The Walter Hayes Trophy
Posted 03 November 2006 - 11:41
Avid Formula Ford 1600 fan and BRDC assistant secretary James Beckett has done a marvellous job single handedly developing this event into the 'new' Formula Ford' festival. The traditional Brands festival is a shadow of it's former self, however James has managed to attract no less than 152 entries for the Silverstone event, held on the national circuit. Johnny Herbert will be taking part in his first FF drive since his famous festival win at Brands in 1985 aswell as former FF aces Michael Vergers and Bernard Dolan, up against the club FF brigade and young career hopefuls such as UK FF champion Nathan Freke.
This really is getting back to the good old festival atmosphere we all miss, no less than 6 heats fighting for places in the semi finals. There are supporting races including classic FF2000, classic clubmans, sports/saloons, superkarts and DFV powered F1 cars for the Keith Duckworth trophy.
More info on these sites:
See you there?
Posted 03 November 2006 - 11:55
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Posted 03 November 2006 - 13:16
..and Jeremy Bouckley - he was racing before Formula Junior was invented, let alone Formual Ford
And which Dave Morgan is that?
Posted 03 November 2006 - 13:25
This Dave Morgan has campaigned his RP21 for many a year.
Posted 03 November 2006 - 14:14
(Though I did hear Mr Steeles is no longer with us unfortunately).
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Posted 03 November 2006 - 17:06
Gary hopes to give Johnny a hard time.....
Posted 03 November 2006 - 17:50
Notes : Geoff Farmer gave his Tyrrell 017 (I think, the ex-Brundle/Belloff car) a 2 lap blast just before lunch. It'll be interesting to see what F1's turn up this late in the year.
Mike Bromley has scrathced his race entry in his Merlyn too. He said he broke both doughnuts at the HSCC Finals the other week.
I'll be trying to keep out of everyone's way tomorrow too!
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Posted 04 November 2006 - 21:47
PS.I'm not actually competing tomorrow, can't afford it!! In fact, I don't think, with the speed I was showing today, that I would have qualified for a Final anyway!! LOL.
Posted 05 November 2006 - 16:37
FF1600 is still the number one single seater class in Ireland. No matter what else gets tried it doesn't seem to "take".
The WHT seems to be taking over from the Festival as the "must do" race of the year, more power to James Beckett!
Ironically, I've worked mid-week in Brackley for the past 6 or 7 years, but apart from one freebie trip to the GP I haven't been to any racing at Silverstone during that period.
Must get to the WHT next year though!
Posted 06 November 2006 - 19:03