Stewart A thoroughly enjoyable proxy - great write ups and advice. Thanks for all the great work by track owners / drivers etc. Look forward to the rest of the races but fear that with the long straights coming up the #17 Cooper will be hard pressed to keep up with the high speeds expected.
Here are the Official Race Results from Round 4 at Canfield Green:
And here are the updated Official Championship Standings after 4 Rounds:
The #4 Lotus continued its comeback, scoring maximum points with another win and fastest lap in Round 4 at Canfield Green. The #47 Honda did its best to limit the damage with a fine second place finish, but its lead in the Championship has now been trimmed to only 4 points with two races left. With two victories apiece, the duelling duo has won every race in the series to date. Will any other car be able to get a “wheel in the door” and climb to the top step of the podium at one of the remaining rounds? Regardless, it’s almost certain that either Terry’s Honda or Chris’s Lotus will be crowned the 1967 GP of Canada Proxy Champion after the Autodrome Grand Prix Finale in December. The next closest car is 58 points behind. That’s more than the points awarded for a race win!
The battle for third is now a tie between Datto’s McLaren #19 and Andi’s #11 Eagle with 126 points. The McLaren has been edging closer to the Eagle since the Courville race and an excellent fourth place finish at Canfield Green has propelled it from sixth to third in the points. The losers in that rise are Marek’s Ferrari and Richard’s Cooper. The pair suffered a difficult race to finish outside the top ten, dropping them to fifth and sixth in the charts.
Brian’s BRM still holds on to seventh place, though Val’s McLaren has now crept to within 2 points of it in eighth. Alan’s #36 Eagle has jumped to ninth, despite ever-increasing penalty points, on the back of a solid fifth place finish at the Green. Old23 was pleased with the ninth place race finish (tied) after Qualifying at the tail of the field, though the #1 Brabham has slipped back one spot in the standings to tenth.
Canfield Green local Bob watched as his #23 Honda raced to a disappointing seventh place after Qualifying on the front row of the grid, but the points earned were enough to pull the car up into eleventh in the Championship. Thomas’s F2 Lola was the surprise car of the race after Qualifying mid-field and racing its way through the pack to a fine third place finish, it’s best performance to date by far. The resulting points haul boosted the #7 car from fifteenth (and last) place to twelfth on the charts.
Unfortunately, it was another disappointing race for David’s #2 Ferrari, which hasn’t had a good finish since round one at the Mesa. Aloha’s #6 Eagle had another “down” race in a see-saw season, and RIR’s #5 Lotus trailed the field again for the third time in four races. Oh well, at least Canuck driver Eppie Wietzes is represented in the race!