KZ1 – Henry Easthope
‘A broken Sam Webster’
I have honestly never seen a championship finale take so many twists and turns like the KZ1 title did that weekend at Shenington. After a thrilling season going into the weekend four drivers could win, Henry Easthope, Sam Webster, Adam Glear and Scott Allen. Allen’s title hopes were crushed after he was excluded from Heat one leaving Easthope, Webster and Glear in the fight. Webster’s technical issues in Heat one allowed Easthope to take both heat victories putting him in the box seat for the Final. In Final one Easthope got off to a disastrous start but recovered magnificently to take victory with Webster 2nd, it came down to a case of whoever won Final two would become champion. Webster led the early stages but broke down once again this time out of Wilkins and that caused a stunned Easthope to spin! Up ahead Kelly and Allen came together over the lead on the last lap resulting in Kelly to be excluded and that gave Easthope the extra points he needed to take the championship!
Special Mention – Adam Glear
Your first year in KZ1 is usually a learning year as multiple British champion Bobby Game proved with 7th overall, but not if your name is Adam Glear. He put himself right in the fight from Round 2 taking victories along the way and in the end just missing out on the title by 5 points. He’s a nailed on favourite for next year in my eyes!