The Wainman family have been covering plenty of miles these last few weeks.
FWJ finished second in his semi at Belle Vue, which we are very pleased about. There’s just Danny’s to go this weekend at Birmingham.
Young Frankie debuted his new car at the Isle of Man. Still using the same engine for both cars, but he’s getting pretty good now at swapping them around and doing a lot of it himself. He had a few teething problems but he’s getting settled with it and keeping up with Witsy, so that’s got to be a good sign?
He managed to finish second in the IOM Championship behind his cousin Camey Dorrell, so we were one happy family.
Phoebe has been doing well in V8s, consistent enough, almost won another race at Coventry, but got taken out. She’s had some 3rd and 4th places. Like young Frankie, Phoebe is using 1 engine for two cars, so there’s always a lot of work behind the scenes.
Our most recent and exciting news was FWJ winning the Gold Cup race in Holland at the weekend. We weren’t too sure how he would fare on the Saturday, as there were one or two a bit quicker. We qualified to start from row 6, with Danny row 9.
Frankie got off to a great start and was up to third place on the first lap. He used his head, stayed calm throughout the 30 lap race to take the flag!! With Danny finishing not far behind in fifth, how happy are we? Very!
It’s great to have the cup back again. Wonderful response from the crowd, English and Dutch.
Young Frankie set off in his European race looking good but his race was short lived. The mud shield had come loose, which caused it to short out.
Well done to all drivers for racing in awful conditions, soaked to the skin but still managed to put on a great show.
A lovely welcome from our overseas friends and fans which is always very heart warming.
And some lovely gifts from them too including this wonderful picture with a personal message.
Thank you everyone!
I’d just like to add that we dedicated this meeting to a special lady called Terry, and also to Ben Turner who I’m sure would have been watching from the skies.
On a sad note, we were sorry to hear of the passing of Pete ‘We Want Any Car’ Sankey a couple of weeks ago. Almost part of the furniture at stock car meetings, he will be missed by many.
We were also sad to learn of the sudden death of Martin Casserley, father of Colin, whilst we were in Venray. Our thoughts are with Colin and his family.
See you all at Birmingham.
Some of Binnsy’s photos from the workshop in the week before Venray – swapping engines around.