Round 6: Santa Pod Raceway, 20-21 September
Andy Robinson “ran the table” – low qualifier, low elapsed time and top speed of the meet plus race victory – at Santa Pod and secured the championship title in the process.
In an elimination series strewn with errors, faults and breakages, Robinson delivered performance when it mattered most to defeat the event’s most consistent competitor, Rick Garrett, in a compelling final.
Garrett’s progress to the trophy match, which included a first-round defeat of points rival Philip Englefield, lifted him from seventh to second place in the title race. Three drivers set career-best performance marks during the event.
Results – semi-finalRick Garrett 6.562sec, 213.88mph def. Bobby Wallace brokeAndy Robinson no time solo
FinalAndy Robinson 6.250, 231.69 def. Rick Garrett 6.406, 215.83Low Elapsed Time of the Event: 6.250sec. – Andy Robinson
Top Speed of the Event: 234.07mph – Andy Robinson
Provisional championship standings1 Andy Robinson – 428 points2 Rick Garrett – 2863 Andy Wright – 276= Philip Englefield – 2765 Chris Isaacs – 253