Cameron Jackson won an incident-strewn second Historic Formula Ford race at Brands Hatch after chief title rival Ben Mitchell spun off.
Jackson’s victory was based on keeping his car under control as the track dried. He pulled away and maintained a decent lead, which allowed him to avoid the chaos erupting behind him.
The red flag came out after less than a lap when Andrew Wiggins, Pierre Livingston and Mads Gravsen all came off the track at Hailwood Hill. This was the luckless Gravsen’s second retirement of the weekend in his Palliser.
Three laps after the restart, the safety car came out after another multi-car incident. Mitchell spun his Merlyn Mk20 at Hailwood Hill, causing fourth-placed Linton Stuteley to collide with Callum Grant just in front. Grant continued without serious damage, but Stuteley’s Jamun, which belongs to current champion Richard Tarling, was left without its nosecone and a broken radiator.
Grant slipped down the order for a while but fought back to fourth, albeit 14 seconds behind, leading a large group. He had been struggling with suspension set-up through the race.
The main beneficiary of Stuteley’s exit was Clive Richards. Richards is an experienced racer, but this was only his second-ever event in FFord. He only bought his Merlyn Mk20 recently and hopes to emulate his early success at the season finale.
Benjamin Tusting was third in a Merlyn Mk20A. He did get round Richards to second place for about a lap but slipped back to third. Tusting has been running well in the second half of the season and this is his second podium.
Richards won the Radio Caroline Over 50 class honours, ahead of Rob Smith, who was sixth in a Merlyn. He had a much better race than he had in the torrential conditions on Saturday.
|1||Cameron Jackson||Lola||13 laps|
|18||Alison Langridge||Lotus||+1 lap|
|Fastest lap: Tusting, 57.344|