MGCCQ HILLCLIMB SERIES, Rd 4 - 25 -26 June, 2022
For Round 4 of the Mt Cotton Hillclimb Series a smaller than usual field of cars competed over just the one day for both class and outright honours. Competitors completed 8 runs in the day plus the Top Six Runoff which saw a few new faces taking part.
The chance for only one practise run in the Regularity competition set a cat amongst the pigeons for the field, with many of the competitors breaking out of their nominated times on their first competitive runs of the day, which made it difficult for them to catch the winner and master of consistency Lindsay Derriman. The Road Registered class saw several strong performances from Joshua Luckel, Don Milner and Phillip Rowan with Don putting on a great display of how to avoid ending up in the nuts when you are having a few issues stopping a car. Well driven Don.
In the Historic classes Barry Smith (Group K) and David Owen (Group Q) both acquitted themselves well throughout the day. Further development of Sean Wade’s Nissan Pulsar has seen him move into the Modified Production Car Class and he once again came away with the win in the Up to 2000cc class. In the over 2000cc class Paul Cox had a weekend to forget coming into contact with the wall in the second loop.
Production Sports Cars were well represented with Rod Thomas the victor in the 1601 to 2000cc class and Michael Larrymore the class winner in 2001cc & over.
Congratulations to first timer at Mt Cotton Ben Preston on being awarded the Most Improved for his effort in the Mazda MX-5.
Congratulations to Brad Smith who is the new class record holder for the Circuit Excel category. Brad set a new record of 50.86 seconds on his 6th run for the day. The up to 2000cc Sport Sedans category looked a though it would be anther great battle between Tyson Cowie and Gavin Taylor, however a mechanical issue forced Tyson to withdraw, and Gavin was able to take the win. The over 2000cc Sports Sedans became an all-family affair with the Anable family filling the first three positions in the class and only being separated by 0.33 of a second.
With the big engine Formula Libre cars missing for the weekend, it provided a great opportunity for the Up to 1300cc class to show their skills.
We looked to have a strong battle brewing between Doug Daniels and David Quelch until Doug put a wheel onto the grass heading not the second loop which meant that he ended up in the tyre wall. No major damage to the car was apparent. This left Dave relatively unchallenged, and he was a comfortable winner of both the class and FTD with a time of 42.09 second. Dave also went onto win the Top Six with a time of 42.80 second.
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