Alan Davidson held off Tom McArthur to win the Formula Ford Festival’s Historic Final at Brands Hatch aboard his Mondiale M89S, with polesitter Conor Murphy completing the podium.
Having taken part in the slower of the two Festival semi-finals, Davidson and McArthur were consigned to the outside line of the front two rows of the grid, despite their top-10 results in that race.
Murphy’s Mondiale M89S held off Davidson’s similar machine away from the line, but Davidson found a way past on the inside line at Druids on the first lap.
Davidson was soon joined at the front by McArthur’s Reynard 88FF, which passed Jordan Harrison on the outside line into Paddock Hill Bend at the start of lap two of 15, then dispatched Murphy in a similar move three laps later.
McArthur set a number of fastest laps as he chased down Davidson and applied pressure throughout the rest of the race, but was unable to find a way past.
After being shuffled down to third, Murphy drove a relatively lonely race, and it was a similar story for Ryan Campbell after he had overtaken Harrison in the second half of the race.
Harrison held on to fifth in his Lola T530E to win the Pre-1982 class, while Andrew Blair completed the top six in his Reynard 87FF.
Stuart Kestenbaum claimed Pre-1972 honours in his Crossle 16F.
|14||P90||James Graham||Van Diemen||+39.311|
|17||P82||Laurie Hughes||Van Diemen||1 Lap|
|18||P82||Philip Attwood||Crossle||1 Lap|
|DNF||P82||Mark Armstrong||Van Diemen|