Hillclimb Results Round 3 at Noosa

TIGHE CAMS HILLCLIMB, ROUND 3, Saturday & Sunday, 20th & 21st Jun, 2009

After such beautiful weather for the Queensland’s last weekend Noosa didn’t produce the same, where the whole weekend rained for most part of it.

Saturday’s timed runs didn’t start until 1.30pm with only 2 runs and they were wet ones. Sunday morning track wasn’t much better with rain most of the night. The 1st run on Sunday was a wet one and most of the competitors with slick tyres didn’t run. The sun came out for a little while and dried the track a bit for the competitors with slick tyres to run, but rain then continue to come down. So the word in the pits was anyone with treaded tyres was going to be the winner for this weekend.

Driving to start line through mud in the Pits

Driving to start line through mud in the Pits

Alan McConnell gave spectacular run first thing on Sunday morning with the rain coming down slipping and sliding with a time of 127.17 seconds. But Alan was able to get a dryer run and won the event with a time of 65.22 which wasn’t too bad seeing the track record is 55.30 seconds. 2nd place was won by Danny Mischok with a time of 66.15 seconds in his Ford Escort, and 3rd place was Michael Collins in a time of 66.72 seconds in his Subaru WRX.

Rotary Hillclimb Racing Car RPV02 didn’t have any problems with the car besides the rain and after the second run on Sunday we decided to not run anymore as the rain was just too heavy and we didn’t want to risk damaging the car with the next round only 2 weeks away. Most the cars with slicks had decide to do the same.

RPV02 Saturday Run in the wet

RPV02 Saturday Run in the wet

The Rotary Hillclimb Racing Cars competing and their best runs were

Warwick Hutchinson (RF92-RPV02 13B Turbo) 67.41
Darren Duffield (RPV01 13B Turbo) 68.25
John Moore (Hi-Jinx Off Road Buggy 13B Turbo) 73.50
Scott Trenoweth (Mazda RX7 13B Normally Aspirated) 74.78
Chris Moore (Hi-Jinx Off Road Buggy 13B Turbo) 76.03
Ken Luxton (Mazda RX7 12A Normally Aspirated) 76.67
Simon Witt (Mazda RX7 12A Turbo) 78.14

Top Six Results were (there wasn’t a top six shoot out this weekend due to the rain)

The next hillclimb event is at Mt Cotton 5th July 2009

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