Warrington represented at Oulton Park

Warrington Guardian: David McArthur from Rixton racing in his 1600cc Van Dieman LA10 coming through Deer Leap. Pictures by Mike Lyne David McArthur from Rixton racing in his 1600cc Van Dieman LA10 coming through Deer Leap. Pictures by Mike Lyne

WARRINGTON was represented by six racing drivers at Oulton Park for the FunCup Championship Race Day.

Rixton’s racing McArthur family, father Neil sons Tom and David, were all in 1600cc Formula Fords built after 1989.

Eldest son David came out on top with a second and a fastest lap in the first of two races followed by a first-placed finish.

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Warrington Guardian:

David McArthur racing and on the podium. All pictures by Mike Lyne

 

Neil finished ninth in both races while Tom had an incident in the first race that bent a suspension arm, resulting in his retirement. In the second race he finished seventh.

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Neil McArthur

 

Lymm’s Phil Nelson was racing his 1600cc Formula Ford in the cars built before 1990 races.

Phil finished in 15th and 16th respectively, he was pleased nothing went wrong with the car after only finished a total rebuild of five days ago.

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Warrington Guardian:

Phil Nelson, racing and after the event

 

Abraham De Groot, from Croft, and Stephen Johansen, from Penketh, raced in a four-hour endurance event in VW Beetle ‘look-alikes’ comprising a racing chassis and modern VW engines.

Starting 12th, they made steady progress to lead by lap 131.

Still in the lead on lap 167, fresh rain made the track slippery sending them onto the gravel.

They got back on track after losing four laps and crossed the finish line after a gruelling 180 laps in 13th.

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The VW Beetle look-alike driven by Abraham De Groot, from Croft, and Stephen Johansen, from Penketh

 

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Action in the Pits during a refuelling stop and driver change by Abraham De Groot and Stephen Johansen

 

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