2022 Formula Classic – Round 9

Rob Janney Memorial, Wanneroo Raceway 6th November

The final round of the 2022 Formula Classic season was held at Wanneroo Raceway on Sunday 6th November.

The biggest field of cars in several seasons turned out for the final round, a total of 19 entrants.

Prior to qualifying one Ralt dropped out and a second Ralt was lost after qualifying with a broken axle.

There was a very interesting mix of new cars and drivers swapping cars with others. Dan Gate delivered a blisteringly hot 54.9 sec lap in qualifying driving Bob Creasy’s RT4. Whilst Bob reverted back to his earlier RT1 Ralt.  Meanwhile, Tom Hamlett had jumped into Dan Gate’ newly acquired March 80A and Terrence Nielson had jumped into his Dad’s RT4 and left Dad (Andrew) to drive his newly rebuilt Tiga FA-82. Brian Searles had an engine failure in the Friday practice session and brought out his recently acquired Tiga SC84 for its maiden outing. Other debutants for this season included Ray Stubber, Dave Watkins, Jamie Kerkhoff and Bruce Mitchell.

 Dan dominated the day winning all three events with Terrence Nielson taking out overall second with Marty Bullock in his trusty Chevron rounding out the top three.

This final round of the 2022 FCR Championship was sponsored by Trench West with 4 lucky entrants each receiving $500 at the end of meeting barbeque having their names drawn from a hat. Congratulations to Jamie Kerkhoff, David Dearden, Bill Norman and Ricky Virago.

Outright results for the meeting were;

1st           Dan Gate                                             75 pts

2nd          Terrence Nielson                             57 pts

3rd           Marty Bullock                                    55 pts

Handicap results for this round;

1st          Bob Creasy                                           49 pts

2nd          Terrence Nielson                                 31 pts

3rd           Marty Bullock                                     30 pts

Full handicap results can be found here

MA State Title, WASCC & MSW results here