Dan Cammish has been crowned the 2013 Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain champion after securing his 23rd consecutive victory this season in race two at Rockingham.
Cammish headed into the race knowing that a race win would crown him the champion if his closest rival Harrison Scott finished fifth or lower, and a dominant win, coupled with an early spin into retirement for Scott, gave him the title.
“It feels great,” Cammish told thecheckeredflag.co.uk. “It’s been a long time coming. 23 race wins is brilliant, and while the title has almost been an inevitability in the last few races, to do it this early on is obviously fantastic.”
Cammish once again started from pole position, his 21st of the season, with the drivers greeted on track by tricky wet conditions for the twenty minute encounters.
Cammish’s fellow front-row starter Jayde Kruger produced the best start to challenge the pole-man heading into the banking, however Cammish slammed the door shut to maintain his advantage.
Kruger’s spell in second didn’t last long, the South African running wide at Deene. Scott benefitted to grab second, the Falcon Motorsport ace having produced a great start from fifth on the grid, with Kruger slotting into fourth behind Sam Brabham.
Kruger grabbed third from Brabham at Gracelands, with the JTR driver losing another place to Juan Rosso later in the lap heading into the final chicane.
All three drivers gained a place three laps later when Scott lost control under breaking into Tarzan, a spin into the edge of the gravel ending his race.
With Cammish clear at the front, the focus was on the battle for second, with Rosso defending hard from his Jamun team-mate Kruger, with Brabham, James Abbott and Camren Kaminsky in close pursuit.
Kruger found his way past on lap six at Deene and quickly edged away. Rosso fell into the clutches of Brabham and a moment at the chicane at the end of lap ten, the Argentinian lost the place heading into Deene on lap eleven.
Their battle ended in tears a lap later however. Running side-by-side coming out of Deene, contact sent Brabham spinning down the order. Rosso found him side by side with Abbott for the majority of the remainder of the lap, the Radical racer making his move stick at Tarzan.
In front, Kruger was unable to close on Cammish, the 24 year old storming away to take his 23rd win by five seconds, maintaining his 100% winning record in the championship, with Kruger settling for his third second place finish of the campaign.
“It was incredibly difficult conditions,” added Cammish. “That’s my worst wet race for around two years. It was incredibly greasy out there, the car was a handful and I had a few moments on the kerbs. I came out the other side though and it’s a fantastic win.”
The fantastic battle for the final podium place went down to the final lap, with Rosso snatching the place back into Deene for his sixth rostrum finish of the season. Abbott briefly lost fourth to Kaminsky, but fought back around the outside of Tarzan to retain the place, his best finish of the season so far.
Behind Kaminsky, Brabham recovered to sixth ahead of Connor Mills and series debutant Jack Dex. Andrew Richardson took ninth after a mid-race pitstop, while Luke Reade completed the finishers in tenth, his fellow newcomer Chang Wing Chung having ended his race in the gravel at Tarzan on lap one.
Full race results can be found here: http://tsl-timing.com/toca/2013/133703foz.pdf