I'm The Man

Trevor Willis left the pack in his wake, as he dominated Wiscombe Park Hillclimb today when the Avon Tyres MSA British and TTC Group MSA Leaders Hillclimb Championships regrouped once more, following the Channel Islands British Championship events last weekend.

OMS drivers competed in 5 different classes at the venue and took the winning honors in two.
Alex Summers was once more driving the family OMS 1100CF that he has had much success in this season, taking the class win today. He has previously qualified the diminutive 1100cc car for the British Hillclimb Championship this season, scoring 10 points at Prescott in April. He added to his OMS points tally today with a fine 9th place in run off 2 and a further two championship points.

Ian Tucker who drives an OMS CF07 will be pleased with his placing in the fiercely competitive 1600cc single seater class, snatching 6th place to secure Leaders Championship points.

Without any question the man of the event was Trevor Willis in the PowerTec V8 OMS 25. Wiscombe Park is one of Trevor’s favorite venues and this was apparent on his first timed class run when he set a time of 34.01 seconds running under the outright hill record time of 34.16 seconds set by Adam Fleetwood in 2004. This awesome time placed Trevor in the top qualifying spot for the first of the Avon Tyres MSA British Hillclimb run offs.

Before the run off commenced the weather changed and rain fell producing challenging conditions for the 12 drivers who had qualified. A failed run for one competitor led to a delay whilst the car was recovered, this allowed the track to start drying giving an advantage to those drivers still to run. Legendary for his car control on a damp track, Trevor optimized the improving conditions to take the win and add 10 points to his overall British Championship points score.

The afternoon timed runs saw Trevor once again out qualify the field. Being the last man to run Trevor would know that the fastest time on the board was 34.26 seconds and that a repeat of his qualifying time of 34.16 would secure a second win. In his usual determined fashion he launched the car up the hill with everything to play for. The clock stopped on 33.92 seconds the first ever sub 34 second climb at the venue and resetting Trevor’s own outright hill record from earlier in the day. Two run off wins, a class win & record, an overall hill record & Fastest Time of the Day - not a bad day Trev!

Results from todays meeting can be found here and for details of both run offs and overall championship positions go to the official British Hillclimb Championship website.

Date: 29/07/2012 | Author: L.Owen