Xavier Jacobs-Twain, Clarence Valley Independent
After a worrying week of torrential rains and local flooding, Grafton Sporting Car Club welcomed a near capacity field of almost 70 cars and drivers with two fantastic blue-sky days for the running of the club’s 5th and 6th rounds.
The field got off to a flying start as the track dried out and heated up. For Hillclimb racing a warm track means better grip.
Better grip makes for faster times and so across both days’ times got faster and faster with many drivers achieved PB’s or personal bests.
For those who don’t know, the definition of a Hillclimb racing circuit is that ‘The Finish’ must be higher than ‘The Start’ and driver’s race against themselves in a single car timed event with the aim of achieving the fastest time between those two points.
The Mountainview circuit is 983 metres (just under a kilometer). The fastest time in last weekend’s event was James Short with a time of 45.01 in his Jayton special which he built in conjunction with his father and brother. So, all in all, excellent weather saw excellent racing. We invite everyone to come join us at future events.
This article appeared in the Clarence Valley Independent, 28 September 2022.