STEPHEN LICK­O­R­ISH JU­NIOR RE­PORTER

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Wayne Boyd, Stu­art Gough, Joey Fos­ter, Gra­ham Car­roll, Chris Mid­dle­hurst, Michael Moy­ers, James Raven… The list of top For­mula Ford 1600 rac­ers at the Wal­ter Hayes Tro­phy was vast.

Be­tween them they have con­tested hundreds of FF1600 races in the UK. But all of them were beaten at Sil­ver­stone by two Amer­i­cans in only their sec­ond week­end of UK rac­ing.

In fact one of them was only in his fifth ever race meet­ing – and his first in the wet. Oliver Askew’s sec­ond place be­hind the sub­lime Niall Mur­ray was an in­cred­i­ble achieve­ment.

But even more im­pres­sive was Kyle Kirk­wood’s re­cov­ery drive to fourth – it was one of the most re­mark­able come­backs I have ever seen. Af­ter a clash with Ben Nor­ton in his heat, the Team USA Schol­ar­ship driver had to storm through the field in the pro­gres­sion race, last chance race and first semi-fi­nal to se­cure a place to­wards the back of the fi­nal grid.

He then picked off cars left, right and cen­tre to fin­ish fourth – that was 72 cars passed in one day. A very dif­fer­ent sort of per­for­mance to Askew’s, but un­de­ni­ably im­pres­sive.

It’s worth re­mem­ber­ing both of those names.

Jamie Green leaves driv­ers in his dust Jaguar re­turned to rac­ing with an elec­tri­fy­ing For­mula E launch in ’16

Paul Lawrence caught this duo work­ing hard in a Sport­ing Tri­als event Mat Sum­mer­field (1) and Si­mon Thomas (33) col­lide at Don­ing­ton Park

Kevin Eriks­son went vi­ral with his wild RX over­take

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