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Jackson and Chart do battle once more

Cam Jackson and Henry Chart have set themselves up as HSCC Classic Formula Ford’s premier rivalry with another one-two in the second Snetterton race.

Jackson’s Winkelmann got away quickly and remained at the front throughout, although Chart, in a Van Diemen RF81, was less than two-tenths behind and would have had a chance of catching Jackson if he made the slightest mistake. The presence of backmarkers towards the end of the race looked like it was going to help Chart’s cause, but Jackson negotiated them easily and did not lose too much time.

Jordan Harrison (Lola T504E) was third and much closer to the leaders than in Race 1, finishing just under a second behind Chart. Harrison had a fairly uneventful race again but racked up valuable points this weekend for his two podium finishes.

Simon Toyne, active in both Classic and Historic this weekend, was fourth. He managed to take advantage of a tussle between Samuel Harrison’s Elden Mk8 and Rick Morris in the Royale RP29. Morris had passed Harrison late on, taking Toyne with him and then past him. Morris was fifth and Harrison was very close behind in sixth.

Sam Mitchell, driving the family Merlyn Mk20, had been a constant top-five presence for most of the race but he retired suddenly on lap 5, promoting Harrison temporarily to fourth and giving Toyne and Morris the chances they needed.

Jake Shortland (Lola T440) kept Stuart Kestenbaum’s Van Diemen RF80 at bay to hold seventh. Tim Brise, another Merlyn driver doing both Classic and Historic this weekend, was ninth and RF80 driver Simon Davey was tenth, with the similar RF80 of Alan Fincham close behind.

Full results available from TSL Timing.

Image copyright Andrew Ellis

By Rachel Harris-Gardiner

Rachel Harris-Gardiner is the editor of Vintage Formula Ford and former Historic editor for ff1600website.com. She is a regular contributor to Autosport and Motorsport News and writes her own blog about women in motorsport, Speedqueens.

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