Loton Park Hill Climb

Loton Park Hill Climb is a hillclimb held in part of the Loton Park deer park in Shropshire, England and organised by the Hagley & District Light Car Club, who obtained the lease on the land from owner Sir Michael Leighton in 1970, in which year the first National A hillclimb was staged. The hill climb was originally constructed by the members of The Severn Valley Motor Club based in Shrewsbury, in the mid 1950s. The first ever winner was Peter Foulkes in a Cooper Climax.

The course is 1475 yards (1349 metres) in length, making it the third longest course used in the British Hill Climb Championship. It contains an unusual "downhill" section fairly early in its layout. Before 2008, the outright hill record was held by Adam Fleetwood, who set a time of 44.90 seconds on 13 June 2004. However, that record was broken twice by championship protagonists Scott Moran and Martin Groves. Moran had set a time of 44.56 in the June meetingcite news
url =http://www.top12runoff.com/meeting.asp?id=80&ttl=8+June+2008+%3A+Loton+Park#report
title =Scott breaks record, scores 20 points in the day
publisher =Top 12 Run Off
date = 2008-06-08
accessdate = 2008-09-16
] , before Groves lowered that mark by 0.03 seconds in the September meeting.cite news
url =http://www.top12runoff.com/meeting.asp?id=90&ttl=14+September+2008+%3A+Loton+Park
title =Groves takes new record
publisher =Top 12 Run Off
date = 2008-09-14
accessdate = 2008-09-16
]

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