OMS (Various) - Hayabusa V8
From 2013 - OMS28 originally with 2.6L V8 Hayabusa, currently 3.2L V8 Hayabusa
2002 to 2005 - 2.0L 16v VX OMS
2006 to 2012 - 2.6L V8 Hayabusa OMS25
Trevor is the 2018 British Hillclimb Champion
British Hillclimb Championship reports are available from the HSA Website
12May, Harewood - British Hillclimb Run offs: R7 - 1st 48.33s, R8 - 2nd 48.99s
23 Sept, Loton Park - British Hillclimb Run offs: R33 - 4th 52.42s, R34 - 2nd 48.12s
Excerpt from Motorsport News: 'Trevor Willis clinched his third British Hillclimb Championship title after his closest rival failed to score in the penultimate round at Loton Park... Willis, driving an OMS28, only took fourth in the moning Top 12 run-off but closest rival Will Hall, in a Force WH Xtec, overran in wet conditions at the track's notorious Triangle Bend and failed to score, handing Willis the crown. After taking a second place in the final round, Willis who was also champion in 2012 and '17, said "I am so relieved to clinch the title as I only had a fragile lead coming into these last two rounds and Will was closing fast, however I do feel for him as he and his team are always hard to beat." '
16 Sept, Doune - British Hillclimb Run offs: R31 - 8th 40.67s, R32 - 7th 37.94s
2 Sept, Prescott - British Hillclimb Run offs: R29 - 3rd 36.66s, R30 - 1st 35.95s
12 Aug, Shelsley Walsh - British Hillclimb Run offs: R25 - =4th 26.09s, R26 - 3rd 26.37s
29 July, Wiscombe - British Hillclimb Run offs: R23 - 1st 41.46s, R24 - 3rd 41.41s
21 July, Vals des Terres - British Hillclimb Run offs: R21 - 5th 28.54s, R22 - 7th 28.40s
18 July, Bouley Bay - British Hillclimb Run offs: R19 - 1st 37.42s, R20 - 1st 37.69s
8 July, Harewood - FTD & New Hill Record, British Hillclimb Run offs: R17 - 3rd 49.80s, R18 - 1st 48.29s
7 July, Barbon Manor - FTD, British Hillclimb Run offs: R15 - 1st 20.77s, R16 - 1st 20.45s
24 Jun, Doune - FTD, British Hillclimb Run offs: R13 - 1st 35.76s, R14 - 1st 35.75s
10 Jun, Loton Park - British Hillclimb Run offs: R11 - 2nd 44.32s, R12 - 7th
3 Jun, Shelsley Walsh - British Hillclimb Run offs: R9 - 3rd 23.71s, R10 - 4th
27 May, Gurston - British Hillclimb Run offs: R7 - 2nd 26.65s, R8 - 2nd 26.76s
13 May Harewood - FTD, British Hillclimb Run offs: R5 - 2nd 50.43s, R6 - 1st 50.03s
5 May Craigantlet - British Hillclimb Run offs: R3 - 4th 40.31s, R4 - 1st 39.36s
29Apr Prescott - British Hillclimb Run offs: R1 - 2nd 38.80s, R2 - 2nd 38.52s
Excerpt from Motorsport News Sept 6th: 'Trevor Willis did enough to ensure he is 2017 British Hillclimb Champion for the second time at Prescott last weekend. Weather affected the qualifying for both rounds but there was a stunning outcome for Richard Spedding, who triumphed each time in his GWR-Suzuki Raptor. Even thought Wallace Menzies spun out in the first encounter, Willis had to wait for the conclusion of the second run-off to be declared champion and then had to suffer the customary awards presentation soaking ring-led by Menzies.'
