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Daily Archives: August 3rd, 2014

tyneside14 (13)Potentially turbulent weather look set to play havoc with the Tyneside Stages, which was round 5 of the asphalt championship. As it turned out there were only a few short sharp showers and it made little difference to the outcome. Damian Cole & Elliott Edmondson (Focus WRC) went fastest on the first stage which saw Steve Simpson & Pat Walsh (Impreza WRC) retire with clutch issues just after our vantage point. Peter Taylor & Andrew Roughead (Fiesta S2400) equalled Cole on stage 2 and then went a second faster on stage 3 to lie a second behind. The 2nd loop saw Cole drop time on stages 5 & 6 and taylor took the lead, which only grew as the event progressed. Taylor took victory by 17 seconds with six fastest stage times and four joint fastest times with Cole. Read More »

The Solway Coast Junior Rally on Sunday 10th August 2014 will be a milestone in the development of Junior 1000 rallying in the UK. For the very first time competitors from all three Junior 1000 Championships – the Brick & Steel Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge, the McGrady Insurance Junior 1000 Rally Challenge Ireland and the Kick Energy Junior 1000 Rally Championship – will compete against each other on the same single venue rally over the Military Ranges, Dundrennan, Kirkcudbright.

Solway Car Club’s hard work on the venue has been rewarded with an excellent entry approaching 30 cars and crews for this historic event. Clerk of the Course Sandy Dobie had the following to say: Read More »

Defending Scottish champion David Bogie “gave it everything” to clinch his sixth McDonald & Munro Speyside Stages Rally on Saturday.

Just as  it had been on the previous round of the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship, it was a close fought contest between the Dumfries driver and series leader Euan Thorburn from Duns.

However, when the Borderer picked up a puncture on the penultimate stage, the win was there for the taking. Read More »