With the TQ at the Worlds in Argentina in late 2012 this gave me a massive boost for the 2013 race season which started with Montpellier in early Febuary. This was an excellent meeting with a very good driver turn out and with the extremely cold conditions setup and tire choice were key, I went on to TQ and win this event and was an excellent start to my 2013 campaign.
Two weeks later I headed out with new friend Jim Boulton from Risa Racing back in the UK to the Dirt Nitro Challenge in Phoenix Arizona. This was my first time racing in America and the track was awesome with the big jumps allowing me to whip it for the crowd in style! Again I qualified really well in 4th behind some formidable American racers, the scene was set for a epic battle for the win. I started really well fighting with Mayfield but a miss placed rock on a face of a jump ruined my chances of a top finish.
We then moved onto the BRCA Nationals back in the UK where at RD 1 i took the TQ Then Euros A in Reims France, again I had an excellent qualifying and final on a track which was really hard to master due to the chalky conditions, but my Novarosssi powered MP9 took me to 7th overall. With team mate Ronnefolk taking the win for Kyosho.
At Neo E Buggy it was a close fight between Jared Tebo, Ryan Lutz, Lee Martin and myself to take the TQ spot but Jared came out on top so I had it all to do in the final! I managed to pull past the guys in front of me during the 12 min final and take a win for the UK and put an end to the USA dominance.
In the Nitro final I got off to a bad start on the first few laps dropping a few spots, but I put my head down and managed to pull back to 3rd behind World Champion Robert Batlle, I battled hard with Robert for the entire race trying every which way to get past but it was down to my last pit stop and the speedy hands of pit men Gonzales Howard and speedy Perry to get me clear of Batlle, I came out level with Batlle and a small mistake from him allowed me threw to take 2nd spot. Tebo had cleared off but I set about pulling him back in but ran out of time.