Gary and Team Edge clinch win and championship

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Gary and Team Edge clinch win and championship

Posted: 04-October-2014

Team Prime Factors Performance House Racing (Stefan Cappella/Mick Brown), already sure of winning the 2014 ACU/Sorrymate.com Endurance championship, capped a fine season by winning the ninth and final round of the series at Croft. They were pushed all the way by the National 600 class champions, Team Edge Racing (Nick Edgeley/Gary Johnson), though, who qualified on pole and crossed the finishing line just under 54 seconds down, after 117 laps of racing.

The slender hopes that Team Sorrymate.com (Warren Verwey/Colin Norris) had of retaining the National 600 series were finally dashed when they were fourth home overall and second in the class, to end the year 28 points down on Team Edge.

It was an uneventful meeting for us Team Sorrymate.com. They had been eighth overall and third in class in the wet qualifying. Their regular pit crew could not make it to Croft, so the team want to thank Wayne Humble and his mates for standing in at short notice

There was a great end to the race with Verwey, Nick Edgeley and Richard Charlton all dicing it out on track, even though they were actually laps apart As outgoing champions they decided to congratulate Gary Johnson and Nick Edgeley by spraying them liberally with champagne on the podium. It was a great moment. The safety car was then out for around five laps, which helped keep the opposition, who had now taken the lead in class, in sight.

Race Result

Pos No. Team Riders Time No. of Laps
1 61 Team Edge Racing Edgeley / Johnson 3:02:20.170 117
2 1 Team Sorrymate.com Norris / Verwey 3:00:20.100 114
3 42 Big Break Racing Charlton / Telford 3:02:17.930 111
4 247 Van Hire Racing Hartog / Shepherd 3:02:04.810 110
5 38 Gaz n Tom Evans / Robinson 3:01:55.230 107
6 55 Spark Endurance Knoyle / Pike 3:01:45.210 88

Championship Final Table

Pos No. Team Riders Points Behind
1 61 Team Edge Racing Edgeley / Johnson 202 0
2 1 Team Sorrymate.com Norris / Verwey 174 -28
3 247 Van Hire Racing Hartog / Liney 138 -64
4 8 Team Army 2 Morgan / Spencer-fleet 101 -101
5 999 Initiatec Racing Blundell / Harte 80 -122
6 60 Still Game Racing Butterworth / Muir 69 -133
7 39 Team Sorrymate.com Juniors Brown / Dalgarno / Paxton 56 -146
8 55 Spark Endurance Knoyle / Pike 46 -156
9 133 Endeavour Racing Fitton / Gaffney 41 -161
10 133 P, M & M Racing Fitton / Gaffney 35 -167