Malvern’s lap of honour as he takes another title
PUBLISHED: 11:00 05 September 2014
Speedy Scott is the king of Brands
It has been a frustrating season at times for Barkingside motor racing driver Scott Malvern, but there is no argument that he is a racer to be feared in single-seater cars.
The weekend saw him add the Bert Ray Memorial Trophy to his already long and impressive list of single-seater trophies and he also shaved seven tenths off the lap record for Formula Ford 1600 cars at Brands Hatch.
The race itself was almost a carbon copy of his battle in last year’s race with Ollie White, but this time it was the 25-year-old Malvern who took the honours.
The pair started with Malvern in pole and White alongside him and there was hardly any more difference between the two throughout the race.
It was quite a battle between the rivals as they lapped Brands Hatch at a ferocious pace and, despite banging wheels at times, they managed to pull clear of an equally exciting battle for third place.
In the end it was the Barkingside man who took the chequered flag and the honours and he was delighted to be able to turn the tables on his rival.
“Ollie likes to get physical and it’s not the way I normally like to go racing,” said Malvern.
“But I can give as good as I receive if I have to and – after what happened last year when he practically barged me off the track every time I came alongside him! – I was in no mood to give this one up.
“Smashing the lap record was a real nice piece of icing on the cake.”
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