Dave Oliver won his first trial in his faithful championship winning Imp this year at the Ernest Owen trial at Catton Park having great day to finish seven points ahead of Steve Courts. Duncan Stephens used his Dutton Melos to finish second overall despite a couple of car problems on a day where a heavy dew on long grass made for extremely slippery conditions. Rupert North slowly opened out a nine point advantage on site specialist Simon Harris' Golf, using the Mini size to his advantage. Tim Beard won the new car class from fellow car driver David Allman in fifth overall by twenty points.
1.Dave Oliver, Hillman Imp, 70.1%
2.Duncan Stephens, Dutton Melos, 84.1%
3.Rupert North, Rover Mini, 85.2%
4.Steve Courts, Hillman Imp, 91.5%
5.Tim Beard, Citroen Saxo, 96.3%
6.Simon Harris, VW Golf GTi, 100%
7.Neil Mackay, Citroen AX GT, 106.6%
8.David Allman, Citroen Saxo, 115.0%
9.Les Andrew, Peugeot 104, 123.0%
10.John Wadsworth, Ford Ka, 136.4%
This is a popular and challenging trial, set in pleasant park land near to Burton upon Trent; a good entry can be expected as we complete the qualifying rounds and prepare for the end of season Grand Final Trial.