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Oliver White dominates opening Heritage race at Snetterton

Oliver White dominated the first Zig Zag Lighting Ltd Heritage Formula Ford Championship race to claim victory by a huge margin at a damp Snetterton.

Championship leader White converted his pole position into the race lead at the start, building up a 9.4-second advantage by the end of the first lap, and continued to pull away at a rate over 7s per lap to win the 15-minute encounter by 47.316s.

Front row starter Mike Gardner ran in a comfortable second place throughout to win Class B for pre ‘82 cars in his Crossle 32F.

The closest battle proved to be for third, with Neil Hunt taking the final podium spot after a race-long battle with Class B runner Simon Davey.

Davey took third from Hunt early on with a move around the outside of Murrays corner, only for Hunt to retake the place into Riches at the start of the next lap.

The pair continued to run nose to tail until Davey made a move on the penultimate lap, but Hunt took back third on the last lap to beat Davey by 0.236s.

Peter Lucas spun off from third place on the opening lap on the exit of Nelson, dropping to the back of the field, but recovered to fifth place by the finish.

Class B championship leader Scott Guthrie finished sixth in his Crossle 25F, with Alan Fincham taking seventh.

Graham Woodin finished in eighth ahead of fellow Van Diemen runners David Roark and Ben Hadfield.

Photos courtesy of Wayne Pearson

Pos Class Driver Car Gap
1 Oliver White Van Diemen 15m28.59s
2 B Mike Gardner Crossle +47.32s
3 Neil Hunt Mondiale +54.01s
4 B Simon Davey Van Diemen +54.24s
5 Peter Lucas Van Diemen +1m02.62s
6 B Scott Guthrie Crossle +1m12.87s
7 B Alan Fincham Van Diemen +1m47.02s
8 Graham Woodin Van Diemen +2m03.63s
9 David Roark Van Diemen +2m07.86s
10 B Ben Hadfield Van Diemen +2m12.76s
Fastest lap: White, 2m32.22s

Championship standings

White 70   2 Jaap Blijileven 30   3 Tom Brown 25   4 Callum Grant 18   5 Hunt 17 6 Neil Patten 14   7= Ted Pearson 11   7= Joe Porter 11   7= Lucas 11   10= Conor Murphy 10   10= Gardner 10

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