The warm, sunny weather continued this weekend in Shropshire, although at times a little shade would have been welcome. We were supported by BARC Midlands Rescue, complete with our Chairman, but I don’t think any BARC Speed Championship contender required their services. One of the unique features of Loton Park is the nearby Church, which stopped play for an hour on Saturday to allow a wedding to take place, followed by a Sunday Service the following day!
Our Saturday kicked off with Class 1C – Road Going Series Production Cars Over 2000cc, and here Jim Hunt took the BMW up in 61.65 seconds – a good time for a hill he doesn’t know. Equally learning the hill was Emma Hunt in the VW Golf, who recorded 70.64 seconds.
In Class 2 – Road Going Specialist Production Cars, Anthony Shearman in the Caterham 310R took a good second place on 61.89 seconds, backed up by Zoe Shearman in the same car on a 65.32 seconds. Graham Holdstock in his Caterham took fourth place with 64.82 seconds.
Class 3B – Modified Series Production Cars Over 1400cc up to 2000cc saw Elen Worthington take the Elise up in 67.10 seconds, a time she would simply shatter on Sunday. Also in 3B, Taras Andrusin recorded 68.18 seconds in his Renault Clio 172 Cup.
In Class 4 – Modified Specialist Production Cars, Chris Howard- Harris took a fine second place on 55.15 seconds.
Class 5 – Sports Libre Cars up to 2000cc and Hill Climb Super Sports Cars was its usual eclectic mix and Clive Wooster‘s Radical SR4 took the spoils on 55.93 seconds.
The final BARC runner was in Class 8 – Racing Cars up to 1100cc, with Steven Potter‘s OMS 2000M recording 54.05 seconds on a hill that’s not at all familiar to him.