What a bumper
event to finish the year! There was the biggest entry for a
Club event for the year and, with a number of these entries
being the Formula Libre hillclimb specials, there was a
great atmosphere in the pits and lots of excitement on the
track. As well as that, it was the final round of the TSA-SR
Automotive Series and there were 7 competitors in contention
for the outright win. Despite an ailing motor on his first
run, Geoff Cohen managed to coax his Elfin over the
finishing line to gain what turned out to be the essential
15 points to give him a well deserved series win.
records were broken over the weekend with some of them
broken multiple times. Shane Merrick broke the record he had
set for his class at the previous hillclimb, Danny Mischok
and Mark Crespan who hadn't run for a while came along and
broke their previous records, Mark Pryor lowered his
previous record and Steve Purdy and Chris Johns (in historic
classes) took over the records for their classes.
outstanding of the day was the record breaking of Piers Harrex who broke Ken Graham's class record on his second run
and then subsequently kept breaking each new record he had
set until he ended up with 0.68s off the old record. We were
left wondering at the end of the day if there had been
another record set for the number of records broken at one
Although not a
record breaker, the Audi Quattro of series sponsor Stewart
Reid was spectacular on track and a class winner.
There were at least 20 Under 40s runs for the weekend -
another record for a Club weekend! And, in the Top Six, the
first three placegetters posted Under 40s times.
The event had the speed
and excitement of a Championship event as the exploits of
the Under 40s runners ( Neil Lewis, Michael von Rappard,
Dean Amos and Ed McCane) were closely followed by Rod Johns
(41.07) , Harold von Rappard (41.57) and David Homer
(41.99). Fastest time
of day was won by Dean Amos (38.79) who also won the Top Six
with a 39.08.
number of competitors who remained for the presentation of
trophies bore testimony to the quality of the event. Thank
you to all who made the event such a success