Some Tough Restarts made it a Tough Trial for the Higher Classes
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”
Andrew Rippon was the only car in single figures with his Class 6 Beetle in this single venue event in Lew Woods. It was another Beetle, this time from Class 4 in second, in the hands of Ryan Tonkin. Clive Kalber was third in his glorious Ford Pop despite one of the doors flying open on one section.
Graham Airey was best Solo with the events only clean sheet. Alan Keat was best outfit.
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.
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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.
Matt Facey was best car in his BMW. Ben Tonkin headed an excellent entry of nine sidecars
Matt started his day clearing the first six sections, establishing a lead he was to retain for the rest of the day in his Class 3 BMW. Matt finished the day dropping 22 points ahead of second place Ryan Tonkin on 41 in his Class 8 Buggy. Just behind were the battling class sevens of Adrian Booth (Arkley) and Philip Thomas (Melos), both on 43.
Launceston and North Cornwall MC had attracted and excellent entry of nine sidecars for their single event Classic in Lew Woods. Ben Tonkin and Michael Curnow dominated the day dropping only 8 points. Keelan Hancock was best solo Continue reading “Launceston Trial”