This was a race that could decide the championship with a round to go, so I had to play it safe, but at the same time make sure that I maximised our points. We were racing only one person for the championship; Ryan Fleming (#7), however there was a grid of 16, which made things a bit more challenging. Ryan was quick through the early heats, but I had equally as much speed and seemed to be able to make my way through traffic faster and get to the front. My combination of heat finishes meant that I started on 2nd for the Final.
After a good start the first three broke away from the field, and we were pursuing Joel Saunders for the lead. Most of the race I was fighting to hold onto 2nd place, whilst really trying to make a move to get myself into the lead and get away, because we had the pace to win. The last lap was close, and knowing I had the championship at risk, it made it even more frustrating when I was pushed wide at the bottom of the hill. Thankfully I was able to regain the position on the last few corners, to cross the line 2nd.
Second was enough, to be crowned the 2009 Formula 6 Champion in Senior TKm 4 Stroke… still with the final round still to go! We never intended to do the whole championship, but realising that I could win it still, despite not contesting the second round, I couldn’t resist the temptation. This makes it two championship wins on the trot in Formula 6. The video below shows all the day’s action.