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MT COTTON HILLCLIMB SERIES, Round 2, 2 - 3 April, 2022 

Over the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of April hillclimb competitors gathered at Mt Cotton Hillclimb under sunny skies.  Over the two day of competition the competitors had 13 runs available to them. 

Regularity remains popular with Lindsay Derriman the winner from Flavio Paggiaro & Rob Martin.  New competitor in Mark Cunningham in his beautifully presented Morris Mini Van took out the Road Registered Sedan Cars - Up to 1600cc.  In the Road Registered Sedan Cars - 2001cc & over Phillip Rowen held off Matthew McGrath by 0.91 of a second.  In the Production sports Cars Class – 2001cc & over Dave Roberts was the victor.  His times are improving in his recently completed MG B V8, still a way to go (2.25 seconds) to catch Barry Evans (MGBGT V8) best of 47.59 seconds

Chris Beahan continues to improve in the MannPower Holden Special with a best time of 51.56 seconds, which is just 0.6 seconds outside the class record.  Jeremy Mattea visited the ‘nuts’ twice over the weekend in his Hyundai Excel which was having brake issues.  Thankfully the ‘nuts’ did their job and there was little damage to the car. 

Jeff Graham was a comfortable winner in his supercharged Mazda MX-5 in the Sports Cars - 2001cc & over class.  Brendan Parker in the Genesis GT380 Coupe also visited the ‘nuts’ in his last run for the weekend.

Another close battle between Tyson Cowie and Gavin Taylor in the Sports Sedans - Up to 2000cc class took place with Gavin getting his nose in front by 0.3 of a second. 

In the Formula Libre - Up to 1300cc Jim Milliner took full advantage of the runs offered to finish with a 40.69 second run, giving him 4th outright for the weekend. The main show was in the big engine Formula Libre class with very little separating the top 3.  Brett Bull managed to lower his best time by 0.5 of a second which kept Dean Tighe in second place for much of the weekend.  It took late into the Sunday for Dean to get his nose back in front of Brett with a best time of 37.29 seconds.  Unfortunately, we lost Warwick Hutchinson to a gearbox issue on the Sunday which deprived us of a 3-way shot out for FTD. 

In the end the winners were:

Fastest Time of Day – Dean Tighe

Top Six – Dean Tighe

Best MG – David Roberts

Most Improved – Mark Cunningham

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Photos below by Ian Colley. Click here for more hillclimb photos from Ian which are also available for purchase.

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