Cliff Dempsey Racing’s Josh Green qualified on pole position at a damp Oulton Park for the BRSCC Avon Tyres Formula Ford Northern Championship, as Team USA Scholarship drivers shone.
Green deposed fellow USA Scholar and CDR team-mate Scott Huffaker at the head of the timesheets after an early red flag – caused by Ian Schofield and Andrew Thomas both spinning into the gravel – before setting a best time of 2m05.560s in the closing minutes.
Huffaker, who had led the session early on, ended up third fastest after a late effort from Team Dolan’s Chris Middlehurst secured him a front row spot, 0.5s behind Green.
Historic racer and car preparer Simon Hadfield secured Super Classic pole by setting the fourth fastest time overall in his Van Diemen.
Tom McArthur, who lies third in the championship, was fifth fastest for B-M Racing ahead of two-time Historic FF1600 champion Callum Grant and fellow Van Diemen driver Douglas Crosbie.
Championship leader Jack Wolfenden could only qualify in eighth position after suffering a misfire in his Firman with Julian Van Der Watt ninth in a Spectrum.
Davide Meloni rounded out the top ten for B-M Racing, while team-mate David McArthur ended up bottom of the timesheets after failing to post a lap time after his Medina suffered a clutch issue.
Super Classic points leader Schofield ended up 16th fastest after his early spin.
|2||P||Chris Middlehurst||Van Diemen||+0.538|
|4||SC||Simon Hadfield||Van Diemen RF86||+1.215|
|6||SC||Callum Grant||Van Diemen RF91||+2.215|
|7||SC||Douglas Crosbie||Van Diemen RF89||+2.367|
|9||P||Julian Van der Watt||Mygale||+3.309|
|10||P||Davide Meloni||Van Diemen||+3.496|
|11||SC||Peter Daly||Van Diemen RF88||+5.321|
|12||P||Neil McArthur||Van Diemen||+5.708|
|13||SC||Nick Barnes||Swift FB89||+7.343|
|15||SC||Stuart Jones||Reynard FF84||+10.208|
|16||SC||Ian Schofield||Reynard FF89||+14.162|
|17||SC||Richard Ketterman||Reynard RF86||+14.838|
|18||SC||Colin Lawson||Van Diemen RF80||+15.359|
|19||SC||Seamus Wild||Swift SC93F||+17.215|
|20||SC||Trevor Morgan||Reynard FF88||+23.708|
|21||SC||Simon Fraser||Van Diemen RF85||+24.092|
|22||SC||David McArthur||Medina||no time|