Historic News

Callum Grant grabs HSCC pole at Oulton

Double champion Callum Grant took pole position for this afternoon’s Historic Formula Ford race, leading a lean-for-the-series 18-car grid at the Oulton Park Gold Cup. 

The FF1600s only have one race this weekend, so their usual 40-car grid has been cut. The most notable absentee is current championship runner-up Cameron Jackson, who is due to become a father for the second time.

Championship leader Ben Mitchell will start third, but he will be unable to take much advantage of Jackson’s non-presence. Each driver has to drop four scores, so Jackson is still right behind Mitchell in the championship race.

Jamun T2 driver Will Nuthall splits the two. His time was only 0.372 seconds behind Grant and 0.387s ahead of Mitchell. Nuthall has missed several rounds and is not challenging for overall honours.

Benjamin Tusting put his Merlyn Mk20A in fourth place, a few hundredths behind Mitchell.

Stamford teenager Ed Thurston qualified fifth, having put in some very fast laps, but his car’s engine blew up late in the session. This will probably be the end of his season.

Rob Smith is promoted to fifth in his Merlyn Mk20, and is the leading Over 50 starter.

Qualifying results

Pos Class Driver Car Gap
1 Callum Grant Merlyn 1:53.205
2 Will Nuthall Jamun +0.372
3 Ben Mitchell Merlyn +0.759
4 Benjamin Tusting Merlyn +0.795
5 Ed Thurston Elden +1.607
6 OF Rob Smith Merlyn +1.644
7 OF Ted Pearson Merlyn +1.727
8 OF Timothy Brise Merlyn +2.940
9 Daniel Stanzl Elden +3.184
10 OF Brian Morris Lola +3.592
11 OF Alex Meek Merlyn +4.133
12 OF Paul Unsworth Palliser +6.197
13 Daniel Pyett Titan +6.533
14 OF Andy Wiggins Titan +7.286
15 OF Phil Nelson Hawke +7.750
16 OF John Evans Lotus +14.751
17 OF John Emery Lola +17.092
18 OF John Roberts Merlyn no time

0 comments on “Callum Grant grabs HSCC pole at Oulton

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: