FRANKIE WAINMAN JR WINS F1 WORLD FINAL
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 3 WHERE:
It had been more than a decade since Frankie Wainman Jr had lifted a BRISCA F1 World Final. As one of the most celebrated short oval racers and the multiple title winner, it was a phenomenal gap.
But he was back with a bang this year, and capped it all by taking the World Final at Coventry this year.
Wainman had to battle hard to get to the front, avoid spinning cars and then fight with rivals Mick Sworder and Dan Johnson.
A delighted winner said: “The car was superb all the way through the race, and it was getting better as the race went on and the track dried out. [A mid-race] yellow flag did me no favours. Johnson was quicker than me, but I knew my car would come good at the end and I just took my time.
“Johnson was unlucky to clip the backmarker: it’s the sort of luck I normally have in a World Final. It’s just been a great season for me. People were writing me off, but to win the World Final and the British title in one season is a great feeling.” MJ