Here are the promised photos from Sunday’s cones phase of this year’s Driving World Championship. These are presented in the order in which they were driven.

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Mike McLennan (driving as an individual for the USA) was the fifth driver to attempt Richard Nicoll’s cones course; he had five balls down but was the first to complete the course within the time allowed; he finished the WEG in nineteenth place overall

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Josh Rector (USA), competing in his first World Championship, finished in sixteenth place overall

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Gavin Robson (AUS) finished in seventeenth place

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representing Poland and having driven this team for only two weeks, Piotr Mazurek was the tenth driver to tackle the cones course; he was the first one with a clear round (although he did have quite a few time penalties); he finished in fourteenth place

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Chester Weber (USA) had to wait for quite a while before driving the cones course, when the electronic timing stopped working; once he was finally able to go, he posted the first double-clear round (no course or time penalties) and won the cones competition

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immediately following his teammate (above), Jim Fairclough posted the second double-clear round of the day; he finished the WEG in ninth place overall

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Sweden’s Fredrick Persson finished the event in eighth place overall

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representing Switzerland, Daniel Wuergler finished in seventh place overall

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Germany’s Christoph Sandmann finished in fourth place individually and was a member of the German team that, in a surprise finish, won the team bronze medal when …

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… Sweden’s Tomas Eriksson went off course and was eliminated, thereby taking his team out of medal contention

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Theo Timmerman (NED) finished in sixth place overall

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even with one ball down, Tucker Johnson secured the silver medal for Team USA and won the individual bronze medal; on his way out of the arena, he stood and saluted the cheering crowd

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Chardon’s three course penalties (one ball down) gave Boyd Exell a bit of a cushion but nonetheless secured the gold medal for the Dutch team

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the last to go, Boyd Exell drove safely through the cones course, recording 3.52 penalties (no balls down, but time faults) … and winning the individual gold medal

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Keep checking the blog each day, as I still have awards-ceremony photos yet to post … and a few other WEG photos and stories to share.