Adams Retires

Front running British Hillclimb Championship contender, Scottish charger Lee Adams has announced his retirement from the sport with immediate effect following the final round of the 2012 Championship at Loton Park last month.

Lee Adams Tony Wiltshire

Lee Adams (left) chats to Tony Wiltshire at Prescott

 

The main reason for his retirement is down to the commitment required, both in terms of time and money, to compete in the series at a high level. This effort is accentuated for Lee of course as he lives in Peterhead on the North West tip of the British Isles and hence has to travel enormous distances to compete.

Lee has set the hillclimbing world alight over the past few seasons with his amazing performances in the Graeme Wight Jnr built GWR Raptor.

After securing the Scottish Hillclimb Championship in the Raptor’s first full season in 2010, Adams and the GWR team stepped up to the BHC in 2011 and really shook up the form book by claiming five Run Off wins and 5th place overall in the title race.

This season has seen Lee sharing the new for 2012 Raptor with Jos Goodyear and has at times struggled in comparison to the experienced Goodyear, but Lee’s natural pace and remarkable car control has always been apparent below the surface and he has claimed a further three Run Off victories.

A lovely bloke, and a phenomenal driver, Lee is one of the good guys in the paddock and will be greatly missed from the scene.

Just as a little reminder, here are a selection of videos showing Lee’s committed driving style.

 

Loton Park 2010

 

Prescott 2011

 

Doune 2011

 

 

 

 

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