End of Season Curborough

The Hillclimb and Sprint Association ran the final round of their HSA Speed Championship at Curborough sprint course in Staffordshire on Saturday 11th October.

Historically this end of season event is an opportunity for non HSA championship drivers to swap their usual competition vehicle for a share drive with a fellow competitor and drive a different car. British Hillclimb Championship driver Alex Summers who finished 5th overall this season, shared with Bernard Kevill in the Suzuki powered OMS 28 whilst regular co-driver Simon Andrews was at the wheel of his son Michael's similarly powered Force HC for the day. 

Alex finished 2nd FTD despite having an unsatisfactory seating position in the absence of a purpose moulded seat to suit him. He held off Martin Jones by four hundredths who took 3rd FTD and just three tenths further back was Michael Andrews who closed in for fourth place overall.

To view a full race report click here.

The following day Sunday 12th October Midland Automobile Club ran their last competitive speed event of the season: again at Curborough. Some of the previous day's drivers were also competing.

A newcomer to the 1100cc racing car class driving the Mark & Annie Goodyear OMS Hornet, was Matthew Ryder son of Caroline Ryder and grandson of former British Sprint Champion Ken Ayres. Unlike on the previous day, this meeting ran on a different track configuration. Matthew's best time of 55.97 seconds placed him fifth out of a class of fifteen drivers and less than three seconds behind class winner Chris Aspinal and his 53.08 best time of day in the new F1 designed car.

Simon Andrews returned to the OMS 28 he shares with Bernie Kevill; Simon finished third in class and took third FTD. Also joining them in class were Ian and James Wilson in their OMS PR and David Owen who only managed to complete one timed run in the OMS 2000M, but David's first run time of 56.75 maintained his sixth place in the class.

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Date: 14/10/2014 | Author: L.Owen