The Redline Synthetic Oils 2017 Curborough Sprint Championship in Association with Lifeline.
Round 4 of the championship was the Owen MC Graham Hill Trophy meeting which has been run continuously since 1964, although not in the current figure of eight format!
The meeting attracted a good entry, including quite a few HSA championship contenders, and it stayed dry, just!
In practice the recticel barriers seemed to become magnetised, with 3 competitors being attracted to them, and there were also a few more who obviously thought it had changed to a grass track meeting in the afternoon!
A huge 11 car Class Sc saw Paul Glendenning take the win in his Clio 197 sport, from Dave Chesterton’s Fiesta ST, with Wayne Park third, and Paul Gough fourth both Clio mounted.
Howard Cottrell was fifth in the MGTF160, and Jamie Moffat sixth in the MX5.
Graham Harvey took the honours in Class 1a, from Stuart Ballinger in second, in the Mini’s.
A large 2B entry saw the closest contests of the day, with Oliver Swadkin’s Westfield taking the win from John Caldicott’s Caterham by 0.01sec! Simon Price and Matthew Haynes, both in Westfield’s, were 3rd and 4th, with the same 0.01sec difference also between them!
Ivan Russell’s Anglia powered to the win in Class 3b, with Andrew Harding pipping son Tom for 2nd for a change in the family Golf GTI. Dean Radcliffe was 4th in the Metro.
Class 4a saw another close dice, with David Bickley’s Sylva Pheonix just taking the class from the Raw Striker of James Robertson by 0.2sec. Roger Slater was 3rd in his Sylva Striker.
4b saw a comfortable win for Mark Williams in the Westfield Megabusa, from Jeff Wiltshire’s Sylva Pheonix in second.
Stuart Bickley topped a Jedi one-two in Class 7b for up to 1100cc single seaters, taking the win by 0.9sec from Martin Duffield. FTD went to Chris Green in his OMS 28 with a time of 52.83.
With a couple more entries arriving we are now up to nearly 60 Championship Entries.
Having reached the halfway point of the season, just a reminder that all of the championship bulletins and results are on the Curborough.co.uk website under the Championship heading, and relevant links. Anyone who asked for posted results on their entry form should be receiving them in the post.
All of the rounds have links from the website for the entry forms, and please remember, the organising Clubs do not cash entry cheques until the closing date, so entering early will not mean paying early! Some events, as this one was, are also rounds of other championships, and may get over subscribed, and remember most club’s entries are on a first come basis if they do get full!
Hope to see many of you at the Sheffield & Hallamshire round on June 25th in a couple of weeks,