Camren Kaminsky took an unlikely victory in an enthralling Round 25 of the 2013 Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain.
In an action-packed encounter, the American battled his way through from outside of the top six to take his maiden car-racing win, in the process becoming the first driver other than newly-crowned champion Dan Cammish to win this season.
Kaminsky’s JTR team-mate Max Marshall started the twenty minute encounter from pole position, however Cammish’s title-winning chassis didn’t prove to be a lucky omen for the inexperienced racer, a slow getaway seeing him drop back to fifth.
The poleman’s troubles allowed his team-mate Sam Brabham to storm into the lead ahead of Jamun pairing Juan Rosso and Jayde Kruger. The team-mates soon started battling, with Rosso just fending off the South African into Copse on lap three.
This allowed Brabham to build a lead of over a second at one stage, however the third-generation racer was soon caught back up and soon headed a five-car train for the lead.
The lead battle came to a head on lap fourteen, with slight contact from Rosso spinning Brabham around in the middle of Copse corner, with Marshall running wide and Harrison Scott spinning in avoidance.
Rosso emerged from the melee in the lead, with Kaminsky up to second ahead of Kruger. Chang Wing Chung briefly held fourth before losing the place to Marshall, with Brabham recovering in seventh, Scott dead last.
Kaminsky was quickly right onto Rosso’s rear wing and a bold move around the outside coming out of Luffield on lap eighteen paid off, the duo running side-by-side down the straight before Kaminsky made the move stick into Copse.
The JTR ace led the remainder with ease to secure his first win, with Rosso maintaining second to the flag. Kruger just held the final podium position at the flag, edging a dead heat with a resurgent Marshall, with Chang a strong fifth in only his fourth-ever Formula Ford GB race.
Brabham passed James Abbott late on to take sixth, with Scott mounting a great recovery drive to finish eighth ahead of Luke Reade and Connor Mills, with Andrew Richardson ending up as the race’s only casualty after mechanical problems forced him into retirement.
Full race results can be found here: http://tsl-timing.com/toca/2013/133903foz.pdf