It’s Week 2 of our Wainman Family Flashback Friday!
King’s Lynn promoter Paul Butler shows his appreciation for all of Frankie, Sr’s efforts over the years. Paul was not alone, as Frankie received similar presentations at all the tracks he went to in 2007.
Frankie Sr’s Testimonial meeting at Sheffield.
One last race in the F1 at Sheffield in November 2007.
Good Friday, 21st March 2008 at Skegness and the 212 number passes over to Danny Wainman.
Easter Monday and Danny is out on shale at Belle Vue.
It didn’t take Danny long to record his first race win, Sheffield 30th March 2008
This trip to Knockhill is one that Danny would like to forget. The engine went bang in a big way; bits of the piston can be seen near the rear of the car.
With Venray being closed, the F1s went to Warneton, Belgium in August 2008. The banked track had many racing lines; Danny takes to the low groove in this shot.
Another track, another race win. FWJ, The Nations Cup at Warneton
Not many better at racing in wet shale than FWJ: Final win number 321 at Sheffield, August 2008
Danny in the Northamptonshire sun
FWJ celebrates winning the World 240s at Rotorua in January 2009 with his family. The Kiwis don’t like the title going to the Northern Hemisphere, so to win it is a heck of an achievement.
FWJ driving his self-built “Kiwi” car; chalks up a race win at Stratford Speedway, Taranaki, New Zealand
Danny battles with Paul Hines on his way to his first final win, Sheffield, July 2010
The final winners’ podium at Sheffield , July 2010
FWJ reunited with his first car, September 2012 at Belle Vue
FWJ smiles after pipping Danny to a race win. Danny is not so happy!
The joys of shale racing!
Phoebe Wainman made her F1 debut at the Birmingham Gala meeting in 2014. Phoebe has gone on to be one of the top drivers in the V8 Hotstox division.
Father and daughter race side by side at Birmingham
“You might be my daughter, but if you are in my way, you are going to get the bumper!”
Phoebe waits for the off at Birmingham
Danny and Phoebe battle for position and bragging rights at Birmingham
FWJ still winning major titles, this time it’s the UK Open at Skegness in 2015!
Frankie Wainman, Junior, Jr made his F1 debut at Skegness in October 2015. He has already impressed many with his driving skills. Look out for him to be a major player in 2016!
The Wainman family at Skegness in 2015.
Photos and captions: Colin Casserley