Swift Cooper’s Max Marzorati booked a place in the Formula Ford Festival final after winning the last chance shootout, inheriting the win after Vincent Radermecker was penalised.
Marzorati started the eight-lap race from pole position but was down to fourth position by Paddock Hill Bend.
He then made his way past Ryan Campbell’s Reynard at the halfway point, before passing Michael MacPherson late on.
However, his pass on MacPherson would not move him any places in the results, as both he and Old School Racing’s Radermecker were deemed to have jumped the start – awarding both a 10-second time penalty.
The result of this is that both drivers missed out on the final.
Ryan Campbell took second, ahead of John Svensson who rounded off the podium.
Jason Down made his way into the final after many attempts at trying – despite telling FFord 1600 Website earlier in the day that he was playing his chances down.
Gary Sykes took fifth (after adjusted times for penalties) ahead of Matthew Chisholm, the latter dropping a few places at the start. All of the top six will fill the final three rows of the Final race.
Ivor McCollough was a late call-up to the race, and narrowly missed out on the final after finishing in eighth place after starting right at the back.
Team Dolan’s Chris Middlehurst was the fastest car on the track, and finished ninth despite starting at the back and spinning off at Paddock Hill Bend on the opening lap.
Rick Morris, Henry Chart (after damage sustained in the Masters race), Mark Armstrong, and Adriano Medeiros did not take the start.
|3||P89||John Svensson||Van Diemen||+0.031|
|6||P89||Matthew Chisholm||Van Diemen||+6.535|
|8||P89||Ivor McCullough||Van Diemen||+6.925|
|9||P89||Chris Middlehurst||Van Diemen||+8.116|