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Daily Archives: September 30th, 2017

North Yorkshire drivers Charlie Payne and Steve Bannister secured a brace of historic hat-tricks with home victories in the two main sections of the Trackrod Rally which finished in Filey today (Saturday). Read More »

Another good day up in North Yorkshire saw an exciting finale to both the BTRDA and BHRC seasons. With the title decided in the BTRDA it was a fight between 2017 Gold Star Champions Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta WRC), Charlie Payne & Carl Williamson (Fiesta WRC) and Hugh Hunter & Rob Fagg (Fiesta WRC). In the BHRC it was a straight fight between Jason Pritchard & Phil Clarke (Escort MkII) against Nick Elliott & Dave Price (Escort MkII) for the title, with local ace Steve Bannister & Callum Atkinson (Escort MkII) sure to be in the mix too. Read More »

Ripon dairy owner Charlie Payne made an impressive start in his bid to win the Trackrod Forest Stages Rally for a third successive year but was still outpaced by Hugh Hunter’s similar Ford Fiesta WRC by the time the cars reached the mid-morning service.

The North Yorkshireman and was fastest through today’s (Saturday) opening stage in Langdale, stopping the clock at 12 minutes 8.7 seconds for the 13.41-mile all-gravel test. Read More »

Defending Mintex MSA British Historic Champion Jason Tauber Pritchard (Builth Wells) emerged from the opening stage of last night’s (Friday) short opening leg of the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire with a lead of less than a second over 2017 title rival Nick Elliott (Cheltenham).

The two Ford Escort drivers, separated by just three points in a winner takes the overall championship scenario entering the final round of the series, sped through 11.58 miles of darkness in Dalby Forest with just 0.8 of a second between them.

Local favourite Steve Bannister (Malton), also in an Escort but not figuring in the race for the British crown, has won the Trackrod Historic Cup for the past two years but was 4.2 seconds adrift of Welshman Pritchard in his bid for a hat-trick. Read More »