CLEAL IS ‘NUMERO UNO’
Anthony Cleal went into the NKRA Grande Finals, in the Formula Blue class, in the second spot behind Duncan McLeod. He was, however, totally dominant on the day winning the Final race from Pole position. This gave him the overall lead in Formula Blue. Such was his speed dominance that he posted the fastest lap in all 4 heats and the Final.
Second overall was Duncan McLeod who went into the Championship with a 1 point lead. Duncan finished 3rd in the Grande Finals which allowed him enough points to finish 2nd overall.
Jake Calvert finished the year in 3rd spot overall after coming 2nd in the Grande Finals
Toby Cook, by virtue of finishing 8th in the Grande finals, was able to move up one place from his pre-race ranking to claim 4th overall.
Russell O’Neill had a fantastic day finishing 4th in the Grande Finals. This result combined with his pre-race points of 7, moved him up to 5th in the Rankings. He and Mitchell McLeod tied for points in the end, but as Russell had beaten Mitch in the Grande Finals he took the place by ‘countback’, therefore Mitch McLeod, in turn, is ranked as 6th overall.
Ben Pearson, although beating Mitch McLeod in the Grande Finals, by virtue of a worse pre-race score he finished directly behind in 7th place.
So we come to the end of a fantastic Championship run, where the front three were separated by only 2 points. Behind these, the next group of four were also only separated by the same margin of two points. At the end, a new champion is crowned – Anthony Cleal.
Congratulations to all the drivers in the Championship, who now have a few weeks for some R & R before the 30th September, when the Two Counties Club Championships recommences.
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