Paul Merson overcame the slippery conditions for first overall in the cars. Guy Windsor was best motorcycle
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The organisers were challenged by the severe weather in the weeks preceding the event. They nearly lost the finish venue when it was threatened by floods and Hurscott had to be cancelled. Water had come cascading down the hill, eroding the lane so much it left a very deep ditch to one side of the track.
They had to make some other adjustments but come the day competitors were delighted with the trial. Paul Merson dominated class eight and was best car overall dropping ten marks. Keith Sanders was second in his Scimitar, dropping 15 marks, with Stuart Highwood third in his Marlin on 16, one better than David Haizelden with his Scimitar.
In the motorcycles Kathy Martin was best in Class B1 on Humphery the Honda.
The header picture shows Stuart Roache’s HRG bathed in morning light as they stop behind David Ellisons Ford Model A. David had to retire the Model A while Stuart went on to clean all the sections and win Class Five.
Aaron Haizelden and Chris Dustow were best car and motorcycle respectively
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This years Camel Classic was as tough as ever with lots of mud to spice things up. Aaron Haizelden came away with the premier Car Award, dropping 31 marks. It was a close thing though as Roger Hancock in Class Eight was only one mark behind.
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Chris Dustow was best Solo with a clean sheet and Alan Keat best Combination.
Stewart Green was best car in his Class 8 Gruffalo and Ben Dyer best Solo in this wet event with some tough restarts.
This years Tarka was an ACTC Championship round for both Cars and Motorcycles after Woolbridges Hardy Trial didn’t take place. North Devon MC had the benefit of quite a bit of rain to toughen up their trial with only two cars in Class Eight finishing in single figures. Continue reading “Challenging Tarka”
Ian Facey emerged victorious in his Class 5 BMW Z3 with a good mix of machinery from different classes in the top ten.
Ian almost went clean but dropped 1 on Jack and 3 on Jill, two fearsome climbs in this trial so noted for its steep hills.
The organisers were successfull in their handicapping, by which I mean Restarts and Tyre pressures, with a varied mix of cars topping the result sheet(s). Ray Ferguson had a good drive in his Class 7 Liege and was the only car outside of Class Eight to see the summit of Jack. Ray finished dropping six marks, the three on Pill Box dropping him out of contention for the top spot.
Stuart Bartlett’s challenge ended with a broken half shaft and it was fellow midlander Dean Partington who was best in Class Eight on nine. Tamar winner Ryan Tonkin also dropped nine and headed the clubmans results which Ross published separately.