GUMLEY GRABS GOLD AT TAMWORTH!
Date: 9/7/06 | Host Club: Tamworth Sporting Car Club
July 9 saw the circus move to a new venue, at Oakburn Park, Tamworth. Being a new circuit to the championship, all eyes were on Peter Gumley and Neil Farr to see if a little local knowledge could stop the Gumley charge. At the end of the day, fastest was Peter Gumley with a best run of 31.24s to again edge out Neil on 31.63s.
An excellent performance from Dave Morrow (Krygger Suzuki, 32.6s) saw him set third outright and the win for Formula Libre 751-1300cc class, with Ron Hay RH Honda, Historic Grp R) on 34.52s and fourth outright.
Garry Ford (Escort) is making class wins a habit this year, by being quickest Sports Sedan and fifth outright on 35.08s. Geoff Lord was again hampered by gearbox woes in the Axtell Suzuki but still posted a 35.13s run to be sixth outright and quickest Formula Libre 0-750cc.
Grafton regular Bill Norton managed 35.5s for seventh outright and the Historic Grp Q trophy with a steady 35.5s, while his brother Ken took out F/L 1301cc-2000cc and ninth outright in the pretty GRD Ford 36.55s.
Mark Broadhead (Mini) was quickest of the small Sports Sedans 35.7s, ahead of his co driver Wade Wormsley on 36.6s – tenth outright. Special mention for Gundy Hunt in providing some additional entertainment with a spin or two and rearranging the timing gear, but with no permanent damage.
Alan Barlow – NSW Hillclimb Website Editor