I've Got the Power

The Midland Hill Climb Championship meeting at Shelsley Walsh over the weekend of 3rd and 4th June ran under the banner of "British Racing Green" Along with the usual runners and riders, an invitation class of electric and hybrid cars took to the hill on demonstration runs across the weekend.

Former British Hillclimb Champion and current BHC leader Trevor Willis was invited to demonstrate the newly launched Ford Focus Electric in between running his OMS 28 RPE: quite a contrast.

Willis Goes Electric

Intermittent rain during Sunday's proceedings hampered qualifying for the second BMTR Top 10 run off, with many of the larger capacity single seaters not qualifying. This led to a largely 1100 and 1600cc run off field. Steve Owen's second timed run in the works OMS 28 leap frogged him into second place in class on 26.67s only eleven hundredths behind class winner Robert Kenrick who's first run time 26.56s took the class win. Steve was third fastest qualifier for the second run off.

Joining Steve in the run off was Neal Coles in his 1600cc OMS CF04, Neal had finished third in class with a new personal best time of 27.18s.

Neal Coles OMS CF04 photo: John Hallett Photography

A heavy shower before the run off led to changing track conditions and all drivers ran about a second and a half slower than their qualifying times. Neal finished in 7th place and collected four championship points, whilst Steve finished in fourth place to bag seven points.

For class times and run off results click here

Date: 5/06/2017 | Author: L.Owen