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Hale driver forced to retire at Oulton Park
11:11am Monday 26th August 2013 in Sport
DEREK Walker, from Hale, was racing a Terrier single seater over the Bank Holiday in the historic Formula Junior race at Oulton Park’s annual premier event, the Gold Cup.
There was the added bonus this year of it being Oulton Park’s 60th anniversary.
Walker, who has been racing at Oulton Park over many years, claimed a very respectable seventh spot on the starting grid - fifth in his class - and in the main race, a lightning start saw him gain four places on the first lap.
But it was all for nothing as he was struck by mechanical gremlins on lap three and had to retire from the race.