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Turnbull Trophy 2013

Tuesday, 9th July 2013

Turnbull Trophy 2013

 

Once again, Tynemouth Motor Club set out 8 tests all about 10 miles long around the runways and perimeter roads of Albemarle Barracks to give 53 competitors a real testing rally.  And they managed to get some good summer weather for the day as well.

 

4th overall was Paul Swift in his Ford Escort.  Paul is another one who doesn’t give much for his championship hopes this year, despite taking the top spot last year.  Work commitments mean that he has only started 4 of our rallies and this time he had Jessica Bell alongside him.  These was Jessica’s first time co-driving so they had a slowish start and were down in 14th after the first test.  After that it was a case of onwards and upwards as their partnership grew.  A temporary loss of power steering and concern over tyres were the only concerns on their way to 9th at the half way.  Things just got even better in the afternoon as they recorded a 2nd, a 3rd and two 4th fastest times to end up 52 seconds adrift of Gibson and Hind.

 

 

Positions after Turnbull Trophy:

Top 5 Driver Table

Pos Name          Points
 
1. Chris Anderson j65
 
2. Paul Swift         j58
 
3. Jon Trenholme  j47
 
4. Stuart Walker   j45
 
5. Nick Thorne      j42

Turnbull Trophy 2013