Cameron Jackson’s Winkelmann won once again in the second Historic Formula Ford race at Croft, ahead of the squabbling Merlyns of Ed Thurston and Pierre Livingston.
Thurston finished second after trading places with his Classic Team Merlyn team-mate Livingston for the duration of the race.
Livingston tried a lunge on Thurston on the last lap but could not make it stick, and the two even clashed in the Sunny section of the track, leaving Livingston’s car in need of a new nose cone.
Jackson had a sizeable lead, in part thanks to Livingston and Thurston’s on-track bickering. He was only seriously challenged by Livingston at the start; the slate-blue Merlyn charged away from the line past the black Winkelmann in the absence of Callum Grant, whose Merlyn should have lined up second.
Grant elected not to contest the second race after being unhappy with the events of race one. He lent his car to Ted Pearson, whose own Merlyn was damaged in the first race. Pearson finished eighth from the back of the grid.
Ben Tusting, the third Classic Team Merlyn driver, was a lonely fourth. His car was slightly overheating and did not have enough speed out of the corners.
Danny Stanzl was an impressive fifth in his Elden, coming from the back of the grid after a race one non-finish. He was pursued by Rob Smith, the Over 50 class winner.
Chris Stuart was eighth in his Crossle 16F, ahead of Pearson, John Hayes- Harlow in a Merlyn 11A, and Louis Hanjoul’s Elden.
|1||Cameron Jackson||Winkelmann||14 laps|
|11||O50||Nigel Adams||Merlyn||+1 lap|
|12||O50||Nick Arden||Merlyn||+1 lap|
|Fastest lap: Thuston, 1:29.780|
|1 Jackson 270 2 Callum Grant 161 3 Livingston 162 4 Tusting 135 5 Stanzl 125 6 Smith 118 7 Thurston 100 8 Pearson 88 9 Ross Drybrough 72 10 Gislain Genecand 53|