Trydel ‘up and go’ Victorian Hillclimb Championship

On Sunday the 28th April, the Victorian Hillclimb Championship heads for Bryant Park in Yallourn for the second time in the season, with the Philip Island Auto Racing Club (PIARC) organising this round.


Photo by James Lambert

This competition promises to be the most exciting in years with over 80 cars in multiple classes competing for the pinnacle of Victorian hillclimb motorsport. It will be tight at the top with Round 3 winner, Garry Martin from Gippsland Car Club, expected to stake his claim for the title at this round. Martin, 54, is a 4 times (and current) Victorian Hillclimb Champion and has been competing in hillclimbs for 10 years.

Garry Martin, Brett Hayward and others in the hillclimb sport are fine engineers, who build world class lightweight and high powered cars specifically for this demanding branch of motorsport. Many are named them after themselves in the same way that Jack Brabham attained his fame. Watch out for the Haywards and the Martins.

Other talented racers from the Gippsland area include Greg Ackland, also from Leongatha as well as Fred Galli and Mick McGinn. A field of Junior members (aged from 14-18) are expected to compete as well.

Open wheels, sedans, sports cars and historic racers all promise a great day of motorsport at scenic Bryant Park, Yallourn on the 28th of April, starting at 10 am, with free admission, full canteen available and ample parking.