News Round Up

Forrestburn Hillclimb

Forrestburn hosted a round of the Scottish Hillclimb Championship on the weekend of 24th and 25th June.

On Saturday the Munro's - father Roy and his son John, took third and second fastest time of day respectively in their 1600cc OMS CF07, Alan Dry (OMS PR) finished third in class behind the Munro's.

In the 1100cc racing car class the top spot was a tie between Keith Weeks and Craig Beaton; Craig is in his first season with the OMS PR he shares with his father Wullie. Both drivers recorded a best time of 46.29s and the win was given to Keith on aggregate, with Craig finishing second in class. Colin Graham (OMS PR) on 46.64s took fourth place with Wullie in fifth.

Sunday's event saw Wullie turn the tables and take the class win on 44.60s which was also quick enough to take 2nd fastest time of day. Craig finished third on 45.61s and Colin retired.

Alan Dry won the 1600cc racing car class with his OMS PR.

To view Saturday results click here and Sunday here.

Montgomery Erne Trophy Sprint

ANICC 2017 Sprint and Hillclimb Championships visited Enniskillen on 1st July for a round of the championship. Michael Roche took a class win in his 1300t OMS 2000M, with Chris Houston in third place with the 1600cc OMS CF08. Thomas Corey finished fourth in his class with the 1400cc OMS Hornet.

To view class run times click here.

Barbon Manor Hillclimb

On Thursday evening it was announced that the MSA British Hillclimb and Hillclimb Leaders Championship meeting that was due to take place on Saturday 1st July had been cancelled. Following extremely heavy rainfall the paddock had become waterlogged and would have been too difficult for vehicles to safely move around. Both championships have now had the number of counting rounds reduced in view of this cancellation.

July Harewood Championship Hillclimb

Although Barbon had been cancelled, across the Pennines at Harewood Hillclimb it was business as usual with a full entry for the club championship meeting. Many national contenders were already entered at the event; preferring not to travel between the venues on Saturday evening.

Ben Lovell won the Sports Libre up to 2000cc class in his OMS SC4CF with David MacFarlane OMS SC1, in third place.

Robert Spedding was driving the OMS 2000M that he shares with Ben Tranter. They have only competed at one previous Harewood event in the car and are new to wings and slicks, having competed in a Vector Formula Ford for a number of years. Robert's best run of the day was a 57.35s.

Dave Banner is beginning to settle back into single seaters after a long break from single seater hillclimbing. The red OMS 28 was beautifully turned out; Dave is known for his polishing. Running consistently in the 53's and finishing second in class, Dave will be looking to improve his times as the season progresses. John MacKenzie with his 2000M took fourth in class on his best run time 55.63s.

Trish and Terry Davis finished eight tenths apart, having run similar times all day. Terry had the upper hand today and finished third in class on 56.14s with Trish fourth on 56.92s. John Chacksfield the reigning Harewood FTD Champion, took the class win on 53.48s with the supercharged OMS 28.

To view the final results click here.

Boyndie Sprint

The Scottish Sprint Championship visited Boyndie Circuit near Aberdeen on Sunday. Four OMS drivers were competing: Graham Webster OMS PR, Paul Rhodes OMS Hornet, Sandy Donaldson OMS PR and Stuart Dow OMS CF04.

Stuart finished 3rd Fastest Time of Day; final results are not yet available.

                        Stuart Dow OMS CF04                                                                                                  Graham Webster OMS PR

Harewood MSA British Hillclimb Championship

The British Hillclimb Championship and Hillclimb Leaders Championship made its second visit of the season to Harewood. Following the disappointment of the cancelled rounds at Barbon Manor, everyone was eager to score well at Harewood.

The ever popular 1100cc racing car class delivered one of the best timed runs of the weekend when Robert Kenrick took the class win on 51.11s, a second and a half inside the existing class record. Steve Owen finished third overall with his fastest climb at Harewood in the current OMS 28 of 53.47s, with Harry Pick OMS 2000M in fourth on 53.78s, a PB for Harry. Wil Ker finished sixth with his PB time of 55.70s ahead of Lynn Owen's OMS 28 on 55.84s. A delighted Robert Spedding lowered his PB in the 2000M set on Saturday, to 56.93s.

Dave Banner is knocking on the door of a 52 second run, finishing fourth in the 1600cc racing car class on a PB time of 53.02s. John MacKenzie also lowered his best run time set on Saturday in his 2000M; he finished sixth in class on 54.72s.

In the normally aspirated 2000cc racing car class Tricia Davis set a new PB of 55.83s to finish second in class ahead of husband Terry who finished fourth on 56.07s.

Lee Griffiths OMS 25 1300t and John Chacksfield OMS 28 1300s had their own private battle in the forced induction class: Lee won the class on 52.73s from John on 52.95 seconds, a personal best time for John. Both drivers also qualified for the first of the run offs, though due to a overheating problem caused by being held on the start line for his first timed run, Lee was a non-starter in the run off. John also qualified for the second run off, but his run off time was disallowed due to a track infringement: a number of drivers fell afoul of the finish line infringement rule this weekend.

British Hillclimb Championship leader Trevor Willis added another win to his score card in the first run off, making it eight wins this season so far. In the second run off he finished third, adding a further eight points to his tally and extending his lead in the championship.

To view the final results click here.

Date: 3/07/2017 | Author: L.Owen