Poore leads for Hill-Climb Championship. Mays third
Bouley Bay this year was decidedly exciting. Mays seems to be unlucky at this venue. Last year, although setting the record, he was unable to use the full power of his E.R.A. on the wet tar; this time the surface was in order but Mays did not manage better than third fastest time and lost his bottom gear in the process. All credit to Fry and Poore, who tied for f.t.d. and bettered Mays’ former course-record by 0.6 sec., the former in the rebuilt Blackburne-engined Freikaiserwagen the latter in his magnificent “3.8” Alfa Romeo. Fry relied on single rear tyres, Poore on “twins.”
Poore had been fastest in practice. Mays managed 59.4 sec., a new class record, and many other class records fell, while Mrs. Darbishire was the “fastest lady,” in the E.R.A. she shared with Reg. Parnell, in 65.1 sec. The rest of the story is told in the class results, which are given below, for the entry was not large. (Times in seconds — new class records are indicated by an asterisk.)
This event puts Poore well in the lead for the Hill-Climb Championship, with 29 marks, from Hutchison with 24, Mays with 19, and Allard with 16.
1st. R. A. Hellyer (1,496-c.c. Automenders Singer) … 76.3
2nd. D. G. Bougourd (1,250 c.c. M.G.) … 80
Raymond Way (1,971 c.c. B.M.W.) … 77.3
2nd. K. Watkins (1,971 c.c. B.M.W.) … 78.2
Over 2000 c.c.
1st. D. W. Price (3,922 c.c. Price Special) … 73.4
2nd. R. Le Breton (3,622 c.c. Allard) … 75.1
1st. S. Moss (497 c.c. Cooper) … 63.8*
2nd. H. C. Lones (496 c.c. Tiger Kitten) … 65
1st. L. True (747 c.c. Austin) … 67
2nd. R. Owen (747 c.c. Austin) … 76.3
1st. J. G. Fry (1,097 c.c. Freikaiserwagen) … 59.2*
2nd. H. A. Richards (1,087 c.c. Riley) … 68.4.
1st. F. Le Gallais (1,496-c.c. Hybrid) … 62.2*
2nd. R. E. Gilmore (1,172 c.c. Baseboe) … 75
1st. Raymond Mays (1,980 c.c. E.R.A.) … 59.4*
2nd. R. Parnell (1,950 c.c. E.R.A.) … 61
Over 2000 c.c.
1st. R. D. Poore (3,800 c.c. Alfa Romeo) … 59.2*
2nd. S. H. Allard (3,500 c.c. Allard) … 60.4