John Mickel has just returned home to Horsham from New Hampshire USA, bringing with him the World Legends Masters Championship and the World Series Points Title.
Mickel Motorsport flew his UK Legends Championship car over to the USA specifically for this race and the driver did not disappoint.
It arrived in plenty of time to allow the team to work their magic, making the #4 K-Seal Legend perfect for race weekend.
The format for the World Legends Masters Championship was a three stage process. Firstly, a five-lap qualifying event, with the fastest driver earning the highest points, which were attributed to the driver’s grid position in the final.
Mickel had not contended a qualifying event quite like it before in Legends, but his experience in other forms of motorsport like NASCAR Trucks and the ASA Series gave him enough experience for him to qualify second.
Next were the heats where the total field was separated into these two separate heats with driver’s finish position determining how many points were awarded, with the winner taking the most points.
These points were then combined with the points earned from the qualifying and the amalgamation determined grid position for the grand final of the Legends World Championship.
Mickel started from the rear of the grid, but in his true style fought his way perfectly through the traffic, driving the UK #4 K-Seal Legend up to the leaders where he fought hard to take a second-place finish, crossing the line pushing the leader.
He then arrived at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on finals day with the World Championship clearly in his sights.
His second place in qualifying combined with his second place in the heats put Mickel on a pole that he was not prepared to relinquish.
Despite the fact that there were three caution flags and one red flag during the race, he drove the car off its wheels to maintain the lead from start to finish, taking, not only the World Championship at the chequered flag but also the World Points Title through achieving the most points in all the finals races over the whole of the season, across the world.
Mickel now has only a few weeks to get the car back to the UK and prime it ready for the final rounds of the UK Legends Championship which is due to take place at Brands Hatch on November 7 and 8 where he will be fighting for the UK title too.
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