Practice one started early and with the track still very wet and slippy everybody with the exception of Matt Clarke took it relatively steady, however Matt made the most of his front wheel drive with a run of 52.96. By the time practice two came around the track had dried nicely and everybody started pushing hard with both Steve Phennah in the MGB and Mike Henney in the Ginetta G15 getting well below their initial handicaps causing a drop in handicaps for both and a challenge in the timed runs
The afternoon brought a few drops of rain which soon disappeared leaving blue skies sun and a nice dry track for the timed runs. Both Matt Clarke in his super quick Mini and Steve Phennah in his MGB had fantastic runs with Steve knocking a further 1.4secs of his already dropped handicap and Matt getting 0.78secs below his give them both first places in their respective classes. Gary Cox in the Scimitar Lemon Slice and Philip Stader in the MG Midget were both quick getting second places in the saloon and sport car classes. Jeremy Rivers-Fletcher won the Racing Car class without the drama of last year’s event when he had a spat with the stinging nettles. Unfortunately, both Mike Henney and Christopher Wigdor had technical issue and lost time.
Charles Boulton and Peter Hall much admired for driving their cars the 200 miles plus to and back from the event both had good runs
Sad to say there were no second timed run due to lack of time!
A wet yet sunny start at Wiscombe
A good mix of cars and competitors arrived at the beautiful Wiscombe Park for round three of the BOC Aldon Automotive 2017 Classic Hillclimb Championship to be greeted by a lovely sunny Sunday morning but very wet track.
Steve Phennah in his MGB en-route to a Sportscar class win