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Little Classics News: 9 June 2015

Blazing Sun and Roaring Exhausts Hit Shelsley Walsh

Jos Goodyear. CREDIT Geoff Robinson

Blazing sunshine and huge crowds greeted a capacity list of competitors in the ‘Best of British’ hill climbing event at Shelsley Walsh over the weekend.

A wide variety of classic and racing cars took part in class events for the MSA British Hill Climb Championship, The Hill Climb Leaders Championship and the ever-popular Midland Hill Climb Championship.

Fastest time of the day went to Southam driver Jos Goodyear (top) with a blistering run of 23.03 seconds in his diminutive yet amazing supercharged 1340cc GWR Raptor racing car, appearing more like an oversized Scalextric car as it shot up the narrow course.

Wins for Jos Goodyear and reigning champion Scott Moran in the Top 12 run offs saw the points table positions remaining the same for the British Championship, with Tenbury Wells driver and Moran’s co-driver, Alex Summers still leading the field as they head to Loton Park next weekend.

Michael Sythes in the Freikaiserwagen. CREDIT Mark

Colin Satchell of Holsworthy, driving a Peugeot 205, took the 2 litre Modified Production class by two one-hundredths of a second from hard-charging Sarah Bosworth, of Sheffield, in her Lotus Elise.

Shelsley Specials, both pre-war and post war, produced wins for Michael Sythes (above) in the Freikaiserwagen and Peter Speakman in the Fisher Spyder Special, respectively.

This coming weekend sees the return of the popular Shelsley Walsh Breakfast Club where people are invited to bring along their cherished cars.

Next hill climb event is the Reg Philips Trophy Meeting on the 4th July and the Vintage and Post Vintage Thoroughbreds on the 5th July.

Visit www.shelsley-walsh.co.uk



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