Dave Uren and Trevor Willis shared the wins as the championship crossed the Irish Sea to tackle the fast closed-road Craiantlet Hill Climb.
Uren took first blood by winning the opening run-off in his 3.5 litre Gould-NME, ahead of joint championship leaders Will Hall, Wallace Menzies and Willis.
The leading drivers were separated by mere tenths of a second all day until the final run-off, when reigning champion Willis dug deep to win the second run-off and BTD in his 3.2 litre OMS-RPE. Willis and Menzies now tie at the top of the standings with the next round at Harewood, near Leeds.
1 Dave Uren (3.5 Gould-NME GR55B) 40.17s
2 Will Hall (2.0t Force-AER WH) 40.19s
3 Wallace Menzies (3.3 Gould-Cosworth XD GR59) 40.22s
1 Trevor Willis (3.2 OMS-RPE 28) 39.36s BTD
2 Wallace Menzies 40.25s
3 Jason Mourant (4.0 Gould-Judd EV GR55) 40.33s
Provisional championship standings
1 Wallace Menzies – 35 points
= Trevor Willis – 35
Image: Trevor Willis exiting the chicane at Craigantlet, photo courtesy of Tim Wilson