Trevor Willis won his second British Hillclimb Championship title in his OMS 28 at Prescott Hill Climb at the weekend.
The double British Hillclimb Champion has driven consistently all season to take the title with four more counting rounds still to go at Doune and Loton Park; unlike his 2012 title win when it went right down to the wire, being decided in the last run off of the championship.
Trevor at Prescott in April: photo T Wilson
In less than ideal conditions, the main protagonists battled for championship points. Following a dry practice on Saturday, rain swept in on Sunday and remained all day leading to tricky track conditions and a great many red flag delays.
Driving for a championship win, Trevor ensured he qualified for the first run off: there were no 'Scary Trev' moments today. A good mix of cars made up the twelve qualifiers, with four 1100cc racers joining the fray including OMS constructor Steve Owen in his OMS 28 1100: the wet conditions played into these drivers hands.
Championship rival Wallace Menzies ran before Trevor and spun on the lower reaches of the hill scoring no points. This was the moment when the outcome of the 2017 championship was sealed. Despite scoring in the second run off, Wallace wouldn't be able to score enough points in the remaining rounds to beat Willis' score.
Team OMS: Lynn & Steve Owen, Sam Wilson, Harry Pick, Mike Fitzsimons: photo T Wilson
Trevor and Steve at the prize giving: photo L Owen
There was the traditional soaking with buckets of water for Trevor after the prize giving; though everyone was that wet anyway it didn't really make too much difference.
Congratulations Trevor a fabulous achievement two British titles, thoroughly well deserved.
Follow this link to watch Trevor's championship winning run and his lap of honour.
To view the run off results and championship tables click here.
To view the final results for all classes at Prescott click here.
Trevor Willis Avon Tyres/TTC Group' MSA British Hillclimb Champion 2017
Date: 4/09/2017 | Author: L.Owen