Still a Healthy lead for Callum MacLeod after Croft
Sep 11th, 2007
It was a tough weekend for Formula Ford Championship leader Callum MacLeod and despite some setbacks, the 19-year-old left Croft with a very healthy 82-point lead with two more events to go.
The first race of the day saw Callum take 2nd spot on the podium after a frantic battle up front with Nick Tandy. Callum was leading when Nick made a move at the Hairpin which resulted in contact and Callum dropped down the order into 2nd.
As is usual for racer Callum he comfortably kept the pressure on all the way to the chequered flag, challenging hard for the lead, separated only by less than a hundredth of a second on the road.
Race two took place on Sunday but it was a non point scoring event for pole sitter Callum after engine failure saw him stall on the grid. There was further drama as David Brown ran over Callum’s rear wheel and championship debutant Alex Jones ran over the debris, putting them all out of the race.
The final event of the day saw Callum start from the back of the grid. He drove superbly through the challenging pack into a points scoring position within a few laps. From the off at least seven cars were all gunning for victory and Callum finished an impressive 3rd in what was a extremely close race.
The penultimate round will take place at Brands Hatch as part of the World Touring Car Championship on the 23rd September.