Sunday 25 August, Hednesford
2013 World Championship

All the cars lined up in points order as scored from heat races from last year world final. Jonathan Pooley (defending champion) was on pole, Along side Jonathan was his dad Gordon, this was to be his last world final as he says he is retiring at the end of the season so could he go out on a high and win the world final?

So at the green flag Jonathan shot straight into the lead and was pulling clear of the rest of the field, Dave Bonser made a bad start and lost two places to Steve Young and Tom Keep, coming on the home straight of lap 2 Dave re-passed Tom Keep for 5th place but as they approached turn one Dave cut across Toms front end with a bang of wheels the no 46 car was forced to ease off a little.

Cliff Bunn was having a duel with Darren Clarke, Nick Price had made up a fair few places at the start but it took a couple of laps to find a way pass Pete Dorrell.

Lap 5 and Jonathan was a full length of a straight clear of Gordon who had about 5 or 6 car length gap over Daniel, Steve Young had Dave Bonser closing in while Tom was now slipping back a bit from the front runners, Chris Neals bad run continued when he retired on lap 6,Mark Hodges spun out on the exit of turn two all the field managed to miss him though Andrew Bilby nearly got caught out as Marc de Land was on his out side and slowed a little to make sure he would not get tangled up with Mark H but in doing so lost his place.

Lap 10 and Daniel was now right behind Gordon, he had to get a move on as Steve Young and Dave Bonser were on his tail, Dave was looking the more likely to be taking second place at this stage as his car was going really well. Lap 14 and the chasing four came upon Neil Clarke who stayed out wide to let them through Gordon and Daniel was pass, Dave tried a move on Steve coming up to turn three but as the gap closed fast, the nose of Dave`s car dipped hard as he braked hard to miss the rear of Steve`s car. Further down the field Tom Keep was ahead of Cliff Bunn who had Nick Price all over the rear of his car, Nick tried a few times to get by but could not make the move stick. By now Darren Clarke was now closing in,

Half race distance done and Jonathan was controlling his lead and working his way through back markers,

Lap 20 Marc de Land was in 10th place and closing in on Pete Dorrell fast but on exiting turn 2 there was a misfire then a bang and loads of blue smoke as the Vauxhall 1.4 engine let go, a small line of oil lay on the track which caught out Nick Price as his car went broad side on the exit of turn 2, this cost him two places and then 2nd to 5th place cars lapped him.

Lap 25 Dave Bonser started to make his move on Steve Young as he had sat there since lap one, Dave started to get along side Steve on the back straight, going into turn 3 Daniel Pooley was just ahead and seemed a little slower than previous lap and this aloud Dave to box Steve behind Daniel to take 4th and was challenging Daniel now for third but he was not going to give this up without a fight, side by side they went up the back straight with Dave just getting his nose ahead, going through turns 3-4 he held the place and powered by on the home straight, while this battle had been going on it allowed Gordon to pull clear to hold on to his second place but the win went to Jonathan Pooley who made it his fifth world final and fourth in a row, He made it look to easy as he was in a class of his own. Congratulations Jonathan.

1st 31 Jonathan Pooley, 2nd 33 Gordon Pooley, 3rd 10 Dave Bonser, 4th 32 Daniel Pooley, 5th 59 Steve Young, 6th 46 Tom Keep, 7th 23 Clifford Bunn, 8th 83 Darren Clark

Race 2 ( heat one)

Neil Clarke to up the lead from Peter Bourne and Andrew Bilby, The red flags came out as Richie Sheephens did not get away, this was because he was having trouble getting gears due to a clutch problem, he was allowed to have a rolling start while the other went from standing and again Neil took the lead, Back in the blue grade Daniel Pooley took Pete Dorrell for 4th place and set about catching Peter Bourne, Nick Price was having a good side by side battle with Mark Hodges with Nick getting his man on the back straight to take up 6th,

Lap 6 and Daniel was now leading with Neil Clarke down to second. Tom Keep was the first of the red graders and he was looking for that 6th place, Nick Price who had been finding it hard going to find away past the quick Pete Dorrell (3 laps) and in that time Tom had closed in and was now challenging Nick so we had Andrew Bilby just ahead of Pete Dorrell with Nick and Tom just behind then Dave Bonser Gordon and Jonathan Pooley were not to far behind. Going into turn one / two Nick tried to go round the out side of Andrew just at that point the rear end started to let go putting him in a broad side position, keeping the power on it looked as though he saved it then the front gripped and sent him into the fencing, this brought out a full course yellow and the race was stopped to remove the stricken 34 car, Nick was ok just a few bruises. On the restart Daniel bunched everyone up then bolted and by the end of that lap had pulled nearly a length of a straight clear, Tom Keep tried to take Neil Clarke on the inside at the end of the straight and Neil slammed the door shut sending Tom across the rumble strips. Two laps later and still Neil and Tom were together but by now Jonathan Pooley was with them and while Tom and Neil were holding each other up Jonathan took his chance and took both of them on the home straight, Tom past Neil the following lap to take third, but with 6 laps to go Tom retired to the infield.

3 to go Gordon Pooley and Pete Dorrell were side by side and just behind them was Steve Young and Darren Clarke doing the same, some really good racing by these four. But at the line it was Daniel who took the win from Jonathan.

Heat 1: 1st 32 Daniel Pooley, 2nd 31 Jonathan Pooley, 3rd 8 Peter Dorrell, 4th 33 Gordon Pooley, 5th 59 Steve Young, 6th 23 Clifford Bunn, 7th 16 Andrew Bilby

In race three Neil Clarke was the early leader from Peter Bourne and Andrew Bilby, Mark Hodges was next up from the blue grade with Pete Dorrell and Daniel Pooley in close pursuit. First of the red graders was Dave Bonser who had sorted out his flat battery trouble by salvaging one from Nick Prices damaged car, Steve Young was next with Jonathan ahead of Gordon Pooley and Cliff Bunn . Richie Sheephens day went from bad to worse when he had to retire to the infield with mechanical trouble.

By lap 6 Daniel Pooley was out in front again from Pete Dorrell and Neil Clarke. Andrew Bilby had to take avoiding action on turn two when Peter Bourne spun him self out and in doing so banged wheels with Dave Bonser who was in the process of passing Andrew on his out side but Dave dropped back a bit and it took a couple of laps before he caught and past Andrew and Neil Clarke to take up 3rd place. Right behind Dave was Jonathan who had followed Daves move past Andrew and Neil, just up ahead was Pete Dorrell and he was not going to be easy to pass. 5 good laps of close racing between Pete Dave and Jonathan and on the exit of turn 2 the rear of Pete`s car let go a little and this was enough to let Dave and Jonathan pass on his out side, to take up 2nd and 3rd. But the win went to Daniel who was well ahead of the chasing pack.

1st 32 Daniel Pooley, 2nd 10 Dave Bonser, 3rd 31 Jonathan Pooley, 4th 8 Peter Dorrell, 5th 59 Steve Young, 6th 77 Neil Clarke, 7th 5 Mark Hodges, 8th 83 Darren Clark