September Newsletter

The latest Shelsley Walsh eNewsletter is out following a tremendous season of action at Shelsley during which we had 4,662 competitive runs and a whole host of great fun on the hill in what started as a difficult year for the sport but with the efforts of many enabled many to enjoy hill climbing in Worcestershire and all across the world through our YouTube broadcasts. We’ve got some fantastic photographs in our eNewsletter from a range of photographers with a wide ranging view of the hill and the people that make Shelsley Walsh the centre of hill climbing in 2020. We hope you enjoy it. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

Fantastic Finale at Shelsley Walsh

Alex Summers, British champion in 2015, produced the second fastest run ever up Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb on Sunday to complete an amazing weekend of motor sport action in the Autumn Speed Finale staged at the historic venue. Summers had already set the Best Time of Day on Saturday, but on the final run on Sunday produced a blistering time of 22.71 seconds in his DJ Firestorm racing car, only just short of the outright hill record of 22.58 set in 2008 by Martin Groves. The two one-day events hosted a wide variety of machines and invited guest clubs from the 500 Owners Club and Dews Mini Speed Championship, through the Paul Matty Sports Cars Lotus Championship and Porsche Speed Championship,

Sean Gould gets so close to the Shelsley record

Two spectacular near-record runs by top drivers provided the perfect highlight for fans when Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb welcomed spectators to its track for the first time this year for two days of exciting action at the weekend. Former British champion Alex Summers clocked a time of 22.83 in his DJ Firestorm to break the ‘23 seconds barrier’ but was pipped by racing car constructor Sean Gould in the latest Gould GR59 model who crossed the line in 22.73 seconds. The outright hill record is held by former British champion Martin Groves with a time of 22.53 seconds, set in 2008. Clerk of the Course, Dave Nursey, said: “Having competed myself on Saturday and then officiated today, it is very rew

We're open for all at Shelsley Walsh

Spectators will be allowed for the first time this season at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, near Worcester this weekend (12/13th SEP) when a wide range of cars will take to the track in earnest to race against the clock. Event organisers Midland Automobile Club have been staging small events on a trial basis over the past couple of months, which have been hailed a great success, by ensuring social distancing throughout the venue where competitors and spectator members were kept separated, together with other measures to fully comply with current Covid-19 restrictions. Club member and regular competitor Paul Jones, of Worcester, said: “It was strange to take part with no crowds at first, but the

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