Record Tumbles at Werrington

Plymouth Motor Club hosted it’s annual two-day Speed Hillclimb at the stunning Werrington Park venue, near Launceston, in Cornwall last weekend.

Terry Graves Gould GR37

More Werrington FTDs for Terry Graves (thanks to www.soperfectimages.co.uk)

 

Having partially resurfaced the hill in time for the 2012 events, the organising club completed the remainder of the hill over last winter so records were expected to tumble.

Cornishman Terry Graves has used his ex. Tim Painter/Andy Fraser Gould GR37 and it’s ex.F1 Cosworth DFR engine to spectacular effect in recent seasons at his local hill and that success continued last weekend.

Graves blasted to FTD each day, and took a cracking Outright Hill Record on the Sunday. He left the venue with an FTD time of 32.61s.

Fellow Cornish driver Andrew Dinner chased Graves very hard all weekend. Dinner had a busy week ahead of the event as he had to rebuild the Vauxhall engine of his ex. Frost/New Pilbeam MP62/82 after problems at Wiscombe the week before. Clearly no power escaped during the work as he set 33.85s (faster than Paul Haimes’ 2-litre record from 2010) en route to second overall.

Andrew Dinner Pilbeam MP62/82

Andrew Dinner had a busy week prior to the event (thanks to www.soperfectimages.co.uk)

 

2011 speedhillclimb.com Driver of the Year winner Mike Lee completed the overall podium on Saturday, but on Sunday Dougie Bennett and the remarkable Sylva Striker Honda hit top form to pip Lee to third overall.

Thanks to www.swtimekeeping.co.uk for the data and www.soperfectimages.co.uk for the images in this post.

Doug Bennett Sylva Striker

Doug Bennett entertained as always (thanks to www.soperfectimages.co.uk)

 

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