Mark, who got the fastest time in the Racing Cars up to 500cc from 1946 to 1967 class, hadn’t originally planned to take part, but he said: “I’d like to thank organiser Rod Spollon for phoning me and encouraging me to enter, I would have kicked myself if I hadn’t taken part.
“If I had to compete in only one event in England, I would want to go back to Chateau Impney. I hold records at Prescott and Bo’ness and I love them all, but the Chateau is very special.
“The track isn’t what you expect. I walked it and planned it out, but when you drive it, it’s very different. It’s a technical hill and the setting is absolutely gorgeous.”
Mark, who recorded a time of 46.85 seconds in the Creamer Special, was pleasantly surprised to win his class. He said: “I never expect to win, there were lots of good competitors.”
And Mark couldn’t fault the organisation of the weekend. He said: “The drivers were looked after extremely well. I was very impressed with the courtesy of everybody. The event had all the best marshals and security people, right through to the best toilets and showers.
“Everywhere you looked there were smiles! Everyone will be talking about the Chateau Impney Hill Climb for years to come.”