Newly-crowned Castle Combe FF1600 champion Luke Cooper claimed pole position for the season finale, holding off the challenge of Josh Fisher, as series legend Kevin Mills made a comeback.
Cooper’s time of 1m10.634s was enough for him to start the season finale for the CCRC FF1600 Championship sponsored by Melksham Motor Spares ahead of Fisher, who was a tenth slower.
The Swift Cooper driver set the early pace with a 1m10.944s before setting his best time. Fisher was the only driver within a second of Cooper.
Kevin Mills Racing team owner Mills was third fastest in one of his Spectrum 011s, setting a time of 1m12.347s.
Combe FF1600 legend and multiple title-winner Mills will be joined on the second row by Tom Hawkins (Ray GR11), who was four tenths slower.
Shaun Macklin (Swift SC94) was ahead of class B champion Paul Mason as they fill the third row – Macklin’s best time was a 1m14.425s with Mason setting a 1m15.274s.
Alan Slater, driving a Nike Mk4 in the sole class D entry, qualified seventh with class B driver Alex Rivett (Swift SC92) in eighth.
Michael Phillips was the leading class C entry in his Swift SB87, with Lloyd Hopes in 10th.
Mills wasn’t the only team boss in action – Wayne Poole was out in a Van Diemen RF88, rounded up the field with a 1m20.329s – although he did only complete three laps in qualifying.
David Vivian (Spectrum 10b) did not set a time in qualifying after being wheeled away from the assembly area before the session started.
|2||A||Josh Fisher||Van Diemen||+0.102|
|11||C||Wayne Poole||Van Diemen||+9.695|