ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS – 2018

ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS – 2018

In case you hadn’t noticed we have our Anuial Awards Lunch on Saturday 13th October at the The Mercure White Hart Hotel, St John Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire. SP1 2SD – Noon for a 12:30. The dress code is smart casual.

There are a number of Annual Awards that are given in addition to the Meadens Skoka Gurston Down Championship, class and overall awards and the Cavendish Ships Store Top Ten Challenge.

AWARD WINNERS:

Marsh Memorial Award – Nearest to the class record or broken by the most in the two June meetings – Mark Crookall

Corona Challenge Cup – Best Class Record Improvement – Mark Crookall

Heather Brampton Trophy – Highest Placed Lady in the Championship – Sue Hayes

Terence Tattam Memorial Trophy – Highest Placed Closed Car in the Championship – Phil Price

The Pitt Trophy – Highest Places Sports Libre Car in the Championship – Peter Steele

Dorchester Planning Consultancy Award – Best Position in Championhip without winning an Award – Richard Wood

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The Keith Salmon Award – Concours and Championship Position Combined – Roger Cock

The Parkhouse and Wyatt Award – Best Concours – Richie Gatt

Marsh and Masters Trophy – Best Championship Postion for Driver of Pensionable Age – Fryth Crosse

The Pitstop Trophy – Driver of the Season who hasn’t won an Annual Award – Jason Richardson

Penske Marsall of the Year – Allan Osgood

The John Forsyth Endeavour Award – Awarded on the Day

Stan Hunt Memorial Award – Awarded on the Day

The Cavendish Ships Store BARC SW Top Ten Challenge

1st Peter D Smith – Wins The Guards Trophy

2nd – Chris Cannell

3rd= – Paul Crute

3rd= – Richard Gaylard

The Meadens Skoda Gurston Down Championship – Overall

1stMark Crookall wins the Wadham Stringer / Brunton Trophy

2nd – Paul Dickinson

3rd – James Moore

The Meadens Skoda Gurston Down Championship – Class

Class 4a MX5 – Road Going Series Production MX5 Cars up to 2000cc

1st – Mark Crookall wins the Record-Designs Award

2nd – Jason Richardson

3rd – Chris Burch

Class 4a – Road Going Series Production Cars up to 1400cc

1st – David Nutland

Class 4b – Road Going Series Production Cars 1401cc to 2000cc

1st Paul Dickinson

2nd Tim Forster

Class 4c – Road Going Series Production Cars over 2000cc

1st – Shaun Fudge

2nd Jon Maycock

Class 4d – Road Going Specialist Production Cars

1st – Clive Skipper

Class 6 – Modified Production Marque Sports Cars over 2000cc

1st – Phil Price

2nd Graham Beale

Class 7 – Modified Productions Saloons Cars up to 1400cc

1st – Neil Turner

Class 9 – Modified Production Cars over 2000cc

1st – Tim Painter

Class 11 – Modified Specialist Production Cars

1st – Martin Watson

Class 13 – Historicially Interesting

1st – Fryth Crosse win the Keir and Cawder Quaich Award

Class 15a – Sports Libre up to 1400cc

1st – Peter Steele

Class 16 – Sports Libre over 2000cc

1st – Chris Cannell

Class 19 – Racing Cars 601cc to 1100cc

1st – James Moore win the Tom Elton Trophy

2nd – Murray Wakeham

Class 20 – Racing Car 1101cc to 1600cc

1st Peter D Smith win the A and S Racing Trophy

Class 21a – Racing Cars 1601cc to 2000cc – Normally Aspirated

1st – Roger Cock win the Chairmans Cup

 

Thank you to all the entrants who made our championships such successes and see you all at the Awards Lunch!

Anthony Record – Press Officer – Gurston Down Speed Hill Climb

The Meadens Skoda Championship – 2018 Class Results

The Meadens Skoda Championship – 2018 Class Results

The final two rounds of the Meadens Skoda Gurston Down Hill Climb Championship took place at our September meeting. The overall championship was close and required so great performances to secure the title and top ten places.

The Class Championships were no different with many of them undecided prior to the meeting so every point in every round suddenly became very important. A number of class didn’t have championship contenders entered which meant the dropped score rules made a difference. These certainly did in the overall championship!

Thank you to all the entrants in the championship, we couldn’t run it without all your support!

We would also like to thank all of the class sponsors for their support during 2018!

The top five in each class have been included in these results. The full results will be available online after this have been published.

Here are the Official Class Results for the Meadens Skoda Gurston Down Championship:

The Mazda MX5 Class, supported by The Window Doctor

This class turned out to be the one to watch this season. Mark Crookall won the championship in this class and overall in 2017 and 2018 wasn’t any different. Jason Richardson pushed Mark all year, they swapped firsts and seconds, broke the target time and both broke the class record and traded places all season. But Mark’s performance in July where he reset the class record to 39.88s and his September, sealed both the overall and class championship. Jason’s late season performances brought him fourth in the overall championship too! That record time would be a good time for the up to 2000cc class and the MX5 Class allows limited modifications.

Mark win the Record-Designs Trophy.

