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Thorne Seeks Third Wiscombe Win


7:35am 28th August 2012

Four Frampton drivers battle for glory in two meetings (Saturday and Sunday) at Wiscombe Park this coming weekend. Two of the villagers will battle for the honours in the over 1800 c.c. Sports Libre category whilst there will also be representation in the Road-going Specialist Production Car class and the over 2000 c.c. racing car division where Rod Thorne will be seeking his third Wiscombe Park victory of the season.

Hayley Thorne and Colin Pook will double drive a 5.0 litre Rover V8 powered Pilbeam MP43 in Sports Libre. The latter not having driven competitively in this country since the spring months will be looking to quickly ‘get back in the groove’ as he and Hayley stave-off the challenge of Doug Bennett with his massively powerful 2.3 litre turbo-charged Sylva Striker.

Frampton flag flyer Stewart Green takes his 1300 c.c. Sylva Riot up against stern competition in the over 1800 c.c. Road-going Specialist Production Car class. Megabusa powered Westfield SEi pilot Neal Coles has a successful record in the class but they will both have to attend to the conventional car engined Westfields of Mike Williams and Andy Cawsey.

The fourth of the quartet who will be doing battle at the wheel is Rod Thorne. Returned to the single-seater 3.5 litre Judd V8 powered Pilbeam MP58 following his soujorn in the sports racer MP43 at the July British Championship meeting, the garage proprietor will be looking to add to the brace of victories already achieved at Wiscombe Park this season. Between him and such a feat stand the similar but three litre car of Paul Crute and Thorne’s Wiscombe nemisis Terry Graves who has gained a single at the venue this season in his Gould GR37.

John Sullivan will be joining his son, Paul, in the 1400 c.c. to 1800 c.c. capacity split of the Road-going Specialist Production cars in their 1600 c.c. Westfield SEi. John from Lyme Regis, and Sullivan junior, will have fierce competition in the form of Keith Hazell in his Sylva Striker and the Stuart Taylor R1 of Geoff and Philip Pearn. Another Lyme Regis resident and reigning Bridge Tyres and Wheels Wiscombe Champion, Craig Moore, will be action with his entertaining Ford Escort Mk2 in the Saturday event in the Rally Car class whilst will Lee Moore will be eying victory in the up to 1400 c.c. Road-going Specialist Production car category. Another driver to take to the track during the Saturday meeting will be Dorchester’s Timothy Topper who will be in the over 2600 c.c. division in his BMW 3.0 CSL.

There will be events on both Saturday and Sunday  which will count for a number of regional championships.

Admission: Saturday £7. Sunday: £7.

Accompanied children under 14 FREE.                                                  Car Parking FREE.

Transfer to the competitor's enclosure FREE.       Catering and licenced bar available.

Wiscombe Park is situated north of Blackberry Camp and south of Farway Park. Follow the AA signs from Honiton and on the A3052.

For more Wiscombe information go to www.wiscombepark.co.uk.  

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