Paul Merson takes narrow Hardy win

It was a close thing, with Ray Ferguson just one mark behind

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Barry Redmayne had the misfortune to have a ball joint snap on Green Lane

InCar with Ray and Hannah Ferguson in their Liege

Woolbridge had strong local support for their Classic Trial, including a Four Wheel Drive class running at the back of the field. The event was a mixture of traditional lanes supplemented by some grassy venues familiar to competitors who go to the clubs single venue events. These of course require a very different driving technique to the rocky lanes. Either trickle or blast, there is no in-between!

The results were dominated by Class 7 and 8 cars, only Matt Facey (BMW) and Keith Sanders (Reliant Scimitar) getting close to their scores. Keith was running in the Clubmans category winning that overall. With the impending change in licence requirements that arbitrary split shouldn’t be necessary in 2020 although it could still be used to create a less demanding sub-event for this who prefer it.

In the National B category, qualifying for ACTC points, there was a day long battle between Paul Merson and Ray Ferguson in their respective Shopland Mk11 Special and Liege. They swapped two’s on Knowle Lane and Meerhay and were level on marks lost when they came to the grassy bank of Tim’s 1, the penultimate section. They both spun to a stop just before section ends but Ray didn’t quite pass the two marker so Paul took the overall win by one mark.

InCar with Roger Ashby and Gavin Lane

There were a few notable breakages. Barry Redmayne snapped a ball joint early on. Roger Ashby put the fan through the radiator of his glorious special after hitting a rock on Meerhay and Stuart Highwood had a half shaft fail on Knowle Lane in his Scimitar.

Jon Rutherford was best Solo and Martin Keswick best Outfit


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David Haizelden and Ryan Tonkin take Bodmin Honours

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Ryan Tonkin concentrates as he gets out of the ruts to avoid a marker. Ryan finished the day with the lowest number of marks but it was David Haizelden who took the Premier Award on Index of Performance. Photo by Peter Hicks Click Here for more of Peters Work

 


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David Haizelden Conquers Kyrle

With wet weather leading up to the Event making the Kyrles ultra steep hills even more slippery than usual this years event was a very tough proposition.

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Nick Farmer captures ACTC Chair Dave Haizelden battling with the mud and ruts on Badgers. As you can see in Nick’s video Dave oh so nearly came to a stop but kept the power on to clear the section and win the event.

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Driving his familiar Reliant Scimitar in Class 5 Dave was headed by Gary Browning in his Class Eight Special until the penultimate section where Gary dropped 11 marks relegating him to second overall but hanging on to the class win. Continue reading “David Haizelden Conquers Kyrle”

Aaron Haizelden wins Tamar Trophy

Some Tough Restarts made it a Tough Trial for the Higher Classes

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Norton Selwood looks down and sees the offside rear wheel of the family Troll firmly jammed against a large rock on the Angel Steps Restart. Norton has taken on a number of roles with the ACTC including Championship Monitor and is the force behind the ACTC’s active Facebook Page. (Photo by Peter Browne)

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Edinburgh Trial

Some Demanding Sections for those on Four Wheels

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It had been very wet in the week leading up to the event.

 

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