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Sporting family living life in the fast lane


by Eddie Whitham

THE McArthur family from Warrington are once again living life in the fast lane at Oulton Park.

Dad Neil and his sons David and Tom were once again at Oulton Park recently competiting in the Avon Tyres Formula Ford 1600 Northern Championship Races.

The McArthur family were al  battling it out in their identical Van Diemen LA10 BM 1600 Racing cars. In race one, although finishing third ,David put up the fastest lap with a speed of 88.30 mph while his average speed for the race over 9 laps of the Oulton Park International Circuit was 86.88 mph.

Brother Tom finished in fourth place while dad Neil finished in eighth place.

Their second race was reduced to 6 laps due the safety car being deployed because of incidents of the track. In the second race the McArthur’s were again taking podium places, David finishing second (in an average speed of 60.53 mph)and Tom finishing third (in an average speed of 60.50 mph). Dad Neil finishing in sixth place (with an average speed of (59.65 mph).

Again David put up the fastest lap time; 87.55 mph.

“Before the start of race two I thought Tom would win as he was really going well in the first race” said David. “The safety car shortened the race and I did not have enough laps to make up the time” said Tom.

Neil added:  ” Both races were very close and it was a battle to the end made even harder by the lack of laps due to the safety car being deployed”.


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Experienced journalist for more than 35 years. Managing Director of magazine publishing group with six in-house titles and on-line daily newspaper for Warrington. Experienced writer, photographer, PR consultant and media expert having written for local, regional and national newspapers. Specialties: PR, media, social networking, photographer, networking, advertising, sales, media crisis management. Patron Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace. Trustee Warrington Disability Partnership. Former Chairman of Warrington Town FC.

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