Although the distinctions among these various forms of commitment are not as clear (to me) as Branny
makes them sound, the attention paid to "emotional" commitment validates some features of the novel that critics have tended to disparage, like Rosa Coldfield's vicarious "more than even love" for Charles Bon.
Bandits guaranteed the unexpected win in Heat 12 with a Makovsky/Franchetti 1-5 over John Branny
and Nieminen who pulled out of the race with a sick machine taking the score to an unassailable 31-44 placing three valuable league points into the Bandits' kitty as a play-off place became a virtual certainty.
BERWICK: S Burza 13, A Bergstrom 9, J Rempala 9, M Makovsky 8, B Compton 8, M Coles 7, J Branny