Sims seeks another Wiscombe Park double
PUBLISHED: 15:26 11 June 2013 | UPDATED: 15:26 11 June 2013
Two days of speed hill climb action kicks off bright and early on Saturday morning (June 15th) with the Three Clubs meeting at Manor Farm in Charmouth.
There are a number of contenders for the outright win with contenders coming from the top three single-seater racing car classes in cars with engines ranging from 1600 c.c. through to 2000 cc
On the Saturday Ralt RT3 duo John Opie and John Burton take on the RT33/34 SRD of father and son team Roy and Dave Sims. The latter took the Fastest Time of the Day at the September 2012 meeting and will be looking to repeat the double win. Keeping the two litre powered quartet on their toes will be 1300 cc chargers Stuart Browne (OMS SF2) from Chard and on Sunday, Yeovil driver Ian Cameron with his Chaplin Hornet.
The sports libre categories will feature Mark Mortimer with his Mallock Mk18 going ’head to head’ with the Cosworth powered Ford Anglia of John Reed in the over 1800 cc division whilst under that threshold Exeter’s Andrew Short will take on Kevin Frost from Crediton driving OMS SC21 and KMD Sports respectively.
Weymouth’s Westfield double act Geoff and Graham Blake will contest the Modified Specialist Production Car over 1800 c.c. class with their two litre SEi. With Geoff having recently lowered his own class record at Wiscombe Park he will no doubt have aspirations of lowering Mike Rudge’s record of 26.99 seconds.
Spectators will no doubt witness some rapid motoring in the three capacity divisions of the Modified Limited Production Car category. In the up to 1400 cc split Mark Shillaber, who currently leads the Bridge Tyres and Wheels Point S South West Championship with his BDH engine Ford Fiesta, will be seeking to improve his points tally with a fast time whilst in the 1400-1800 class regular Vauxhall sparring partners Gordon Iles and Andy Stoddart will be battling with their Tigra and Nova. The rapid combination of Colin Satchell and his lightweight Peugeot 205GTi are favourites for the honours in the 1800 cc – 2600 cc class.
Frampton driver Stewart Green takes his 1300 cc Sylva Riot up against the two litre Westfields of, class record holder Andy Cawsey, recent double Wiscombe winner Mike Williams and Michael Ford in the large engine capacity class of Roadgoing Specialist Production Cars whilst in the 1400-1800 category Exeter driver Roger Coote shapes up to Westfield pilots Ian Hodgson, Jan and David Yeo as well as the Caterham 7 Superlight ‘R’ of Sherborne’s Graham Vingoe in his Ginetta G4.
Dorset drivers Craig Moore and Tim Porter have enjoyed some epic battles already this season and the war is about to be rejoined as the Lyme Regis Ford Cortina driver Moore seeks to repel the challenge of Darrian T90 pilot Porter. Porter no doubt anxious to reclaim his class record which he lost to the current Wiscombe champion in September of last year.
The Road-Going Series Production classes will see nearly thirty-five drivers in action across four capacity divisions with the up to 1400 c.c. division seeing Taunton’s Peter Stiles challenge with his Suzuki Swift Gti will be joined by the Citroen Saxo pairing of Daniel and Simon Howard. The 1800 cc to 2600 cc division will see the rapid Audi A3 turbo of Wellington driver Anthony Wright who currently lies second in the south west championship and is the class record holder.
The final Road-Going class caters for vehicles over 2600 cc with Yeovil driver Simon Neve seeking a ‘podium’ finish in Mitsubishi Evo6 RS against Steve Clarke from Exeter in his Subaru Impress.
A full programme of motor sport is spread across the two days with a variety of machinery in action from road-going saloons through to single-seater racing cars.
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