BRITISH MIDLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS | SHELSLEY WALSH HILL CLIMB & SPRINT NEWS & FEATURES 

BRITISH MIDLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS | SHELSLEY WALSH

The British Midland Championship arrived at Shelsley Walsh on the 10th & 11th of August for “The Championship Challenge” Hill Climb & Rounds 13 & 14 of the 2019 Championship. They had their practice day on the Saturday and this was run with as a one day meeting with its usual wild array of cars. Along with amazing selection of cars we had almost 4 seasons in one day with strong winds, torrential rain and then sun by the end of the day. A selection of class winners from the…

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CHATEAU IMPNEY HILL CLIMB 2019 HILL CLIMB & SPRINT NEWS & FEATURES 

CHATEAU IMPNEY HILL CLIMB 2019

The sun shone again over the Chateau for two days of fun filled action both on and off the track.  A huge array of cars hit the 1,000 yard climb that makes its way through the grounds and past the Chateau itself. Would anyone beat the course record of 38.86 seconds was set by Malcolm Thorne in a Lotus 35 F2? As with all hill climb events there was a huge range of cars from the 1903 Mercedes 60 hp right up to 1968 Cox GTM. It was all split…

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HILL CLIMB & SPRINT NEWS & FEATURES 

BRITISH HILLCLIMB CHAMPIONSHIPS | RD2 – PRESCOTT

Wallace Menzies leaves Prescott as the highest points scorer for the second British Hillclimb Championship event in a row. He finished off the day by setting Best Time of Day in a close second runoff, where the fastest 8 were covered by just 1 second! On a weekend that was so different weather wise to the scorching hot Easter weekend at Loton the previous week it gave a new challenge for the single seater cars with tyre choice. In the first run off it was the ever consistent Scott Moran who pipped…

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HILL CLIMB & SPRINT 

CHATEAU IMPNEY HILL CLIMB 2018

A scorching hot weekend added to the spectacle of the 4th running (since it restarted) of the Chateau Impney Hill Climb. On Saturday it was practice day which unfortunately had to be cut short due to a incident towards the end of the day. However Sunday was a full day of action with everyone having two competitive runs with the addition of a rally car shoot out featuring cars from Ralli 22. This shootout was eventually won by the ex Carlos Sainz’s Focus WRC car driven by Dave Wright with…

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HILL CLIMB & SPRINT 

BRITISH RACING GREEN HILL CLIMB MEET | SHELSLEY WALSH

The second meeting of the Shelsley Walsh season saw the British Hill Climb Championship hit the hill for rounds 9 and 10 and the Midlands Climb Championships for Round 7 & 8 at the British Racing Green Meet. It was another two day event which saw practice runs on the Saturday and then two timed runs on the Sunday to qualify for the two top 12 run offs. As ever they didn’t disappoint and with the hot sun warming the track the times got quicker and quicker as the weekend…

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HILL CLIMB & SPRINT 

MIDLANDS HILLCLIMB CHAMPIONSHIP | RD 5&6 – LOTON PARK

The sun was beating down on Loton Park on Sunday 18th May for the latest rounds (RD’s 5 & 6) of the Midland Hill Climb Championship. The familiar format of practice runs the day before with the timed runs on the Sunday consisting of two top 10 run offs, one just before lunch and then one at the end of the day was the line up for the weekend. There were however some other Championships rounds featuring this weekend including the Paul Matty Championship, which has its own handicap system…

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HILL CLIMB & SPRINT 

SPEED INTO SPRING 2018 | MIDLANDS HILLCLIMB CHAMPS | RD3&4 – SHELSLEY WALSH

It’s time to Speed Into Spring! as scorching hot weather made for a great weekend of hill climbing at the Shelsley Walsh for Rounds 3 & 4 of  the Midland Hill Climb Championship. Split into two days with practice on Saturday and timed runs on Sunday, the track temperature along with the action got hotter and hotter as the weekend progressed. With two top 12 run off’s, the first of just before lunch was won by Robert Kenrick in the FTD of 25.16 which for a 999cc car is just…

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HILL CLIMB & SPRINT 

MIDLAND HILLCLIMB CHAMPS | RD1&2 – PRESCOTT

After a wet day on the Saturday the vast field were relieved to have a drying day on the Sunday. The track was still however damp first thing but it dried out as the day progressed bringing quicker times. This was the first event in British Hill Climb Championship where they had two “Run Offs”, of which the first was won by last season’s runner up Wallace Menzies with a time of 38.74 followed by last season’s overall winner Trevor Willis and Will Hall in third. In the second “Run Off”…

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HILL CLIMB & SPRINT 

LOTON PARK HILL CLIMB

The meeting at Loton Park Hill Climb was set over two days, of which each compromised of two practice runs before lunch then two timed runs in the afternoon. Held on a National B Permit the event was open to competitors of 4 wheels, 3 wheels and 2 wheels machines and as usual a vast array of cars and bikes were out in action. On Sunday we also had current Hill Climb champion Trevor Willis; however he was beaten by Will Hall for fastest time of the day with a…

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HILL CLIMB & SPRINT 

BARC SPEED CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018 | RD 1 | ROCKINGHAM

BARC Speed Championship Round 1 was held at the International Circuit at Rockingham; so gave the drivers a chance to open the throttle a lot more than normal when they used part of the oval racetrack before heading infield to complete the lap. As ever with this kind of event there was a vast array of cars from older classics like the MG Midget and Cortina GT through to the single seaters from OMS, Jedi and Zeus. There was also the more specialist race cars like the SBR Chrono V8…

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