Five Club’s hill climb at Wiscombe

PUBLISHED: 11:43 31 August 2010

End of season draws near

With the end of the season in sight drivers are looking to perform well and achieve a good points

haul for their championship challenges at the Five Clubs Wiscombe Park hillclimb this weekend (Saturday/Sunday September 4/5).

A full programme of motor sport spread across the two days will see a variety of machinery in action; from road-going saloons through the modified categories of saloons and sports to a selection of racing car classes. The Triumph TR Register one-make category is included in the Saturday running order.

For the drivers it will be critical as their 2010 campaigns come to a critical stage in the season and that will certainly be true for Exeter Project Manager Bob Rouse who will looking for a good performance on his home hill at the wheel of his rapid Ford Fiesta. Having experienced mechanical problems at the July meeting Bob will face up to another local pilot in the form of Andrian Langley. The Sidmouth driver will campaign his familiar Austin Mini in a quest for victory in the Roadgoing Specialist Production Car category.

The Roadgoing Series Production Car class will see Farway resident George Koopman take on the rapid Exeter duo of David and Shaun Roberts in their 1900 cc Peugeot 205 GTI. Koopman will be at the wheel of his Honda Integra.

Current Wiscombe championship leader Den Conibear takes his rapid Nissan GTiR up against the Porsches of Bob Mortimer and Peter Turnbull in a quest to secure the 2010 Bridge Tyres series.

But other local competitors will be vying for class wins and amongst them will be Steve Clarke from Exeter in his Subaru Impreza. A past winner at Wiscombe Park Steve will have to deal with a stern challenge in the road-going class from both fellow Impreza man Andrew Meek and Simon Neve who will be challenging the ‘scoobies’ in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6. One of the most entertaining classes of the weekend, will see defending Bridge Tyres and Wheels Wiscombe Champion Jonathan Wright (Volkswagen Golf GTI) up against the fleet Lotus Elise of father and son duo Hugh and Luke Trotman.

There will be no shortage of competition in the single-seater classes. Exeter’s Ben Stephenson will face nine other competitors in the up to 1100 c.c. division in his OMS ZZR having overcome recent engines problems. In the large capacity class in particular there will be changes. Tony Wiltshire, a Wiscombe winner in recent seasons, will again be campaigning a Ralt RT34 powered by a Peugeot engine from an ex-BTCC touring car and again he will have Andrew Forsyth with his 3.5 litre V8 engined Pilbeam MP58 as opposition. This duo will be joined by Terry Graves as the Launceston driver seeks his first victory at the testing south Devon course with his 3.5 litre Gould GR37.

Gates open for the practice runs at 10.00 with the competitive event starting after a lunch break. The meeting should be completed by 17.30.

Admission: £7 per adult. Accompanied children under 14 FREE. Car Parking FREE.

Transfer to the competitor’s enclosure FREE.

Catering and licenced bar available.

Wiscombe Park is situated north of Blackberry Camp and south of Farway Park and will be signposted from Honiton and on the A3052.

For more Wiscombe information www.wiscombepark.co.uk.

For further information please contact: Geoff Pickett

Telephone/Facsimile: 01305 251662 Mobile: 07765 094380

e-mail: media@wiscombepark.co.uk


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