The Trackitnow-supported Dulon Formula Ford driven by Ed McDonough has won its class in all three of the British National championships in which he has taken part this year. After 22 events, the team not only won the class in each, but took the pre-1975 award, and was 5th overall in the Service Hydraulics series, and finished in the top ten overall in the other two championships.
“I am very pleased with our results, much better than I expected, and I am very grateful for the backing from the company which I think has gotten some good publicity from our efforts. I knew we could win the class in at least one of the championships but doing it in three was great, and finishing so high up overall against many experienced drivers and teams, with our modest resources, was even better.”
After a total of 22 events starting in March, Ed managed to amass 164.55 points in the Service Hydraulics overall championship, close behind overall winner Matt Carter’s 300 horsepower Radical on 171.20 points. Ed also had seven outright class wins, the last two at the final events at Curborough sprint course in the last two weeks.
“It was a tough season in many ways...learning to do sprints and hillclimbs instead of longer circuit races has not been easy. I’ve always been used to gradually building up speed in races, but here you have to be at your maximum from start to finish...the difference between winning and losing is thousandths’ of a second.”
“Now it’s time to capitalise on our success. Fortunately we have some magazine publicity coming out soon. The car (and I) have been invited to demonstrate at Brooklands this Sunday October 8 on the Mercedes Benz test track.”