Howse pips rival Courts
Plum Pudding Sporting Trial
By Martyn Halliday Organiser: 750 Motor Club When: December 28 Where: Head Down, near Buriton, Hampshire There were two trials taking place at the same time at Head Down after Christmas: the Plum Pudding Trial for modern trials cars and the Historic Plum Pudding Trial. Six sections had been set out on the side of a hill in forestry ground that forms part of the South Downs.
On the final lap scores rose but, in the end, Mark Howse and Steve Courts tied in the Modern class on five marks each. Howse took the trophy having had 15 clean runs to Courts’ 14.
In the Historic class battle, Ian Wright prevailed over Monty Peters by one mark.
Moderns: 1 Mark Howse (Facksimile) 5 marks; 2 Steve Courts (Facksimile) 5; 3 Richard Rowe (Concord) 13.
Historics: 1 Ian Wright (Cannon) 8 marks; 2 Monty Peters (Cannon) 9; 3 Geoff Richardson (Cannon) 16.