Herron on course for double Croft

 Podium Challenge

JHR Developments driver Andrew Herron secured his third front-row start in as many race meetings at Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire yesterday Saturday, 31st May, as he aims to add another SEAT Cupra Championship podium to his 2008 tally.Herron who hails from Dromore in Co. Down, Northern Ireland, lapped with a superb time of 1m 27.700 seconds (87.22mph) during round nine qualifying this morning to line-up second on the grid for the first of tomorrow’s races.During the round 10 session, Andrew wasn’t quite able to string together the lap he wanted but a time of 1m 27.879 seconds (87.05mph) was still good enough for the second row of the grid – putting him in a great position to be able to challenge strongly for a brace of podium finishes this weekend.Sixth in the driver standings ahead of rounds nine and 10, the 19-year-old is on a terrific run of form at present having visited the podium during the previous two race meetings at Donington Park and, a fortnight ago, at Thruxton.Qualifying ahead of several vastly more experienced drivers once again today, Andrew is beginning to come of age as a top-line saloon car racer and has high hopes he’ll have the pace to mount a serious challenge tomorrow.“I’m really happy to be on the front row for race one and the second row for race two isn’t too bad either”, commented Andrew, “In second qualifying I made a couple of mistakes which cost me another front row start but I’m feeling confident ahead of the races.“It looks as though it could rain tomorrow at Croft but I went well here in the wet when I was in the Clio Winter Cup last year so hopefully I’ll be able to show a similar performance in the SEAT. Whatever happens with the weather, I’m confident we stand a great chance of achieving two good results.”Round nine of the championship will take place at 12.40  Sunday, 1st June, with round 10 following at approximately 15.55.  

Provisional 2008 SEAT Cupra Championship Driver Standings (after Rd8)1st Robert Lawson, 139pts; 2nd Martin Byford, 118pts; 6th Andrew Herron, 75pts