EVENT CALENDAR 2022

These are the dates that BARC SW Centre plan to run events in the 2022 season.

Full details, including invited clubs, will be published here as soon as they are available.

PLEASE BE AWARE: We are expecting that Competitors may need to submit documents electronically.

Entries will NOT open until early in 2022. We will update this page, and Social Media once they have been released.

Test Day – 6th March – BARC SW Members

March – Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th – Two One Day Events

April – Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th – Two One Day Events

May – Saturday 28th – Two Rounds of the Motorsport UK British Hillclimb Championship presented by Avon Tyres and the Motorsport UK British Hillclimb Cup presented by Footman James. There may be an RS Intercub (formerly Nat B) meeting for BARC SW Centre members at this event.

May – Sunday 29th – Two Rounds of the Motorsport UK British Hillclimb Championship presented by Avon Tyres and the Motorsport UK British Hillclimb Cup presented by Footman James. There may be an RS Intercub (formerly Nat B) meeting for BARC SW Centre members at this event.

June – Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th – Two One Day Events

July – Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th – The Tony Marsh Memorial Weekend – Two One Day Events

August – Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th – Two One Day Event – Sunday is DOUBLE CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS for both runs!

Note: Full details of the invited clubs for each event will be available soon.

Hill Climb School Days – 2022

These are the dates for the 2022 School Days:

Tuesday 5th April

Tuesday 3rd May

Tuesday 7th June

Tuesday 5th – CURRENTLY RESERVED

Tuesday 2nd August – CURRENTLY RESERVED

FEES for 2022 will be £195 – Reduced to £185 if booked before 31st December 2021

Applications are open NOW.

 

E&OE

The Turbo Dynamics Championship 2021 – Class Results and Season Review

The 2021 year has been a difficult but interesting season at Gurston Down.

The first meeting of the year in May was a learning curve for everyone. Thankfully, everything went to plan, well almost. The highlight of the British Hill Climb Weekend was Wallace Menzies setting a new hill record in his Gould GR59M with the whole weekend’s competitive runs being streamed live to the world by Rich and Eleanor of Hillclimb.tv.

We learnt a great deal about the “new world” of running a motorsport event under Motorsport UK’s Covid regulations. There are so many people who worked tirelessly in the background to make our season happen and the committee thanks them all.

In many of the previous years, the class championships had already been won by the July meetings but 2021 was different. The double points at the Sunday, August meetings changed many of the class results and positions significantly.

Details of the overall championship can be found in another News article. There was a three-way tie and the winner was decided by the tie-break rules.

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 2021.

Here are the Official Class Results for the Turbo Dynamics Gurston Down Speed Hill Climb Championship:

The top five in each class have been included in these results. The full results are available online on our website.

The Mazda MX5 Class, supported by The Window Doctor

The MX5 Class has had an interesting season, with new drivers coming to the hill for the first time and some more established runners having to work for their results.

Mark Crookall, the reigning champion in this class had led this class for the entire season in the car he shares with Chris Burch. Unfortunately, Mark wasn’t available to make the August meetings and this left Chris with a chance of taking the championship for the year. But it wasn’t going to be easy, Dean Dickens and Charlie Gaylard made him work really hard for the four August wins. These wins saw Chris and Dean jump above Mark, with Chris ultimately taking the championship.

Chris wins the Record-Designs Award.

Result 2021

Points

Chris Burch

91

Dean Dickens

81

Mark Crookall

78

Road Cars – Series Production Class up to 1400cc, support by Lewis Property Services

This class has had an interesting year. The number of drivers/cars has grown substantially in the 2021 season with new some of them pushing the more established drivers very hard. Steve Holley and Andrew Thorpe shared Ford Fiesta might have challenged for one of the top three places had the car not had mechanical issues that meant they could not run in August. Piers, who finished third, has made significant progress during the season and finishes third.

David Nutland in the Austin Mini won the class after some sterling performances and finished third in the overall championship. John Davey in the Midget, made David work hard all season. This is going to be a great class to watch next season.

