As the British Hillclimb and Hillclimb Leaders Championships are reaching their final rounds, the competition is becoming increasingly close as drivers squeeze every ounce of performance from their cars. Gurston Down hosted its final BHC round for this season last weekend, an event bathed in hot summer sunshine throughout.
The 1100cc racers continued their season long close fought battle for top honours. This weekend the main protagonists were OMS drivers Steve Owen and Harry Pick, with Steve having the upper hand throughout practice. But a magnificent first timed run from Debbie Dunbar 29.85s threw the gauntlet down. Harry's reply of 29.81s snatched the lead, but only momentarily as Steve put in an equally magnificent timed run 29.78 seconds to take the first Leaders round win. Harry finished second and Debbie third; their times were not beaten on second timed runs making Steve the class winner. Steve also retains his position at the top of the Hillclimb Leaders 1100 racing car class with Harry sitting in second place.
Steve at Ashes in the OMS 28: photo T Wilson
Harry at Deer's Leap in the OMS 2000M: photo T Wilson
Paul Crute had a great weekend, lowering his PB on consecutive climbs in the Jaguar V6 powered OMS 28, pushing the car more as his confidence grows he set a new PB of 30.01 seconds.
Paul Crute OMS 28: photo T Wilson
Trevor Willis once again scored well in the two BHC run off rounds, maintaining the points lead he has over closest rival Wallace Menzies; ensuring no change at the top of the points table. Mathematically Trevor could become Champion at Prescott next weekend, though it may well be at Doune before a clear winner is crowned.
Trevor OMS 28 V8 at Ashes : photo T Wilson
Date: 29/08/2017 | Author: L.Owen