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Good showings from Andrew Higginbottom and Ray Smith

Away from the Castle Combe Formula Ford series the WPR team have taken in a couple of rounds of the MSVF Heritage Formula Ford (for Pre 93 cars) at Silverstone & Donington Park with Andrew Higginbottom and the Northern Formula Ford Championship at Outlon Park.

At Donington on April 21st Andrew qualified well in 12 place (in a 24 car field) in the WPR Van Diemen RF88. The first of two races was red flagged after four laps but on the restart Andrew was able to maintain an excellent 7th place to the finish. In Race 2 Andrew went one better to score a fine 6th place.

Anfrew continued his good form at Silverstone on June 24th qualifying 6th and finishing 5th.

The PR team of Formula Fords were three strong at Oulton Park on June 16 with Ray Smith (RF88) qualifying in an excellent 6th in a 25 car field followed by Wayne Poole (RF88) in 15th and Steve Bracegirdle in 22nd. In another messy, red flagged race Ray managed to finish eighth (for 3rd and a podium in Class C), closely followed by Wayne a few tenths behind in 9th and Steve in 18th. In the same race Ray's son, Rory, scored an excellent overall win from Pole in a Medina Racing JL18