JCB Photography was at Harewood Hillclimb over the weekend of 14th and 15th September 2019 for the Greenwood Cup and Mike Wilson Hillclimb meetings. The weekend was the last for the 2019 season. With both the Harewood Speed Hillclimb and the Fast Time of the Day Championships going down to the wire. Organized by the British Automobile Racing Club, Yorkshire Centre (BARC).
Photo above BMW M3 driven by Pasquale Abruzzese
Saturday morning was cold and very cloudy to greet the regular Harewood competitors and joining them were assorted MG’s and Alpine Renault cars for both days. The sun did finally manage to break though the clouds during the afternoon.
Sunday was very cloudy and the sun never really got out but at least the rain held off enabling all competitors to have a final run up the hill in 2019, in similar cool track conditions. Joining most of yesterdays competitors would be an assortment of Jaguar cars.
The 2018 Harewood Speed Hillclimb Champion Deryck Jones, driving his Peugeot 205 Gti car number 70 retains the Championship from Jonathan Mounsey Mitsubishi Evo VI car number 93. Tracey Wise, Lotus Elise, car number 122 moves up to third with Bob Bellerby, Sylva Riot, car number 128 in fourth.
Though Sunday’s weather was much cooler, on track and in some of the cars, the temperatures were rising for both of the Championships. Deryck Jones spun at the first corner Clarke’s on his first timed run, handing the advantage to Jonathan Mounsey, only for him to spin going into Orchard on his first timed run before the lunch break. This was getting exciting.
During the second time runs Deryck posted a time of 64.64 seconds but on Jonathan’s second run the engine let go between Orchard and Farmhouse. Resulting in a long break while the Marshals dealt with all the oil on the racing line and Recovery crews removed the car while trying not to get any more oil onto the track.
Meanwhile seven or eight cars had been waiting patiently ready to take their timed runs and were escorted up the hill before been allowed to take-up positions back at the start. With a warning going out to all drivers waiting in the paddock that dressed oil was on the racing line.
In the Harewood FTD Championship Ben Tranter got FTD on both days to take the Championship. Ben driving the OMS 2000M, car number 145 won from Ed Carter, Force PT car number 143.David Tatham, OMS Hornet car number 144 managed to claim 3rd from Rob Spedding, OMS 2000M car number 845 dropped down to fourth place after both him and Ben Tranter only managing one timed run due to issues with the OMS 2000M.
Results for the Greenwood Cup meeting can be found here:
Results for the Mike Wilson meeting can be found here:
Harewood Championship results:
Harewood FTD Championship results:
Many thanks to BARC Yorkshire centre at Harewood Hill and not forgetting all the Marshals, Medical and Rescue teams without which the event could not take part.
The 2020 season kicks off with Practice Day on 22nd March.