MAY OPEN HILLCLIMB for the Travelleads Trophy
10th May 2014
TOMLIN TOPS THE TIMES
Effectively the weather made the event a one shot competition. Light rain started early during the second runs and after just two classes had got to the top it intensified. The rain stopped but the track was awash and then part way through the third runs it again rained causing most single seaters to remain in the paddock.
In the Ferrari class Richard Allen took the early lead and took the win with Philip Whitehead (F355 Berlinetta) second and Shaun Smith (328 GTB) third. Colin Kingsman took a solo win the Aston Martin class then it was the Westfields. Terry Everall was the initial leader before first Matthew Turner and then Tim Nunn broke the class record. It looked set for the record breaking to continue but the rain put paid to that.
David Taylor took the first Roadgoing class with the lovely Alpine Renault A110 of David Holden second. Ian Butcher set a PB en route to victory in the two litre class with Russell Thorpe second (a 1-2 for the Renault R5GT Turbos). Richard Archbould took his customary class win ahead of perennial second place man Graham Cox. Simon Green was back with the Duratec powered Westfield and took the well supported Kit Car class.
In the first Mod Prod class Keith Newey, on his first visit to Harewood, took the win with fellow debutant Neville Astbury second. Vini Dobson held off Ralph Pinder et all for the two litre class and Steve Bussey took the over two litres class from Simon Dawes’ Porsche.
Best entertainment came from the solo Sports Libre car – Craig Moore in his Rage. The little car was flung into the corners and opposite locked through to great applause from the crowd.
The 1100 class saw Bernard Kevill and Simon Andrews debut their OMS 28 whilst Clive Austin made his Harewood debut in the Empire Wraith. However it was local ace Ed Carter who took the win despite a broken throttle cable in practice. In the 1600 class Steve Day took the win from Paul Martin (OMS 2000M) and Lynn Owen (OMS 28).
In the two litre class it was Steve Owen who won as he had a guest drive in Nev Rollason’s new supercharged OMS 28.
John Prikett was second and Tony Hunt a close third. Oliver Tomlin’s only run had him firmly ensconced in first in the Over 2 Litre class and bagged FTD to boot.
Despite the rain the organisers battled through and managed to cope with floods, thunder and lightning. A big thank you was paid to the hardy marshals and to Clerk of the Course, Peter Whittle.
penned by Steve Wilkinson