It was another career weekend for Ammonite Motorsport driver Colin Queen as he earned one win, three podiums, and scored a new lap record this past weekend at the penultimate round of the BSRCC National Formula Ford Championship at Donington Park. Courtesy of his triple podium winning weekend, American driver Colin Queen earned Vice-Championship honors in the overall series point battle.
After qualifying on the outside of the front row in the second position, Queen was able to keep the position through the opening laps as he looked to score valuable championship points. In a race that was shortened due to a car going off track and dragging gravel back onto the racing surface, officials deemed the racing unsafe and brought the race to a stop. Finishing second on track, Queen took home the maximum national points to keep his remote title hopes alive with two races to go.
In race two, Queen was in a four-way battle for the lead. After working to hold the position from the attack of other competitors, Queen was able to sweep around the outside of the second-place runner in the early stage of the race to gain the lead. As drivers began to battle behind him, Queen could draw away from the rest of the field to secure the win by over three seconds and continue adding to his 2022 results resume. On route to the top step of the podium, Queen earned the fastest lap of the race at 1:38.992, which was later classified as a new track record.
Race three on the weekend would be a reverse grid start as Queen started on the outside of row three in the sixth position. Unable to gain enough points to earn the title, the American driver aimed to score the best results possible as he had the likes of Niall Murray, Joey Foster, Rory Smith, a host of Formula Ford Festival and National Champions. Showing the speed of his Ray formula machine, Queen once again set the fastest lap of the race as he climbed up the running order to cross the stripe in the second position.
“Great weekend and great season,” expressed Queen. “We came up just short in the overall series title chase but that just makes me hungrier for success in the future. I look forward to the 2023 season and getting into a car with slicks and wings.”
With the weekend results, Colin Queen finished in the second position in the overall BSRCC National FF1600 Championship.
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Photos: Rachel Bourne