CAMMISH MAKES IT SIX OUT OF SIX AT DONINGTON


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Dan Cammish continued his winning ways in the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship yesterday at Donington Park, following up his Saturday victory and the three he scored last month at Brands Hatch with another pair of pole-position-to-chequered flag displays.
Six rounds into the new championship, Cammish and his JTR-prepared EcoBoost Mygale have taken six poles and six wins, and the Leeds-based 24-year-old is 55 points ahead of his closest rival in the championship standings.
Dan won round five by a 5.6s advantage at the line and saved his best for last, claiming victory in the final race of the weekend by the biggest margin yet – 12 seconds – after another copybook performance.
“It’s all good, especially the car,” said Cammish. “Do I want some competition? No, I’m quite happy doing it this way; you never get bored of winning. I know that the others will get there eventually and close the gap, but until they do, I am happy.
“It’s been really good weekend for me again,” he added. “Three poles, three wins – three quite dominant wins in the end. The whole idea of coming back to Formula Ford was to get my name back out there, to do the best possible job that I can for myself and for the team, and see where life takes me after that. So far, so good. My great start to the season is not just down to me, it’s thanks to the team, my sponsors, everyone helping me.”
In round five, there was again an entertaining battle for the remaining podium positions, which was not settled until near the end of the race. The Falcon Motorsport Mygales of Harrison Scott and Lassi Halminen made superb getaways from third and fourth on the grid to slot past Jamun’s Nico Maranzana at the start, and rookie racer Scott, 17, held second place all the way until two laps from home, when his more experienced Argentinian rival, Juan Rosso (Jamun), launched an attack at Schwantz curve which he managed to make stick around the outside at McLeans to secure second place and his first podium of the season.
Said Essex-based Scott, who placed third and won the Scholarship Cup class: “Rosso put up a good fight towards the end. I managed to keep him behind me for two laps but I destroyed my tyres doing so and lost a lot of grip. But this is only my second weekend of car racing and it’s my second podium so I am not disappointed.”
“It was an interesting race,” said Rosso. “The start was nice, the car was perfect. I made it up to third and thought ‘OK, I stay here.’ but after that I thought maybe I could try for second, so I did, although my tyres were not so good by then.”
Maranzana battled back from a second-lap error, which saw him drop to ninth, to deprive Halminen of fourth place two laps from the end, Lassi another suffering from over-used tyres. George Blundell completed the top six for Enigma Motorsport, ahead of Sam Brabham’s JTR car and Brabham’s team-mate Camren Kaminsky, who lost a lot of ground on the opening lap when he was squeezed on to the grass and hit an adverting hoarding for championship title sponsor Dunlop. James Abbott’s Radical-run Sinter was the only other finisher, in ninth, struggling with badly flat-spotted tyres.
The other Sinter, driven by Fred Martin-Dye, enjoyed a great run up to fourth in the opening laps but Fred missed his braking point at the chicane and hit the tyre wall on lap five. He was joined in retirement by Luke Williams and Andy Richardson. Williams lost several laps in the pits with technical issues but was able to go out on track once again to set fastest lap, and with it a solitary championship point.
In round six, Cammish never came under threat. Maranzana made a great getaway from the front row of the grid to take up the running in second, but by the end of the opening lap Dan was 1.5s clear and speeding away. Maranzana also enjoyed a lonely race, but was robbed of a certain second on the final lap when fuel-surge problems struck and Rosso was able to take advantage.
“I had no power,” said Nico. “It was the fuel. It was a shame. I had a good start, and that’s important for me as I learn how to do them, after that I was going well. One day I will be able to catch Dan – I am working hard for that.” Maranzana held on to third place at the flag, and with it victory in the Scholarship Cup division.
Williams made it a Jamun 2-3-4 after battling through the field, and surviving a fourth-lap collision with Halminen which resulted in the Finn spinning off into the Redgate gravel. Williams lost time in the incident also and had to do it all again, lifting fourth from Scott at Hollywood mid-distance after Harrison had defended well for two laps.
“That was a bit better,” said Thirsk driver Williams. “I got held up for a long time by Halminen and Scott, and I had a lot of understeer, as well as a lack of speed down the straights. I’m really struggling.”
Scott claimed fifth at the flag ahead of impressive championship debutant Brabham and Abbott, who was looking much more at home at the wheel of the Radical Sinter. James passed the similar chassis of Martin-Dye at Redgate near the end: “We’ve made a bit of a step forward,” he said.
Blundell lost time with a spin at Coppice but came back to pass Martin-Dye on the final lap for eighth, with Richardson completing the top 10 in his Richardson Racing Mygale. Kaminsky pulled out just after half distance with car trouble to put the tin lid on what proved to be a miserable Donington weekend for the American.
Cammish and his challengers will be back on track in a fortnight’s time at Thruxton, the UK’s fastest circuit.
The full results for the Donington Park meeting can be found here; http://www.tsl-timing.com/toca/2013/131603foz.pdf Dan Cammish continued his winning ways in the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship yesterday at Donington Park, following up his Saturday victory and the three he scored last month at Brands Hatch with another pair of pole-position-to-chequered flag displays.
