The Simon Brien Residential Craigantlet Hill Climb hosted two rounds of the British Hillclimb Championship on Saturday 11 September.
Wallace Menzies, from Alloa in his Gould GR59-M, recorded the fastest time on the Simon Brien Residential Craigantlet Hill Climb to secure the 2021 Footman James Motorsport UK British Hill Climb Championship (BHC), with two rounds still to go.
His superior driving skills throughout the day, particularly during two British Hill Climb Championship run offs (Rounds 25 & 26) saw him winning both, averaging 76.1 mph and just 0.04 seconds shy off the current record for Craigantlet of 39.12s on his last run.
He was awarded the News Letter Trophy for the fastest time of the Day. The resulting win of Class 15, (all other Racing Cars) also saw him collect the Dunlop Trophy. His wife Nicola Menzies collected the Noble Trophy for the fastest lady up the Hill, a new award introduced this year specially for the ladies – a really great family day out!
Eighteen out of the top twenty British Hillclimb Championship (BHC) drivers made the journey to Craigantlet to entertain the spectators with superb displays of machinery and driving ability but full credit has to go to Wallace with his clean sweep.
Alex Summers, in his DJ Firestorm, has been chasing Wallace all year and came a close second with a run of 39.53s in round 26 of the BHC. Dave Uren sharing his Gould GR55B with Wallace’s wife Nicola bagged third place with a 39.97s also in the last run off.
Clerk of the Course, Wilson Carson, in his drivers briefing commented: “The Club thanks our title sponsor – Simon Brien Residential and all our other associate sponsors, volunteers, residents, marshals, drivers and spectators for continuing their support for the event. We are all looking forward to a safe and enjoyable day of motorsport”.
Words: Bill Swann / UAC | Photos: Gary Craig Motorsport Photography
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