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Cameron Jackson to race his father Simon at Cadwell Historic round

Cameron Jackson will race against his father Simon in FF1600 for the first time in the Historic Formula Ford round at Cadwell Park this weekend.

Jackson Sr will be out in a Crossle 20F while his son will be driving his as-yet unbeaten Winkelmann WDF2 in the two race taking place during the Wolds Trophy. The Crossle was raced in the previous HSCC round at Snetterton by Simon’s elder son, Dominik Jackson.

“I don’t expect to see a lot of Cameron,” said Jackson Sr, laughing.

“What it would be really good to do is get a car, like a sportscar of some sort, that we could do two-driver races with.”

Jackson Sr, who has been involved in motorsport since 1976, has done most of his racing in France in recent years, winning a French Historic Formula 3 title in 2018.

He shares his younger son’s taste for more esoteric cars, preparing for his Crossle drive by racing a 1977 Javelin FF1600 car in BARC Classic FF1600 at Donington last weekend. The car belongs to its builder Bill Bray, a long-term friend of Jackson’s. It was once raced by Nigel Mansell.

“Bill (Bray) was involved with running it at the time, but it was a bit under-engineered, kept breaking and Bill wasn’t happy with it. He didn’t want anything more to do with it because he thought there was going to be a big accident.

“He saw it for sale maybe six or seven years ago now, as a pile of bits, and bought it, re-engineered it and put it all back together. He doesn’t drive, so he asked me if I’d drive it.

“We only do two or three races a year in it, and we’ve been doing that for the last four or five years.”

Image courtesy of Martin Cooper

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