Home Formula FordNational FF1600 Jamie Sharp takes maiden National FF1600 win at Anglesey

Jamie Sharp takes maiden National FF1600 win at Anglesey

by Steve Whitfield

Jamie Sharp claimed his first BRSCC National Formula Ford 1600 victory in the reversed grid race at Anglesey.

The B-M Racing driver took the lead at the start from third on the grid, and remained in front until the finish.

Points leader Max Esterson finished one second behind for Low Dempsey Racing, with title rival Chris Middlehurst taking third for Team Dolan.

Megan Gilkes started on pole for Kevin Mills Racing, but dropped to 10th on the opening lap.

Colin Queen ran second in the early stages ahead of LDR team-mate Esterson and KMR’s Thomas Mills, while Sharp pulled away.

Esterson and Mills both passed Queen with three laps to go, but an incident shortly afterwards put Mills out. Queen lost several seconds which allowed Middlehurst – who had been running in a lonely fourth place – to move up one position.

Queen came home in fourth, with Carter Williams climbing from 12th to finish fifth for Oldfield Motorsport after a tricky first two races of the weekend.

Lukas Romanek finished sixth ahead of KMR team-mates Alex Walker and Gilkes. Walker was another driver to lose time early on, having been running in fifth place at one stage.

Andre Lafond was ninth for LDR ahead of Dolan’s Ben Cochran and Callum Grant.

The BRSCC Northern FF1600 runners did not take part in the final race of the weekend.

Race results (9 laps)

Pos Driver Team Time
1 Jamie Sharp B-M Racing 16m17.397s
2 Max Esterson Low Dempsey Racing +1.034s
3 Chris Middlehurst Team Dolan +5.352s
4 Colin Queen Low Dempsey Racing +9.121s
5 Carter Williams Oldfield Motorsport +11.136s
6 Lucas Romanek Kevin Mills Racing +13.052s
7 Alex Walker Kevin Mills Racing +19.637s
8 Megan Gilkes Kevin Mills Racing +20.133s
9 Andre Lafond Low Dempsey Racing +31.347s
10 Benjamin Cochran Team Dolan +31.952s
11 Callum Grant Nigel Grant Motorsport +33.778s
Ret Thomas Mills Kevin Mills Racing
Fastest lap: Sharp, 1m46.912s