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Harrison pushes Jackson all the way at Cadwell

Cam Jackson has won the second Classic Formula Ford race of the weekend at Cadwell Park, but only after surviving a late charge from Samuel Harrison.

Elden Mk8 driver Harrison was just 0.242s behind the reigning champion’s Winkelmann on the line, having fought back from a wobbly first lap and actually gone faster than Jackson towards the end. This follows a serious challenge to Jackson by Harrison in yesterday’s Historic race and sets up an intriguing new rivalry.

Jackson got an efficient start and had begun to pull away from Harrison, but he was challenged by backmarkers and not quite able to lose sight of him. Harrison was overtaken by Rick Morris in his Royale RP21 on the first lap, but retook his position to chase Jackson once more.

Class A winner Morris was a rather lonely third, over 40 seconds behind Harrison and considerably ahead of fourth-placed Stuart Kesternbaum, driving a Van Diemen RF79. Kestenbaum had pulled ahead of Paul Unsworth’s Lola T200 early on and withstood a challenge from Mark Harrison in another Royale, who had been scrapping with Unsworth and finished just ahead of him in fifth.

Harrison Junior, Jordan, made the start of the race after an emergency wishbone repair to his Lola T540E. From the back of the grid, he made his way into the top ten on his first lap, but it wasn’t to be and the car expired again before he had a chance to put in another one.

The grid was shared with a small number of Heritage FF1600 cars; the best of these was Simon Jackson’s Lanan 1604, which gave him a seventh place and a double Jackson family class win. His fellow Heritage competitor Tom Roark was eighth in a Van Diemen RF92.

Series regulars Colin Williams (PRS RH01) and Alan Fincham (Van Diemen RF80) rounded out the top ten.

Full results at TSL Timing

Image copyright Paul Lawrence

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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