Jerome Fack won his first BTRDA Sporting trial at the opening round of the British championship on Sunday at the Geoff Taylor trial winning the prestigious Clee Hills trophy with daughter Jess passengering.
Hagley and District Light Car club had found a new venue at Buildwas 4×4 centre near Ironbridge to test the twenty nine crews which thankfully dried significantly in the preceeding days.
Fack identical twin brother and multiple ex British champion John took the early lead in his identical MSR to lead at lunch by two points from Jerome. Alastair Moffatt had purchased Richard Robarts RB7 last week and revelled in it instantly to hold third place at lunch however a couple of tough start hills soon dented his challenge to slide back to ninth.
Jerome's tidy final round saw him take a very popular win after fifteen years of trying. Meanwhile fellow Cornishman Alan Ede had a good morning but a stunning afternoon to climb upto second overall, win the novice class in his live axle Kincraft and was drive of the day. Josh Veale tied with Ede and completed the podium.
Bryan Walker had a steady drive to fourth and fourth different car ahead of John fack who tied with Andy Wilks. Steve Courts finished in seventh and second in the intermediate class after Jerome Facks win.
Uniquely in the top ten were nine different car makes and top all conquering Crossle finished in tenth witg Boyd Webster.
Colin Flashman also had a good morning but slipped up in the afternoon to finish in twelve and second in the novice class.
Fresh from his Gold Star win last month Ian Veale could only manage fifteenth.
1 Jerome Fack, msr, 18
2 Alan Ede, Kincraft, 23
3 Josh veale, sherpa, 23
4 Bryan Walker, jedi, 25
5 John Fack, msr, 29
6 Andy wilks, RCAP, 29
7 Steve Courts, Facksimile, 31
8 Peter Fensom, Hamilton, 35
9 Alastair Moffatt, RB7, 37
10 Boyd Webster, Crossle, 37
Regulations for this year's Geoff Taylor Trial can now be downloaded.