DOUG’S DAY AT TAMWORTH!
Date: 8/7/12 | Host Club: Tamworth Sporting Car Club
Our favourite Mudgee farmer and Championship leader Doug Barry is showing lots of determination and aims to take out this year’s NSW title. He again put in an impressive display at Oakburn Park in Tamworth. Not the biggest hill in sight but great fun according to the competitors.
The conditions were clear and sunny which was a relief to organisers who this year had a later timeslot because of the rain delayed Bathurst event.
Doug had the Lola T8750 cooking but Ron Hay is coming to grips with the Synergy Dallara and threatened an upset after the second run. Doug subsequently set FTD of 30.60s with Ron having to settle for next best on 31.22s. Daryl Watt is another coming to grips with a new mount and impressed with a third outright in only his second outing in the ex-Edmondson Force PC.
Peter Robinson looked good in the PRS with Stuart Inwood next quickest in the GTR (Top Tin Top as well). Matt Halpin was up to his usual wheel in the air antics (see pics) ahead of Phil Pratt (Trojan) and Scott Tutton in the EVO.
Beau Fernance looked smooth in the Lancer ahead of Darval Thomas (JWS) and Smokin’ Steve Devjak (Commodore). Aaron Osborne was having a ball in the Datto 1200 – staying ahead of Beetles his main priority followed by Fastest lady Karen Inwood in thirteenth outright.
Alan Barlow – NSW Hillclimb Website Editor
- All’s well that ends well department! Daryl Watt had an unfortunate “off” in Saturday practice due to the monoshock “wobbly bit” fracturing which caused an untimely suspension collapse. No matter, with a few competitors assistance and a bit of trick welding by Team Tamworth it was all good on Sunday.
- A top weekend was the general feeling, no major problems on Sunday and six official runs. How good is that?
- Team Isuzu Bellett turned up in force. When the loaded transporter rolled in I thought one of the Supercar teams had got lost on the way to Townsville.