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Mt COTTON HILLCLIMB SERIES - ROUND 6 - 25 - 26 November, 2023

The Weather Gods predicted a small amount of rain on Saturday, maybe 1 millimetre or maybe more, and more did arrive. Thus not all drivers ventured on the first day.

Quickest times set on the Saturday were Chris Ryan (50.97), Mick Harders (51.11), Harry Doling (51.83), Brendan Merrick (51.87), Richard Marken (53.48), Jeff Graham (54.49), Sean Wade (55.95), Don Miliner (56.46), Brett Marsh (56.96), Chris Beahan (57.28), David Owen (57.41), Rhys Ellison (57.72), Robin Manning (58.15), Cameron Gorski (58.48), Blair Jedras (59.18). 

Sunday provided a sunny day.

Rob Souter (Toyota Corolla) took the Regularity Class with a loss of 8 points from Chris Lake (Toyota 86, 11 points), Shaun Rankin (BMW Z4) with Robert Martin (Daihatsu Handi) both on 18 points with Chrystellee Semple on 66 points in her MG T/TF.

Historic class wins to Barry Smith (Ford V8 Special), David Owen (Bulant Mk 7L), and James Hodgson (Morris Mini).

Fastest sedan competitors were Adrian Purcell (Subaru WRX turbo, 46.34), Jeff Bird (Morris Mini, 46.46), Harry Doling (Toyota Celica, 48.50), Sean Wade (Nissan Pulsar) and Richard Marken (Peugeot 405 Mi16) both recording 48.94, Brendan Merrick (Datsun 120Y turbo, 48.98), Chris Balhatchet (Renault Megane, 50.51), Chris Ryan (VW Golf Type R, 50.97), Don Miliner (Triumph Dolomite, 51.30), Geoffery England (Ford Falcon, 51.98), Rhys Ellison (Renault Clio RS197, 52.52), Brad Smith (Hyundai Excel X3, 52.72).

Michael Larymore was the fastest of the Sports cars (Toyota MR2 turbo, 44.92), Jim Heymer (Farrel L Clubman, 45.75), Ainsley Fitzgerald (Arrow Clubman, 48.06), Dave Roberts (MGB V8, 48.96), Rod Thomas (Mazda MX5, 49.45), David Owen (Bulant Mk 7L, 49.99), Jeff Graham (Mazda MX 5, 50.47), Ben Stevens (Lotus Elise, 50.63), Connor Tebble (Locost Roadster, 54.55), Harrison Waldron (Mazda MX 5, 55.56).


Quickest Formula car and Fastest Time of Day was won by Jim Milliner (OMS 2000M, 40.26) just 0.16 of a second from Ross Mackay in his new Macspec 024 (40.42), David Quelch (DEQ 03, 41.39), Greg Tebble (Speads RM11, 43.66), Matt Read (Readster MTR1, 43.72), Mick Harders (Esperi KZ, 44.12), Ed McCane in his newly acquired OMS CF04 (45.63), Chris Meahan (Formula Vee 1200, 50.67), with Ian Rennick competing in his first hillclimb event in his Eliminator LC600 MK11 (52.31).

Fastest Time of Day: Jim Milliner

Top Six Shootout was won by Jim Milliner (41.21) then David Quelch (42.34), Greg Tebble (43.26), Mick harders (44.23) and Adrian Purcell (46.37).

Best MG: Dave Roberts (MGB V8)

Most Improved: Cameron Gorski (Hyundai i30N) 

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