3 Sept, Prescott - British Hillclimb Run offs: R29 - 3rd 44.70s, R30 - 5th 45.18s
27 Aug Gurston - British Hillclimb Run offs: R27 - 2nd 26.45s, R28 - 3rd 26.63s
13 Aug Shelsley Walsh - British Hillclimb Run offs: R25 - 3rd 23.55s, R26 - 4th 23.72s
12 Aug Shelsley Walsh - British Hillclimb Run offs: R23 - 3rd 24.03s, R24 - 4th 24.22s
6 Aug Wiscombe - British Hillclimb Run offs: R21 - 3rd 34.81s, R22 - 2nd 34.71s
15 July Val des Terres - British Hillclimb Run offs: R19 - 7th 28.41s, R20 - 6th 28.55s
12 July Bouley Bay - British Hillclimb Run offs: R17 - 3rd 38.55s, R18 - 3rd 38.67s
2 July Harewood - British Hillclimb Run offs: R15 - 1st 49.54s, R16 - 3rd 50.05s
18 June Doune - British Hillclimb Run offs: R11 - 3rd 35.96s, R12 - 1st 35.96s
11 June Loton Park - British Hillclimb Run offs: R9 - 2nd 44.98s, R10 - 9th 53.64s due to sudden rain shower!
28 May Gurston British - Hillclimb Run offs: R7 - 1st 26.22s, R8 - 2nd 26.84s
21 May Loton Park - FTD - 44.79s
7 May Harewood -British Hillclimb Run off: R6 - 1st 50.53s
29 April Craigantlet - FTD, British Hillclimb Run offs: R3 - 1st 40.371s, R4 - 1st 40.38s
23 April Prescott - FTD, British Hillclimb Run offs: R1 - 1st 37.01s, R2 - 1st 36.86s
16 April Loton Park - FTD- 47.71s
Trevor at Craigantlet, April 2017. Picture:British Hillclimb Championship Facebook
Well done to Trevor, 2nd Overall in the British Hillclimb Championship 2016
Trevor competed in the FIA Masters at Sternberk in October finishing 2nd in Class with 1:19.11, just 0.18s behind the winner. He was the fastest 2WD vehicle off the start line at Sternberk and fastest car overall to 100m. For a full report, see OMS Racing
During the 2016 season he finished 1st in 8 British Hillclimb run-offs, got 2 FTDs and achieved a New Course record at Bouley Bay with 36.48s.
The Guernsey Press and Star reported on the Jersey event with the following piece written by Matt Lihou.
Willis blew the rest 'out of the water'
Guernsey star Darren Warwick has described Trevor Willis' record breaking Bouley bay hillclimb run as one of the finest drives he has ever seen.The prestigious British hillclimb Championship arrives in Guernsey today and while Scott Moran is expected to be the man to beat, Willis is in a rich vein of form. He won both rounds in Jersey on Thursday to close the gap on rival Moran at the top of the overall standings with the two fastest times ever recorded up the hill. The 37.14 second effort at the end of the day that won him round 20 was quick, but it was his spectacular attempt a couple of hours earlier that earned him a standing ovation from his rivals.
As he was preparing in the pits, he witnessed the previous record of 37.79s broken by each of Richard Spedding (37.78), Scott Moran (37.47) and Wallace Menzies (37.39) in succession. Willis decided to take it one step further, though, by obliterating Menzies' new mark with a staggering 36.48 that left his rivals well in his wake.
It had Guernsey's best driver Warwick purring in admiration at the drive. 'In the hillclimbs I have seen or been involved in, which is about 25 years of driving and another 10 years or so before that watching, that is one of the finest drives I have ever seen' he said. 'Clearly, car technology moves forward year-on-year and it isn't a huge surprise to see these guys get quicker each time, but to blow everyone else out of the water like that is incredible. Everyone else before him was nibbling away a bit at the record and then he just took it to another level by beating everybody by nearly a second'.
Trevor at Harewood, July 2016. Picture:British Hillclimb Championship Facebook
Well Done to Trevor, 2nd Overall in the British Hillclimb Championship 2015
He finished 1st in 7 British Hillclimb run-offs and got 3 FTDs at Wiscombe, Harewood and Loton Park during the 2015 season.
Well Done to Trevor, 2nd Overall in the British Hillclimb Championship 2014
Trevor converted his 3.2L V8 OMS28 to Methanol for the 2014 season. He achieved 8 FTDs during the 2014 season and got New Outright Hill Record at Wiscombe in 33.79s.
Trevor was invited to compete in the FIA Hillclimb Masters at Eschdorf, Luxemburg on Saturday 11th October, where he finished 4th in Category 3.
Trevor at Gurston Down, August 2014. Picture:Kim Broughton
Excerpt from Motorsport News 14.5.14 after winning both the British Hillclimb run-offs at Harewood:
'Trevor Willis moved up from joint fifth place to second in the championship with four dominant run-off victories on what is one of the most logistically challenging weekends in the series. Willis, modest as ever, claimed that the success was not as straightforward as it appeared: "At Barbon, even though the track was drying after earlier rain on the bumpy surface, it meant the car was squirming as the weight came back on the wheels. Harewood is a difficult track to read, you can think you have done well but the opposite is true. In the last run off I felt I had not done enough but it shows how wrong this hill can make you".'
