De Pasquale takes Formula Ford points lead

Anton De Pasquale

Anton De Pasquale

Anton De Pasquale has taken the lead in the Australian Formula Ford Championship by winning Round 4 at Winton.

The 17-year-old Melbourne-based driver secured a sweep of all three races victories to move eight points clear of Macauley Jones.

Jones finished second in each of the first two races before an electrical issue sidelined his CAMS Rising Star Mygale in the final.

Consistency gave Sam Power second for the weekend, moving the Spectrum pilot to third in the standings.

Rounding out the weekend podium was James Goulding following a trio of fourth place finishes.

Third place finisher in Race 1, Liam Sager, had his weekend unravel with an electrical-failure induced DNF in the second encounter.

He drove from the back of the grid to sixth in the final, one place ahead of series debutant Chelsea Angelo.

The Aussie Racing Car Series completed the weekend program at Winton, with Brendon Pingel proving the overall victor.

Pingel took a fourth, a sixth and two wins from the weekend to top the podium from Travis Edwards and Hayden Stephensen.

The ARC races were peppered with incidents. Oil caught out reigning series winner Kyle Clews and a host of others in Race 3, while the finale included a spectacular rollover for Dean Cottrell following a Safety Car restart.

Both categories will now take a two-month break before returning at the Armor All Gold Coast 600 in October.

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