Test Day 2017 – April 2nd – Entries Open Now!

Test Day 2017 – April 2nd – Entries Open Now!

Application for entries for the Test Day on 2nd April 2017 can be made from 1st of January! Closing date is March 1st.

Contact gurstonhill@btinternet.com in the new year. Please title your email “Test Day”

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Costs are: 1 driver £104, 2 drivers (in the same car) £164

Spaces are limited and there is often a ballot for places!

April Drive School is FULL

April Drive School is FULL

The drive school date for April is now full. There are spaces available on all other dates. So get your application in early for the other dates! Check the Event Calendar for all the dates..

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Hugh Kemp

Hugh Kemp

It is with deep regret and sadness we have to announce the death of Gurston Stalwart Hugh Kemp.

Hugh’s Hillclimb career encompassed many varied Racing Cars but latterly his enthusiastic conducting of his lovely Historic Palliser.

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Hugh had served as a Committee Member and Treasurer.An ever present  character  in the Paddock  he will be sadly missed.

The Gurston community extends its sympathy to all Hugh’s friends and family.

Please respect the Family’s privacy at this time.

Annual Dinner and Awards

Annual Dinner and Awards

Gurston Down’s 2016 season came to it’s final conclusion with it’s Annual Dinner and Awards at The Royal Chase Hotel in Shaftsbury. More than 80 people attended.

Dave Wickham, the BARC SW Chairman gave his first formal presentation speech, introducing all the the 2016 award winners and class champions.

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Thank you to all those who set-up the room and liaised with The Royal Chase Hotel to create such a great evening!

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Congratulations to all the winners. In particular the 2016 Gurston Down Meadens Skoda Champion, Stephen Moore who clinched the championship on his final run in the September meeting and to Simon Marsh for winning the Cavendish Ships Stores Gurston Down Top Ten Challenge! And to all the other class and award winners!

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There were two awards not previously announced.

The John Forsyth Endeavor Award winner was Paul Hearne for his selfless help to those stranded with issues at the Hill Climb School days and for fixing the “un-fixable” start-line timing screen!

The Stan Hunt Memorial Trophy was awarded to Andrew Hext for his tireless work at the Hill Climb School, amongst other things!

Congratulations Paul and Andrew!

And thank you to all those who attended and to Becky Crocombe for her organisational effects!

Roll-on 2017! It’s our 50th Year! See you all next season!

 

Annual Dinner and Awards – 12th November

Annual Dinner and Awards – 12th November

Just to remind everyone that the closing date for the Annual Dinner and Awards is only ten days away. Becky needs the forms, menu choices and table preferences (and the money!) in her hands by the 24th October.

Get your form HERE

We are also looking for raffle prizes. All the proceeds of the raffle go to the Marshals Fund!

And for those of you who were wondering which drivers won which awards:

Annual Awards:

THE CAVENDISH SHIPS STORES TOP TEN CHALLENGE

1st – Simon Marsh wins THE GUARDS TROPHY

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2nd Peter Marsh

3rd – Peter D Smith


THE MEADENS SKODA GURSTON DOWN CHAMPIONSHIP

1st – Stephen Moore wins THE WADHAM STRINGER / BRUNTON TROPHY

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2nd – Simon Purcell


MARSH MEMORIAL TROPHY – Nearest to or Broken by the most, the current relevant Class Record during the 2 June Meetings

Mark Crookall

CORONA CHALLENGE CUP – Class Record improvement

Stephen Moore

HEATHER BRAMPTON – Highest Championship position by a Lady

Sue Hayes

LOGETTE CUP – Highest placed Saloon or Closed Sports Car in the Championship

Stephen Moore

TERENCE TATTAM MEMORIAL TROPHY – Highest placed Open Sports Car in the Championship

Graham Beale

PITT TROPHY – Highest placed Sports Libre Car in the Championship

Chris Cannell

DORCHESTER PLANNING CONSULTANCY – Best position in championship without having won an award during season

Calum Kemp

KEITH SALMON – Concours & Championship combined

James Moore

PARKHOUSE & WYATT – Concours

Clive Stangle

MARSH & MASTERS TROPHY – Best Position in championship for competitor of pensionable age

Tim Painter

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PITSTOP TROPHY – Driver of the season who has not won an Annual Award

Simon Purcell

PENSKE MARSHAL OF THE YEAR

Rob Broomfield

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THE JOHN FORSYTH ENDEAVOUR AWARD

To be announced

STAN HUNT MEMORIAL TROPHY

To be announced


The Meadens Skoda Gurston Down Championship – Class Awards

Class 4a – Roadgoing Series Production Cars Up to 2000cc – Supported by AutolinkMX5.com

1st – Adam Greenen

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2nd – Andy Greenen

3rd – Tim Forster

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Mark Crookall wins the Record-Designs Award

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Class 4b – Roadgoing Series Production Cars over 2000cc – Supported by Turbo Dynamics

1st – Stephen Moore

2nd – Clive Stangle

Class 4c – Roadgoing Specialist Production Cars – Supported by Fieldfare Trailer Centre

1st – Clive Skipper

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Class 5 – Modified Production Marque Sports Cars up to 2000 cc – Supported by The Hire Shed

1st – Graham Beale

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Danny Dzenis www.dd-photography.co.uk

Class 6 – Modified Production Marque Sports Cars over 2000 cc – Supported by New Techniques

1st – Simon Purcell

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2nd – Steve Holley

Class 7 – Modified Production Saloon Cars up to 1400 cc – Supported by Cock & Sons (Builders)

1st – Neil Turner

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Class 9 – Modified Production Cars over 2000cc -Supported by Meadens Skoda