Result 2021

Points

David Nutland

100

John Davey

95

Piers Thynne

78

Steve Holley

61

Andrew Thorpe

61

Road Cars – Series Production Class 1401cc to 2000cc

This class has been another very competitive class in 2021. Dean Cubitt in his MX5 took control at the first meetings in June with Russell Davies in the Honda Civic pushing very hard. July saw the return of Tim Forster in the Lotus Elan who ruffled Dean’s feathers during one of the runs in the July meetings suggesting there are good things to come from that driver/car combination. At the August meetings, Tim and Russell were really pushing Dean but his great run in the final timed run of the year secured his class win.

Result 2021

Points

Dean Cubitt

96

Russell Davies

87

Tim Forster

83

Daniel Friel

79

Steve Jackman

65

Over 2000cc Road Cars – Series Production Class

Simon Neve in his Mitsubishi Evo showed his intention to take this class at the very first event. He won every event he entered and was pipped to the overall championship by the tie-break rules, a great performance by him. Steve Cox and Richard Mullis were very consistent in their performances, finishing second and third respectively in all of the timed runs.

Result 2021

Points

Simon Neve

100

Steve Cox

90

Tony Mullis

80

Road Going Specialist Production Class

In an interesting class in 2021, Clive Skipper in his Caterham had a great season. Chris Burridge pushed very hard for most of the season, taking points away from Clive a couple of times.

Result 2021

Points

Clive Skipper

91

Chris Burridge

83

Adrian Lewis – Westfield 46

Over 2000cc Modified Limited Production Marque Sports Car Class

The early part of the season suggested that this class might be Graham Beale’s until issues at the July meetings meant he had to withdraw the Ginetta G33. This left an opening for the Porsche 911 of Phil Price to take three additional points. Those points ended up being the deciding factor for the class championship. Graham and Phil swapped places at both of the August meetings meaning Phil taking the class championship.

Result 2021

Points

Phil Price

92

Graham Beale

90

Paul Slade

64

Up to 1400cc Modified Cars – Series Production Class

Neil Turner, in the Mini, dominated class, in 2021, despite off at Harewood that put him out of the August events. Neil also won the Tony Marsh Memorial Award at the July meeting. He was the closest to a class record at that meetings. Interestingly, no championship class records were broken in 2021.

Result 2021

Points

Neil Turner

72

David Bean

64

Over 2000cc Modified Cars – Series Production Class, supported by Turbo Dynamics

This was one of those classes that could have gone to any of the competitors and the tie break rules decided the outcome. Tim Painter in the Aston Martin Vantage and Mark Walker in his Porsche Cayman has had a proper scrap on their hands all season. Jim Herbert adding to the mix with a couple of wins. Sadly, Mark, had a few offs at Hollow, damaging his front splitter and ultimately leading to second place in the class.

Result 2021

Points

Tim Painter

93

Mark Walker

93

Jim Herbert

79

Over 2000cc Modified Specialist Production Class

Richie Gatt and Martin Watson had some great battles in the early part of the season. Martin’s off just over the finish line on the August Sunday cost him the class win and second place in the class. Richie’s solid points-scoring paying off in the end. Steve Holland’s car issues were finally sorted and he returned in August amassing a great points tally and finished second in the Sunday Top Ten Challenge. Look out for Steve next season.

 

Result 2021

Points

Richie Gatt

80

Steve Holland

54

Martin Watson

52

Historically Interesting Class, supported by Kelvin Jouhar

This was another class that was decided on August Sunday. Mike Broome, in his Alexis MK17, had been holding second place, behind Chris Cannell, in the Rough Cutter, all season. Unfortunately, Chris fell whilst pushing Roger Cock’s car to the start-line before the second timed run that put Chris was out for the day.

Result 2021

Points

Mike Broome

88

Chris Cannell

84

Sue Hayes

77

Sports Libre up to 1400cc

Tim Pitfield in his DJ Firecat has had, what can only be described as, another fantastic season. Tim and the DJ Firecat have won all but one of the events in 2021. Craig Russell snatched a win at the August Saturday. Ultimately, Tim’s performance won him not only the class championship but the overall championship.

Result 2021

Points

Tim Pitfield

100

Craig Russell

91

Stuart Lugger

80

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

Murray Wakeham in his OMS CF96 had a great season. The early season cost Murray deer, it’s one of those what would have been moments. Steve Loadsman had some solid performances but never could actually get the lead away from Murray.

