Past Events > 2004 > Helmsley Trial

Helmsley Trial

4th July 2004

Helmsley is always a popular event and despite the weather forecast this event was no exception. The mix of heavy rain showers with sunny periods in between made the terrain difficult to judge from one vehicle to the next as the ground constantly changed from wet to dry.

Tom Perrin, Dave Leach, Dave Thomson and Nick Buckham had set out a technically demanding trial that rarely gave the competitors time to relax when on the sections which, with the variable ground conditions, led to a wide variation in scores. They made the most of the terrain available and are to be congratulated on a well set out and thoughtful trial.

A shortage of marshals on the day meant that Matthew made the "ultimate sacrifice" and decided not to drive but to marshal instead. Thanks to those that did brave the weather to marshal, officiate and otherwise make the event possible.

It was nice to see a good turnout of novice drivers too, many of whom had taken advantage of the training day at Weardale. Special mention has to go to Amanda who, in her first trial, finished 9th overall and 6th in class -beating a large number of very experienced drivers in a demanding trial.

Pictures of the event can be seen here
 
  Sort:  
Name Vehicle Class Section Scores Total Score Class Pos. Overall
Section No.: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Bob Christmas 90 3 7000000000 7 1 1
Dave White 100" Defender 4 0000062000 8 1 2
James Poulton Hybrid 3 0020060008 16 2 3
Ray Poulton Range Rover 4 3010660000 16 2 3
Paul Philips 90 3 0020580005 20 3 5
Kurt Watson 90 3 5060016003 21 4 6
Mick Simpson 110 4 00110060004 21 3 6
Tom Benson 90 3 00600118000 25 5 8
Amanda Taylor 90 3 02110861000 28 6 9
Brendan Brew 90 3 00200680610 32 7 10
Neil Benson 90 3 80600118000 33 8 11
Steve Wise 90 3 001000631005 34 9 12
Mark Ferdinand 90 3 702011100005 35 10 13
Steve Preston Range Rover 4 101100116007 36 4 14
Alec McClay Suzuki 1 051031153003 40 1 15
Simon Sprott 90 3 001009904010 42 11 16
Tim Frankland 110 4 082001181004 43 5 17
Rod Bullock Range Rover 4 1011001061008 46 6 18
Chris Lowe 90 3 80110810919 47 12 19
Arthur Holderness 90 3 50104060798 49 13 20
Cameron Weatherburn Lightweight 1 7120011010910 50 2 21
Wayne Lowther 90 3 74118058008 51 14 22
Nick Adams Discovery 4 02208981058 52 7 23
Nigel Ward 110 4 83009861036 53 8 24
Alix Craven 90 3 752001167108 56 15 25
Paul Everett 110 4 115109106758 62 9 26
Robin Sermon Series II SWB 1 761008807910 65 3 27
Graeme Christie Series III SWB 1 001180111010109 69 4 28
Gill Philburn 90 3 8060999101010 71 16 29
Clive Smith 90 3 911767118798 83 17 30
Adam Laver Discovery 4 117113111194910 86 10 31
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