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Loton Park speed Hill climb

The latest rounds the National B class Loton Park Speed hill climb take place 4th/5th August at Loton Park, Alburbury. This weekend sees the latest rounds in the Triumph TR SPrint and Hill climb series, the Association of North Wales Motor Club, the Historic Rally car register, Midland Automobile Club Sunrise Championship, and the British and Midland Hill climb championship. The final two rounds of the British and Midland championship take place on September 22nd/23rd ar Loton Park.

Loton Park Hill Climb is a hillclimb held in part of the Loton Park deer park in Shropshire, England. Loton Park Speed Hill Climb course is set in the beautiful surroundings of a deer park owned by Sir Michael Leighton, and is situated 9 miles west of Shrewsbury on the B4393 road in the village of Alberbury. The course is 1475 yards (1349 metres) long with an average gradient of 1 in 25 (4%) and the steepest of 1 in 7 (14%) and is rated as one of the country’s most demanding hills by competitors

The track 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 track was threatened with closure in 1969  and since then events have been 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 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. As of June 2009, the hill record of 44.42 seconds stands to Scott Moran, who set the mark in the second run-off of the 13 April 2009 meeting. Martin Groves had previously beaten his own previous record (44.53s) with 44.46s in the first run-off.