Rick Morris dominated qualifying for the first race of the BARC Luna Logistics Classic Formula Ford season with pole, just over half a second ahead of his nearest challenger, Jordan Harrison.
Morris led for the whole session in his Royale and saved his best for his final lap. He was the only driver to break the 90mph barrier this morning.
Following Morris will be a trio of Van Diemens: 2018 Class A champion Mark Armstrong will start from third in his RF80, ahead of Stuart Kestenbaum in his RF79 and 1992 BTCC champion Tim Harvey, in a RF81.
Harvey’s Van Diemen is his first-ever racing car, which he raced in the Champion of Brands series and the Formula Ford Festival in 1983, which he has now reacquired.
Both Harvey and Lola driver Harrison were warned over on-track conduct, although the session ran without incident.
Double champion racer and team owner John Village was sixth, ahead of Kevin Mansell and Tom Brown, who has now put his terrifying Walter Hayes Trophy accident behind him. He drove his Van Diemen RF79.
Adrian Reynard was ninth in his self-built Reynard 73FF, ahead of Paul Britten’s PRS. Reynard was the leading Class B driver.
|1||A||Rick Morris||Royale RP29||1:13.912|
|2||A||Jordan Harrison||Lola T504E||+0.586|
|3||A||Mark Armstrong||Van Diemen RF80||+0.766|
|4||A||Stuart Kestenbaum||Van Diemen RF79||+0.932|
|5||A||Tim Harvey||Van Diemen RF81||+1.501|
|6||A||John Village||Crossle 25F||+1.586|
|7||A||Tom Brown||Van Diemen RF79||+1.902|
|8||A||Kevin Mansell||Crossle 32F||+1.937|
|9||B||Adrian Reynard||Reynard 73FF||+1.982|
|10||A||Paul Britten||PRS 81F||+2.386|
|11||A||Steve Pearce||Van Diemen RF81||+2.550|
|12||A||Colin Williams||PRS RH01||+2.959|
|13||A||Paul Crosbie||Van Diemen RF80||+3.324|
|14||A||Oliver Chapman||PRS RH01||+3.558|
|15||A||David Malpas||Van Diemen RF78||+3.759|
|16||A||Simon Clews||Royale RP24||+4.059|
|17||A||Richard Yeomans||Crossle 25F||+4.771|
|18||A||Terry Durdun||Crossle 25F||+7.073|
|19||A||Martin Whitlock||PRS RH02||+7.770|
|20||B||Mchael Saunders||Hawke DL11||+9.071|
|21||A||Ben Hadfield||Van Diemen RF78||+9.593|
|22||A||Mark Harrison||Lola T504E||+12.060|