Cameron Jackson made it seven HSCC Historic Formula Ford win out of seven in 2019 in the second race at Cadwell Park.
The Neil Fowler Motorsport-ran driver was never really troubled after the first couple of corners, and set fastest lap on the way to a 6.345 second victory.
He dedicated the win to team boss Fowler’s father, who died four years ago today (Sunday).
As Jackson screeched away into the distance, it fell to Callum Grant and fellow Merlyn user Pierre Livingston to provide the action. Both made great starts and it took third-placed Livingston a few laps to get within passing range of the more experienced Grant.
In an echo of Grant’s race one heroics, Livingston pushed past at Coppice, and when Grant retook his second spot, he tried the same move a few laps later and almost made it stick.
Grant established a small but sufficient gap in the closing laps and cemented his second place, despite being unhappy with his car’s performance.
Livingston’s Classic Team Merlyn team-mate Benjamin Tusting was initially passed by Over 50 class leader Rob Smith from fourth on the grid. He then lost another place to Dan Eagling, who like Smith was driving a Merlyn Mk20.
Tusting regained fourth spot, while Eagling just held on to fifth ahead of Danny Stanzl’s Elden.
Smith took his class win in seventh, with Over 50 rival Ted Pearson being denied eighth on the final lap by Matthew Wrigley.
Michael Wrigley was the only retirement after his Lotus 59 spun off track, but swift marshalling meant it did not interrupt the racing.
(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|
|18||50||Louis Hanjoul||Elden||+1 lap|
Fastest lap: C Jackson, 1:34.177