Butcher returns to the 1200 winners circle Reynolds jumps back on the 1600 pedestal Formula Vee returned to Wakefield Park in late April for the first time in 2012 for the second round of the World’s greatest Formula Vee Championships.
The good field of 21 Vees started the weekend, and through the incredible talent, ability, and attitude of NSW Formula Vee drivers, all finished the weekend, including Garry Hook! The usual excellent racing and close finishes (relatively, considering it was a certain driver’s home track) took place, and the one Safety Car only took place because a carburettor flooded.
While Daniel Reynolds predictably stamped his Sabre’s authority on to his favourite circuit with his regular clean-sweep of pole and three victories, his record was not 100% perfect following Simon Pace’s rise to the very top ranks of Formula Vee drivers which saw him lead several laps of the races throughout the weekend.
By the end of the weekend, Daniel Reynolds regained his points lead from first round leader Ben Porter, with Simon Pace, Darren Williams, Dean Cavanagh, Corrine Perry, Leigh Hemmings, and Morgan Freemantle jumping Ben in the open Championship pointscore, with Leigh Porter and Craig Conlon rounding out the top ten.
Stephen Butcher took out the three 1200 races at near lap record pace, although this included a race back through the 1200 pack in Race 2, with Michael Gale, Bruce Perry, Geoff Bassingthwaite, Stephen Cannon, and then Bernie Cannon now making up the 1200 pointscore after Wakefield Park.
Commiserations to, yes, Garry Hook who had more reliability problems (a blown gearbox and a dry tank, of all things). Highlights were the Stephen Gamarra’s second great rookie performance (although this included a damaged nose cone), rookie 1200 drivers Geoff Bassingthwaite’s and Bruce Perry’s now-proven talents, Rodney French’s recovery after his Eastern Creek crash, Dean Cavanagh’s spin after the finish line in Race 3.
The full pointscore can be found at the Formula Vee web site.
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