Trevor was the BMTR Tyres Top Ten Challenge Winner 2013
Trevor in his OMS28 heading for the Esses at Doune, June 2013. Picture courtesy of Steve Wilkinson
Well Done Trevor, British Hillclimb Champion 2012
Text message received from Trevor:
Hi Steve, it's been an intense few weeks but i am very happy now! Thanks for all your help this year - it really made a difference.
During the year he acheived 9 FTDs, 3 New Course records & won 11 Championship run-offs.
Excerpt from AUTOSPORT Magazine 20.12.12 - Willis and Moran win to take title fight to the finale.
The title fight between Trevor Willis and Scott Moran will go to the Loton Park finale on the last day of September after each took a win at Doune. Moran had trouble with a damp track in he firs turnoff, but backed to win the second as Willis escaped the barriers on the last run of the event. While there are 40 points between them, Willis is now just four ahead after accounting for dropped scores. "The track was patchy after rain and I touched the barrier," said Willis. "It spat the car back into the middle of the track."
Trevor at Shelsley Walsh June 2012. Picture:Tom Gay
Steve (SBD) & Chris from MBE joined Trevor when he was testing his OMS at Curborough in April 2012 to fine tune his new MBE9A9 ECU with traction control, launch control & closed loop lambda fuel mapping.
Trevor is delighted with the new system, saying that the traction control & launch control has helped dramatically particularly in the changeable conditions this year.
Trevor testing at Curborough April 2012. Picture:Kim Broughton
In 2011, Trevor finished 3rd Overall in the British Hillclimb Championship and also was FTD at Shelsley Walsh in May and Loton Park in May.
Well Done Trevor for finishing 3rd Overall in the British Hillclimb Championship 2010 & coming 1st in 5 Run-offs at Loton Park, Bouley Bay, Wiscombe Park & Prescott.
Trevor at Doune, 2010. Picture:Steve Wilkinson
Well Done Trevor for finishing 2nd Overall in the British Hillclimb Championship 2009 & coming 1st in 6 Run-offs.
He was also FTD at Shelsley Walsh in May and Prescott in June.
Trevor at Barbon through Crabtree, May 2008. Picture:Steve Wilkinson
Well Done to Trevor for finishing 3rd Overall in British Hillclimb Championship 2008.
This included winning the Run-offs at Gurston in May and at Prescott in September. He also got 5 FTDs during the season.
Motorsport News 28 May reported after winning at Gurston: 'Willis took victory with the last run in that round , he praised the engine of his compact OMS. "In the wet the power delivery is excellent, and the car gives feedback. You stop thinking about other peoples times & just concentrate"
Motorsport News 30 July reported after Wiscombe: 'Trevor Willis continued his great season of consistency as the best behind Moran & Groves despite driving a car that is less powerful than at least six cars behind him.'
Motorsport News 10 September reported his FTD at Prescott: 'Martin Groves & Trevor Willis shared the spoils as dreadful weather lashed the Gloucestershire venue. Trevor Willis suffered a bad first round but took a win with best time of the day in the last run-off with the fourth championship round victory of his career.'
Trevor finished 5th Overall with 158 points in the British Hillclimb Championship 2007 and won the run off at both Bouley Bay and Wiscombe Park during the year. He also finished 6th Overall in the Avon + BMTR Top Ten Challenge 2007.
Trevor at Doune, 2007. Picture:Steve Wilkinson
In March 2007, Trevor took his OMS to Curborough to meet with Steve to map his upgraded engine. The engine has been upgraded from last years standard Powertec V8 with SBD throttle bodies & MBE management system. This year we supplied Trevor with a new design cylinder head, pistons & camshafts, along with continuing with the SBD throttle bodies & MBE management system. The engine was put together by Powertec, who are very pleased with the result.
Trevor at Curborough March 2007 Trevor's 2.6L V8 Hayabusa engine
In 2006 Trevor's new 2.6 litre Powertec built V8 debuted in the back of his latest OMS single seater at Gurston in May, and SBD's Steve Broughton was on hand carrying out closed loop mapping of the engine during the car's first runs in anger anywhere.
He finished 2006 11th overall in the Nicholson McLaren MSA British Hill Climb Championship and 8th Overall in the Avon + BMTR Top Ten Challenge.
Trevor was the 1996 CCC/BARC/HSA Speed Champion with his 2.0L Vauxhall powered Westfield.