Wiscombe Park Speed Hillclimb Club celebrate a ‘Champion Night’

PUBLISHED: 13:24 14 November 2018 | UPDATED: 13:24 14 November 2018

Jonathan Langmead (left) joins fellow award winners at the Wiscombe Park presentation evening. Champion Ian Ingleheart is centre at the rear with Ben Wheeler centre front.Picture CONTRIBUTED

Jonathan Langmead (left) joins fellow award winners at the Wiscombe Park presentation evening. Champion Ian Ingleheart is centre at the rear with Ben Wheeler centre front.Picture CONTRIBUTED

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With the on-track action of the season complete the attention of the drivers turns to the new season of 2018 considering new developments or possibly even a new car, but prior to considerations over 130 drivers and enthusiasts gathered at Wiscombe House to celebrate the success of the leading competitors in the 2018 Wiscombe Park Hillclimb Championship supported by Tillcoultry Quarries as well as the 60th Anniversary of speed hillclimbing at Wiscombe Park, writes Geoffery Pickett.

Sara Raynor and Janie Chichester, representing the owners of Wiscombe Park, join Peter Isaac (managing director of Wiscombe Ltd) in cutting the 60th anniversary cake.Picture CONTRIBUTEDSara Raynor and Janie Chichester, representing the owners of Wiscombe Park, join Peter Isaac (managing director of Wiscombe Ltd) in cutting the 60th anniversary cake.Picture CONTRIBUTED

After a hard-fought season, encompassing nine qualifying rounds, two drivers from the Exeter region were amongst the trophy winners. Exeter golf professional, and former English champion,

Jonathan Langmead claimed a podium position in his Lotus Elise finishing a mere 1.06 points in arrears of series runner-up Anthony Wright who campaigned a turbo-charged four-wheel-drive Audi A3. Having led the championship during the summer months Wright in turn was a mere 0.41 of a point shy of eventual victor Ian Ingleheart who claimed victory in his Cosworth powered Westfield SE during the final event of the season.

Ben Wheeler, from Kilmington, claimed sixth place in the final standings at the wheel of his Empire Evo2 single seater racer. The Suzuki powered machine campaigned by the IT security specialist finished the season as a multiple winner at the testing east Devon track.

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