STUART JONES SECURES PRE 90 TITLE
Stuart Jones salutes the marshals & spectators at Oulton.. Photo: www.bournephotographic.co.uk
Bolton’s Stuart Jones secured the Avon Tyres Northern Formula Ford Pre 90 Championship title on Saturday at Oulton Park with maximum points from the one race. Having just pipped Christopher Stones to Pole in the morning qualifier, Stuart held off a determined challenge from Ian Parkington to get the win he needed to confirm him as champion & Class C winner, with four rounds to spare. Stones maintained his impressive qualifying form to take third.
Championship leader John Murphy had to settle for fourth in Post 89 Formula Ford race but that was enough to confirm him as the Class B winner this year. Scot Graham Carroll made a very impressive return to BRSCC racing after a break of almost four years, to win the Post 89 outing in his Class B Van Diemen, ahead of Class A runners Neil Winn and Martin Short. Doug Crosbie’s adventures are worthy of note. He finished a commendable seventh having had to start on the back of the grid. He missed qualifying as he only just made it to the circuit in time for the race having being delayed on returning from Thailand due to a mislaid passport!
The honours were shared around in the two Teekay Couplings Production GTi races with the rarity of six different drivers making up the two podiums; John Mawdsley, Luke Schlewitz and Nick Porter in the first race, and Simon Hill, Martyn Walsh & James Colbourne in the second. Proof positive, if it were ever needed, of how competitive the championship is!
The fierce competition in the Arrowpak Euro Saloons & Sportscar Championship is never in doubt, but it was Rex Stamp in his 1800cc Louts Elise who dominated both races. The Spalding flyer won from Andy Robinson and Dennis Crompton in race one and from Paul Rose in race two with Andy Robinson’s Ford Falcon again on the podium in third. Wayne Schofield kept his title challenge on-track with two Class D wins, finishing sixth and fourth overall.
Craig Brookfield kept his run of race wins going in the CFT Service Ford XR Challenge. He just edged out Steve Poole in qualifying and then repeated the trick in the race by just under a second. Lee Shropshire was a close third and XR3i campaigner John-Ifan Jones also maintained his run of class wins.
Although they normally run in separate races, the Duratecs & Pintos in the BIGprofile Sports 2000 Championship joined forces for both races at Oulton. Duratec title contenders Mike Jenvey and Robert Oldershaw were the first two across the line in each race, with Patrick Sherrington and David Houghton third in races one and two respectively. Damian Griffin was the first Pinto home in each tour to take maximum points.
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