Callum, driving the Merlyn Mk 5/7 Junior, found his first hill climb experience to be a real adrenaline rush.
“I really enjoyed it. The top of the hill always made me smile. There’s no room for error, you have to get everything right. You make one mistake and you crash or you lose time.”
He even briefly held the course record, after beating Jack Woodhouse’s FTD of 42.42 last year by almost a second. Callum shaved a further 0.6 seconds off his time on his second run, winning Class 16 in 41.08, a second ahead of Jack’s father, Mark Woodhouse, but 0.58 seconds behind 2016’s FTD, Martin Jones.
Mark, driving the Lotus 20/22 his son had driven last year, was Callum’s closest rival in the Pre-1968 Racing Cars over 1500cc class.
Recording the second fastest time of the day on his first ever hill climb is a fantastic achievement and the only way is up for Callum, who was given his hill climb entry as a 21st birthday present by car owner Jon Sykes.