Win for Wynn!

Loton Park hillclimb, on the Welsh Borders in Shropshire hosted its first event of the 2013 season at the weekend, with two single-day club events.

Graham Wynn Force LM

Thumbs up for Graham Wynn OBE (thanks to Steve Wilkinson)


The Hagley & District Light Car Club assembled a varied and interesting field of competitors for the events, including a few British Championship contenders anxious to get in some pre-season practice.

The planned entry was slightly diluted following some withdrawals amongst the big-boys as Trevor Willis didn’t appear at all, and Jos Goodyear just took one exploratory run (see separate stories).

Saturday saw a bit of a surprise at the head of the field as expected FTD man Will Hall, winner of his first ever BHC Run Off win at Loton back in September, was caught out by bad weather.

Will Hall (seen here at Gurston in 2012) took the top spot on Sunday

Will Hall (seen here at Gurston in 2012) took the top spot on Sunday


Fellow Force driver Graham Wynn OBE, who has had a lot of work done on the LM Sports Racer over the winter (including the addition of a turbo-charger), judged the conditions perfectly to claim the outright win on the day.

The bike-engined Reynard F3 chassis of Jim Spencer charged through for second on scratch, just ahead of OMS 2000M driver Bernard Kevill as the overall results were decided on the opening timed run.

Graham Wynn has certainly started the year well, and will looking to build on this for his Leaders Championship (which of course he sponsors through TTC Group) challenge in 2013.

On the Sunday, the field were joined by Loton 2-litre record-holder Alex Summers (sharing the family OMS CF in the 1100cc class with Brother Felix).

Will Hall used the grunt of the Nissan V6 to power to the FTD award, some distance ahead of a scrap between Alex Summers, Simon Andrews (OMS 2000M) and Graham Wynn OBE.

Full results are available on the awesome!

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