Aaron Haizelden wins Tamar Trophy

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

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)

Aaron was competing in a well supported Class 5 with his Reliant Scimitar, dropping 15 marks, one less than second placed Matt Facey in his Class 3 BMW. One point behind Matt came two more Scimitars in the experienced hands of Dave Haizelden and Keith Sanders. Continue reading “Aaron Haizelden wins Tamar Trophy”

Dave Haizelden Best Car on Tamar

Dave became one of only a handful of people that have won a Classic Trial in both a Front Wheel Drive and Rear Wheel Drive Car having won the Tamar in 2003 in his Golf. Andrew Kearns was best Solo and Alan Wear best Outfit.

Peter Browne captures Dave Haizelden storming Angel Steps on his way to a resounding Overall Car Win on the Tamar Trial Click Here for more of Peter’s Photos

Videos by Kofi Farley, Duncan Stephens and James Smith

This years Tamar went down well with competitors with the hills having just the right amount of bite. Most of the sections were pretty dry but Angel Steps greasy.

After a poorly supported Exmoor Clouds entries were better for the Tamar with 24 Motorcycles and 35 Cars, a third in Class Five.

Class Eight had some difficult restarts. Dan Keat was the only class 8 to climb Tanks Terror where Dave Haizelden was the only other car to clean the section. Aaron Haizelden dropped six here. If he hadn’t he would have finished on three, same as Dave but had a faster special test time!

Dave Haizelden dropped the only marks on his Tamar when he stopped at the three on Trehole but even here nobody on four wheels climbed higher.

There were two clean sheets amongst the Solos, the win going to Andrew Kearns on Special Test times.

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Tough Tamar

Ryan Tonkin was best Car, after Aaron Haizelden received a marker penalty. Rom Dobbs was best Motorcycle.

Class B1 winner Graham Airey on Park Impossible. Photo by Peter Browne
Ryan Tonkin on Park Impossible. Photo by Peter Browne

With the West Country battered by storms in the days preceding the event the organisers were faced with some tough choices deciding to cancel a couple of sections because of access problems before the trial passed through. Continue reading “Tough Tamar”

Tamar Trial 2016

Aaron Haizelden was best car in his Scimitar dropping only 3 marks on Trevilla

Dan and Lester Keat on their way to winning Class Eight (Photo by Jonathan Kelly)

Keith Sanders also dropped 3 on Trevilla in his Scimitar, however he had also lost 3 marks earlier on Crackington. Dave Haizeldens new Scimitar made its debut but ended his challenge halfway through the event when his Quaife/Fack diff broke. Dave is not having much luck with Quaifes as its only a few weeks since the one in his Golf disintegrated.

Tristan Barnicoat was best motorcycle with Kathy Martin only a few marks behind in a well supported Class B1.

Steve Urell was best Sidecar again and commiserations to Julia Browne who ended up in A&E but is on the mend.

Simon Groves has dropped the axle on his Troll to fix a broken Half Shaft. He was successful and went on to finish the event. (Photo by David Haizelden)

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