Dan Cammish dominated qualifying for Rounds 22, 23 and 24 of the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain at Rockingham.
Cammish headed into the weekend knowing three second places or better this weekend would secure him the championship title, and the JTR racer put himself in prime position to achieve that goal with a pole hat-trick.
In wet conditions, the 24 year old set a best time of 1m 30.934s to take pole for this afternoon’s opening race, with his second and third best times giving him a clean sweep of poles.
“I’m happy with that,” said Cammish. “The set-up of the car felt good and although the circuit was slippery, it was at least consistent. We’ll see what the weather brings this afternoon.”
Jayde Kruger was best of the rest in the session, putting himself second on the grid for all three encounters. The South African set a best time of 1m 31.534s, some six tenths of a second slower than Cammish.
“I think that was my first-ever wet qualifying session,” said the Jamun driver. “I think I should have had at least one pole, but I made a couple of errors on what would have been my best laps.”
Juan Rosso will sit behind his Jamun team-mate for all three races, the Argentinian setting a best lap of 1m 32.330s. Sam Brabham, Camren Kaminsky and Harrison Scott shared the remainder of the top six places between them, with Scholarship leader Scott in particular disappointed with his morning’s running.
“We perhaps did not set the car up as well as we could have for the conditions,” said the 17-year-old. “I had a lot of understeer and didn’t have the confidence to attack the corners.”
Chang Wing Chung emerged the best of the Formula Ford rookies in ninth for all three races, with Jack Dex battling to tenth for each, his SWB Motorsport-Sinter being around seven mph down on the leaders in the speed traps.
Connor Mills and Luke Reade hit problems early in the session meanwhile, ensuring they round off the grid in eleventh and twelfth respectively.