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Scott secures victory in first Croft race

by Peter Allen
Harrison Scott

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Harrison Scott scored his third win of the Formula Ford GB season in the opening race of the Croft weekend, after a safety car finish denied a charging Ashley Sutton from challenging for the lead.

Scott led from pole position, and had opened up a 1.4 second lead by the end of lap six. By then, Sutton had worked his way through the field from sixth on the grid, passing Juan Rosso to claim second place.

Sutton had closed right up to Scott by lap ten when the safety car was called following a three-car incident that eliminated Ricky Collard and the Meridian pairing of Connor Mills and Connor Jupp while fighting over seventh.

Rosso completed the podium ahead of Radical team-mate James Abbott. Front row starter Max Marshall was relegated down to fifth ahead of JTR team-mate Jayde Kruger, who was able to make up only one place after starting down in seventh. That means he has slipped two points behind Scott in their championship fight.

The lap nine incident promoted Chris Mealin, Louise Richardson and Greg Holloway into seventh, eighth and ninth.

Race results
Pos Driver? Team Time/Gap
1 Harrison Scott Falcon Motorsport 14 laps in 22:17.190
2 Ashley Sutton Jamun Racing +0.433
3 Juan Rosso Radical Motorsport +1.153
4 James Abbott Radical Motorsport +1.632
5 Max Marshall JTR +2.870
6 Jayde Kruger JTR +4.528
7 Chris Mealin Falcon Motorsport +5.405
8 Louise Richardson Richardson Racing +7.542
9 Greg Holloway SWB Motorsport +8.269
Not classified
Ricky Collard Falcon Motorsport +5 laps
Connor Mills Meridian Motorsport +5 laps
Connor Jupp Meridian Motorsport +5 laps