Longdon racer Greg Owens endured a frustrating weekend at Anglesey in the latest round of the 4Two Cup.
Despite running well in practice, handling problems and power issues dogged his qualifying session.
But Owens hung on to the pack in race one but struggled to find top speed in his Smart Brabus in the straights.
Leaders James Palmer, Alan Palmer and David Nash battled it out in front of the Longdon man, who was on hand to take advantage when a spin allowed him to slip into second place.
Despite reeling in leader Alan Palmer, Owens’ race was curtailed when the pair collided as he tried to take first place leaving him with too much damage to continue.
The car was repaired in time for race two but the Longdon racer was unable to finish any higher than fourth.
“I knew if I wanted a chance on the podium in race two then I needed to be in the lead pack early on, but sadly I pushed too hard and took too much out of the tyres in the first few laps,” Owens said. “By the half-way point the tyres were too hot and I couldn’t really keep the pace.”
He will be hoping for a better finish this weekend at the British 24 Hour Kart Race at Teesside where he and his team are tipped amongst the favourites for a win after collecting a podium in the 2015 race.