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Jordan Gronkowski dominates Scottish FFord season finale

by Stephen Brunsdon

New Scottish Formula Ford champion Jordan Gronkowski rounded off the season in perfect fashion by claiming another dominant double win at Knockhill.

Gronkowski topped qualifying by over half a second from privateer Neil Broome, while 2014 champion and cameoing star Ciaran Haggerty struggled to get a clean lap and qualified third for Graham Brunton Racing.

Race one started behind the safety car due to wet weather, and when racing kicked off Haggerty took second place at McIntyres.

The Dario Franchitti protege was comfortable in second but could not mount a serious attack on Gronkowski, who claimed his 11th win of the season by 8.865s.

Broome finished third to wrap up third in the standings, ahead of Matthew Chisholm and GBR?s Logan Hannah.

It was a similar story at the start of race two, as Gronkowski leapt off the line to beat Haggerty into Duffus.

Behind, Hannah made a superb start to jump two places and take third, but lost the rear of her car at Butchers after hitting a patch of standing water.

Gronkowski quickly opened a 3.707s advantage, while Broome struggled to keep pace with the leading pair.

Not content with simply leading, Gronkowski pumped in a series of fastest laps to stretch his lead to over five seconds by half-distance.

Broome and Chisholm were closely matched all race but didn’t change positions. Hannah recovered from he earlier spin to finish fifth.

A few of the drivers will contest the upcoming FFord Festival and Walter Hayes Trophy, with Haggerty using the Scottish FFord season finale as an opportunity to prepare for the end-of-year-events.

Race 1 (14 laps)
1 Jordan Gronkowski Jordan Gronkowski Racing 13m59.333s
2 Ciaran Haggerty Graham Brunton Racing +8.865s
3 Neil Broome +16.939s
4 Matthew Chisholm +21.851s
5 Logan Hannah Graham Brunton Racing +32.027s
6 Steve Barlow Graham Brunton Racing +44.760s
Pole: Gronkowski, 1m03.617s
Fastest lap: Gronkowski, 1m02.377s

Race 2 (10 laps)
1 Gronkowski 10m24.113s
2 Haggerty +8.224s
3 Broome +18.812s
4 Chisholm +19.730s
5 Hannah +29.145s
Ret Barlow
FL: Gronkowski, 1m01.532s

Championship standings
1 Gronkowski 302? ?2 Broome 228? ?3 Chisholm 199? ?4 Hannah 175? ?5 Barlow 137? ?6 Kenny Cowie 92? ?7 Cameron Thomson 43? ?8 Jamie Thorburn 40? ?9 James Pinkerton 28? ?10 Kyle Reid 7