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jackfrost15 (4)2015 kicked off with a new rally for us, the Jack Frost Stages Rally. We have been to Croft before for a single venue rally but not this one and the day became a whole lot more unpredictable when the snow started to fall at 9:30am. It covered the circuit for stage 2, providing lots of sideways action, but ultimately with no one able to even beat the target time the stage counted for nothing. As the event wore on Chris Wise & Tracey Taylor-West (Metro 6R4) built up a comfortable lead until stage 7. Their advantage of a minute went in one stage and instead they were now 12 seconds behind Arron Newby & John Cope (Impreza).

With the venerable Metro 6R4 back on song for the final stage it was a big ask for the 3 times winner to make up the deficit. In fact Newby extended his lead to make it a 17 second winning margin, after looking settled for 2nd overall just 2 stages earlier. Completing the podium were Peter Stephenson & Ian Windress (ZR S2000) who had looked good value for a high finish all event. Top 2WD crew on a day which suited 4WD were James Sharrock & Stuart Faulds (Escort MkII), who were 8th overall.

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