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Jackson takes another Historic win, Merlyns fight behind at Croft

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.

Race results

Pos Class Driver Car Time
1   Cameron Jackson Winkelmann 14 laps
2   Ed Thurston Merlyn +6.372
3   Pierre Livingston Merlyn +6.799
4   Benjamin Tusting Merlyn +16.762
5   Daniel Stanzl Elden +22.467
6 O50 Rob Smith Merlyn +23.191
7 O50 Chris Stuart Crossle +41.289
8   Ted Pearson Merlyn +44.283
9 O50 Louis Hanjoul Elden +1:17.712
10 O50 John Hayes-Harlow Merlyn +1:29.662
11 O50 Nigel Adams Merlyn +1 lap
12 O50 Nick Arden Merlyn +1 lap
13 O50 Donald Laird Elden  
Fastest lap: Thuston, 1:29.780
Championship standings
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

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