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Loton Park set for thrilling finale

The British Hill Climb Championship title will go down to the wire in the final event of the season at Loton Park this weekend.

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Reigning champion Wallace Menzies, from Scotland, in a Gould GR59, has a slender lead over Tenbury Wells’ Alex Summers, driving a DJ Firestorm.

Organised by Hagley Car Club, the last rounds of the British Hill Climb Cup and Midland Hill Climb Championship will also see a wide variety of cars in action against the clock through the scenic parkland course at Alberbury, near Shrewsbury.

Six-times champion Scott Moran, of Ludlow, currently lies in third place but cannot catch the two front-runners, but other seeded Top Ten numbers can still be attained by some of the best drivers and cars from throughout the UK.

Organised by Hagley Car Club, the last rounds of the British Hill Climb Cup and Midland Hill Climb Championship will also see a wide variety of cars in action against the clock through the scenic parkland course at Alberbury, near Shrewsbury.

Jon Maycock, driving a Mazda MX5 is leading the Midland championship as we head into the final two rounds, but former winners Paul Howells in a Porsche 911 and Ash Mason in a Westfield are both competing and will be looking for extra points, while Telford driver Jonathen Varley in a GWR Predator racing car is just behind the leaders in both the Midland and Wynn Developments Top Ten Challenge events.

Local entrants include, Rob Wilson of Ludlow in a Peugeot 205, Jim Spencer of Market Drayton in a Reynard 883, Tim Higgins of Oswestry in a Westfield, Dave Kimberley of Whitchurch in a Caterham 7, Rob Clarke of Kinlet in an Empire Evo, Graham Wynn of Shifnal in a Gould GR59 and Tony Adams of Shrewsbury in a Caterham 7.

Practice and qualifying takes place on Saturday from 8.45am, with timed completion runs on Sunday (8.45am).

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