“Give it some wellie!”, is a phrase I could easily have used, and probably
did, at this very muddy Easter Carnon Downs Garden Centre backed meeting.
The paddock was a quagmire but strangely enough, the rain kept the track
reasonably mud-free and there was some grip off the line. Certainly enough
for Roy Bray’s Escort Cosworth to take FTD with 22.18, over a second quicker
than Jonathon Williamson with the tail-squatting Porsche.
April 3rd 1994
Bray Slides to Victory
A tremendous amount of work in the weeks prior to the event, by a few
club members, had ensured that the hill could be used even with heavy rain
falling all day. It was the sort of day that reminded me why I had become
Mark Shillaber’s Fiesta swept the Minis away with the rainwater in the
small road car section, while Doug Bennett showed his mastery of Tregrehan
in the next group. It was no surprise that John Meredith took the unlimited
street-legal class with the Sapphire Cosworth and neither was it a surprise
to see Jo Bigger wipe the floor with the opposition in the amalgamated
road sports car group. She was some two seconds quicker that her nearest
rival, Dilwyn Lloyd, thus proving, as most of us knew, to Jo, wet or dry,
it makes no difference.
John Turpin's Porsche helped him to a much-welcomed class win while
Trevor Norman lead the way in the small engined modified saloons.
There were class wins too for Jeff Gordon, Basil Pitt (Datalinski sports
racer) and Peter Flamank in his very tidy RBK. The final class of
the day as a close run thing between the mud covered mounts of Simon Ashley
and Mike Lee. Simon had a slight edge on the first run and while
he improved slightly second time up, Mike took the scenic route and was
unable to match the Royale driver.
|FTD Roy Bray
||2.0 Ford Escort Cosworth
||1.4 Ford Fiesta
||1.8 Ford Escort
||2.0 Sierra Cosworth
||1.8 Lotus Elan S3
||3.0 Porsche 911 Carrera
||1.3 Vauxhall Astra
||1.4 Cox GTM
||3.2 Porsche 911 Carrera