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An epic ending to a great season

47 cars made it to the grid for the 5th and final race of the 2018 Crossflow Cup.  By season's end, over 100 drivers had run in the series, 15 drivers made every race, and 28 drivers made 4 races.   While not without heartache and challenge, it is now a group that knows each other and have reached a point where they can race close and hard, but with the respect friends afford each other.   And it culminated in a season finale that saw no incidents and 99% green flag racing.   

To see all the weekend's action, check out and share our wrap-up film.

The Charity Challenge, a film by Lucy Snow

2018 produced great friendships, racing and worthy award winners and champions.

 Kim Madrid, 2018 Crossflow Cup Recipient

Kim Madrid, 2018 Crossflow Cup Recipient

The Crossflow Cup is made each year by Jay Ivey, and goes to the driver our selection committee feels is both a great representative of the sport and a huge contributor to it.   Kim Madrid is the founder for the FF Driver's Challenge and between her efforts on and off track is without question one of the great leaders and voices of the sport.  

 Masters podium presented by Lynn St. James. Champ Dave Zurlinden (far right) Tom Duncan (far left) and Dan Wise (Center)

Masters podium presented by Lynn St. James. Champ Dave Zurlinden (far right) Tom Duncan (far left) and Dan Wise (Center)

The Master's Championship is for drivers 60 and over.  These guys are fast, and a real inspiration to all athletes... never slow down!  Dave Zurlinden was the 2018 Champion, followed by Tom Duncan and Dan Wise.

 Series MVP Chris Schoap

Series MVP Chris Schoap

The Series MVP trophy is awarded to the driver that runs every race, never puts a foot wrong, improves materially throughout the year, and that competitors can trust and rely on for impeccable sportsmanship, and help when things get tough.  Chris is quiet, fast, very accomplished and a great guy to hang out with

The Historic Formula Ford Championship podium was headed by Series Champion Art Hebert, followed by Martin Lauber and Andrew Wait (presented by racing Legend Lynn St James)

 Club Ford Championship Podium, Todd Strong, Dan Wise and Jeff Rothman presented by Lynn St. James.

Club Ford Championship Podium, Todd Strong, Dan Wise and Jeff Rothman presented by Lynn St. James.

The growing Club Ford Championship was won by Todd Strong, followed by iron men (ran every event) Dan Wise and Jeff Rothman. 

 Rookie of the year Will Jackson

Rookie of the year Will Jackson

Series Rookie of the year went to Will Jackson.  Running a John Anderson prepared Titan, Will did a great job at this first race, and we look forward to big things from him in 2019.  Will won a new HJC helmed, presented by Mike Summers

 Best Formula Ford winner, Laurent Parmantier, presented by John Anderson.

Best Formula Ford winner, Laurent Parmantier, presented by John Anderson.

Every year the car prep committee picks out a car that is exceptional.  It is prepared to a high standard and has the right level of coolness to it.  This year Laurent Parmantier won the best Formula Ford trophy for his immaculate Crossle 16/20.

2019 will be amazing

The Monterey Historics, the 50th anniversary, Formula Ford Festivals, and the Crossflow points races will make 2019 another epic year. For now, we want to say thank you to our sponsors, host clubs, Jim Cody our score keeper and everyone who came out to compete.  Have a great winter, recharge your batteries and stay tuned for more news and info about next year.

 

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