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FORMULA FORD TITLES ON THE LINE IN SYDNEY

Tim Hamilton leads the Australian Formula Ford 1600 Series heading into the final round - Photo: Matthew Paul

Tim Hamilton leads the Australian Formula Ford 1600 Series heading into the final round – Photo: Matthew Paul

At least one Australian Formula Ford Series Champion will be crowned at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend, with the event marking the third and final round of the Formula Ford 1600 competition for vehicles powered by Ford Kent motors.

The Kent series is set for a blockbuster finish with just four points separating Tim Hamilton and Mitch Maddren at the top of the standings.

Maddren won the opening round at Winton after a remarkable recovery from a crash early in the weekend, and was in fine form in Round 2 at Queensland Raceway, winning the first two races. However, a DNF in the final due to mechanical problems cost him severely, and handed the championship ascendancy to Hamilton.

Max Vidau could also wrap up the Australian Formula Ford title in Sydney - Photo: Matthew Paul

Max Vidau could also wrap up the Australian Formula Ford title in Sydney – Photo: Matthew Paul

In the outright (Duratec Class) title could be decided as well, with Max Vidau enjoying a healthy 52 point advantage over his nearest rival, Borland Racing Developments driver Jayden Ojeda. If the 16-year-old South Australian can extend his lead to 62 points by the end of the weekend, he will wrap up the championship with a round to spare.

As well as Round 5 of the Australian Formula Ford Series and Round 3 of the Australian Formula Ford 1600 Series, this weekend’s race meeting also incorporates Round 5 of the NSW Formula Ford Championship. A massive field of 31 Formula Fords will participate in the weekend’s three races, equalling the largest field for the category this year.

Australian Formula Ford Series
Top 10 Points (after Round 4 of 6)
1. Max Vidau – 177
2. Jayden Ojeda – 125
3. Hunter McElrea – 119
4. Cameron Shields – 111
5. Cooper Murray – 108
6. Liam McLellan – 83
7. Nathan Herne – 72.5
8. Harrison Jones – 61
9. Jordan Boys – 55.5
10. Zac Soutar – 55.5

Australian Formula Ford 1600 Series
Top 5 Points (after Round 2 of 3)
1. Tim Hamilton – 82
2. Mitch Maddren – 78
3. Karla Curtis – 44
4. Kane Coleman – 30
=5. James Corbett – 24
=5. Jimmy Bailey – 24

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