OCTOBER 23, 2015 - STEPHENS FINISHES SECOND, DICKERSON FOURTH IN FORMULA FORD FESTIVAL HEAT RACES
WEST KINGSDOWN, England – Michai Stephens and Dakota Dickerson produced impressive performances in tricky conditions during today’s Heat races for the 44th Formula Ford Festival to qualify comfortably for the next round of competition tomorrow (Sunday) morning.
Both Team USA Scholarship drivers qualified fifth for their respective Heat races in dry conditions. Stephens lined up behind no fewer than three former Festival winners but lost no time in moving his way forward after rain had begun falling as the cars lined up on the pre-grid. A fine start saw him into fourth at the first corner. Stephens then made an impressive pass on 2013 Festival champion Niall Murray, braking deep on the inside line into Paddock Hill Bend on Lap Two to move up to third, where he remained until Lap 11 when he took advantage of a mistake by Luke Williams at Paddock Hill Bend to grasp second.