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2015 CAMS NSW HILLCLIMB CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE

Round 4 Round Up

With over 2 inches of rain in the week leading up to the Canberra event, some worried faces on the SDMA organising committee emerged. But as the day of the event came around, Canberra turned on a fabulous autumn day which allowed competitors 5 runs of the track.

The competition for the outright honours started early with Tim Edmondson (Gould GR55B)setting an impressive 39.81s on his first run. Malcolm Oastler (OMS 28) got on pace with his second run and lowered the bar to 37.59s. This was also a new outright record.

With a spin in the esses on run 3 it was becoming clear that Tim couldn’t stay with Malcolm and only managed a 38.48s to be second outright at the end of the day. Oastler then managed to lower his best run to 37.49s -Fastest Time of The Day!

Kevin Lewis (Dallara F3) managed only three runs throughout the day but finished with an impressive 42.75 to be third outright. Local driver, Zac LeLievre continues to impress in his Westfield Megabusa and was next on 42.98s.

The fastest tin top and fifth outright was David Isaacs (Evo) on 43.72s, closely followed by Phil Pratt (Trojan), Peter Brown (BAP Clubman) and Michael Hill in his skyline GTR on 44.79s.

Matt Halpin (Torana) was next with Brodie Tilbrook, in his Historic Elwyn Formula Ford rounding out the top ten.

As usual Road Registered classes were well subscribed and tightly contested with a strong showing from local drivers (with local knowledge – I guess they had an advantage!!).

In Non log book RR over 2500cc, local championship registered driver Anthony Hyde set a new record of 46.48. In the under 2500cc class Nick Elson also set a new record of 46.46 on his last run of the day. All in all, 11 new class and outright records were set.

A fabulous ay was had by all, with no major incidents. There were a few stoppages as the kangaroos wanted to join in the fun but these were expertly chased away by the local volunteers.

Thanks to the major sponsor of the event Reliance Automotive Services. Also a huge thank you to all the volunteers on flag points, grid marshals, car chockers and kangaroo chasers.

Written by Chris Hardy – President Southern District Motorsports Association

 

Outright Championship Points

Malcolm Oastler

42

Tim Edmondson

33

Ron Hay

29

Dave Morrow

25

Zac LeLievre

25

Kevin Lewis

23

Phil Heafey

21

David Isaacs

15

Peter Brown

11

Phil Pratt

11

   

 ROUND 6 OF THE CAMS NSW HILLCLIMB CHAMPIONSHIP IS BEING HELD 7th June at Mountainview Motorsport Complex, Grafton.

For all your NSW Hillclimb information, go to: www.hillclimbnsw.org.au