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This year has, in my view, been the most successful Championship season this century. We have seen an increase in the car types being used and some fantastic turnouts at events, although there were a number of events with no entries. The new Class Structure and Bogey Times continue to prove their value in comparing car and driver performances.

Congratulations to Nick Smith winning the Championship at the third from last event, and to all the award winners and competitors.

The awards for 2015, presented by our sponsors Revington TR, are:

AWARD

NAME

CAR

CLASS

POINTS

Champion

Nick Smith

TR6

2A

50.25

2nd Overall

Dale Huxford

Spitfire IV

3A

50.07

3rd Overall

Graham Howard

TR6

1D

49.71

1st Lady

Samantha Browne

Dolly Sprint

3A

44.49

1st Class 1

Tom Purves

TR3A

1B

47.73

2nd Class 1

Graham Ramsey

TR7

1C

47.34

1st Class 2

Bob Barnard

TR4

2C

49.02

2nd Class 2

Roger McEwen

TR6

2B

48.48

1st Class 3

Tony Browne

Dolly Sprint

3A

48.81

2nd Class 3

Rod Warner

TR7 V8

3B

48.53

26 TR Register members entered the Championship this year, the same as 2014. There were 8 entrants in Class 1, 12 in Class 2 and 11 in Class 3, with some entrants using cars from more than one class during the year. There were seven non-TRs being driven.

21 competed at events, a decrease of 3 on last year, with five competitors unable to make the start line.

The average turn out at events was 5.2 competitors compared to 4.6 last year.

The average number of events per competitor was 5.0, higher than last year, with the highest being 12 by Nick Smith and Roger McEwen, followed by Rod Warner with 10.

Ten competitors scored the maximum points at an event, with Nick Smith scoring seven maximums. Fifteen competitors did the required 5 events to count for the Championship a major increase over previous years.

The best supported event was the Reg Phillips Trophy Meeting at Shelsley Walsh in July with 15 Championship competitors. Both Gurston Down events were very well supported with 14 at the April Meeting and 12 at the September Meeting. Unusually there were less than double figures at the Prescott Autumn Classic and the final Castle Combe sprint.

Four events on the calendar did not have any Championship representation which is very disappointing to the Championship and the event organisers, although not as bad as 2014. It is interesting to note that one of these events was again the 5 Clubs Wiscombe Hillclimb that was very well supported some years ago.

Two new venues were on the calendar. A sprint at Hullavington airfield organised by Bristol Pegasus as a replacement for Colerne at the very beginning of the season, and a sprint at Croft Circuit organised by Darlington and DMC on Easter Monday that increased our exposure in the North, although it was not very well attended. In addition Curborough returned to our calendar with the RSSOC Festival using the figure of eight circuit. Unfortunately it was not very well attended probably due to its late inclusion.

Championship entrants also competed in speed events that are not on the calendar including Isle of Man, Motorsport at the Palace, Shelsley Classic Nostalgia and Bo'ness Hillclimb.

The Championship held Test Days at Castle Combe and Blyton Park that proved very successful, with a good turn out of TR Register members in many varieties of Triumph. Thanks go to Kev Bryant for organising these so well.

Words by Roger Mcwen
Header image : Andy McGowan
Lower image : Steve Cox , Classic Marques

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