After a tough new route for Le Jog, the final event in the 2022 HERO-ERA championships, Stephen Owens finally won the HERO Cup for drivers, a championship in which he has been runner-up on five previous occasions! Pete Johnson won the prestigious Golden Roamer Award for the highest placed navigator after a nail-biting Le Jog in which he was in the interesting position of already having scored the maximum number of times during the year, while main rival, Henry Carr, with American driver Paul O’Kane in his VW Golf Gti, kept creeping up on Johnson and driver Noel Kelly during the last two days of the event. Johnson was not sure if he had won the award or not until he was given the good news at the finish line in John O’Groats.
“It was news to me, but good news! I thought it was so close between me and Henry that I had no idea what the result was, it was just brilliant to be told that I had won the Golden Roamer, a prestigious award that all the navigators want to win.,” said a dlighted Johnson.
Eligible cars are pre-1985, divided into seven groups requiring appropriate average speeds for each group. See the Peter Auto website for all the details and entries.
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