extending his advantage in the standings at Snetterton.
The Graves Motorsport driver secured a hat-trick of podium finishes from the weekend – including a ninth win of the year – to move 135 points clear of nearest rival Matt Hammond in the standings.
With just six races now left to run at Donington Park and Brands Hatch, King is very much the man to beat in the title race but he vowed that he wasn’t planning to simply race for points over the remaining races.
“We weren’t able to get three wins at Snetterton but we picked up three podium finishes – so on the whole it was a good weekend,” he said.
“I could have simply settled for scoring points but weekend but I don’t want to be known as a driver who just sits there in fifth place; I want to be known as a driver who goes out there, wins races and – hopefully – take the title from the front.
“With two rounds to go, I really want to get it done and Donington will be interesting next time out as I’ve not raced there before – although we went well in testing.
“Brands Hatch for the finale is then my home circuit, which is always a big event for me, and hopefully I’ll have reason to celebrate.”