Result 2018

Points

Mark Crookall

103

Jason Richardson

99

Chris Burch

77

 James Fordam

71

Paul Wheatley

62

 

Road Going Series Production Class up to 1400cc

The two contenders in this class have traded places all season. John Davey has had a number of mechanical issues but the Midget was much improved in September when he reset the class record with a 41.21s run.

Result 2018

Points

David Nutland

86

John Davey

84

 

Road Going Series Production Class 1401cc to 2000cc, supported by Record-Designs

This class is another very competitive class. But Paul Dickinson pretty much stamped his authority of the class from the outset in his Honda S2000. But Tim Foster (Lotus Elan) and Dean Cubitt (Mazda MX5) didn’t give him an easy ride. But Paul had it sown up by July!

2018 Result

Points

Paul Dickinson

100

Tim Forster

91

Dean Cubitt

84

Chris Davies

74

Russell Davies

67

 

Over 2000cc Road Going Series Production Class, supported by Turbo Dynamics

Yet another very competitive class and a very competitive season too. The result was far from decided. Shaun Fudge in the Lewis Dean Subaru Impreza was trading places with Jon Maycock in the early part of the season, then he had Andrew Thorp to deal with at the end of the season. Shaun’s consistency overcame them both.

2018 Result

Points

Shaun Fudge

93

Jon Maycock

92

Andrew Thorp

86

Sarah Fudge

72

Tony Mullis

63

 

Road Going Specialist Production Class, supported by Fieldfare Trailer Centre

This was always going to be a battle between Clive Skipper in the Caterham and Adrian Lewis in the Westfield. Clive won the first five rounds in this class but Adrian fought back in the record half of the season and the two traded places though tout the later part. But whatever Adrian did just wasn’t enough to overcome the five wins Clive already had in the bag. The class is going faster and faster.

2018 Result

Points

Clive Skipper

96

Adrian Lewis

90

Tony Wiltshire

32

 

Over 2000cc Modified Limited Production Marque Sports Car Class

The Porsche 911 and Phil Price looked like they might not be a challenge for Graham Beale at the beginning of the season. But that all changed by June. Phil was on the pace and drove the car to win the last eight rounds which also gave Phil fifth in the overall championship.

2018 Result

Points

Phil Price

96

Graham Beale

90

Paul Slade

78

 

Up to 1400cc Modified Series Production Class supported by Cock and Sons (Builders)

Neil Turner has been pretty much in charge of this class for a few years now but 2018 was different. Neil suffered some mechanical difficulties at the July meeting which meant he was out for three rounds. Derek Mullis steeped in and scored some great points whilst Neil was absent. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough! Neil reset his own class record at the first July meeting giving him the points edge. We have a copy of Neil’s record breaking run that will be on our Facebook page soon.

2018 Result

Points

Neil Turner

92

Derek Mullis

91

David Bean

80

 

Over 2000cc Modified Series Production Class, supported by Meadens Skoda

Tim Painter in the gorgeous Aston Martin Vantage he shares with Andrew Fraser was an amazingly consistent driver this season and was second placed man, Richard Hillyar. They finished second and third, respectively, in this class all season.

2018 Result

Points

Tim Painter

90

Richard Hilyar

80

 

Over 2000cc Modified Specialist Production Class, supported Gates of Brockenhurst

The result in this class couldn’t have been predicted for almost the entire season. Martin Watson lead the class for much of the season but second placed man, Steve Holland’s performances were pushing Martin very, very hard. They swapped first and seconds at almost every event.

2018 Result

Points

Martin Watson

98

Steve Holland

93

Richie Gatt

86

 

Historically Interesting Class, supported by Kelvin Jouhar

Fyrth Cross had secured the class title by the end of the July meeting with some really good performances in the first seven events. His consistency was the key to this one, firsts abd seconds all season made him unbeatable!

2018 Result

Points

Fyrth Cross

98

Sue Hayes

87

Jeremy Smihson

58

 

Hill Climb Super Sports Cars Class

There was just one entry in this class. Mark Mortimer had the class to himself most of the season.

2018 Result

Points

Mark Mortimer

80

 

Sports Libre up to 1400cc

This is Gurston Down’s new classes for the 2018 season and it didn’t fail to surprise and delight the drivers and spectators alike. Peter Steel was a man on a mission! Another driver with very consistent performances and a class record too! It now stands at 33.89s,

2018 Result

Points

Peter Steel

91

Richard Wood

81

Tim Pitfield

36

 

Sports Libre 1401cc to 2000cc Class, supported by Lewis Property Services

Another class with just one entry, Keith Diggle. He’s put some very solid runs in this season and let’s hope we will have some more entries next season.

2018 Result

Points

Keith Diggle

80

 

Sports Libre over 2000cc Class

Chris Cannell had a good season although he did have the class to himself much of the year. But his Top Ten Challenge performance meant it wasn’t a wasted year!

2018 Result

Points

Chris Cannell

82

Geoff Twemlow

16

 

Racing Car up to 600cc Class

2018 Result

Points

David Cuff

16

 

601cc to 1100cc Racing Car Class, supported by Drynham Project Management Limited

James Moore is another driver who stamped his authority on this class early on in the season. The class was secure by the July meetings. These was a good fight for second between Murray Wakeham and Alan Joy. Murry’s slight better performances gave him the second place.

