December 2003 - Part 1
Guy Fawkes Trial
It was business as
usual for Barrie Parker at Kensworth when he won
Falcon's Guy Fawkes Trial on 2nd November.
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The Rain God was kind to organisers Arnold Lane and Mike Hayward with
enough precipitation to liven up the surface but not enough to dampen down the
enthusiasm of the participants and officials. Arnold Lane had laid out eight
long sections, using all the best bits of the big grassy slope with some of
the ones in the far field finishing with an assault up the steep chalk slope.
There was a good entry of 36 cars with only two non-starters. Ed Nikel came
along to marshal instead and Jack Williams was not feeling well enough to make
the journey. We all missed you Jack and hope to see you again soon. It was
good to see that both the Weeks and Sheffield Midgets had got their broken
diffs replaced since the Gill Morrell.
Barrie Parker was entered in his Citroen AX but was driving Gary Preston’s
little Peugeot on the day. I think in fact this is Barrie’s old car. Barrie
had the decency to let somebody else have the lead on the first section where
he dropped a two along with Gary Preston, Ian Lawson in his Tempest and the
Midgets of Colin & Weeks, David Sheffield and John (no it’s a different one)
Parsons. However, it was situation normal on hill two when Barrie was the only
driver to claw his way to the thee and then put in a string of zero’s to end
the first round with only ten lost, eight marks better than his nearest rival
Needless to say Barrie held on to his lead all day to win BPI in the
championship event. There was a good entry in the open championship class that
saw Robin Howard back in his Marlin with a narrow victory over Dave Smith in
his Tempest. John Ludford followed just behind in his versitile Marlin that
must be used in competition pretty much every weekend.
Ross Nuten had a clear victory in clubsport with his Dellow over the other
John Parsons in his Buggy. As the day went on the hardest “section” wasn’t a
trials hill but getting through the gate from one field to the other.
Fortunately Arnold Lane was able to open up an alternative gap in the fence a
bit higher up the hill to keep the trial flowing and as the day went on the
rain stopped and the sun came out.
A good days trialling ending with the question “will anyone ever beat