Alex Walker took his sixth BRSCC National Formula Ford 1600 victory by dominating race one from pole at Oulton Park.
The Kevin Mills driver finished 3.8 seconds ahead of nearest title rival Max Esterson, while Chris Middlehurst suffered a blow to his title hopes after an incident with B-M Racing’s Rory Smith.
As Walker pulled away at the front from the outset, Smith fended off Team Dolan’s Middlehurst and Low Dempsey Racing’s Esterson for second.
Middlehurst finally got by, but then spun down the order after contact with Smith at Old Hall Bend and eventually finished 10th.
Esterson pounced to move into second, with Smith then losing third to KMR’s Tom Mills late on as he tried to fight back.
B-M’s Jamie Sharp came out on top in a close battle for fifth with Oldfield Motorsport’s Lucas Romanek and Don Hardman Racing’s Joey Foster, and LDR’s Colin Queen and KMR’s Megan Gilkes finished close behind the trio in eighth and ninth.
Team Dolan’s Morgan Quinn was forced to retire in the pits with an issue, while John Svensson and Darwin Smith also failed to see the chequered flag.
Race results (9 laps)
|1||Alex Walker||Kevin Mills Racing||16m18.028s|
|2||Max Esterson||Low Dempsey Racing||+3.768s|
|3||Thomas Mills||Kevin Mills Racing||+4.185s|
|4||Rory Smith||B-M Racing||+4.424s|
|5||Jamie Sharp||B-M Racing||+7.999s|
|6||Lucas Romanek||Oldfield motorsport||+8.306s|
|7||Joey Foster||Don Hardman Racing||+8.632s|
|8||Colin Queen||Low Dempsey Racing||+9.586s|
|9||Megan Gilkes||Kevin Mills Racing||+9.898s|
|10||Chris Middlehurst||Team Dolan||+12.769s|
|11||Andre Lafond||Low Dempsey Racing||+13.137s|
|12||Jack Wolfenden||Souley Motorsport||+14.477s|
|13||Ben Cochran||Team Dolan||+17.662s|
|14||Carter Williams||Oldfield Motorsport||+21.285s|
|16||Chris Hodgen||Souley Motorsport||+40.006s|
|17||Michael Gray||Graham Brunton Racing||+40.330s|
|18||Derek Palmer Jr||Graham Brunton Racing||+43.704s|
|19||Leanne McShane||Souley Motorsport||+53.412s|
|20||Logan Hannah||Graham Brunton Racing||+1m03.252s|
|Ret||John Svensson||John’s Racing Team|
|Ret||Morgan Quinn||Team Dolan|
|Fastest lap: Mills, 1m47.487s