July 12/13/2014 Race Report

Alan Baker leading Doug Floer into Turn #8. Photo courtery of Brent Martin.

Alan Baker leading Doug Floer into Turn #8. Photo courtery of Brent Martin.

 

Rounds 3 and 4 of the CACC Formula Ford Championship saw Alan McColl take 2 victories and increase his points lead.

Race #1

Having set the fastest lap in Saturday morning’s qualifying session Alan McColl had assured himself of pole for the start of the Formula Ford race. He took up his position at the head of the field driving his #03 MCE Motors Tiga FF77 followed by Dave McKay in his  #45 KV Enterprises/ Bad Dog Business Lola 644. Row two consisted of Alan Baker in his #21 Van Diemen RF89 and Frank Winterlik in the #55  900 Werks Porsche Specialties Van Diemen RF82. They were followed by Doug Floer  #91 Topsoft Inc./Mk Technologies Van Diemen RF81, Keith Robinson  #90 K&G Auto Recyclers  Van Diemen RF79 and Al Cruickshank in his #89 LeGrand MK21.

After an uneventful pace lap, the field took the green flag and coming out of the first corner it was Alan McColl in the lead. His Tiga was just a bit too quick for McKay’s Lola, and he proceeded to slowly pull away from him and the rest of the pack until he had a comfortable margin between himself and his other competitors. From this point on McColl was able to control the race and it seemed as though there was nothing the rest of the field could do about it. McColl raced on leading every lap and setting the fastest lap of the race to claim the victory.

He was followed home by McKay, Floer, Baker and Cruickshank in that order. Both Frank Winterlik and Keith Robinson were not able to start the race due to mechanical problems.

 

Qualifying: 1. Alan McColl (Tiga FF77) 1m11.945s, 2. Dave McKay (Lola 644) 1m13.896s, 3. Alan Baker (Van Diemen RF89) 1m14.957s, 4. Frank Winterlik (Van Diemen RF82) 1m15.106s, 5. Keith Robinson (Van Diemen RF79) 1m17.072s, 6. Al Cruickshank (LeGrand MK21) 1m18.880s.

Fastest Race Lap: Alan McColl,  1m12.607s

 

Race #2

Once again Alan McColl #03 MCE Motors Tiga FF77 was the fastest in Sunday morning’s qualifying giving him the pole position for the start of the Formula Ford race. He was followed by Alan Baker #21 Van Diemen RF89, Dave McKay #45 KV Enterprise/Bad Dog Business Lola 644, Doug Floer #91 Topsoft Inc./ MK Technologies Van Diemen RF81,and Al Cruickshank #89 LeGrand MK21. Both Keith Robinson and Frank Winterlik had to withdraw from the event due to the mechanical issues their cars suffered the day before.

McColl lead away at the start of the race and again pulled away from the rest of the field to a convincing win. He was followed across the chequered flag by McKay, Baker and Cruickshank. Doug Floer also failed to start the race due to a last minute mechanical problem.

The next race in the CACC Series is Sept.13/14/2014 at Mission Raceway.

 

Qualifying: 1. Alan McColl (Tiga FF77) 1m12.798s, 2. Alan Baker (Van Diemen RF89)1m14.052s,3. Dave McKay (Lola 644) 1m14.162s, 4. Doug Floer (Van Diemen RF81) 1m14.742s, 5. Al Cruickshank (LeGrand MK21) 1m20.406s

 

Fastest Race Lap : Alan McColl, 1m12.680s.

 

Unofficial CACC points standing after 4 races.

Alan McColl – 36 pts

Doug Floer – 16 pts

Alan Baker – 16 pts

Keith Robinson – 9 pts

Al Cruickshank – 3 pts

Frank Winterlik – 3 pts

Lorne Andras – 1 pt

Felim Power – 0 pt

 

Alan McColl leading Dave McKay into Turn #2. Photo courtesy of Brent Martin.

Alan McColl leading Dave McKay into Turn #2.
Photo courtesy of Brent Martin.

Alan Baker being chased by Dave McKay.   Photo courtesy of Brent Martin.

Alan Baker being chased by Dave McKay. Photo courtesy of Brent Martin.

Al Cruickshank heading into Turn #2.  Photo courtesy of Brent Martin.

Al Cruickshank heading into Turn #2. Photo courtesy of Brent Martin.

Doug Floer and Frank Winterlik  in Turn #2.  Photo courtesy of Brent Martin.

Doug Floer and Frank Winterlik in Turn #2. Photo courtesy of Brent Martin.

Dave McKay leading Doug Floer in through Turn #8.  Photo courtesy of Brent Martin.

Dave McKay leading Doug Floer in through Turn #8. Photo courtesy of Brent Martin.