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Cas­tle Combe For­mula Ford 1600 stal­wart Pete Dic­cox made his fi­nal ap­pear­ance in the cat­e­gory dur­ing the cir­cuit’s fi­nals day meet­ing.

Dic­cox, who re­tires at the age of 80, con­cluded his 25th full sea­son in his Van Diemen RF89 on Satur­day. He was a late ad­di­tional en­try to the For­mula Ford Car­ni­val, af­ter con­tact forced him out of the fi­nal For­mula Ford Cham­pi­onship race on the first lap. He ex­ited the Car­ni­val af­ter nine laps due to me­chan­i­cal is­sues.

A photo-call with the cir­cuit mar­shals fol­lowed a cel­e­bra­tory lap of the cir­cuit dur­ing the lunch break.

“The cir­cuit has changed, ob­vi­ously with the in­tro­duc­tion of the chi­canes since I started and the peo­ple have changed too, with the younger guys com­ing in,” Dic­cox said. “I think it is try­ing to keep up with and be­ing around younger peo­ple that keeps you go­ing. When you’re older it is eas­ier to fall into a cer­tain rou­tine but be­ing around the young­sters has kept me go­ing and ac­tive.”

Dic­cox has raced in FF for 25 full sea­sons

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