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              The 2016 WFA season had            in Albuquerque, 2014 Champion        on Gates because of his 3 runner-
            one first-time winner and a see-     Lyle Greenberg bounced back          up finishes. It was a nail biter right
            saw points battle between 2015       from a terrible outing in July to    down to the wire – good, hard
            Champion Eric Gates and the          defeat Bowen. Then at the second     racing! Gates finished second with
            eventual 2016 Champion Mitch         Tucson race, Pat Neal scored his     the Arizona Thunder turbo car of
            Bowen.  The Rust Bucket won          first WFA win over Gates in Dave     Sheldon Lofgreen winding up third.
            the opening round in Tucson over     Sharp’s Bantam. Finally, in October
            Gates, but Eric rebounded on the     at Wild Horse Pass’s Halloween         Sponsors are vital to any racing
            4th of July race in Albuquerque and   Havoc spectacular, Gates prevailed   association, and WFA has three
            got his revenge, beating Bowen in    once again over Bowen. In the final   great ones: Torco Racing Oils/
            the final. At the Labor Day race     points tally, Bowen had 11 points                     Continued on page 35

                                                                                                  KEVIN KNOWLES

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