Looking back to the start of the season I assumed that the person who would follow on from Martin Hill and win the EAHORC cup would be another member of 'the 2000 club', the select few who have sccored 2000 points or more in a single season.
Andy Whorton belonged to that club, so it should of been no surprise that he was the man to step up. I had my money on Marc Townsend, based on the previous season where he had been very strong, but it seemed Andy stepped it up a gear once the ultimate prize was up for grabs. Craig and Paul Homewood also stepped it up to take the two remaining podium places, again not that much of a suprise when one thinks about it as they had a lot more days where they were strong both halves of the day.
In the end Andy scored the most E-cup points on six of the 10 days, winning at rounds 1 and 3 before sweeping the final four rounds. He was the only driver to make all nine OW A finals he was up for, and that was the key to the season. Craig had a very strong middle to his season, getting the most E-Cup points at NSR in Andy's absence, and beating him at ECHO whilst taking his first outright OW win. Andy Player took the joint E-cup win at NSR, ushering in a much stronger second half to his season that saw him get back to form in OW and also produce a jaw-dropping WHP Pro-Mod.
John Ferrigno had his day of days at round 2, an OW win combined with a strong afternoon saw him promoted to Prem grade and score more points than anyone else. Martin himself was the only other driver to win the most E-Cup points, during his home round in December. He joins Andy W as the only guys to score 327 points in a single day.
Several drivers came close to getting the most E-Cup points of the day, including Marc and Jon Cryer.
Next season? I don't think Andy will get as many as six wins, but he is clearly going into the new season as the man to beat....