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And the rest: Bank Holiday weekend roundup

Vintage Formula Ford cars have starred against more modern machinery this weekend.

HSCC Classic Formula Ford frontrunner Jordan Harrison earned two fourth places in the Avon Tyres Northern and Superclassic Formula Ford series at Mallory Park. He was driving his usual Lola T504E and was easily the fastest of a large historic contingent out this weekend. Behind him in both races was Simon Hadfield, driving the number 0 Hawke DL2B. Hadfield had a terrific run to the line in Race 1, beating Chris Hodgen (Swift SC94F) but just 0.002s.

Mark Bates nudged into the top ten in both races, driving an Alexis Mk15. He was tenth and eighth. Eight of the 18 cars were historic or classic Class C or D machines. Although he was in a modern Ray, Classic champion Ben Tinkler was third in both races.

PRS driver and Classic regular Oliver Chapman was down to contest the Castle Combe championship round on Monday but did not appear. Fifteenth-placed Bob Higgins was the leading Class D entry, driving an early Macon MR7, a car which has had success in recent years in the hands of Paul Sleeman.

Another rare early car, the Nike Mk4 of Alan Slater, was 18th.

2018 HSCC Historic championship contender Ben Mitchell was fourth, driving a Van Diemen RF99.

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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