Old Skool Ford host an­other smoke­tas­tic round of the pop­u­lar race se­ries.

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You can al­ways rely on the VW fra­ter­nity to put on a good show and this year was no ex­cep­tion. With plenty for the whole fam­ily to see and do and the 2018 theme of the BBC’s Life On Mars, we were spoilt for choice in the show­ground although, dis­ap­point­ingly, no­body ac­tu­ally ‘fired up the Qu­at­tro’ in the show and shine area. As in past years, the OSFDC rac­ers were in­vited guests at the show and while to­tally out­num­bered by the vast ar­ray of flat-four Vee-Dubs, some of which were blis­ter­ingly quick, the Fords were there in re­spectable num­bers and hold­ing their own.

Spon­sored by Ash­ton Mo­bile Ser­vices, Round 5 promised to be a good one. With Joe Ash­ton’s MK1 Es­cort still out in Malta ready to race in the Septem­ber main event there, he brought along his Dad (and Ash­ton Mo­bile founder) Colin’s stun­ning Mk2 RS2000 to race at this round. Karl Rear­don’s Pinto-pow­ered 100E Pop was back out after an ab­sence at the last round and with a stonk­ing 13.13 quar­ter mile he pushed him­self into first place for this round. Third placed man at this round was vet­eran OSFDC racer, Steve Jen­ner­way who also runs with an Ash­ton Pinto tucked un­der the bon­net of his blue Mk2 Es­cort Mex­ico and bring­ing him a 12.15 ET.

Split down the mid­dle of these two was Dean Mer­ralls who is cur­rently dou­ble driv­ing the al­most-stan­dard 100E. With an im­prove­ment from his pre­vi­ous best run, Dean pro­pelled the Pop over the line in a re­spectable 17.46 sec­onds to place him sec­ond.

With 34 points be­tween top man, Dar­ren Scan­nell and sec­ond placed Iain Sut­ton and only a fur­ther 17 points to third placed man Colin Dowl­ing, the fi­nal round of the 2018 sea­son could be very in­ter­est­ing in­deed!

A 12.15-sec­ond pass took Steve Jen­ner­way into third place.

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