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White controls interrupted first Heritage race at Oulton

Oliver White took a controlled lights-to-flag victory in a truncated first Jack Cavhill Heritage Formula Ford race at Oulton Park.

White made a good start and led into Old Hall for the first time, covering off Dutch driver Jaap Blijleven and Calum McHale.

Further behind Paul Barnes went off exiting Cascades, speared across the track and hit the tyre barrier alongside Lakeside.

Barnes was taken to the medical centre for precautionary checks but the subsequent barrier damage and recovery of the stricken Swift resulted in a lengthy safety car period.

The race resumed with around five of the 15 minutes remaining, the highlight of the last few laps being the second place battle.

While White sped off into the distance, McHale (Van Diemen) was pressuring Blijleven’s Reynard right until the flag, the pair split by just 0.108 seconds at the line.

Van Diemen drivers John Murphy and Thomas Brown were line astern in fourth and fifth and did get close to the battle ahead, but didn’t quite have the pace to make a challenge.

Outside the top five, Brian Soule and Sam Street had a good battle for sixth and seventh, just ahead of Colin Williams in his PRS RH01 – the only example on the grid – and Liam McShane.

Neil Hunt rounded out the top 10 but behind him was a close three-car scrap between two Van Diemens and a Reynard; David Porter getting the better of John Miller and Trevor Morgan.

Race two of the day is due under way at 5pm, the last race on Oulton Park’s Mini Festival programme.

Race results

Pos Driver Car Gap
1 Oliver White Van Diemen 8 laps
2 Jaap Blijleven Reynard +3.431
3 Calum Mchale Van Diemen +3.539
4 John Murphy Van Diemen +4.983
5 Thomas Brown Van Diemen +5.972
6 Brian Soule Van Diemen +9.941
7 Samuel Street Swift +10.604
8 Colin Williams PRS +19.852
9 Liam McShane Van Diemen +20.845
10 Neil Hunt Van Diemen +22.148
11 David Porter Van Diemen +27.362
12 John Miller Van Diemen +32.756
13 Trevor Morgan Reynard +35.789
14 Graham Woodin Van Diemen +59.373
DNF Paul Barnes Swift

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