A dozen British Hillclimb Championship registered contenders made the journey to Northern Ireland for rounds 3 and 4 of the 2016 championship at Craigantlet, just outside of Belfast. All were guaranteed a place in the championship run offs providing they set a time on their class runs.
The class for racing cars up to 2.0 litre 8 valve and 1400cc multi valve engines was won by class record holder Chris Houston in his 1400cc ex-Tim Wilson OMS CF04. His time 46.57s was also a new class record: congratulations Chris. Running with Chris in class were two more OMS drivers, Kevin Creaven in his 1000cc OMS PR and Brendan Flynn also running an OMS PR. Brendan's quickest climb 51.95s placed him 5th in class behind Kevin in 4th on a best run time 49.58s.
Kevin Creaven OMS PR 1100cc
All other racing cars with a higher capacity ran in the one class which was won by multiple BHC Champion Scott Moran with his best class run time 40.22s Second in class was 2012 BHC Champion Trevor Willis in the OMS 28 V8 with a time of 40.76s.
Trevor Willis OMS 28 V8
Trevor and Kevin both qualified for the first of the two Top twelve run offs. Kevin finished 7th with a run time of 50.57, whilst gear selection problems hampered Trevor who finished 10th crawling to the finish in 91.46s to take the final point scoring position.
Fortunately the gear selection problem was sorted and Trevor bounced back in the second run off to finish 2nd on 39.80s. Kevin qualified again and this time he finished eighth on an improved time of 49.10 seconds: his fastest run of the day.
BHC Round 3 results click here.
BHC Round 4 results click here.
Date: 2/05/2016 | Author: L.Owen