Joey Foster took pole for the opening BRSCC National Formula Ford 1600 race of the weekend after setting a blistering pace at a damp Silverstone National circuit.
The Don Hardman Racing driver, a three-time winner of the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone, lapped over 0.4 seconds clear of the field to secure pole for Saturday’s first race.
Rory Smith briefly led the way for B-M Racing at the beginning of the session before David Leslie Trophy winner Chris Middlehurst went fastest for Team Dolan.
Max Esterson then lowered the benchmark by more than one second for Low Dempsey Racing, ahead of Smith, who improved on his earlier effort.
The American continued to improve throughout the session to stay on top, with Foster moving into second, just 0.048s adrift.
In the closing minutes, Foster found another half a second to beat Esterson, and then improved further with a time of 1m05.374s which proved unbeatable.
Smith pipped Esterson to second place by 0.070s, with Middlehurst ending the session in fourth, over 0.6s off the pole time.
Thomas Mills was fifth for Kevin Mills Racing, ahead of team-mates Alex Walker and Lukas Romanek.
Carter Williams was eighth fastest for Oldfield Motorsport, ahead of LDR’s Colin Queen and B-M’s Jamie Sharp.
|1||Joey Foster||Don Hardman Racing||1m05.374s|
|2||Rory Smith||B-M Racing||+0.409s|
|3||Max Esterson||Low Dempsey Racing||+0.479s|
|4||Chris Middlehurst||Team Dolan||+0.666s|
|5||Thomas Mills||Kevin Mills Racing||+0.741s|
|6||Alex Walker||Kevin Mills Racing||+0.770s|
|7||Lucas Romanek||Kevin Mills Racing||+0.789s|
|8||Carter Williams||Oldfield Motorsport||+0.899s|
|9||Colin Queen||Low Dempsey Racing||+0.920s|
|10||Jamie Sharp||B-M Racing||+0.924s|
|11||Morgan Quinn||Team Dolan||+1.332s|
|12||Megan Gilkes||Kevin Mills Racing||+1.544s|
|13||Andre Lafond||Low Dempsey Racing||+1.950s|
|15||Jamie Vinall-Meyer||Oldfield Motorsport||+2.742s|
|16||Benjamin Cochran||Team Dolan||+4.062s|