EBC-equipped driver missed first 2021 round thanks to pre-season shakedown incident
Spencer Peacock, a well-known name in the Formula G gymkhana championship, secured some impressive results at the second 2021 round of the series.
Some damage to his EBC-equipped Mazda MX-5 obtained in a pre-season shakedown meant that he sadly had to miss round one, but was back with a bang as the series carried out its second leg at Santa Pod Raceway in mid-May.
Spencer uses Yellowstuff pads and GD discs on his modified Mazda, and his thoughts on how the weekend panned out can be viewed below in his team’s words.
”Round two of the Formula G championship saw the return of Spencer Peacock’s gymkhana-spec Mazda MX-5.
Spencer recently had a pre-season shakedown incident which meant his car wasn’t able to be driven at the first round. With the return of the rebuilt car, Spencer had some new alignment setups under his sleeve ready to be tested for the first time at the Gymkhana event.
Spencer spent the morning testing his new setup, gaining more and more traction after every run and suspension tweak. After eight practice runs, Spencer had the car fully set up to his preferred preference and was then able to really start getting the track under his belt.
After a few hard practice runs of getting the track right, Spencer was 100% happy with how his car was working and decided to sit some practice out to save his tyres for qualifying and battles.
”The event includes yard games with the ‘Circle of Death’ being the highlighted race towards the end of the day across the Sonoran Desert-type terrain. The two classes are Swingarm and the Rigid (no suspension). Zen Pro Racing opted to race the rigid class with our newly built, EBC-equipped custom bobber.
Zen Pro Racing and its team support members disembarked from their headquarters with a four-hour journey across the desert. Upon arrival and settling in, they prepped accordingly for the next day’s race event.
RACE DAY – The Swingarm class went first, followed by the Rigid class. Number 15 was assigned by request in commemoration of a fallen team member who lost his life racing the Baja 500 in June of 2013.
START LINE – With the green flag dropping, Zen Pro Racing lead the pack with a huge lead between the second rider, for approximately a half lap until the fuel valve was hit by their racer’s leg ripping the fuel line clean off the carburettor thus, calling marking the end as other riders by-passed the now inoperable race bike. But that’s racing for you!