Pendle members on the climb at Scammonden

PENDLE and District Motor Club welcomed a total of 31 drivers when they hosted the Scammonden Hillclimb on Sunday.

The event saw cars motor up a 503-metre uphill course by the M62 just west of Huddersfield, and 13 Pendle members were among the field.

Robert Bailey, of Longton and District Motor Club, was the winner in a Caterham 1396 after completing the course in a best time of 25.59 seconds.

But Pendle Motor Club’s Mick Tomlinson, of Barrowford, was in second place in 26.76 seconds.

Paul Masters was third ahead of Craig Powers and Simon Bailey, but there was a class win for Pendle’s Simon Gemzoe in a Caterham 7 1782.

Fellow Pendle member Ross Butterworth, from Blacko, also claimed a class victory in a Subaru Impreza 1994T.

Another to top his class was David Robinson, whose 16-year-old son Simon – of the Under 17 Motor Club was fourth in the section in a Peugeot 106 in his first ever hill climb.

Pendle’s Mike Moran was 12th overall and Simon Nicholson, from Clitheroe was 15th and also won the 2B section in a Westfield 1999.

Pendle’s vice president Rod Brereton said: “The event went brilliantly, we had 32 entries with two practice runs and four timed runs.

“We will be having the event again next year on August 18 and it’s a cheap day of motor sport, it’s £65 to enter.”

The Mid-Cheshire Motor Club and the MG Club also host events at the West Yorkshire venue during the year.

Brereton said: “There are other events there during the year in April and July, but the circuit is falling into a state of disrepair with grass cutting so if anyone is able to help they can contact us.”

Brereton can be contacted by email on pdmc@clara.co.uk.

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