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Walker takes another comfortable National FF1600 win at Oulton Park

by Steve Whitfield

Photo: Kevin Mills Racing

Alex Walker took his second BRSCC National Formula Ford 1600 victory of the weekend with another dominant display at Oulton Park.

The Kevin Mills Racing driver led from start to finish from pole, pulling out a 6.7 seconds lead over title rival Max Esterson by the chequered flag.

Walker’s team-mate Thomas Mills was third, just 0.1s behind Low Dempsey Racing’s Esterson.

B-M Racing’s Jamie Sharp was close behind in fourth, having been passed by Mills during the race.

Oldfield Motorsport’s Lucas Romanek passed Chris Middlehurst for fifth late on, the latter having climbed from ninth on the grid.

Carter Williams was seventh for Oldfield ahead of Andre Lafond (LDR), with Jack Wolfenden and Ben Cochran (Team Dolan) completing the top 10.

KMR’s Megan Gilkes rear-ended B-M Racing’s Rory Smith during the race, putting both out. The latter had been trying to climb through the field after receiving a post-race penalty for an incident with Middlehurst in Saturday’s encounter.

Joey Foster meanwhile didn’t get a strong result in his Don Hardman Racing-run car but did claim the fastest lap. That wasn’t enough to keep him in the top 10 in the standings though, as Williams’ seventh place lifts him to 10th in the points.

Race results (9 laps)

Pos Driver Team Time
1 Alex Walker Kevin Mills Racing 16m29.006s
2 Max Esterson Low Dempsey Racing +6.729s
3 Thomas Mills Kevin Mills Racing +6.829s
4 Jamie Sharp B-M Racing +7.013s
5 Lucas Romanek Oldfield Motorsport +7.196s
6 Chris Middlehurst Team Dolan +8.193s
7 Carter Williams Oldfield Motorsport +8.328s
8 Andre Lafond Low Dempsey Racing +8.636s
9 Jack Wolfenden Souley Motorsport +8.939s
10 Ben Cochran Team Dolan +11.680s
11 Morgan Quinn Team Dolan +23.502s
12 Michael Gray Graham Brunton Racing +26.589s
13 Doug Crossbie +29.648s
14 Derek Palmer Jr Graham Brunton Racing +29.836s
15 Darwin Smith +42.657s
16 Joey Foster Don Hardman Racing +56.257s
17 Leanne McShane Souley Motorsport +58.656s
18 Logan Hannah Graham Brunton Racing +59.518s
Ret Colin Queen Low Dempsey Racing
Ret Rory Smith B-M Racing
Ret Megan Gilkes Kevin Mills Racing
Ret Chris Hodgen Souley Motorsport
Ret John Svensson John’s Racing Team
Fastest lap: Foster, 1m48.495s

Championship standings
1 Walker 408   2 Esterson 395   3 Middlehurst 344   4 Sharp 327   5 Smith 251   6 Mills 238   7 Romanek 216   8 Queen 175   9 Gilkes 152   10 Williams 149