Past Series: Sporting Car Trials - 2008

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A sunny breezy day greeted the competitors in the annual Sporting Car trial held at Iron Banks, Richmond on 2 March. The six trial hills had been set out the previous day by Clerk of the Course Neil Metcalfe, Chief Marshal Dave Lea and Graham Sanderson. The only work necessary on the day was to put the penalty scores on the appropriate poles.
The morning passed without major problems, except on hill 2, which required competitors to negotiate a small but very muddy ‘bog’. Only 2 competitors managed to clean the section, the majority getting stuck at the 8 marker and causing the section to become even more rutted. For the afternoon, the markers were moved to avoid the worst section of the test but this meant a very sharp turn at the start of the hill and a few competitors who had not mastered the fiddle brakes demolished the marker poles. However, several drivers did manage to clean the hill.
With the Club running the rallycross meeting at Croft on the same day, marshals and helpers were thin on the ground and the Secretary of the meeting was required to marshal one of the sections all day. The trial was run as a non-championship event and this reduced the number of entrants. It is hoped that the fixture will run in future years, when, if it becomes part of the Northern Phoenix championship more competitors will travel the short distance along the A66 from their Cumbria base.

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1 2nd Mar Iron Banks view results/reports view pictures

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