The third round of the Mantic Clutch NSW Hillclimb Championships was held on Huntley Hill at Dapto, south of Sydney and outright fastest time again went to Dean Amos in his Nicholson McLaren V8-engined Gould GR55B.
The April 11 event on the short but challenging and harsh climb saw Amos produce the FTD of 19.68 seconds. He remains unbeaten in his quest to take out the 2021 outright title after victories in the opening two rounds.
Second place overall went to Formula Libre over three litre class rival Dean Tighe on 20.68 seconds in his supercharged Hayabusa-powered Empire Wraith. The time was a full second in front of third placed and current champion Ron Hay, also in F/L O3L, aboard the Synergy-powered Dallara.
At the helm of his Nissan Skyline O3L Sports Sedan, Greg Boyle was the best of the Tin Tops, and fourth overall after a 23.06 second flyer. Fifth placed Wayne Penrose set a new Sports Sedan 2-3 litre course record in his VW Beetle.
Warren Bell in his Time Attack Datsun Stanza was next best, ahead of Ben Ford in another Sports Sedan VW, Andrew Fraser in the big black Road Registered Chev Corvette, and Frank Fargnoli with his AWD Subaru Impreza WRX. Piloting his GSL Clubman, Greg Jones was the tenth fastest of the 43 entered and he also set a new course record – in Closed Sports Car over 1.6-litre.
The fastest lady award went to Louise Hayes in the Improved Production HSV Clubsport she shared with Geoff Brisby. The quickest Junior was Cameron Brown in a Group 3E Production Nissan Pulsar.
The next round of the 2021 Mantic Clutch NSW Hillclimb Championship heads to Kempsey across May 1-2 for the Mt Cooperabung Hillclimb. Make sure to get out and support grass roots motorsport if you are in the area.