Rogers heads the championship into last race
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Roger Orgee heads the championship at Castle Combe with just one race remaining.
LANGFORD’S Roger Orgee and his Weston College Formula Ford survived a soggy day at Castle Combe, where he needed to ensure his lead was kept intact.
Qualification was the key to success on a wet track as once you get amongst the tail-enders, the lap times are slower. Roger’s team got him out first to ensure a clear track and he soon set a blistering pole setting time.
Roger remained on pole until the dying minutes of qualifying when his team-mate bettered his time by four thousands of a second.
Roger’s reply was blocked by a slower car on the last corner, but a front row position was what we needed. Better still his main rival for the championship only qualified seventh.
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The weather did not improve for the race, so survival was the order of the day to protect the championship position. As the lights changed, Roger and his team-mate Nathan Ward broke away in the blinding spray and were never headed or challenged by the rest of the 28-car pack.
Roger’s main rival was running fifth until the third-placed driver spun off the track, handing a valuable point to Roger’s rival.
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Finally, Roger came home a happy, if damp, second. He now leads the championship into the final October 4.