Scott Bourne recently returned to the National Hot Rods at the final Aldershot World Qualifying round after a brief spell in the UK Pick Up Truck Racing Championship where he won the title back-to-back in 2017 and 2018.
Speaking about his time in the series, Bourne said: “It was a great experience, and it was something we’d never done before. To win it once was excellent, we had a great team behind us and then to win it again last year was just a dream come true. It was something completely different and a new challenge – we really enjoyed it.”
The current UK Pick Up Truck Racing Champion used the Aldershot meeting as a ‘shakedown’ for his new Vauxhall Tigra National Hot Rod but was right back on the pace at the recent Thunder 500 meeting at Ipswich where he picked up an impressive ninth place finish in the meeting Final.
Bourne said his return to the National Hot Rods came because he ‘wanted a new challenge.’
“The profile the National Hot Rods have and the quality drivers that are seeded through the grid make it one of the best formulas there is,” said Bourne. “I knew it would be a hard challenge, but I wanted a new one that would be difficult, and I definitely think its going to be challenging.”
Having last qualified for the World Final in 2012, Bourne knows exactly what his main aim is for the 2019/2020 season.
“I think it was 2012 where we qualified for our first ever National Hot Rod World Final and we qualified 10th for that, so the main aim for next year is to obviously qualify for the World Final,” said Bourne.
“We’re going to try and be as consistent as we can be. We’ve still got bits we need to learn with the car and myself, it’s just completely different to what we’ve been doing the last couple of years so we’ve got a lot to still move forward and learn with, but that’s the main aim – to qualify for the World Final and get the best result we can there.
“It’s that gold roof we want, it’s one of them things that everybody wants. With the commitment we’ve got and the team around me, I can’t see why it’s not something we can’t achieve to be honest.”
You can listen to the rest of Scott’s interview later this week as part of our 2019 Spedeweekend preview podcast!
By Jordan Hollands.