Home Formula FordNational FF1600 Queen leads Ammonite 1-2 in National FF1600 Donington Park race two

Queen leads Ammonite 1-2 in National FF1600 Donington Park race two

by Steve Whitfield

Photo: Steve Whitfield

Colin Queen took victory in the penultimate BRSCC National FF1600 race of the season at Donington Park ahead of Ammonite Motorsport team-mate Shawn Rashid.

Saturday’s race one winner Niall Murray led away from pole into Redgate but immediately came under pressure from Queen on the opening lap.

After drawing alongside into the Fogarty esses, Queen completed a move into Melbourne hairpin but Murray fought back to regain the advantage at the next corner.

That allowed Rashid to get a run on Queen on the pit straight before sweeping around the outside of his team-mate into second at Redgate.

Queen made the same move two laps later to regain the position from Rashid, and then took the lead when Murray lost momentum.

The Team Dolan driver then lost further ground to Rashid after a wheel-to-wheel dice through the Craner Curves.

After fending off Ammonite’s Andre Lafond, Murray put up a renewed challenge to Rashid, with a train of cars following behind.

The battle allowed Queen to pull clear and win the nine-lap contest by 2.395s seconds, with Rashid keeping Murray at bay until the finish.

Don Hardman Racing’s Joey Foster and B-M Racing’s Rory Smith both passed Lafond to finish fourth and fifth, Foster having started seventh and gained a couple of the positions on the outside at Redgate on the first lap.

Lucas Romanek was one of those to lose out to Foster, the Oldfield Motorsport slipping back from fifth to finish seventh.

Newly-crowned National FF1600 champion Jordan Dempsey moved up from 19th on the grid to take eighth for Kevin Mills Racing ahead of B-M’s Jamie Sharp. Oldfield’s Brandon McCaughan was an early spinner, but recovered to 10th by the finish. 

Race result (9 laps) [Super Classic drivers in italics]
Pos Driver Team Time
1 Colin Queen Ammonite Motorsport 15m04.390s
2 Shawn Rashid Ammonite Motorsport +2.395s
3 Niall Murray Team Dolan +3.361s
4 Joey Foster Don Hardman Racing +3.899s
5 Rory Smith B-M Racing +4.188s
6 Andre Lafond Ammonite Motorsport +4.362s
7 Lucas Romanek Oldfield Motorsport +4.613s
8 Jordan Dempsey Kevin Mills Racing +9.719s
9 Jamie Sharp B-M Racing +10.303s
10 Brandon McCaughan Oldfield Motorsport +14.008s
11 Callum Grant Nigel Grant Motorsport +19.780s
12 David McArthur B-M Racing +21.335s
13 Tom McArthur B-M Racing +24.215s
14 Morgan Quinn Team Dolan +24.515s
15 Gabe Tesch Team Dolan +27.449s
16 Brindley Kinch Ammonite Motorsport +29.060s
17 Tom Hawkins Springbridge Motorsport +32.943s
18 Vincent Jay TM Racing +38.976s
19 Garath Buckingham Souley Motorsport +46.788s
20 John Murphy +48.285s
21 Paul Tucker Tucker Motorsport +49.717s
22 Nick Barnes +50.521s
23 Richard Freye DB Motorsport +1m06.953s
24 Richard Ketterman Black Dog Racing +1m10.964s
25 Michael Eastwell Kevin Mills Racing +1m19.420s
26 Lorna Vickers Shaw Motorsport +1m26.115s
27 Paul Crosbie +1m45.595s
28 Seamus Wild +1m48.504s
29 Jonathan Barnes Souley Motorsport +1m55.539s
30 Roger Arnold +1 lap
31 Phil Nelson +1 lap
32 Trevor Morgan DB Motorsport +1 lap
Ret Ian Schofield
Ret Neil Hunt
Ret Tom Nippers
Fastest lap: Queen, 1m38.992s