Result 2021

Points

Murray Wakeham

99

Steve Loadsman

82

Adrian Lewis – Empire

71

James Moore

38

1101cc to 1600cc Racing Car Class

We remembered long-standing competitor, Richard Gaylard in our August meeting, naming the class in memoriam. Richard had competed at Gurston Down for almost 25 years.

Peter Hammock and his Empire Wraith had a terrible start to the season, with a fuel pressure regulator failure. This put him back in both the championship and challenge. But Andrew Mathis had his share of bad luck in July which put them both in with a chance of the class win. Peter won all the timed runs in August, securing his class win.

Result 2021

Points

Peter Hammock

86

Andrew Mathis

80

1601cc to 2000cc Racing Car – Normally Aspirated Class

Tony Wiltshire in his Ralt Peugeot, took the class championship and the challenge, a great season for him. Roger Cock in the Pilbeam MP54 only managed to compete at the August meetings.

Result 2021

Points

Tony Wiltshire

96

Roger Cock

48

 

We would like to thank all of our competitors and sponsors for their support in 2021!

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

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR

E&OE

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

The Turbo Dynamics Gurston Down Speed Hill Climb Championship Overall Results 2021

The 2021 year has been a difficult but interesting season at Gurston Down.

The first meeting of the year in May was a learning curve for everyone. Thankfully, everything went to plan, well almost. The highlight of the British Hill Climb Weekend was Wallace Menzies setting a new hill record in his Gould GR59M with the whole weekend’s competitive runs being streamed live to the world by Rich and Eleanor of Hillclimb.tv.

We learnt a great deal about the “new world” of running a motorsport event under Motorsport UK’s Covid regulations. There are so many people who worked tirelessly in the background to make our season happen and the committee thanks them all.

In many of the previous years, the Championship had already been won by the July meetings but 2021 was different. The double points at the Sunday, August meetings changed class and overall championship positions significantly.

After the August Championship rounds, there was a three-way tie and the winner was decided by the tie-break rules. The winner being Tim Pitfield.

The Result of the Turbo Dynamics Gurston Down Championship 2021 are:

Results 2021

Points

Position

Tim Pitfield – Class 15a

100

1

David Nutland – Class 4a

100

2

Simon Neve – Class 4c

100

3

Murray Wakeham – Class 19

99

4

Dean Cubitt – Class 4b

96

5

Tony Wiltshire – Class 21a

96

5

John Davey – Class 4a

95

7

Tim Painter – Class 9

93

8

Mark Walker – Class 9

93

8

Phil Price – Class 6

92

10

Chris Burch – Class 4 MX5

91

11

Clive Skipper – Class 4d

91

11

Craig Russell – Class 15a

91

11

Second – David Nutland – Class 4a – Austin Mini

Third – Simon Neve – Class 4c – Mitsubishi Evo

Congratulations to all our winners. We look forward to seeing you at our Annual Awards Dinner on 27th November 2021. For more details of the Awards Dinner, please check our News Section on the website, click HERE NOW.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors, Turbo Dynamics for their continued support in 2021.

We look forward to welcoming you all back in 2022.

E&OE

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

The Turbo Dynamics BARC SW Top Ten Challenge – 2021

The Turbo Dynamics BARC SW Top Ten Challenge title had already been one before the August meetings but many of the places were up for grabs.

Turbo Dynamics BARC SW Top Ten Challenge Champion is Tony Wiltshire:

Some outstanding performances by Tony during the season lead him to score a maximum of 50 points.

The challenge had a massive number of qualifiers in 2021. It wasn’t just a racing car-dominated challenge, there was Neil Turner and his Mini twice. Steve Holland’s performance in August even shocked Tony, Steve took second on Sunday and third on Saturday.

It was great to see such a wide variety of cars in the challenge and we think everyone liked the run-offs.

