McCullough on Top in Formula Ford Master’s Qualifying


The Formula Ford Festival has also seen the Formula Ford Masters set up for a one off event as qualifying got under way just after midday at Brands Hatch. After a competitive session, it was Ivor McCullough who will line up on pole ahead of Sundays race.

The order ended up being mostly established in the opening ten minutes as the cars split into their different classes. The McCullough pair had been dominant throughout, but a clean session for Ivor, saw him lead by 0.306 seconds.

Behind him, Brands Hatch regular, Andy Charsley couldn’t make it into the 50 seconds while fourth placed Richard Tarling managed to keep his pace up.

The second of the two McCullough’s, David, was in fourth having been in contention for pole at one point. Behind him, Jay Bridger managed to take fifth in his Mygale SJ2001.

Sixth overall was John Whitborn in the sole Duratec car. As the only non Kent car, there was concern that it would be significant power advantage, however; no such advantage occurred and the Ray GRS10D matched the pace of the front runners.

Meanwhile; the crowds favourite was Tiff Needell who was the fastest of all the pre-’72 cars in sixteenth place overall.