Every Picture Tells a Story
Wiscombe Park in Devon hosted rounds 21 and 22 of the Avon Tyres TTC Group MSA British Hillclimb Championship and rounds 15 and 16 of the Hillclimb Leaders Championship at the weekend.
Saturday's weather wasn't particularly conducive to motorsport, with heavy rainfall leading to tricky conditions during practice for both championships. Fortunately there was no rain on Sunday and with the track drying during morning practice, there was some pretty quick running throughout the day.
Harry Pick was a newcomer to the venue and cautiously improved his times with each run as the conditions improved. The 2000v driver held off the competition to finish fourth overall in the 1100cc racing car class. He also scored valuable Leaders points to put him clear of Steve Owen and Simon Fidoe at the top of the class points table. Harry's run times 38.97s and 37.94s left him 14th fastest each time and just outside of qualifying for rounds 21 and 22 in the British Championship run offs.
The 1600cc racing car class was a lockout with BHC runners Spedding, Gould and Hollier taking the top three places. Neal Coles finished fourth ahead of Peter D Smith.
Following his class win at Gurston Down the previous weekend, Terry Davis couldn't quite match the pace of Jonathan Varley who took overall first in class with Terry second and Trish Davis third; Tim Elmer was fourth and Geoff Guille fifth.
Lee Griffiths had another good result with his turbo charged OMS 25, finishing second overall in class to Paul Haimes and ahead of Kelvin Broad in third. Another good points score in the Leaders championship for Lee. His afternoon timed run of 37.33s also qualified Lee for the run off where he finished tenth and scored a further BHC point.
British Hillclimb Championship front runner Trevor Willis was on a mission to score points, no need for any drama at this stage in the championship. Both class runs qualified him for the run offs and the second timed run 35.06s took the class win. In round 21 Trevor finished third and in round 22 he was second: 17 more points added to his tally.
Photos: courtesy of T Wilson.
It must have been wet if Trevor Willis ran on full wets!
Trish Davis (OMS CF09) negotiates a wet track
Neal Coles keeping a tight line in his OMS CF04 1600
Geoff Guille driving the OMS CF04 that his daughter Jackie drove at Les Val des Terres and qualified for her first BHC run off
Paul Crute in his beautifully liveried OMS 28
Wiscombe first timer Harry Pick in the OMS 2000v
Jackie Le Cheminant back on-board her own OMS PR following her Guernsey success in the CF04
Terry Davis took a class win at Gurston on the previous weekend and was looking for a back to back win at Wiscombe Park
Lee Griffiths (OMS25 1300t) qualified for the second BHC run off
Trevor in the OMS 28 on his way to a class win
Date: 31/07/2017 | Author: L.Owen