IVOR McCullough triumphed yet again in Formula Ford racing. On Sunday the Ballymena driver added the 2012 Brands Hatch Kent Formula Ford Festival to his tally of wins.
Arriving at the Kent circuit and wearing number one on his Van Diemen, with the Northern Ireland Formula Ford Championship and a second win in the Martin Donnelly Trophy, he had his sights firmly set on taking what is commonly regarded as the Grand Prix event of the formula.
In his semi-final he led from the second lap, the lead going to Team USA driver Tristan Nunez on the final lap when a backmarker got in McCullough’s way.
This meant that McCullough would start on the second row of the grid for the final with Nunez on pole from Dubliner Noel Dunne, who had won his semi-final in convincing style.
The final was subject to a red flag and was stopped after 14 laps. Amongst the casualties was Noel Dunne, who was forced to retire on lap eight with a throttle problem.
Now McCullough will head to Silverstone and his next target is the Walter Hayes Trophy.
Keith Cronin has more than an historic third MSA British Rally Championship title to celebrate this season, he also takes the Ravenol Oils BRC Privateers Cup award, the second time he has been top privateer in four years. The award, which includes £2,000 of product sponsorship for 2013, is for competitors who are not included in one of this season’s six official teams and was re-introduced in 2008 after a ten year break, before being sponsored by Ravenol Oils for the first time this year.