FRANKIE WAINMAN JR WINS F1 WORLD FI­NAL

WHEN: SEPTEM­BER 3 WHERE:

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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

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