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One of the best . . .

Posted by Nathan Ward on July 20, 2010 at 8:38 AM Comments comments (0)

With qualifying at 9:15 and the race being at 18:00, this was the longest day I have ever had at Castle Combe. Qualifying was an eventful session as all drivers desperately tried to make themselves a gap to set a hot lap. On lap 6 a car had an incident at Tower corner and was stranded on the exit kerb. Yellow flags came out and although the session continued, very few drivers managed to improve their fastest lap while trying to negotiate the stricken car. My best time, 1...

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Ups and downs . . .

Posted by Nathan Ward on June 21, 2010 at 10:53 AM Comments comments (0)

 

For the second year running the Summer Racing Carnival round at Castle Combe has proven to be a weekend of both extremes. Last year a DNF in race 1 was followed by a storming drive through the field up to 15th place. This year started with a very tricky qualifying session. The session on track before the Formula Fords had left almost half of the circuit covered in oil and this meant that the first 3 laps of the session were spent driving through plumes of co...

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A new burst of speed. . .

Posted by Nathan Ward on June 17, 2010 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

 This was a very successful test day with even more improvements in lap time as I was able to consistently put in lap times around the mid 11’s. This sort of lap time would put me in the top 6 of the grid come race day, so I am really looking forward to a successful race weekend.

Nathan

 

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Race Reports for British Icons Race Day (31/05/2010)

Posted by Nathan Ward on June 3, 2010 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)
"The leaders were far from the only entertaining thing in the event. Only a couple of seconds behind, Nathan Ward produced an outstanding performance to take the Golden Bull Racing/RJW Engineering/Swift Cooper SC95 to fourth after a thrilling tussle with his team-mate Robert Hall in Swift's latest creation. It took several passing moves to and fro before Ward finally secured his richly-deserved fourth position."
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Good things come to those who wait . . .

Posted by Nathan Ward on June 1, 2010 at 10:13 AM Comments comments (0)

After having two test days in a row where I had improved on my personal best, the pressure was really on to translate this into a solid race performance.

The qualifying session was one of the most interesting that I have taken part in because in ...

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The best day so far . . .

Posted by Nathan Ward on May 28, 2010 at 9:23 AM Comments comments (0)

With the second May race rapidly approaching I took advantage of the good weather and went to the afternoon session of the pre race test day at Castle Combe. After a series of punctures during my first few sessions I was a little disheartened but glad that we found the problem on a practice day and not during the race. Lap times reduced very quickly until I was improving...

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Start of things to come . . .

Posted by Nathan Ward on May 3, 2010 at 10:18 PM Comments comments (0)

The second race of the 2010 season saw a later start for the Castle Combe Formula Ford�s. With qualifying in the mid morning and no race until 15:30 it made a nice change to not have to be at the track in the early hours. The qualifying session was a difficult one due to a busy track with backmarkers at every corner and I was also struggling to find rear end grip. I ended u...

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Race One . . . Again!

Posted by Nathan Ward on April 5, 2010 at 7:54 PM Comments comments (0)
The first race of the season was always going to be one full of nerves and excitement. All four cars in the team awning had changed their image and I was determined for it to be a fresh start for me as well.
After the joys of signing on and scrutineering at 7:00am, the...
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Last Test before the New Season . . .

Posted by Nathan Ward on April 1, 2010 at 10:29 PM Comments comments (0)

The pre race test day saw a lot more Formula Fords returning to Combe. In fact there were too many to fit in one track session, so whoever made it down to the grid first would be allowed out and the remainder had to wait for all the other sessions before getting on track.

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Flying Start to 2010 . . .

Posted by Nathan Ward on March 25, 2010 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

It may seem like an eternity since my last post, mainly because it has been 5 months since I was last out in the car. Since then there have been a few changes to the car: I now have a freshly rebuilt engine which has been fine tuned by the Formula Ford specialist Neil Bold. I have also fitted a Race Technology data logging system and have spent a great deal of time learn...

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