Ben Mitchell consolidated his lead in the HSCC Historic Formula Ford 1600 Championship by snatching a dramatic win at Silverstone from chief rival Cameron Jackson.
Mitchell and Jackson fought for the lead for the duration of the second race of the weekend, a contrast to the opener on Silverstone’s Grand Prix layout, and the battle went down to the final corners.
Merlyn driver Mitchell took the lead at Village on the final lap, before Jackson made a daring move on the inside at Brooklands in his Lola. Mitchell anticipated the lunge perfectly and stayed ahead, holding a slim advantage until the chequered flag.
Maxim Bartell couldn’t keep up with the pair, but he managed to finish on the podium once again in his Merlyn.
Ed Thurston, Will Nuthall and Gislain Genecand fought over fourth in the first half of the race, before Genecand span out in his Crossle.
In his place Brian Morris and Callum Grant joined the battle, with Nuthall heading the quartet come the end of the race.
Thurston took fifth, less than a tenth ahead of Grant, who had started at the back of the grid, and Radio Caroline Over 50 class winner Morris. Grant made up 16 places on the first lap alone in his Merlyn.
Danish rookie Mads Gravsen finished seventh in his Palliser, ahead of Rob Smith and Stuart Kestenbaum, second and third in the Over 50s class.
|1||Ben Mitchell||Merlyn||9 laps|
|13||Michael Grant Peterkin||Brabham||+37.116|
|34||OF||Stephen King||Miacon||+1 lap|
|35||OF||John Emery||Lola||+1 lap|
|36||Nicholas Arden||Merlyn||+1 lap|
|Fastest lap: Mitchell, 2:18.551|