Shennington 16th/17th July 2016
Starting the weekend on equal points in first place with the talented Hodgeson was not going to be a problem for Dean. As far as he was concerned he has a job to do and that was to extend his lead and keep in front of Hodgeson. His main aim was to win.
Focused and ready for the weekend Dean was on a mission to come back home leading the championship & one step closer to the world championships in Bahrain.
Qualifying under way saw Dean secure 3rd for his starting position in the heats & Hodgeson 2nd for his. Starting in 3rd was certainly a good start for Dean he went onto win both heats with a gap of 0.75 secs & 0.35 secs. With a positive start Dean was certainly focused for the 1st final he led from start to finish with a gap of 1.37 secs & his main rival finishing second.
Dean certainly seamed untouchable & the second final he didn’t disappoint. He once again led from start to finish ending the race with a gap of 1.17 secs. Hodgeson had dropped to 4th this meant Dean managed to expand his lead from equal points to 10 points ahead finishing up with 384 points.
This was a brilliant position to be in for the last round of the championships in September at PFI.