Saturday 6th May dawned a little wet en route, but the track at Shelsley Walsh stayed remarkably dry. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a record breaking day, with a blustery wind and cool temperatures seeing to that.
However, the event witnessed a good turn out of BARC SBD Speed Championship competitors. So, let’s see how all twelve contenders fared.
Class A1b – Road Going Series Production Cars up to 2000cc, saw Wynne Morgan in the Williams Clio secure a great forth place in this twelve strong class on 38.18 seconds. Helen Currie worried the men once again with 38.53 seconds for a fine sixth place, with Steve Riddle’s Clio Cup taking eighth with 39.15 seconds. Mike Edwards’ British Mini struggled for power on this steep ascent and had to settle for ninth on 39.80 seconds.
Class A2b – Road Going Series Production Cars Over 2000cc, saw James Hunt in the BMW E30 secure forth in this eleven strong field on a 36.39seconds, with the missus on 43.24 seconds, Emma’s Golf a little outgunned here.
In Class B1b & B2b [Merged] – Road Going Specialist Production Cars, Graham Holdstock secured forth place on 36.96 seconds in his Caterham 7.
Class C1b & C2b [Merged] – Modified Series Production Cars, William Hunt in the
Sierra Cosworth was going well in P1 on 36.37 seconds. Unfortunately, on P2 William got out of shape exiting Top ‘S’ and damaged the car sufficiently to have to withdraw. Knowing the Hunt family’s resourcefulness, I can’t see the car being out for long!
Classes D1b, F1b & G1b – Modified Specialist Production, Sports Libre and Hill Climb Super Sports Cars, were amalgamated, delivering very differing runners. Some lightweight and quick Westfields bounded along with a lovely-sounding Beetle with 2.7 Litre Porsche power. Clive Wooster’s Radical SR4 was in charge though, with 29.93 seconds securing the class win.
Classes I1b, J1b & J2b – Racing Cars up to 1600cc & Formula Ford Racing Cars up to 1600cc, were also merged. Phil Williams drove the Jedi Mk4 well to lower his time to 34.99 seconds and forth place, but Nicolas Scott went two places better to take second on 31.23 seconds in the Force HC.
Running in the MG Car Club Class, our final competitor was Andrew Till in his MG ZR105. Andrew took a superb third place out of twenty on 40.89 seconds – A great result!
So, after a few weeks to fettle and regroup, it’s off to BARC’s Pembrey Circuit next on 3rd and 4th June.