Satchell Claims South West Honours

The hugely popular Association of South West Motor Club’s Hillclimb Championship was decided at the final event of the season at Manor Farm, Charmouth for the second year running.

Manor Farm Charmouth Hillclimb

Manor Farm was in fine fettle for the title decider in September

 

Despite narrowly missing out on the HSA Speed title, North Devon engineer Colin Satchell can console himself with an outright win in his local championship with his stunningly quick 2-litre Mod Prod Peugeot 205 GTi.

The deceptively quick Audi S3 of former VW Golf hillclimber and Rover Tomcat circuit racer Anthony Wright was scuppered in his challenge for the title by a lack of entries in his class at the final double-header weekend in Charmouth and was disappointed at being unable to challenge Satchell for the win.

Early front-runner, Cornish Fiesta specialist Mark Shillaber dropped off a little towards the end of the year, but maintained a strong podium finish overall on his return to the hills.

2011 speedhillclimb.com Driver of the Year Mike Lee had a much better 2013 than 2012 and finished as top single-seater in the South West series with fourth overall in his ex. Pete Sexton/David Moseley OMS 2000M.

With over 75 drivers scoring points in the championship this year, as well as a title being decided by just a couple of points, the South West has once again proved that it is still the hotbed of club competition that it always has been!

 

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