ARCHIVED REPORT: Bathurst Esses Hillclimb R1 2011

Tim Edmondson

Date: 26/2/11 | Host Club: Bathurst Light Car Club

The traditional Bathurst double header got away a little later than expected due to some timing cable issues but the hard working BLCC triumphed in the end, coming up with the promised four runs.  They turned on great weather as well and a good contingent from the North.

Up front, Doug Barry (Lola F3000) got away to an early lead before Tim Edmondson put the red nose of the Gould 55B ahead and ultimately claimed FTD of 22.10s. Mudgee’s Doug Barry gave it everything as usual, even adding some white paint to the left rear sidewall on the approach to the dipper on one of his later runs.

In third outright was Victorian Champ (and ’09 National Champ), Brett Haywood making a welcome return to Bathurst in his self built Haywood 09.  His best run of 23.28 lowering Tim Edmondson’s old mark for up to 2 litre F/L cars.  Steve Hooker was next in the Jedi, while Steve Moxon and Searle Courtright took up the struggle where they left off at the end of last year, Steve coming out on top this time with a new class record with Ron Hay splitting the pair in the outright placings.

Matt Halpin (Torana) claimed quickest Sports Sedan and Top Tin Top at a creditable eighth outright.  New records also went to Eden Jones (RX7), Steve Purdy (aka the Smiling Assassin) in the red Sb Midget.  Fastest Lady went to Joanne Bell (Mini) from Marea Semken (MGF).  Heath Campbell was best of the Beetles (and Datto’s).

Alan BarlowNSW Hillclimb Website Editor


  • Congratulations to the BLCC for another well run weekend.
  • Good to see the “Silver Stig” (not to be confused with TG’s white or black ones) going well in the PRB again.  His only concern was that the new wider rear track might make his “rear end” look a little too big!
  • It was rumored that Greg Sticker might try the same upgrade but after removing a tail light lens on the wall exiting the dipper has decided against it.
  • Non Log Book classes were tried for the first time and proved popular.



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