Cameron Jackson continued his unbeaten run in 2019 by winning the first HSCC Historic Formula Ford race at Cadwell Park, after a nail-biting battle with Callum Grant.
The pair were rarely more than a car length apart in the second half of the race, with Grant taking the lead at half-distance until Jackson, driving his black Winkelmann, retook top spot at Coppice.
Coppice had been Merlyn driver Grant’s favoured overtaking spot in the early stages of the race. He did not get the best of starts, dropping to fifth from second on the grid, but he proceeded to pick off his rivals lap by lap, passing in turn Danny Stanzl’s Elden and the Merlyns of Benjamin Tusting and Pierre Livingston at Coppice.
Grant was the fastest driver on track by almost half a second from Jackson, who had to take an audacious outside line through Coppice to shake him off. The pair enjoyed their battle and were full of praise for one another’s driving after the race.
Livingston had got an excellent start from fourth and pulled right alongside Jackson off the line.
Stanzl also started very strongly, making his way up to fourth, and he held a solid fifth for most of the race, despite a mistake at the Gooseneck. He was eventually caught by Matthew Wrigley’s older Merlyn Mk11A/20, then a charging Rob Smith, in another Merlyn, also snuck past.
He almost took fellow Over 50 class driver Ted Pearson with him, but Stanzl kept Pearson behind him. Pearson, in a yellow Nigel Grant-run Merlyn, spun at the bottom of the Mountain and had to make do with 10th, behind Brian Morris.(Image courtesy of Paul Lawrence)
|1||Cameron Jackson||Winkelmann||13 laps|
|15||Lee Penson||Lotus||+1 lap|
|16||50||Stephen King||Macon||+1 lap|
|17||50||Steve Mansell||Macon||+1 lap|
Fastest lap: Grant, 1:34.499