August 2nd Ipswich World Final

On an evening when the weather could have gone either way, it pleased the crowds, if not some of the drivers and turned out a pleasant night. As usual with such a prestigious trophy to race for tension was high and everyone determined that this year was going to their year. It turned out to be Jonathan Pooley (31) who after four years of chasing the coveted award finally got to take it home. Many congratulations Jonathan from all the club, a well deserved win. Very closely following home in second was Cliff Bunn (23) with only yards between first and second as they went over the line. In third place was Steve Young (59) who is always well up in the points and placings. Mid way through the race Neil Clarke (77) and Steve Brattan (75) had a coming together. Unfortunately despite Neils best efforts he was unable to repair the 'Barbie' car and take part in any further racing. Steve came off better with only panel damage, not able to get his car started again immediately he was lapped before the engine finally fired up. A few laps further on saw the retirement of Geoff Bunn (28) after he spun out after clipping the curb hitting the fence breaking part of his wheel hub which meant the end of Geoff's racing weekend. The only other retiree of the race was Gary Bonner (27) with an engine that was overheating. The club was very pleased to welcome Klaus Kilianski (93) from Germany, whose trip proved worthwhile with him claiming fourth place in the World final. Also making the journey over the water was Richie Scheepens who is new to driving Grand Prix Midgets although not the midget formula with his dad Toni having driven a midget for a large number of years and is a strong driving force in their support in Holland.