A new Ladies record, 3 more in the classes and the Sun shone on Loton Park
With the weather again being very kind to us last weekend when we hosted the MSA British and Leaders Championships plus the Midland Hill Climb series and the Porsche Club Speed competitors. Saturday was practice day but on Sunday, many drivers set personal best times with 3 new class records and a new Ladies record being set by Olivia Cooper at 48.04 seconds, beating the previous time by half a second in the 1600cc Force racing car that she share with husband Liam. The new class records were set by Andy Griffiths in his Caterham Hayabusa, Robert Kenrick in the 999cc BMW bike engined GWR Raptor and Johnathen Varley’s GWR Predator, all three drivers improving their own records. Andy now leads the Midland Hill Climb series after ten rounds ahead of Robert and Johnathen who are tied for second. Wallace Menzies won the first run-off for competitors in both the British and Midland championships and set the Best Time of the Day in 44.15 seconds ahead of Trevor Willis and Jason Mourant. However in the second class runs, Wallace spun and failed to qualify and it was Jason who won the second run-off in 44.23 seconds, followed by the sensational Robert Kenrick in second and Dave Uren third. Twelve months ago the record in the up to 1100cc racing car class was 47.62 seconds and that was set nearly ten years ago in September 2008. Robert’s class record is now 45.16 and in the second run-off he recorded 44.32! With 12 rounds having now run Trevor Willis leads the British Championship table from Will Hall, Wallace Menzies and Jason Mourant. The series returns to Loton Park for the final two rounds of the year on 23/24th. September. Full results and all times can be found on our website – www.hdlcc.com Our next weekend at Loton Park is July 14/15th when the motor bikes visit for the second time this year along side several invited car championships with practice and racing on both days.