Fords get off to flying start

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For some the start of the 2011 Autograss season was a continuation of where 2010 ended when racing resumed at the Hunmanby Raceway in the opening meeting of Scarborough Autograss Club.

Crossgates racer Abigail Ford has ditched her junior Mini and moved up to the Ladies Class 12 where she came of age with some superb driving to take victories in her heats and final. Abigail’s dad Andy scored some good points in his Class Two races which saw him exchange paintwork with Jack Wall and Dan Fisher while watched by a large crowd.

Daniel Broughton and Danny Tebbut made the trip down to Hunmanby from Whitby to compete in the Class Fours and both drivers were pleased with their performances and share of the points.

Josh Simpson was outstanding in his debut race in the Class Six category having also moved up from the juniors, and will have given some of his elder peers something to think about for the season ahead.

Geoffrey Taylor had a trouble-free afternoon in the Class Six races to take maximum points.

Filey’s stock hatch racer Craig Truelove had an epic paint swapping duel with Robert Farrow in the heats which saw Truelove receive a black flag in one of them after he was deemed to have forced Farrow off the track in a collision which looked more like a racing incident than malice.

Despite the setback Truelove battled hard to earn his second-place finish in the final.

Reigning junior specials champion Wes Green got his title defence off to a perfect start with a maximum haul of points and will be looking to add even more next time out on Sunday April 3.