Harewood 5th and 6th August

A double header weekend at Harewood Hill Climb attracted full 150 car entries on both days last weekend. Despite concerns from some drivers that they may not get three timed runs, both events ran without much delay and on Sunday, those who wished to take a fourth timed run could do so: other venues please take note.

The Fueled Society once again held a meeting at the hill climb, attracting a healthy crowd of new visitors to the venue. There were a diverse range of cars on display supported by trade stands and street food outlets.

A good number of OMS cars were competing across five classes from sports libre through to the larger single seater racing car class.

Saturday's action saw Morgan Jenkins take FTD on 53.40s from Dave Banner's OMS 28 on 53.73s and third FTD went to John Chacksfield in his OMS 28 with his best time 54.26 seconds. Ben Lovell took a class win with his OMS SC4CF on 56.18 seconds and David Macfarlane in his OMS SC1 finished third in class.

Ben Lovell OMS SC4CF rounds Farmhouse Bend: photo T Wilson

Robert Spedding and Ben Tranter OMS 2000M 1100cc had a difficult day on Saturday with a broken first gear and then a chain breakage. The chain was resolved and both drivers managed to set off in 2nd gear to get a time on the board, but neither were as quick as they would have liked to have been. Also running in the 1100cc racing car class were Samuel Wilson and Mike Fitzsimons, share driving the Gary Hill 600cc Hornet: the smallest capacity car in the class. Visit the HSA website to read Samuel's story.

1600cc racers Simon Ambler and Mark Schlanker both drove OMS 2000M cars, joining Dave Banner in the class in his OMS 28. Mark's drive shaft broke during Saturday morning practice preventing him from taking timed runs, though he did fit a new driveshaft that Steve Owen supplied for Sunday's meeting.

Simon Ambler OMS 2000M: photo T Wilson

Paul Crute made the long journey from Cornwall to run the OMS 28 Jaguar powered V8. His times improved all weekend, chipping away at his PB in this car.

Paul Crute OMS 28: photo T Wilson

On Sunday Lynn and Steve Owen ran their OMS 28 1100, with Steve taking a comfortable class win on 54.06s. Lynn finished sixth in a strong 15 car class, with her best run time 56.55s. Sam Wilson continued his impressive driving from the previous day to set a personal best time of 61.51s and beat his co-driver Mike Fitzsimons. Rob Spedding had a much better day and got down to a 57.98 second run with more still to come as he settles into 'wings and slicks' following his move from the Vector Formula Ford that he and Ben drove previously.

Dave Banner was delighted with his afternoon's work, snatching FTD from Morgan Jenkins by a whisker 53.41 to 53.45s respectively. John Chacksfield took third FTD on 53.87 seconds.

To see all the results, splits and sector times from the weekend's action click here.

Date: 8/08/2017 | Author: L.Owen