Dan Cammish continued his utter domination of the 2013 Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain with another glorious triple win at Oulton Park.
The JTR man was once again a class above his competitors, following up a treble pole position with his fourth consecutive hat-trick of wins, his run of twelve consecutive wins moving him to within one success of Scott Malvern’s record of 13 in a row, set in 2011.
Cammish dominated the opening race on Saturday afternoon, breaking away from the off to lead by over two seconds at the end of the opening lap. The JTR star went on to cruise to the line and win by 3.9 seconds.
The main action in the race came in the battle for second. Sam Brabham, Harrison Scott and Juan Rosso ran as one in the early stages, until Scott hit the tyres at the chicane on lap six, with suspension damage causing him to retire.
This left Brabham and Rosso to battle it out, with their fight going down to the final lap. The Argentinian made a bid at Knickerbrook, however he clipped the kerb and spun out the race.
Brabham went on to take his maiden podium and the Scholarship class victory, with Rosso’s Jamun team-mate Nico Maranzana benefitting to take third.
Jaydee Kruger ran fourth on the opening lap; however his hopes of battling for a podium faded on lap two when his ignition cut out and he lost time while resetting the system. The South African, making his debut in the series this weekend, managed to recover to regain fourth at the flag.
James Abbott, competing in his new Mygale chassis for the first time, took a season-best result of fifth, with Andrew Richardson taking sixth after starting from the pitlane ahead of the final finisher, Camren Kaminsky.
The second race had an eventful start for Cammish, with fellow front-row starter Scott storming off the line to take the lead into Old Hall for the first time. The Falcon Motorsport driver was deemed to have jumped the start though, meaning he was soon handed a drive through penalty.
Behind, Brabham held third briefly before being passed by Kruger into Cascades on lap one. As Kruger went on to join the battle for the lead, Brabham lost further ground to Richardson at the Island hairpin, however a lap later, a lunge from Rosso led to contact with Richardson, spinning him round to the back of the grid.
After a frenetic few laps of wheel-to-wheel racing between the front three, Scott dived into the pits to serve his penalty, releasing Cammish. With Kruger unable to maintain the leaders pace, Cammish was able to edge away to take his eleventh win of the campaign by 3.1 seconds.
Kruger was left with a relatively lonely run to second, the two-time South African Formula Ford champion taking his first podium in the UK series. Kaminsky completed the podium in third, the JTR driver passing team-mate Brabham to complete a great drive through from eighth on the grid.
Brabham took fourth to secure his second Scholarship class win of the weekend, with Maranzana fifth ahead of the recovering Scott and a struggling Abbott. Rosso retired early on after the contact with Richardson, who himself was forced to pull off in the latter stages with a sticking throttle.
The final race of the weekend saw Cammish lead from lights to flag once again. An impeccable start led the way for another dominant win, taking the flag 5.6 seconds clear of his closest rival.
Scott and Kruger ran second and third for the whole race, with Falcon Motorsport’s Scott bouncing back from his disappointment over the weekend to secure his fifth podium of the season and the Scholarship class win. Kruger meanwhile rounded off a superb debut weekend with his second podium.
The battle of the race came in the fight for fourth between Brabham, Richardson and Kaminsky. Circulating as one for the duration, a mistake from Brabham on the penultimate lap gave the position to Richardson, with Kaminsky jumping his JTR team-mate for fifth. Abbott took seventh ahead of Jamun pairing Rosso and Maranzana.
Cammish’s latest treble success extends his championship lead to 133 points heading into the next three rounds at Croft in two weeks time.
Provisional Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain Standings (After Rd.12):
- Dan Cammish – 369pts
- Nico Maranzana – 236pts
- Harrison Scott – 234pts
- James Abbott – 172pts
- Camren Kaminsky – 169pts
- Juan Rosso – 166pts
- Sam Brabham – 165pts
- Andrew Richardson – 145pts