She went into the weekend needing to finish fourth in both races to guarantee the championship. She was forced to retire from the first race of the weekend on Saturday after a problem with the power steering caused her engine to fail. This was her first dnf of the season so it meant so got the best of her dropped scores back, a fifth place. Rival Tom Roche finished second behind Liam Murphy.
She now had to start Sunday’s race towards the rear of the field but she mounted an amazing fight back, taking ten places on the first lap alone. Up ahead Murphy was again beating Roche and Abbie was catching them when disaster struck again as she was hit from behind by Clint Bardwell. Her car was too damaged to continue. But she had taken fastest lap and the dropped scores she gets back from having two dnf’s give her the 2014 championship by 3 points from Tom Roche.
The full story of Abbie’s championship winning weekend will be up later in the week. By Marc Waller