All That Jazz

Not the usual mid-summer Midland Hilclimb Championship scene at Prescott: a red double decker bus in the paddock. Let alone a bus complete with Jazz band entertaining spectators and competitors alike.

Trevor Willis was in the front seats with his race car parked alongside this musical icon of British public transport. Trevor commented "The Jazz duo was great. They played while we were competing. I was really enjoying listening to them while sitting in the car waiting to go out in the runoff, very relaxing".

Their music certainly had the desired effect on Trevor, he won Class L unlimited single seaters and both Avon BMTR Top Ten Runoffs, setting Fastest Time of Day in the process. He put in dominant drives that left his closest rivals adrift by at least a second.

The tricky conditions caused some OMS drivers to damage their cars. Neville Rollason drove up to Yorkshire on Saturday afternoon following contact with the barriers in the Esses during practice. The OMS 25 incurred front wing and steering damage that Steve repaired, enabling Nev to compete on the Sunday and win his class. Whilst at Steve's Nev also collected a new upright for the OMS 2000M of Simon Andrews and Bernard Kevill, good news for the guys that Nev had to travel to the OMS works: Simon and Bernard finished 2nd and 6th in Class I.

Other solid drives came from Tina Hawkes who took 2nd in class to Neville Rollason in Class J and Richard Summers who drove the OMS 1100CF to 4th place in Class I.

Date: 25/06/2012 | Author: L.Owen