Oldfield Motorsport win third championship title
Fresh from winning the National Formula Ford Championship two weeks earlier, Oldfield Motorsport, backed by Teng Tools, won their third championship on Saturday 11th October by adding the Northern Championship to their tally for the year.
The Northern Championship, which is based predominantly at Cheshire’s Oulton Park, but also visited Donignton Park and Anglesey, drew to a conclusion with two races to decide the champion. Oldfield Motorsport, with their driver Stuart Gough, entered the day with a narrow two point lead over David McArthur who had finished third overall in the National Championship. Therefore winning the Northern title would be far from straightforward.
A challenging qualifying session, held in damp conditions, saw Stuart claim pole position for both races, despite only completing four laps in a session that was curtailed early by a red flag.
Stuart commented after the session;
We missed the first part of qualifying as we knew the track would get quicker, the red flag nearly caught us as I was still not on full attack when I did join the action. Luckily we did enough for Pole position regardless.
Race 1 and Race 2 would follow a similar pattern, Stuart lead each race from start to finish, on each occasion resisting early pressure from the chasing pack to build a comfortable lead as the race progressed. In the end Stuart won Race 1 by 5.025 seconds and Race 2 by 3.861 seconds and with it the Northern Championship to cap off a fantastic year for the team.
An exuberant team principle James Oldfield reflected;
An exceptional performance today with two comfortable wins, its fair to say we are on a high at the moment.
To win three titles in our debut year is something we can all be proud of and sets the team up well for 2015 where we intend to defend out championship titles.
Oldfield Motorsport will next be in action at the world renowned Formula Ford Festival on October 25th/26th at Brands Hatch (Kent). The Festival brings together the best drivers and teams from across Europe with the team running Stuart and Portuguese driver Pedro Matos.