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Daily Archives: September 3rd, 2016

Woodpecker16 Petch1stStephen Petch took his first rally victory in around 12 months last weekend as he dominated the Event Signs Woodpecker Stages Rally in his Fiesta R5+. After taking second fastest time on the opening stage, Petch with co-driver Michael Wilkinson moved into top spot after the second test and was never headed for the remainder of the event. Petch finished just eight seconds in front of pre-rally favourite Jamie Anderson in his similar Fiesta, with Charlie Payne completing the top 3 in third, taking the Ravenol BTRDA Rally series title in the process. Read More »

woodpecker16 (7)A wet Woodpecker saw Charlie Payne & Carl Williamson (Fiesta) seal the 2016 Gold Star title with a 3rd place finish. His main rivals Luke Francis & John Roberts (Evo IX) were fastest on the first stage but then rolled on stage 2 and with it their championships chances disappeared. Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta R5+) were fastest on stages 2 & 3 and held a 19 second lead after stage 4, at 2nd service. Jamie Anderson & Ross Whittock (Fiesta R5) went fastest on the final 3 stages to secure 2nd place overall but Petch had done enough to win by 8 seconds. Read More »