After three years of chasing the pack Darcy Webb nailed his first win on the one night it really paid off -
|Darcy and his first cup.|
Fifteen-year-old Darcy has been driving mini-stock car 99m since he was a 12-year-old, but until the end-of-season racing at Baypark last Saturday, a win on his home track has escaped him.
It was not that easy a win. Darcy spun out early, but he took the lead from a restart and held it for three laps to take the trophy.
“The first two races determined the grid for the third race, and the winner of the final race was the winner of the gold cup,” says Darcy.
“It means a lot to me and it helps my racing career, and improves my confidence.”
He has plans to continue racing in another class after he leaves mini-stocks next year, when he turns 16.
The mini-stock car 99m has been developed with Darcy and his father Neil.
“The whole family does it,” says Darcy’s mum, Karen.
“He’s safer in this than he is in a car. I have seen it roll so high off the ground that it didn’t bend the wing… but I know where my teenage son is on Saturday night.”