Dan Cammish moved ever closer to the 2013 Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain title with victory in the opening race at Rockingham, his 22nd consecutive victory this season.
The 24 year old dominated the 16 lap encounter from start to finish, launching away perfectly from pole to instantly break away from the pack behind. Over two seconds clear at the end of the opening lap, the JTR man’s lead peaked at over five seconds at the end of lap four before he cruised to the line to continue his 100% winning streak.
While Cammish had an untroubled run to the win, the battle for second was frenetic throughout. Jayde Kruger just cut off the fast starting Juan Rosso to retain the place off the line, with the latter dropping back to seventh on lap two.
Rosso’s slip-up meant Harrison Scott became Kruger’s next challenger, the Falcon Motorsport ace having produced a great opening couple of laps to fight through from sixth on the grid. The Scholarship class leader made his way through on lap four with a robust move at Tarzan.
As Scott edged away, Kruger slipped further back on lap eight behind Sam Brabham, with a recovering Rosso getting past a lap later at the Deene hairpin.
Scott looked set to take second, however a late fuel surge problem allowed Brabham to streak past on the final lap to take the place and with it the Scholarship class win, with Scott just holding on to third.
Rosso produced a strong recovery drive to take fourth, with Kruger eventually slipping back to fifth ahead of Camren Kaminsky. James Abbott took seventh, while Andrew Richardson battled back to eighth after having to start the race from the pitlane.
Jack Dex finished best of the rookies in ninth, thanks in part to his fellow newcomers Luke Reade and Chang Wing Chung coming to blows on the opening lap. The duo and Connor Mills came into contact at Deene, and while Mills and Reade were able to finish in tenth and eleventh respectively, Chung retired on the spot.
The full race result can be found here: http://tsl-timing.com/?loc=major&season=2013&series=BTCC&event=races&source=ed_TOCA&eventid=133703&table=133703rc1foz&tabletype=gif
Headline by Dan Mason.