Andy Robinson, the UK’s quickest Pro Modified finishes his 30th year of racing Pro Modified by taking the 2018 championship bringing his total to 7 MSA Championship wins.
The National Finals, the 6th and last meeting of the championship was held at Santa Pod on the 6th of October. Qualifying on Saturday was completely washed out with persistent rain, this however did not mean the Anger Management team were quiet. While preparing to warm up the engine, a problem was found with the engine block which resulted in the engine being changed for the spare motor a job which kept the crew working still late in the evening.
Sunday looked to be a busy day to complete the event as one-shot qualifying would set the ladder for the three rounds of eliminations.
9 Pro Mods were entered resulting in one team not be making eliminations. The conditions were tricky and with no data for the track that weekend, the wrong set up could easily result in a DNQ.
Luckily Andy kept his championship hopes alive and nipped into the number 1 position by 2 thousand’s of a second with a 6.225, over Bobby Wallace who clocked a 6.227.
As eliminations continued the Anger Management Camaro progressed through round 1 with an improved 6.12 – this round win tied up the championship making Robinson the 7x MSA champion in his 30th year of racing Pro Modified, and over taking Rob Turner for the most MSA championships held, a big achievement that Andy has had his eyes set on for a while.
Concentrating on now winning the meeting, Andy progressed through the semi’s to meet Chris Issacs in the finals, by this time the evening was closing in causing the conditions to be cold and dark.
Unfortunately, during the final Andy while pedalling through tyre shake hit the right barrier, which in turn caused a dramatic high-speed top end crash. Robinson exited the car himself and walked to the ambulance before being released by the medical centre shortly afterwards.
Luke, Crew Chief of the team says “Firstly we’d like to say a huge thank you to the Santa Pod safety crew, the medical team and all members of staff for all they did following the accident on Sunday night. Also we would like to say thank you for all the messages, calls and emails of genuine care and concern we have received from the Drag Racing community. It is heart warming to say the least and makes us proud to be part of such a tight knit family! In regards to our future plans, the Anger Management team will be back soon as time allows. We’re figuring out a plan at the moment and we’ll release more details soon. Despite this set back the 2018 season has been a very successful year for us, and now we’re even more determined to come back out with a better and faster car, we’re not done yet!”
A sincere thank you, to all of our sponsors and performance partners who help make this possible!
NGK Spark Plugs UK, Torco Oils, Nimbus Motorsport, PAC Racing Springs, Aurora Rod Ends, Weld Racing, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Victory 1 valves, Mike Janis Superchargers, Noonan Race Engineering, EZ Motorsports, Hoosier Tyre UK, PRS and Manton Rocker Arms. A huge thanks to the ‘Anger Management’ crew, who without them none of this would be possible!