OLD SCHOOL FORD DRAG CHALLENGE
Old Skool Ford host another smoketastic round of the popular race series.
“THE OSFDC RACERS MORE THAN HELD THEIR OWN”
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.