Jonny McMullan wins “Last Chance Race” to Qualify for Final


Having taken the lead at the start, Neil McMullan managed to hang on to the lead, ensuring his place in the final for the Formula Ford Festival. The Last Chance Race was an opportunity for six drivers to qualify at the back and for faster drivers to make a mends of any small mistakes.

The last chance race was the opportunity to make it into the final. However; despite the 30 car grid, only six were going to qualify as a result. The start was delayed after Gislain Genecand and Edward Moore was unable to get going, thus blocking the grid.

Despite this, the remaining cars got away cleanly, with McMullan making a good start. After going side by side into Clearways, McMullan took the lead from pole sitter Neil McLennan.

James Raven meanwhile managed to work up fifteenth after only one lap as he continued to make progress. After only four laps he was already challenging for sixth. With Ashley Dibden running wide and fourth placed Conor Murphy falling to the back, the battle for the final promotion spot heated up.

After one of the best pieces of racing this weekend, Raven finally made it up to sixth before letting the pressure get to him. He ran wide and hit the wall at Clearways. Putting him out of the competition once and for all.

He wasn’t the only driver improving though, as Oliver White, who’d also started at the back was promoted to sixth with Jason Down behind. Down had been sixth at the start and remained in contention throughout, but was unable to hold on, finishing seventh.

Having got away at the front, McMullan would cross the line to win the last chance race, with McLennan coming home in second. Stuart Kestenbaum had been third at the start, but was only able to claim fourth overall as Matthew Cowley took the final podium. Ryan Campbell finished fifth in front of White.