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Friday, June 1, 2012

Conner Ford Dominates in Formula F at Buttonwillow Raceway

Formula Ford, Pacific Formula F, Formula F, F1600Conner Ford continued his mastery of the 2012 Corsa Car Care presents Pacific Formula F Super Series with another pair of race wins May 19-20 at Buttonwillow Raceway in California, his fourth and fifth victories in six starts this season.

Ford and his PR1 Honda Mygale were untouchable at Buttonwillow, qualifying on the pole for both races, and leading series debutant Al Savo home for a PR1 Racing 1-2 result in both races.

Honda Formula F, Formula Ford, F1600In Saturday’s opener, Ford led convincingly from green to checker, despite 100-degree weather. The fight for second was the highlight of the race, with Savo battling the Porter Racing Swift Ford of Ed Erlandson until a wheel-banging pass in the closing laps settled the fight in Savo’s favor. Erlandson held on to finish third, followed by defending series champion Jerry Anderson in a Swift Ford and the Piper Honda of Sage Marie.

Ford repeated his wire-to-wire run on Sunday for his second Formula F victory of the weekend, while the best battle was once again the fight for second. This time, it was an all-Honda affair, as Marie and series newcomer Neil Roberts battled Savo. The three traded places frequently for 12 of the scheduled 16 laps before Savo edged out a six-tenths of a second advantage at the finish, followed by Roberts and Marie.

The six-car Formula F field at Buttonwillow was the largest of the season, including four Honda-powered cars and two entries using the Ford Kent engine. Ford now holds a commanding 193 – 96 lead in the points championship over Erlandson. Marie rounds out the top three in the championship with 61 points.

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Next up for the Corsa Car Care presents Pacific Formula F Super Series is the June 9-10 doubleheader weekend at Auto Club Speedway near Los Angeles. More information on this exciting series is available at www.pacificF2000.com.

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