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Drivers turn out in force to take on Eagles Rock

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Drivers turn out in force to take on Eagles Rock thumbnailWalter Nevin from Coleraine in his Peugeot at the Eagles Rock Hill Climb on Saturday

ON a fast drying course on the famous North West Coast, over 40 of the top speed competitors gathered to attempt Saturday's Eagles Rock Hill Climb, organised by the Maiden City Motor Club.
The event was the eighth round of the 2017 ANICC Millers Oils Hill Climb Championship.
The tough course is one on the longest in Northern Ireland with a series of bends, a steep uphill hairpin and high speed straights which proved challenging to all competitors.
With road closed for 10am, Saturday saw the usual array of cars, from showroom class to the outright 'single' seat 'Formula 1' look-a-like in style and sound.
The morning opened with the mandatory two practice runs for all competitors to get used to the form of the 'hill' and the set-up of the cars. Initially in the wet, the course dried rapidly, despite the overcast nature of the day.

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