DRAMA AS DOUG BARRY GETS FASTEST FINAL ROUND!
Date: 18/9/11 | Host Club: MG Car Club Newcastle
We are not sure who stirred up the weather gods but they were certainly agitated at Newcastle on the October long weekend. Full marks to the MG Newcastle club for stepping up for the 54th year and putting on such a huge undertaking.
The wild weather really tested competitors, and course marshalls and the strong wind and rain forced the implementation of a shortened layout to overcome pit access difficulties.
After the first run Steve Moxon in the slick shod Axtell Suzuki led the way from a close group including Stuart Inwood (Nissan GTR) , Tim Edmondson (Force PC), Searle Courtright (sharing the Axtell Suzuki), Scott Tutton (Evo) and Doug Barry (Lola). Second run saw Stuart Inwood move to the top of the list as Doug had a spin in very difficult conditions.
The third run saw Doug Barry put in a blinder to grab FTD (33.79s) before a lightning strike in the vicinity called a premature halt to the event. Stuart Inwood was in second outright at that time from Steve Moxon and Tim Edmondson.
One thing is for certain, no one works harder than Doug and he deserves congratulations for a fine drive to take out the final event
Alan Barlow – NSW Hillclimb Website Editor
- Under the championship rules, if through force majeure, it becomes impossible for competitors to complete the official runs then those completed, so Doug’s time in the third run cannot be used for the Championship Outright Result. In the end Tim Edmondson holds on to the outright points lead and becomes the provisional 2011 NSW Hillclimb Champion.