OMS Racing 35th Anniversary in 2020
OMS Racing was formed by Lynn and Steve Owen in 1985. In 2020 the OMS Racing brand celebrated 35 years of their cars competing at club and national motorsport events in Britain and around the world.
OMS cars have reached the pinnacle of speed hillclimbing in the UK, Ireland and Australia, bringing their owners coveted national championship titles. 2004 Irish Hillclimb Champion Pat Roche won his title with his OMS 2000M. In 2012 Trevor Willis won the MSA British Hillclimb Championship with his OMS 25 and a further two further British titles in 2017 and 2018 in his OMS 28. Malcolm Oastler won the CAMS Australian Hillclimb Championship in his OMS 28 in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018. Rob Dwane secured two Irish Hillclimb and Sprint Championship titles in 2018 and 2019 with his OMS 25.
Trevor Willis has driven with the British team at three FIA European Hillclimb Masters events in 2014, 2016 and 2018 driving his 3.2Ltr V8 powered OMS 28.
Three national MSA Hillclimb Leaders Championship titles in the UK have been won by drivers of OMS cars. 1999 Champion Mark Lawrence won with his 1100cc OMS CF single seater. 2005 Champion Trevor Willis with his OMS CF04 2ltr single seater and 2007 Champion Ed Hollier with a 1600cc OMS SC1 sports car.
Multiple Midland Hill Climb Championship winner Rob Stevens took his 1995 title in a 1300cc OMS SC1 sports car. Whilst 5 times winner of the Midland Hillclimb Championship Top Ten Challenge Trevor Willis, has won the title in three different OMS cars: CF06, OMS 25 and OMS 28. And in the early years of OMS Racing, a 500cc single seater won the 500 Owners Club Hillclimb Championship in the hands of Dave Butlin.
OMS Racing cars also compete in circuit racing. The 1999 Monoposto Club 1200F champion was Paul Shipp driving an 1100cc OMS PR race special. Similar success was also achieved by Jon Perkins in an OMS 500 when he won the Formula 500 Championship Race Series back in the 1990’s.
SCCA ( Sports Car Club of America) D Sports Racing competitor Chris Mosley has won at the Northeast regional Championships in his 1000cc OMS DSR. He was the 2009 NARRC Champion and NJRRS Championship.
Added to this roll call are the many other owners who have won during the past 35 years taking class records, outright hill records, class wins and club championship titles; all in OMS Racing cars.