MGCC Speed Championship which Ben will be doing in 2019
Wiscombe (Hill Climb)
Prescott (Hill Climb)
Shelsley Walsh (Hill Climb)
Castle Hill (Hill Climb)
Gurston (Hill Climb)
Wiscombe (Hill Climb)
Castle Combe (Sprint)
We are again helping to sponsoring Will Sharpe of Wayside Adhesives, he is a exceptional driver and we wish him well for the new race season.
We will update with his progress.
Ben's test day at Gurston went well on Sunday, the clutch and gearbox performed beautifully but found he had too much brake at the rear which then gave him a moment on his last run. An excellent day and a big thank you to all at Gurston for a well organised day as usual.
Awards were for First in Class National Series Racing Specials, MG Car Club Speed Championship Midget Register Trophy, Speed Championship Windmill & Lewis Trophy Southern Series 3rd overall and the Scrutineers award for the second year in a row.
MGCC Speed Championship awards for 2018, read out by John Wilman and presented to Ben by Motor Journalist Graham Robson.Now getting ready for the new season.
Ben's car caused some interest on the Yeovil Car Club Stand .
The car is now all back together and ready to go on display at the Classic Car show taking place at the Bath and West Showground.
It will be on the Yeovil Car Club Stand as requested by the club, Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th.
Precision Clutch in Henstridge who kindly help sponsor Ben have put together this heavy duty clutch for his hill climbing sprite, it looks great and a big thank you to Julian and Ken Hunt for sorting out the manufacturing and machining
Customer, and fellow racer, Jamie Fisher-Pearson has just fitted a hardtop to his car ready for the beginning of the Race season.
Another customer getting his MG Midget ready for hillclimbing as part of the MGCC Speed Championship
Foggy start which caused a long delay and convoy run instead of a first practice run but once the fog cleared 2nd practice went well for Ben and then on 1st timed run he broke his class record again which he already held and managed a 90.51 so very very happy.
On last run he wanted to beat this again but spun so slower time and at this point as all were running late the low sun became a bit of a problem.
The final batch were not allowed out as after a delay for fluid on the track time did not allow so some did not get a second timed run but a big thank you to all the Marshall's for staying on so late and all other competitors for a great final event.
Video shows Ben's best run of the day, you can tell he's pleased by his reaction at the end.
Ben had an excellent weekend, firstly at Wiscombe on Saturday when after a slight spin on second practice managed a cracking time on his last run of 47.27 then at Gurston where he came first in class breaking the class record in a time of 39.71.
It was a close fought thing with Richard Withers doing a time of 39.95.
Big thank you to Marshalls, Organisers, Competitors and all the support he received.
Ben Rolls had his best run at Castle Hill climb on the 8th July 2018. First in class for the MG Car Cub Championship with a time of 31.39.
Best run at Wiscombe setting Ben’s new personal best at 47.27 with MG car club, second in class.