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Cooper on pole for National finale

Britcover National Formula Ford 1600 Championship with Avon Tyres title outsider Luke Cooper claimed a commanding pole position for the Anglesey finale.

The Swift Cooper racer planted himself on provisional pole early in the session and stayed a comfortable margin ahead of his rivals throughout, eventually securing the top spot with a 0.485-second margin.

Championship leader Luke Williams edged up the order to eventually join Cooper on the front row.

His main title rival, Neil Maclennan, could only manage 10th in his Cliff Dempsey Racing Ray.

Williams’s move to the front row usurped three-time Walter Hayes Trophy winner Joey Foster, and a last-gasp improvement from Scottish champion Ross Martin then pushed Foster back to fourth for his first National FF1600 appearance of the season.

Josh Smith has switched to Oldfield Motorsport for this event and qualified fifth, ahead of Kevin Mills Racing’s lead runner Michael Eastwell.

In his first race outing since a heavy crash at Castle Combe in July, Keith Donegan secured seventh on the grid.

Swift Cooper’s entry for the finale is augmented by Luke’s older brother Jason. The former Castle Combe Saloon star qualified eighth on a rare FFord outing, between Dempsey team-mates Jamie Thorburn and Maclennan, with James Roe Jr 11th.

This is an example FF1600 website report. When the website is fully launched, we will provide these within 10-45 minutes of the chequered flag for all FF1600 qualifying sessions and races

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