Mercian Sporting Trial
Coventry & Warwickshire Motor Club
MSA, Reis BTRDA Championships
Long Compton, Banbury
John Fack took a totally dominant win at the Mercian Sporting Trial, leading all day to beat Colin Flashman by eight points. At lunch Fack lead having not dropped a point but an afternoon rain shower added to his score, but still managed to become the eighth different winner of the season. Flashman excelled in his similar MSR to win the independent blue class.
Meanwhile Jerome Fack double drove with identical twin John to complete the podium beating Ian Wright on a tie break. Reigning British double champion Roland Uglow could only manage fifth after a poor second round. Simon Kingsley looked set for third place overall but engine issues two hills from end dropped him out of the top ten overall.
A bumper entry of thirty six crews were challenged by twenty four long grass sections, with second in the blue independent class was John Cole in seventeenth overall, with Kiel Wright best Rookie. Jeff Armistead won the clubman trial with a very creditable score.
1 John Fack, MSR, 10 points
2 Colin Flashman, MSR, 18points
3 Jerome Fack, MSR, 27points
4 Ian Wright, Sherpa Indy, 27points
5 Roland Uglow, Crossle, 29points
6 Roger Bricknell, Facksimile, 31points
7 Richard Sharp, Cartright, 33points
8 Boyd Webster, Crossle, 36points
9 Peter Fensom, Hamilton, 39points
10 Josh Veale, Sherpa, 41points
Report by Duncan Stephens
Results available to download
Long standing event on a classic Sporting Trial testing ground
Coventry and Warwickshire Motor Club Ltd and Midlands Trials Car Club will co-promote a National B and Clubman’s Sporting Trial on Sunday 22nd October 2017.
The start will be at Long Compton, Warwickshire, CV36 5JJ.
Scrutineering begins at 9.00. First tests start at 10.15. Any competitor not signed on by 10.15 may be excluded.