Roger stars in national championship races

PUBLISHED: 12:46 30 August 2017

Roger Orgee.

Roger Orgee.

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Racing driver Roger Orgee posted some impressive results at the national Formula Ford Championships held at Silverstone.

Silverstone played host to the national Formula Ford Championship over three days with Langford driver Roger Orgee facing the best drivers from the UK and Ireland.

Qualifying was interesting with a strong headwind down the straight slowing top speed unless you slipstreamed another car. Roger and his teammate Mike Eastwell worked together to good effect with Roger qualifying on the second row of the grid out of 36 drivers.

In race one there was a seven-car train all trying to win. Roger moved up and down the group until the last lap when a perfectly timed move saw him finish a creditable third.

Race two saw a similar pattern with Roger holding third place for the first six laps, but an error pushed him back to eighth place, but fought back to end up in fourth place, alongside the Irish FF champion.

Race three promised fireworks, having the top eight places reversed so Roger was to start in fifth place. The first laps were a blur as the top drivers worked their way to the front.

Roger was embroiled in a furious scrap over third spot but in the last few laps he pulled away, closing on the first two, to finish third and on the podium again.

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