1st – Tim Painter

Class 11 – Modified Specialist Cars up to 2000cc – Supported by Gates of Brockenhurst

1st – Mike Rudge

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2nd – Antony Orchard

Class 13 – Historically Interesting – Supported by Kelvin Jouhar

1st – Hugh Kemp wins the KEIR & CAWDER QUAICH

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Class 15 – Sports Libre Cars up to 2000cc – Supported by Hawke Motorsport

1st – Tim Pitfield

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Danny Dzenis www.dd-photography.co.uk

Class 16 – Sports Libre Cars over 2000cc – Supported by Lewis Property Services

1st – Chris Cannell

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Class 19 – Racing Cars 601 – 1100cc – Supported by Drynham Project Management Ltd

1st – James Moore wins the TOM ELTON TROPHY

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2nd – Murray Wakeham

Class 20 – Racing Cars 1101 – 1600cc – Supported by SM AeRo Techniques

1st – Peter D Smith wins the A & S RACING TROPHY

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2nd – Richard Gaylard

Class 20a – Formula Ford 1600 (Kent Engines) – Supported by Veloce Publishing Ltd

1st – Simon McBeath

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2nd – Russell Haynes

Class 21b – Racing Cars 1601 – 2000cc (Forced Induction) – Supported by Gundrys Farm Caravan & Camping

1st – Simon Marsh wins THE CHAIRMAN’S CUP

2nd – Peter Marsh

RESULT: 2016 Meadens Skoda Gurston Down Hill Climb Championship

RESULT: 2016 Meadens Skoda Gurston Down Hill Climb Championship

The Meadens Skoda Gurston Down Hill Climb Championship has been very close all season.

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The September meeting was going to be the decider! Both Stephen Moore (the 2015 Champion) and Simon Purcell (the 2014 Champion) could be crowned depending on class wins and record breaking runs!

After the first timed runs, Simon had a bit of a spin at Ashes and Stephen “just” matched his previous record! So it was all going to be decided on the second timed runs!

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Stephen did exactly what he needed to, breaking his own record again and winning the class! But it now depended on Simon’s run! Sadly, Simon didn’t quite make it, leaving Stephen as Champion!

FULL CLASS RESULTS:

The Road Going Series Production up to 2000cc Class Champion is Adam Greenen. His brother, Andy, was second in their rather rapid Honda Civic Type R. Tim Forster and his lovely Lotus Elan, finished third.

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Gurston Down’s Mazda MX5 Class Champion is Mark Crookall. His change of car mid-season didn’t hurt his performance and results! Mark Jones was second! This class looks like it will be hotly contested next season.

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The over 2000cc Road Going Series Production Class Champion is also the 2016 Meadens Skoda Gurston Down Champion, Stephen Moore. His 2.0t Mitsubishi Evo 6 has now helped him to two consecutive championships! Clive Stangle was second.

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The Road Going Specialist Production Class Champion is Clive Skipper (2.0 Caterham HPC). But the battle with Adrian Lewis’(1.4 Westfield Megabusa) went down to the wire. Clive winning by just 0.55 points!

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The Modified Limited Production Marque Sports Cars up to 2000cc Class Champion is Graham Beale with his Ginetta.

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The over 2000cc Modified Limited Production Marque Sports Car Class Champion is Simon Purcell with his supercharged and turbo charged Lotus Exige. Steve Holley came second.

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The up to 1400cc Modified Series Production Class Champion and third overall in his Mini Cooper S is Neil Turner. His class record in September boosted him up the overall standings! Derek Mullis was second.

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The Over 2000cc Modified Series Production Class Champion is Tim Painter and that gorgeous Aston Martin Vantage. Mark Walker (3.4 Porsche Cayman S) finished on equal points but Tim took the championship on tie-break rules.

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The Modified Specialist Production Car Class Champion is Mike Rudge. This class is probably the most competitive! Anthony Orchard finished second.

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The Historically Interesting Class Champion is Hugh Kemp in that rather lovely Palliser WDF3. Fyrth Crosse was second.

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The up to 2000cc Sports Libre Class Champion is Tim Pitfield (DJ Firecat). Peter Steel was second in his lovely Mallock Mk20.

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Danny Dzenis www.dd-photography.co.uk

The over 2000cc Sports Libre Class Champion is Chris Cannell and his Force SR8. Chris fended off Keith Diggle and Sue Hayes who finished second and third respectively.

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The up to 600cc Racing Car Class Champion is David Cuff.

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The 601 to 1100cc Racing Car Class Champion is James Moore (Empire EVO) with Murray Wakeham (OMS) second.

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The 1100cc to 1600cc Racing Car Class Champion is Peter D Smith (Force), who finished third in the Top Ten Challenge. Richard Gayland was second.

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The ultra-competitive Formula Ford Class Champion and current class record holder is Simon McBeath and his Swift SC92F. Russell Haynes was second.

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The 1601cc to 2000cc Racing Car Forced Induction Class Champion is Simon Marsh who beat his brother, Peter, in their shared DJ Firehawk. Simon also won the Cavendish Ships Stores Gurston Down Top Ten Championship!

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The Over 2000cc Racing Car Class Champion is Jason Mourant in his Gould GR55. He finished tenth in the British Hill Climb Championship.

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Well done to all the competitors and the class champions for their valiant work all season!

And lets not forget all those people who made our championships possible! The office staff, the marshalls, timekeepers, control, scrutineers and officials without whom we couldn’t run our meetings. Thanks to Ashley Wood Recovery, TSL Timing, Insight Medical Services, Insight Security and Peter Crutcher from Ringwood PA for their years service.

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