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Competing at his local circuit for the first time, 18-year-old Yorkshirem­an Samuel Harrison took dominant back-to-back 1000cc Historic Formula 3 and Historic Formula Ford wins in a Speedsport-run Chevron B15 and Merlyn Mk20.

His wins, in wet and dry weather, defined the first Historic Sports Car Club’s Nostalgia weekend since

2019. The FF crown, secured with his seventh campaign victory, was Harrison’s icing on the cake.

Harrison sussed the conditions each day in the F3 car, extending his unbeaten run to eight races and closing the gap to points leader Simon Armer (March 703). Armer was suppressed to third on a very slippery Saturday by Josh Sharp (Chevron B17), his first podium. A grassy excursion at Sunny dropped Sharp to fourth behind Peter Hamilton (Tecno) on Sunday, but he screamed back onto runner-up Armer’s gearbox.

Saturday’s Historic FF1600 curtain-closer had Harrison leagues ahead, but Oliver Chapman (Lola T200) came from seventh to second ahead of Cormac Flanagan, who forged his Alexis Mk14 past Chris Porritt’s Merlyn.

Callum Grant avoided leader Tom McArthur’s spinning Hawke DL2 at Sunny to win Sunday’s Classic FF opener, but unsighted Jordan Harrison (Lola T540E) hit it. Grant then entered the Historic race and finished second from the back. He walked the Classic finale as McArthur and Harrison, enjoying Hadfield Motorsport’s loaned Titan Mk4, carved through to second and third.

Cliff Butler (Vauxhall Carlton) surprised himself in Saturday’s gruesomely slippery 70s Roadsports/80s Production round, charging from 12th to beat championsh­ip leader Jez Clark (Lotus Elan) and Howard Payne (Europa). Payne’s throttle cable snapped on Sunday’s start, but Clark bustled ahead of the Butler who ceded second to Antony Ross (TVR 3000M).

Barry Sime led a Mini 1-2-3-4 in Saturday’s soggy Touring Car race, then Neil Wood (Ford Anglia) repeated his Donington victory on Sunday, beating Warren Briggs (Mustang) and Sime. John Davison (Elan) aced both Historic Road Sports races, although pursuers John Shaw (Morgan +8) and Kevin Kivlochan (AC Cobra) were reversed in the dry.

Red-flagged for zero visibility, Saturday’s Aurora Trophy race was stopped again when veteran John Hayes-Harlow shunted his Ehrlich heavily. Richard

Evans (March 782) was accorded victory. Rory Smith won Sunday’s stanza after Evans’ brakes wilted, but Graham Ridgway was an impressive second in his ex-Evans March 742, ahead of Benn Tilley (Modus M1).

Simon Jackson won his first Guards Trophy race soloing in his Lenham after grappling with Steven Nuttall’s Chevron. The B8 lost its nose after a scrape into Tower before the pitstops, and Ben Tusting (in the Lenham started by dad Rob) was closing at the finish. Trevor Welsh claimed Saturday’s Classic Clubmans race after poleman Adrian Holey crashed at the start, but Clive Wood dug deep to deny Welsh on a damp Sunday morning.

 ?? ?? Harrison mastered the weather in F3
Harrison mastered the weather in F3
 ?? ?? Butler went from 12th to a saloons victory
Butler went from 12th to a saloons victory
 ?? ?? Barry Sime claimed the Historic Touring Car opener
Barry Sime claimed the Historic Touring Car opener

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