Notes from Prescott - July

Two days before the weekend we were seeing dire weather predictions, of thunderstorms and up to 100mm, yes, 4 inches of rain!

Fortunately the BBC got it wrong and we actually mostly enjoyed short sleeves and dry tyres, albeit many cars having arrived on their ‘wets’.

Midland Hill Climb Championship registered contenders accounted for 117 entries at Prescott and we currently have over 120 points scorers this season.

Five new class records were set during the weekend including those by Ash Mason, Johnathen Varley and Lee Griffiths, who all twice beat long standing class records. For his efforts, Johnathen was named as ‘Midland Man of the Meeting’.

In the Championship Top 12 run-offs Wallace Menzies led the way on both occasions, with Sean Gould and Alex Summers each claiming a second and third place.

However, Sean leads the way in the ‘Top Ten Challenge from Alex, Wallace, Trevor Willis and Scott Moran.

Paul Howells in his Porsche 911 RSR from Class C(iii) is the only competitor to have won his class at every round of the championship this year and he leads the overall Championship points table with 108 points. However, it’s all still to play for and I predict that the additional bonus point for setting a new class record is likely to ultimately be the element that decides the championship at the end of the season.

In the Under 25s, Tom Weaver is leading and has recently being showing a clean pair of heals to all the drivers in the Formula Ford class.

Paul Howells is also top of the Over 60s leaderboard.

Next up we head to Shelsley in August.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Bill

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