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Fingersfin March 5. HertsRacer March 4. TeamBouchard January As they gain experience and finish races, drivers earn points and are upgraded — first to a yellow roof, starting behind the whites. Then they continue to move further back to a different grade with a different roof colour, to blue, then red. Only the top men in the sport could have a red roof with flashing amber lights signifying that they were a superstar. The World Final was different. No graded grid, instead a line up packed with the top names only. But there was still only one gold roof.
This year, the defending champion was Mark Simpson. He parked on the inside of the eighth row, probably too far back to be in with a good chance of retaining his title, but still better than the fifteenth row start he had in the last World Final — which he won. On the outside of the eighth row, next to Simpson, was the driver who was most familiar with the gold roof. Rob Speak had won the World Championship on eight different occasions, all in the s, a period of domination in the sport that will surely never again be matched.
Arguably the finest oval motorsport driver ever, an on-form Speak could see the eighth row as little more than a minor inconvenience on his way to the title.
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A short hop from Speak, four rows in front, was his major rival. His silver roof signified that he was the season-long National Points Champion, the seventh time that he carried that honour. Behind Moodie was Chris Bradbury, one of only two drivers to have taken the silver roof from Moodie over the past ten seasons. In front of Aldridge and Moodie were the top foreigners. Unable to compete in the British qualifying series, the foreign entrants were seeded onto every third row and their positions decided by time trials.
The fastest of these men was Denver Grattan of Northern Ireland, who took up an enviable spot on the inside of the third row. At the business end of the grid were the top performers in the World Championship Semi-Finals. John Dowson Junior and Barry Goldin had won those races and lined up on the front row. Dowson was the young local, a surprise semi-final winner who wanted to grab his chance with both hands.
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Barry Goldin was in more familiar territory. Between Dowson on pole and Grattan on the inside of the third row sat Micky Brennan.
A young driver who had flown under the radar for most of the season, Brennan could still count on plenty of experience gained during his short career, including winning the World Championship crown three years earlier. Who would bet against him doing so again? The parade lap over; the drivers were strapped in to their cars and silence slowly descended over the racetrack.
Then, with the traditional call of gentlemen, start your engines , 36 two-litre racing engines fired into life. The slow rolling lap gave all drivers a last chance to eye up the track on which 25 laps would decide the next World Champion.
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The tarmac surface was surrounded by a steel-plate fence that would damage an unwary driver who wandered off his line — or who was pushed off it. On the inside of the corners, concrete kerb mounds prevented cars cutting the corner. For those who felt that it was all becoming too much, the green grass of the infield offered sanctuary. This being the fiftieth running of World Final, the cars were led round the rolling lap by a replica of a late-sixties Formula 2 stock car run by Roy Goodman, the first winner of the championship in At the back of the grid, Goodman himself lined up in a borrowed car, an year old veteran who was invited to join in the rolling lap.
He sensibly chose to escape to the infield once racing began. The pink-bodied heritage car at the front showed just how much the sport had evolved over the past decades. Then, a stock car could almost have driven off the track and onto the road for the journey home. Now they were custom-built, highly-tuned pieces of racing craftsmanship. This was contact motorsport.