The Result of the Turbo Dynamics BARC SW Top Ten Challenge 2021 was:

Results 2021

Points

Tony Wiltshire

50

Peter Hammock

43

Murray Wakeham

28

Tim Pitfield

27

Steve Holland

26

Clive Skipper

22

Martin Watson

22

James Moore

19

Andrew Mathis

18

Roger Cock

18

Second – Peter Hammock

Third – Murray Wakeham

We would like to thank all of our sponsors, Turbo Dynamics for their continued support in 2021.

E&OE

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

ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER 2021 – 27th NOVEMBER

The 2021 Annual Awards Dinner will be on 27th November 2021 at The Stones Hotel, Highpost, Near Salisbury.

Get your application for your place NOW.

Here are the forms, you can download and complete them. Once you’ve done that, either send them to Becky at the address on the form OR email them to her with your menu choices for each guest. You can pay for the event either by cheque with the form to Beck OR by bank transfer, please make sure you let Becky know when you’ve done so.

Becky’s contact details can be found on the form.

PDF Application for the Annual Awards Dinner

Word Doc Application for the Annual Awards Dinner

You can also book a room at the hotel at a reduced rate. Call The Stones Hotel and make sure you mention BARC SW Annual Award Dinner (or Gurston Down)

 

COMPETITOR INFORMATION – BATCHES AND PADDOCK PLANS AUGUST 2021

There are the Paddock Plans and Batch Listing for Saturday and Sunday’s August Meetings./

PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 12:30 ON FRIDAY

There will be a minutes silence in memory of Robert Foote, a marshall killed at Brands Hatch. He had marshalled at Gurston Down on many occasions. This will be announced on the public address and will be Saturday before the timed runs. Engines are NOT permitted to be running at this time. See Competitor Bulletins.

ENTRY LISTS:

Entry List Saturday 28th August

Entry List Sunday 29th August

PADDOCK PLANS:

Paddock Plan Saturday 28th August

Paddock Plan Sunday 29th August

BATCH LISTS:

Batch List Saturday 28th August

Batch List Sunday 29th August

 

NO DOGS AT THE AUGUST MEETINGS

DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT OUR AUGUST 2021 MEETINGS.

At the request of our Landlord, we have been asked to remind our competitors that dogs are not permitted in the camping field or at the event at our August meeting.

 

Richard Gaylard – August Meeting 1101cc to 1600cc Racing Car Class

The 1101cc to 1600cc Racing Car Class at our August meetings will be known as the Richard Gaylard Memorial 1101cc to 1600cc Racing Car Class.

Richard, who died last year, was a very regular competitor at Gurston Down in a Force PC.

Charlie, Richard’s son, will be competing on Sunday in the Mazda MX5 Class.

 

 

Annual Awards Dinner 2021 – 27th November 2021

Our 2021 Annual Awards Dinner will be held on 27th November at The Stones Hotel, High Post, Near Salisbury, SP4 6AT.

You will need to complete the applications below to book your place. Tickets are £45.00 per adult, £20 per child

The Stones Hotel also offers a discount room rate for BARC SW members for the 27th November. Contact them directly on 01722 782020 to book. Don’t leave it too late.

Here are the booking forms:

Annual Awards 2021 – Word Documents

Annual Awards 2021 – PDF

The dinner is 18:30 for 19:00, ending late…..

Please send the completed form via email to beckycrocombe@hotmail.co.uk or post to: Miss Becky Crocombe, Fairbank, Mill Road, Netheravon, Salisbury, Wiltshire. SP4 9QB as soon as possible.

Menu choices
Please choose one Starter, Main and Dessert and complete the form on page 2
Starters
Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Roulade
Seasonal Soup and Sourdough Croutes (V)
Spiced Lamb Terrine, Pickled Salad, Burnt Onion Ketchup and Flat Bread
Mains
Chargrilled Cauliflower Steak, Orange and Tahini Dressing with Rocket Pesto (V)
Chicken Breast, Potato Terrine, Carrot Puree, Mushroom Stuffed Cabbage with Jus Gras
Slow Cooked Beef a la Bourguignon, Creamed Mash Potato and Glazed Vegetables
Desserts
Vanilla Baked Seasonal Cheesecake, Hazelnut Crumble
Caffe Late Panna-cotta with Honeycomb
Lemon Tart with Lemon Sorbet