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(3255 9037 W)
HILLCLIMB SERIES RD 4,
11 -12 JULY, 2015
Saturday - Saturday saw a good field of entrants for Rd 4 of the series. Amongst the
competitors were some not seen at the hillclimb for a while so it was good
to see the likes of Alan McConnell who held the outright record of 37.56sec
for a significant time back in action. Unfortunately a problem with timing saw
only one run completed but this did allow for a number of practice runs
by those who wanted to take advantage of the opportunity - and most did!
Steve Johns was one of the photographers there to capture the action on
track and in the pits. His 'in the pits' photos offer some interesting
perspectives and are not to be missed.
Sunday - Dave Sidery,
one of our regular competitors at Mt Cotton, came to the rescue
and allowed our event to go ahead complete with timing. Dave
spent many hours on Sat night working on an alternative system
which worked perfectly all day. The Club and all of our
competitors are greatly indebted to him.
there being no major incidents, competitors were able to get 6
timed runs. Highlight of the weekend was Jim Milliner becoming
the 25th person who get around the track in under 40s.
Unfortunately, Jim's first under 40s run became an over 40s
run as a 5 second penalty was added to his time for hitting
a cone. Fortunately, he still had the Top Six competition to
make amends and he did. He kept clear of the cone and posted
a 39.86 time, an identical time which ironically was the
same as the one he had done earlier!
record was broken on the day and that was by Mark Pryor.
After breaking the existing record, he then went on to break
his new record thus gaining him two bonus points and putting
him to the top of the points table for the Series.
time of day - 38.67 - was set by Dean Tighe who also won the
Top Six competition with a 39.05. Apart from Jim and Dean,
two others ran under 40s times in the Top Six - they were
Warwick Hutchinson (2nd) 39.09. Alan McConnell (3rd) 39.35.
awards were: Best MG to John Price and Most Improved Driver
(for a first timer at the hillclimb) to John Reisenleiter.