Adrian Marfell wins in a Class 6 Beetle. The provisional results had Sam Holmes as the winner but these were revised when Adrians penalty on Gattens Gamble was scrubbed.
The 2017 Exeter Trial was marred when a competitor lost his life on Wooston Steep. At this time the incident is still under investigation.
Friday evening was very wet and the rain only cleared during the early hours of Saturday morning. Tillerton proved a challenge, especially for the restarters but it was Simms that was the real stopper. Dave Haizelden and his team from Torbay Motor Club had positioned the restart so it was a real challenge for the higher classes and only a handful of cars reached the summit without help from the recovery tractor.
The trial was abandoned with the news from Wooston Steep.
News of the fatality was announced before the meal at The Palace Hotel after which the 2016 awards were presented.
Dean Partington and Aaron Haizelden started the Camel Classic equal on 62 Wheelspin points apiece. Unfortunately Aarons trial ended on Helligan 2 with a blown engine.
Dean Partington makes smoke as he restarts his DP Wasp on Clinnick on his way to the Wheelspin Trophy (Captured from Norton Selwood Video)
Mike Ellis had the lowest score in his Beetle. However, Keith Sanders took the Premier Award as Camel Vale decide this on Index.
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Aarons rival for the Wheelspin Championship, Dean Partington, was 5th overall after dropping 3 on Guys Hill. Tied on 62 points its down to the wire on The Camel Classic, the last event of the year.
Dean Partington was Best Car
Dean Partington in his familiar DP Wasp was best of a small field of 16 cars, dropping 12 marks. Ian Davis was second, dropping 23 in his VW Buggy.
There was a well supported Clubmans Class, win by Lee Peck in his Dutton Melos.
Geoff Walker was best motorcycle on his GasGas Pampera
- Full Provisional Results
- FB Photos by Mark Daubney
- Rough/Tough Poll on FB
- Hardy Photos on the Woolbridge Site
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Gary won a demanding trial in his VW Fugitive with nine of the 36 starters retiring
- Calvin Samuels Kyrle Photos on the Classic Trials FB Site
- Duncan Stephens Kyrle Photos on the Classic Trials FB Site
- Full Results
- Video by Duncan Stephens
- Competitor Poll Tough 3 Rough 2
Overall – Gary Browning – VW Fugitive – 7
2 Bill Bennett – MG J2 – 26
3 Matt Facey – BMW – 17
4 Tony Young – VW Beetle – 19
5 Aaron Haizelden – Reliant Scimitar SS1 – 11
6 David Price – VW Beetle – 43
7 Ed Wells – Dutton Melos – 26
8 Tris White – Troll – 16
1/11/16 – Scores corrected and Full Results added
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