Six rounds into the new championship, Cammish and his JTR-prepared EcoBoost Mygale have taken six poles and six wins, and the Leeds-based 24-year-old is 55 points ahead of his closest rival in the championship standings.
Dan won round five by a 5.6s advantage at the line and saved his best for last, claiming victory in the final race of the weekend by the biggest margin yet – 12 seconds – after another copybook performance.
“It’s all good, especially the car,” said Cammish. “Do I want some competition? No, I’m quite happy doing it this way; you never get bored of winning. I know that the others will get there eventually and close the gap, but until they do, I am happy.
“It’s been really good weekend for me again,” he added. “Three poles, three wins – three quite dominant wins in the end. The whole idea of coming back to Formula Ford was to get my name back out there, to do the best possible job that I can for myself and for the team, and see where life takes me after that. So far, so good. My great start to the season is not just down to me, it’s thanks to the team, my sponsors, everyone helping me.”
In round five, there was again an entertaining battle for the remaining podium positions, which was not settled until near the end of the race. The Falcon Motorsport Mygales of Harrison Scott and Lassi Halminen made superb getaways from third and fourth on the grid to slot past Jamun’s Nico Maranzana at the start, and rookie racer Scott, 17, held second place all the way until two laps from home, when his more experienced Argentinian rival, Juan Rosso (Jamun), launched an attack at Schwantz curve which he managed to make stick around the outside at McLeans to secure second place and his first podium of the season.
Said Essex-based Scott, who placed third and won the Scholarship Cup class: “Rosso put up a good fight towards the end. I managed to keep him behind me for two laps but I destroyed my tyres doing so and lost a lot of grip. But this is only my second weekend of car racing and it’s my second podium so I am not disappointed.”
“It was an interesting race,” said Rosso. “The start was nice, the car was perfect. I made it up to third and thought ‘OK, I stay here.’ but after that I thought maybe I could try for second, so I did, although my tyres were not so good by then.”
Maranzana battled back from a second-lap error, which saw him drop to ninth, to deprive Halminen of fourth place two laps from the end, Lassi another suffering from over-used tyres. George Blundell completed the top six for Enigma Motorsport, ahead of Sam Brabham’s JTR car and Brabham’s team-mate Camren Kaminsky, who lost a lot of ground on the opening lap when he was squeezed on to the grass and hit an adverting hoarding for championship title sponsor Dunlop. James Abbott’s Radical-run Sinter was the only other finisher, in ninth, struggling with badly flat-spotted tyres.
The other Sinter, driven by Fred Martin-Dye, enjoyed a great run up to fourth in the opening laps but Fred missed his braking point at the chicane and hit the tyre wall on lap five. He was joined in retirement by Luke Williams and Andy Richardson. Williams lost several laps in the pits with technical issues but was able to go out on track once again to set fastest lap, and with it a solitary championship point.
In round six, Cammish never came under threat. Maranzana made a great getaway from the front row of the grid to take up the running in second, but by the end of the opening lap Dan was 1.5s clear and speeding away. Maranzana also enjoyed a lonely race, but was robbed of a certain second on the final lap when fuel-surge problems struck and Rosso was able to take advantage.
“I had no power,” said Nico. “It was the fuel. It was a shame. I had a good start, and that’s important for me as I learn how to do them, after that I was going well. One day I will be able to catch Dan – I am working hard for that.” Maranzana held on to third place at the flag, and with it victory in the Scholarship Cup division.
Williams made it a Jamun 2-3-4 after battling through the field, and surviving a fourth-lap collision with Halminen which resulted in the Finn spinning off into the Redgate gravel. Williams lost time in the incident also and had to do it all again, lifting fourth from Scott at Hollywood mid-distance after Harrison had defended well for two laps.
“That was a bit better,” said Thirsk driver Williams. “I got held up for a long time by Halminen and Scott, and I had a lot of understeer, as well as a lack of speed down the straights. I’m really struggling.”
Scott claimed fifth at the flag ahead of impressive championship debutant Brabham and Abbott, who was looking much more at home at the wheel of the Radical Sinter. James passed the similar chassis of Martin-Dye at Redgate near the end: “We’ve made a bit of a step forward,” he said.
Blundell lost time with a spin at Coppice but came back to pass Martin-Dye on the final lap for eighth, with Richardson completing the top 10 in his Richardson Racing Mygale. Kaminsky pulled out just after half distance with car trouble to put the tin lid on what proved to be a miserable Donington weekend for the American.
Cammish and his challengers will be back on track in a fortnight’s time at Thruxton, the UK’s fastest circuit.
The full results for the Donington Park meeting can be found here; http://www.tsl-timing.com/toca/2013/131603foz.pdf
Six in a row for Cammish! Photo: www.jakobebrey.com

Dan Cammish continued his winning ways in the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship yesterday at Donington Park, following up his Saturday victory and the three he scored last month at Brands Hatch with another pair of pole-position-to-chequered flag displays.

