Japan’s Yoshi Muroya got his second podium of the season with third place in the high-speed, low-altitude racing just above the tarmac of the Texas Motor Speedway with the pilots hitting speeds of up to 230 mph. It was a disappointing day for the Americans with Michael Goulian taking ninth and Kirby Chambliss eleventh.
Saving his best flying of the weekend for the moment when it counted most in the Final Four race, Bonhomme was invincible in the race track and said he was absolutely thrilled to get his 19th career victory in front of a big Texas crowd of more than 30,000 spectators at the famous NASCAR race track. The two-time world champion from Britain stopped the clock in 55.285 seconds with Hall trailing close behind in 56.052 seconds. Hall flew superbly to get second place and keep the championship race alive with his sixth podium in seven races this season.
The battle for third place also heated up on Sunday with Martin Sonka, who got fourth place in Fort Worth, moved to 28 points and within two points of Hannes Arch of Austria (30). Nigel Lamb of Britain (20), Pete McLeod of Canada (19) and Matthias Dolderer of Germany (19) are all also in the chase for third place.
Results Fort Worth, Texas: 1. Paul Bonhomme (GBR), 2. Matt Hall (AUS), 3. Yoshihide Muroya (JPN) , 4. Martin Sonka (CZE), 5. Matthias Dolderer (GER), 6. Nigel Lamb (GBR), 7. Nicolas Ivanoff (FRA), 8. Pete McLeod (CAN), 9. Michael Goulian (USA), 10. Hannes Arch (AUT), 11. Kirby Chambliss (USA), 12. Peter Besenyei (HUN), 13. Juan Velarde (ESP), 14. Francois Le Vot (FRA)
World Championship Standings: 1. Bonhomme 67 points, 2. Hall 59, 3. Arch 30, 4. Sonka 28, 5. Lamb 20, 6. McLeod 19, 7. Dolderer 19, 8. Muroya 18, 9. Ivanoff 13, 10. Goulian 10, 11. Chamblis 9, 12. Besenyei 8, Velarde 0, Le Vot 0.