Chrislea was based at Exeter (the Devon connection) and D. Lowry was a/the test pilot who undertook the first flight of the SkyJeep prototype (G-AKVS) in 1949. (A bit more Skyjeep history here, from which the image below comes)
When I bought the Wicko therefore I was not a stranger to air racing, and soon started entering it for air races. The first Air Race in which I entered it was the Goodyear Trophy at Wolverhampton in June 1950 where I was handicapped for a speed of 130mph. It seems likely that this was based on the handicap calculated for Wicko G-AEZZ in the 1937 race when it had a lighter engine. The speed I actually achieved in the first two laps of the 1950 race was 121mph and I was falling so far behind that I retired.