Search

Mills leads way in Formula Ford series

09:00 09 May 2014

Connor Mills leads the way from Bobby Thompson during the Formula Ford action at Thruxton (pic: amsoul-images.com)

Connor Mills leads the way from Bobby Thompson during the Formula Ford action at Thruxton (pic: amsoul-images.com)

Archant

Upminster teen tops scholarship class

Upminster’s Connor Mills leads the Formula Ford Scholarship Class after the latest round of racing at Thruxton.

The teenager had some issues with his car during qualifying, which put paid to hopes of a good starting spot, but he still managed to record a second place finish and two thirds.

He said: “It was a good weekend and we had some solid scholarship finishes in all three races.

“We were on the back foot to start the weekend because we had driveshaft problems in qualifying, which meant we only completed three laps, so I had no chance to qualify anywhere high up.

“We had some very good starts, though, usually making up at least two places by the end of the first few corners.”

The next round of the championship takes place at Oulton Park, Cheshire in early June, with Mills hoping to make some improvements to the car in the short break to enable him to maintain his lead in the standings.

He holds a 10-point advantage over Ricky Collard at present and added: “We lacked a bit of pace at Thruxton, but I am going to be working very hard with the team in order to find that little extra that we are lacking.

“We also are still leading the Scholarship and I will be looking to extend that lead at Oulton Park.”

Hornchurch’s Bobby Thompson finished third in the scholarship ranks in the first race of the weekend, before adding two fourth places.

Remaining fixtures, Oulton Park, Cheshire (June 7-8); Croft, North Yorkshire (June 28-29); Snetterton, Norfolk (August 2-3); Knockhill, Fife (August 23-24); Rockingham, Northants (September 6-7); Silverstone, Northants (September 27-28); Brands Hatch, Kent (October 11-12).

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Sport Stories

20:01
Liam Chong celebrates scoring for London Raiders against Streatham last season (pic: John Scott)

Home start to National League season

18:40
Romford's Dave Ajumobi (1) represented Great Britain with the Midnight Madness team in Germany this month

Leopards ace helps squad reach GRC final

12:47
Midnight Madness is coming to London in August (pic: Graham Hodges)

Defensive ace added to roster

10:00
Daggers manager Wayne Burnett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Daggers manager relatively pleased despite friendly loss at Braintree

Most read sport

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder