Hello all. Mods, feel free to move this into the dedicated Formula Ford section if you feel it is suitable. I've put this in here as I think there is a wider audience who can help.
Over the last few years, race day programmes have done away with the lap record listings. This has made finding out current class lap records very difficult, especially for FF1600 which has no dedicated club or website on which such a database can be found.
Using TSL and some of my race result sheets I have compiled the following list of FF1600 lap records:
FF1600 Lap Records
|Anglesey Coastal||Scott Malvern||Ray GRS08||1m11.179s||04/06/2009|
|Anglesey International||Scott Malvern||Ray GRS08||1m33.028s||05/06/2009|
|Brands Hatch Indy||Ivor McCullough||Van Diemen RF00||49.964s||17/10/2010|
|Brands Hatch GP||Jordan Skinner||Van Diemen RF91||1m36.735s||04/06/2011|
|Castle Combe||Josh Fisher||Mygale SJ03||1m10.511s||24/03/2008|
|Croft||-|| || || |
|Donington Park National||John Murphy||Van Diemen RF90||1m15.348s||15/05/2011|
|Donington Park International||-|| || || |
|Knockhill||Graham Carroll||Van Diemen RF92||54.617s||14/09/2008|
|Mallory Park||Jamie Spence||Swift SC92||47.78s||23/08/1992|
|Oulton Park Fosters||Mark Chadwick||Van Diemen RF04||1m04.570s||31/03/2007|
|Oulton Park Island||Jordan Skinner||Ray GRK10||1m30.594s||26/04/2010|
|Oulton Park International||Gavin Wills||Van Diemen RF00||1m47.327s||11/10/2008|
|Silverstone National||Neville Smyth||Ray GR07||1m02.305s||04/11/2007|
|Snetterton 200||-|| || || |
|Snetterton 300||-|| || || |
|Thruxton||Ed Moore||Van Diemen RF00||1m22.955s||28/06/2009|
There are a few blanks as Snetterton and Donington have had layout changes without any FF1600 racing taking part on the new circuits. Croft, to the best of my knowledge, has only held Classic FF1600 races, which means that one of their runners must hold the overall FF1600 lap record. If anyone knows this, please add to the thread/table.
Brands GP had a race in 2005 under the MSV Midlands/South series. It contained Peter Dempsey and Ed Moore but TSL don't have the results anymore. Therefore, I don't know if a faster lap was set in this race. Does anyone know?
The same goes for Thruxton where a King of Kents race was held in 2003 featuring Mr. Moore, Pat Blakeney and Gavin Wills. Was there a sub 1m22.9s lap in that race?
I have JEB digging in his collection so I will also see what he comes up with.
For some reason, I have in my head that Neville Smyth did a lap of 1m01.9s at the WHT a few years ago, but I can't find this. Does anyone know if the time I have listed is correct. It may have been beaten during an obscure Powernights race or possibly another BRSCC race.
Thanks in advance for anyone's help. It'd be good to get a full list of UK FF1600 lap records circulating around competitors. With cars getting slightly faster in some cases there may be a few lap records broken in 2012 - I was certainly close to the (possible) Brands GP record last year; just 0.03s off