Six rounds into the new championship, Cammish and his JTR-prepared EcoBoost Mygale have taken six poles and six wins, and the Leeds-based 24-year-old is 55 points ahead of his closest rival in the championship standings. Dan won round five by a 5.6s advantage at the line and saved his best for last, claiming victory in the final race of the weekend by the biggest margin yet – 12 seconds – after another copybook performance.

“It’s all good, especially the car,” said Cammish. “Do I want some competition? No, I’m quite happy doing it this way; you never get bored of winning. I know that the others will get there eventually and close the gap, but until they do, I am happy.
“It’s been really good weekend for me again,” he added. “Three poles, three wins – three quite dominant wins in the end. The whole idea of coming back to Formula Ford was to get my name back out there, to do the best possible job that I can for myself and for the team, and see where life takes me after that. So far, so good. My great start to the season is not just down to me, it’s thanks to the team, my sponsors, everyone helping me.”

In round five, there was again an entertaining battle for the remaining podium positions, which was not settled until near the end of the race. The Falcon Motorsport Mygales of Harrison Scott and Lassi Halminen made superb getaways from third and fourth on the grid to slot past Jamun’s Nico Maranzana at the start, and rookie racer Scott, 17, held second place all the way until two laps from home, when his more experienced Argentinian rival, Juan Rosso (Jamun), launched an attack at Schwantz curve which he managed to make stick around the outside at McLeans to secure second place and his first podium of the season.

Said Essex-based Scott, who placed third and won the Scholarship Cup class: “Rosso put up a good fight towards the end. I managed to keep him behind me for two laps but I destroyed my tyres doing so and lost a lot of grip. But this is only my second weekend of car racing and it’s my second podium so I am not disappointed.”

“It was an interesting race,” said Rosso. “The start was nice, the car was perfect. I made it up to third and thought ‘OK, I stay here.’ but after that I thought maybe I could try for second, so I did, although my tyres were not so good by then.”

Maranzana battled back from a second-lap error, which saw him drop to ninth, to deprive Halminen of fourth place two laps from the end, Lassi another suffering from over-used tyres. George Blundell completed the top six for Enigma Motorsport, ahead of Sam Brabham’s JTR car and Brabham’s team-mate Camren Kaminsky, who lost a lot of ground on the opening lap when he was squeezed on to the grass and hit an adverting hoarding for championship title sponsor Dunlop. James Abbott’s Radical-run Sinter was the only other finisher, in ninth, struggling with badly flat-spotted tyres.

The other Sinter, driven by Fred Martin-Dye, enjoyed a great run up to fourth in the opening laps but Fred missed his braking point at the chicane and hit the tyre wall on lap five. He was joined in retirement by Luke Williams and Andy Richardson. Williams lost several laps in the pits with technical issues but was able to go out on track once again to set fastest lap, and with it a solitary championship point.

In round six, Cammish never came under threat. Maranzana made a great getaway from the front row of the grid to take up the running in second, but by the end of the opening lap Dan was 1.5s clear and speeding away. Maranzana also enjoyed a lonely race, but was robbed of a certain second on the final lap when fuel-surge problems struck and Rosso was able to take advantage.

“I had no power,” said Nico. “It was the fuel. It was a shame. I had a good start, and that’s important for me as I learn how to do them, after that I was going well. One day I will be able to catch Dan – I am working hard for that.” Maranzana held on to third place at the flag, and with it victory in the Scholarship Cup division.

Williams made it a Jamun 2-3-4 after battling through the field, and surviving a fourth-lap collision with Halminen which resulted in the Finn spinning off into the Redgate gravel. Williams lost time in the incident also and had to do it all again, lifting fourth from Scott at Hollywood mid-distance after Harrison had defended well for two laps. “That was a bit better,” said Thirsk driver Williams. “I got held up for a long time by Halminen and Scott, and I had a lot of understeer, as well as a lack of speed down the straights. I’m really struggling.”

Scott claimed fifth at the flag ahead of impressive championship debutant Brabham and Abbott, who was looking much more at home at the wheel of the Radical Sinter. James passed the similar chassis of Martin-Dye at Redgate near the end: “We’ve made a bit of a step forward,” he said.

Blundell lost time with a spin at Coppice but came back to pass Martin-Dye on the final lap for eighth, with Richardson completing the top 10 in his Richardson Racing Mygale. Kaminsky pulled out just after half distance with car trouble to put the tin lid on what proved to be a miserable Donington weekend for the American.

Cammish and his challengers will be back on track in a fortnight’s time at Thruxton, the UK’s fastest circuit. The full results for the Donington Park meeting can be found here; http://www.tsl-timing.com/toca/2013/131603foz.pdf