The Champion of Brands Formula Ford series is to introduce a new award to the top racer aged 50 and over, starting in next month’s Ford Power Live races.
A special trophy is set to be presented to the first driver home who is aged 50 or above in Champion of Brands races. And the Walter Hayes Trophy and Heritage FF1600 championship are expected to have similar awards added.
The next Champion of Brands round is part of the Ford Power Live meeting which takes place on Sunday September 8 at Brands Hatch, in place of its usual home at Snetterton, and which will feature all things Ford throughout the day.
Champion of Brands organiser James Beckett said that “this new award will reward drivers aged 50 years and over. Formula Ford is a very competitive category, and I hope that the introduction of this trophy will be well received by drivers of a certain age!”
Beckett added that he is seeking a sponsor for the new award. “I am currently searching for an individual or company who may like to become associated with this prize. For the modest fee of £250 they can fully brand the award for the remainder of the 2019 [CoB] season,” he said.
Beckett expects also to introduce a similar award in the end-of-season Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone in November as well as in the Heritage championship for pre-’93 cars – two events that Beckett also organises.
The Champion of Brands’ long-standing Bert Ray Memorial Trophy is also to be awarded in the forthcoming early-September meeting, to the victor of the Champion of Brands feature race.
Kevin Mills Racing Neil Maclennan is the reigning Champion of Brands, following his double victory last time out in July’s meeting.
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