18th November 2018

Loughborough Sporting Car Trial

Event Report

John Fack once again took top spot this autumn as he won the Loughborough Sporting Trial near Eaton. After dry weather over the proceeding weeks the odds were on it being a low scoring day which is how it transpired. John Fack led from start to finish kicking off his day with a clear first round and was only to add one more score to his card as he ran out the winner on one. He was chased all day but to no avail by Josh Veale who ended the day in 2nd on three points lost, with a stall as he tried to navigate the tricky hill 8 costing him the two which put him in to second. Peter Fensom completed the podium finding the subtle skills needed on the day to his liking to finish on six points lost and a comfortable 3rd position.

The battle for the MSA ‘Live Axle’ Championship continues to be hotly contested with Bob Packham, Arthur Carroll and Ross Bruce all in the running to take home this award in its 2nd year of running. The three championship hopeful’s, were once again hard to split finishing 10th 11th and 13th. Bob Packham managed to lead the other two home, taking the blue live class win on the day with Arthur following him home a place further back. Ross chased them both home a couple of places further back. Arthur currently leads the ‘Live Axle’ championship followed by Bob and then Ross. We look forward to a keenly contested final round at the Gloster to see who will take the championship with all three well in the running. Martin Grimwood managed to take home the Blue Independent award to add to his class win last time out at the Roy Fedden.

It was good to see six Rookies drivers out on the day to make it a keenly contested class. Some tricky initial climbs caught a few out in the first round but from then on it was Darren Underwood who began to master the conditions. He halved his score in each round, culminating in an excellent only 12 points lost in the final round meaning he ended up a clear winner in class from Mike Storrar who has been driving well himself recently.

Well done to all winners and we look forward to seeing everyone at the final championship round at the Gloster Sporting Trial on the 2nd December.

Event Details

The Loughborough Sporting trial returns to this well know and popular site at Eaton near Nottingham. Rolling grassy banks will test a driver and passengers full skill sets and offers a fair challenge to both beginner and experts. The late Npvember date usually leaving this site in excellent condition for trialing. The club always do an excellent job running this event, and will look forward to welcoming one and all.

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