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Daily Archives: March 22nd, 2014

border14 (5)After missing the 2013 edition of the Border Counties it was a pleasure to be back in Kielder again, albeit not as a snowy as last year. It was all about the 3 Ford Focus WRC crews as they filled the podium at the end of the event. David Bogie & Kevin Rae were dominant and went fastest over the opening 4 stages to open up a comfortable margin to ensure victory. Euan Thorburn & Paul Beaton had started out better than Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson in their newer Focus WRC but by stage 4 they had sneaked ahead by a single second. Petch then went fastest through the final test to secure 2nd place behind Bogie with Thorburn rounding out the top 3, 4 seconds back.

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Wolverhampton & South Staffordshire Car Club Ltd regrets to announce it has been forced to cancel next month’s Welshpool-based Rally North Wales (April 5th) due to insufficient entries and the consequential potential loss of more than £10,000.

When the Entry List officially closed at 21.00 hours today (Friday 21st March) less than 80 paid entries had been received.

“We needed 106 entries just to break-even this year. With less than 80 entries the Club was facing a potential loss of in excess of £10k, which we simply cannot afford. Cancelling last year’s rally cost the Club a similar amount and wiped out any contingency funding for this year.” said Guy Weaver, Chairman of W&SSCC Ltd. Read More »