Double Dry Doune!?

The penultimate round of the British Hillclimb Championship season took place at Doune in Scotland at the weekend and, after the record-breaking bonanza at the hill in June, miraculously this latest event was warm and sunny yet again!

Scott Moran Gould GR61X

Different colour, same result for Team Moran.

 

As well as seeing a number of class records set over the weekend, we also crowned our 2014 British Champion. Having dominated with his usual brand of metronomic consistency and blistering pace, Ludlow driver Scott Moran claimed his fifth title, joining Martyn Griffiths and David Grace as a five times winner and just one win away from the record set by the late, great Tony Marsh.

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Wee Beasty Heads for Home!

There was lots of paddock chatter over the past couple of weekends at the British & Midland Championship weekends at Shelsley Walsh and Loton Park about the forthcoming sale of one of the fastest 1600c Racing Cars around.

Steve Day GWR Raptor

Steve Day in the Wee-Beasty at Prescott in April.

 

Eighteen months ago we broke the story that the ex. Lee Adams GWR Raptor had been sold to Midlands hillclimb stalwart Steve Day, and now we have heard that the wee beasty is moving house again.

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Trevor’s Topsy-Turvy Triumph

A quite remarkable pair of British Championship scoring Top 12 Run Offs at Prescott Hillclimb saw Trevor Willis on top form to take one step closer to a possible first British Championship title.

Prescott Speed Hillclimb

After approaching the mark in final practice on Saturday afternoon, Willis took the outright hill record in the first Run Off to outscore reigning champion Scott Moran, before producing an amazing qualifying effort and a second place finish second time up to reclaim the championship lead with just four rounds of the season to go.

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Gurston Class Action

The British Hillclimb Championship and Leaders Championship contenders made their second visit of the year to Gurston Down at the weekend, and the BARC South West Centre put on yet another brilliant event at the Wiltshire venue.

Jeremy Turnbull Ford Model B

Jeremy Turnbull was fastest of the Flatheads

 

A heavy downpour at lunchtime on Saturday put a slight dampener on the end of the third practice runs, but otherwise the sun was shining and the conditions were good.

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Soaking Shelsley – The Classes

Whilst the big boys were attempting to qualify for the Top 12 Shootouts at The World Famous Shelsley Walsh, the class runners were chasing hard for Leaders and Midland championship points. Wet conditions can often throw up some surprise results and this weekend was no exception.

BRM P25 Shelsley Walsh

BRM GP cars on display at Shelsley

 

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Gurston Weekend – The Classes

What an amazing event we witnessed at Gurston Down’s farmland venue in Wiltshire last weekend. We had great weather, superb organisation, a surprise winner, some stunning new records and a whole host of personal bests.

 

 

The BARC SW team did a fantastic job, under pretty difficult circumstances after losing a good portion of track time to little incidents during the morning. But after a seriously late lunchbreak they sent cars up the hill at an amazing rate all afternoon, caught up, and managed to complete the event (including prize giving) by 5.30pm.

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