2018 Result

Points

James Moore

100

Murray Wakeham

92

Alan Joy

84

Steve Loadsman

63

 

1101cc to 1600cc Racing Car Class, supported by SM AeRoTechniques with Brian and Adrian Moody

Peter D Smith and Richard Gaylard in the Force they share were always likely to be challenging for the championship class win. It wasn’t long before they had a good lead and were fighting each other for the class. Peter’s performances not only won his the class title but he also took the Top Ten Challenge title too!

2018 Result

Points

Peter D Smith

93

Richard Gaylard

83

Mike Lee

32

 

1601cc to 2000cc Racing Car – Normally Aspirated Class

This class was full of surprises, Dave Lord looked like he had a good lead over Roger Cock half way through the season. They both beat the target time in July, Roger on Saturday and Dave on Sunday. Roger’s last four round wins gave him the class.

2018 Result

Points

Roger Cock

94

Dave Lord

89

 

Racing Car Over 2000cc

Paul Crute with the lovely Jaguar powered OMS was the only entry in this class but has had a great season coming second in the Top Ten Challenge after a very strong finishing run at the end of the season.

2018 Result

Points

Paul Crute

80

We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their support in 2018!

We would also like to thank all those who made our events and championship possible!

E&OE

Anthony Record – Press Officer – BARC SW, Gurston Down Speed Hill Climb

2018 The Meadens Skoda Gurston Down Championship – Overall Result

2018 The Meadens Skoda Gurston Down Championship – Overall Result

The Meadens Skoda Gurston Down Hill Climb Championship looked like it might already have been decided after the first ten rounds but the mathematical possibilities and some superb performances really changed things around.

The 2018 overall champion is Mark Crookall.

Mark, the 2017 champion, takes the 2018 championship after some superb performances at the July and September meetings. At the September meeting Mark needed to pull out all the stops and take ar elast one round win. However, the MX5 Class is so competitive these days it wasn’t going to be an easy task. Mark and Jason Richardson have been swapping wins all season and the mathematics also mean that Jason was in with a chance of the overall title too. Mark overcame Jason’s times in both September rounds and won the championship. Jason wasn’t even in the top ten after round eight but finished fourth!

Many of the place positions were decided on the drop-score rules used in the event of a points tie.

More on the class championships in the next report.

The Meadens Skoda Gurston Down Speed Hill Climb Championship Overall Result:

Points

1

Mark Crookall

103

2

Paul Dickinson

100

3

James Moore

100

4

Jason Richardson

99

5

Phil Price

99

6

Martin Watson

98

7

Fyrth Cross

98

8

Clive Skipper

96

9

Roger Cock

94

10

Shaun Fudge

93

11

Steve Holland

93

12

Peter D Smith

93

SECOND – Paul Dickinson

THIRD – James Moore

FOURTH – Jason Richardson

FIFTH – Phil Price

We would like to thank all the drivers who entered the championship for their continued support and the Meadens Motor Group for their kind sponsoshiip in 2018!

E&OE

Anthony Record – Press Officer – BARC SW, Gurston Down Speed Hill Climb

Marshal of the Year 2018

Marshal of the Year 2018

At the September meeting we announced the Gurston Down Speed Hill Climb Marshal of the Year.

The entire marshalling team vote of the marshal of the year. This year’s is our Cheif Marshall, Alan Osgood. Here he is looking rather surprised just after the announcement was made!

Congratulations to Alan!

 

Anthony Record – Press Officer Gurston Down Speed Hill Climb

RESULT – The Cavendish Ships Stores BARC SW Top Ten Challenge

RESULT – The Cavendish Ships Stores BARC SW Top Ten Challenge

The Cavendish Ships Stores BARC SW Top Ten Challenge title had already been decided after the July meetings with some great performances put in by Peter D Smith in the Force PT he shares with Richard Gaylard.

Peter had a chance to take a clean sweep at the September meeting but a mechanical failure, a drive shaft breakage, put paid to that during practice. Unfortunately, this also put paid to his co-drivers challenge aspirations too. Richard Gaylard looke like a second place was likely but with the points so close, the September meetings scoring would make a difference to the almost all of those in the top ten of the challenge.

The Result of the Cavendish Ships Stores BARC SW Top Ten Challenge 2018 were:

Results 2018

Points

Peter D Smith

50

Paul Crute

46

Chris Cannell

43

Richard Gaylard

43

James Moore

31

Keith Diggle

28

Martin Watson

25

Steve Holland

21

Murray Wakeham

18

Mike Lee

13

Roger Cock

11

Ritchie Gatt

10

Alan Joy

5

Dave Lord

2

SECOND – Paul Crute

THIRD EQUAL – Chris Cannell

THIRD EQUAL – Richard Gaylard

 

We would like to thank all of our sponsor, Cavendish Ships Stores for their continued support in 2018!

E&OE

Anthony Record – Press Officer – BARC SW, Gurston Down Speed Hill Climb