OMS Racing News

 Wednesday 24th September 2014

Alderney Speed Week 18 - 20th September

The annual trip to the Alderney Speed Week in the Channel Islands took place last week.

Fort Corblets

At Thursday's Fort Corblets meeting Jason Mourant took FTD in his OMS 25 RPE V8 with his time of 21.03 seconds.

Alan Prevel took first in the 1100cc racing car class with the OMS PR, whilst Mark le Cras finished 2nd in the sports libre class in The Wheel Doctor OMS SC1.

Le Grande Val

On a roll from the previous day Jason Mourant again took FTD and also set a new outright course record at Le Grande Val event on Friday. Congratulations Jason.

Sarah Gaudion took the 1600cc racing car class win in the OMS CF08 from Justin Smith's OMS 25 he shares with dad Charlie Smith who finished 3rd in class.

Fort Tougis

Saturday's Fort Tougis hillclimb rounded off Jason's weekend with his third FTD. Sarah took a further class win, this time ahead of Charlie Smith in second place.

Harewood 20th & 21st September

The final rounds of the Harewood Speed Hillclimb Championship took place over the weekend.

At Saturday's Greenwood Cup Hillclimb Richard Vaughan took the Sports Libre class win with a 57.73 climb in his OMS PRSL. Andrew Short in the OMS SC1 finished 3rd in class.

1600cc racing cars saw Paul Martin and Jersey competitors Steve and Cathy Elliott finish 3rd to 5th in class. Whilst in the 2.0 Ltr racing car class Jim Macdiarmid took the win in his recently acquired ex-John Chacksfield Vauxhall powered OMS CF04.

The Mike Wilson Memorial Hillclimb on the Sunday saw Richard Vaughan slip into 3rd in class running a slower time than the previous day with a 58.58 Local driver Simon bailey in his OMS 2000m 1100 finished second in his class whilst in the 1600cc racing car class Paul, Steve and Cathy finished as the previous day. Jim also slipped a place and this time finished 2nd in class.

Paul martin will have been thrilled with his weekend. His time of 56.39 on the Sunday gave him third Fastest Time of Day. Though more importantly his results over the two days secured Paul the 2014 Harewood Speed Hillclimb FTD Championship win. This is the fifth consecutive year that the championship has been won by an OMS car/driver combination. Congratulations Paul.

Shelsley Walsh 20th & 21st September

The Autumn Speed Finale was the final event of the season on the famous Shelsley Walsh hill. The two single day National B meetings attracted a number of OMS drivers across sports libre and racing car classes.

The Charles Williams OMS SC1 was share driven with Charles' son James Williams at Saturday's event. The two were separated by two tenths of a second with James edging his father out on 31.40 seconds to a 31.60 best time from Charles.

In the 1100cc racing car class there were five OMS drivers. James and Ian Wilson drove their OMS P/R and ran best times at 33.53 and 36.22 respectively. Steve Loadsman finished 6th in class in his OMS R/A on his best time of 33.09 seconds. David Owen in his OMS 2000M took fifth in class on a 31.61 second climb. The class win went to OMS 28 driver Simon Andrews on his afternoon run of 28.89 seconds.

1600cc racing car runners John Stockley in the OMS 2000M and Ian Tucker with his CF07 were split by 11/100ths with John having the upper hand with his best time of 29.95 placing them 3rd and 4th in class.

Sunday fielded fewer OMS drivers. Ian Tucker dropped into the sub 30 second bracket with his best of 29.84 to take 3rd in class. Simon Andrews tied on time with David Spencer: both ran a 27.88 on their first climb. With David having the better of their afternoon runs Simon finished 2nd on aggregate times. Bernie Kevill ran a 28.62 in the OMS 28 he shares with Simon.

Doune 20 - 21st September

The Avon Tyres/TCC Group MSA British Hillclimb and Hillclimb Leaders Championships made their final visit of the 2014 season to Doune Hillclimb in Scotland.

Doune regulars Fergus Duncan and Colin Graham represented OMS in the 1100cc racing car class. Fergus finished third in the class with his OMS 2000M whilst Colin finished fifth driving an OMS P/R model.

The Dickson's had another excellent Doune National meeting with their 1600cc OMS 25. It was unfortunate that neither Gary or his son Danny were registered for the British Hillclimb Championship, as both set times that would have qualified them for each of the British run offs. Gary took the class win on a 39.55 with Danny third in class with his best time of 40.30 seconds.

OMS constructor Steve Owen joined the 600cc racing car class once more. This time driving the ex-Ian Cruickshanks car with Mike Fitzsimons. This is OMS chassis number 3 that has been restored by its new owner David Oldridge. Also in class were OMS Hornet regulars Gary Hill and Harry Pick. The win went to Harry with his best time of 45.98 seconds: a fabulous time on a first visit to the hill and in a 600cc car.

Trevor Willis finished third in his class and qualified for both of the British run offs with the OMS 28 RPE V8. In run off one he finished fourth overall and in the next he was third. The placing's secured Trevor second place in the British Hillclimb Championship and he will once again carry the number 2 on his car next season. Trevor has finished in the top three of The British Hillclimb Championship for the last five seasons. Congratulations Trevor.


Results and Times

To view Alderney Fort Corblets results click here and Grande Val results click here.

To view Harewood results click here.

To view Shelsley times click here.

To view Doune results click here. To view photographs of Doune event click here.

To view British and Leaders Championship tables click here.

Date: 23/09/2014 | Author: L.Owen