The first hill climb event of the season, The May Midlander, comes to Shelsley Walsh on May the 5th and 6th.

    Jeremy Turnbull in his Ford Model B

    Last years TTC Group Midland Hill Climb Champion and multiple Midland title winner Rob Stevens from Buckinghamshire is expected to be back in the up to 2 litres sports racing car class. Rob drives a self-developed Force SR4 sports racer with a supercharged Suzuki Hayabusa engine and is expecting a power hike this year by taking the engine up from 1300cc to nearly 1600cc.

    At last August’s Shelsley Walsh ‘Big One’ meeting Rob reduced his previous class record from 25.99sec to 25.74sec taking a bonus point in the process. Can he go even quicker at our May Midlander?

    In addition to the 2012 TTC Group Midland Hill Climb Championship and Avon/BMTR Top Ten Challenge the meeting includes classes for entrants in the Paul Matty Sports Cars Lotus Championship, and special classes for ‘Flat Head’ historic cars with side valve engines, and Historic Aston Martin Racing Club members.

    Rob Stevens in his Force SR4

    There will be a class of entrants from the British Women Racing Drivers Club which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

    The Club was founded in 1962 with the objective of promoting women in motorsport and they are always keen to encourage and assist any woman who is either involved, or wishes to become involved, in any aspect of motorsport.

    Members of the Club compete in all disciplines of motorsport right up to International level. The entries in the BWRDC class at our forthcoming meeting include a wide variety of cars.

    The main event on Sunday is the second of ten rounds of the 2012 TTC Group Midland Hill Climb Championship, which is based on positions in the 22 classes of modern speed hill climbing, ranging from road-going production cars through to unlimited capacity single seater racing cars many fitted with F1 derived engines.

    Practice will start at 9.30 am Saturday and finish at 5.30 pm or sooner if circumstances permit. On Sunday the event starts at 9.30 am with the event finishing around 5.30pm or a little later dependent on the conduct of the event.

    To buy tickets or find further information, visit shelsley-walsh.co.uk