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Daily Archives: February 23rd, 2019

Unseasonably warm weather bathed the Race Retro Live Stage, or should that be Stages, as 2019 saw an innovation with a two stage format. The main stage returned to the original location from the first few years of the show with a rally rides stage running next to it for paying customers. The other change was the addition of two gravel sections which ensured the cars were getting plenty of sideways. Meirion Evans brought his Hyundai i20 R5 fresh from two consecutive weekends rallying in the Irish and British Championships right down to Rauno Aaltonen running in a Mini Cooper S. Read More »

Stephen Wright and Keith Rainey have won the Pacenotes Rally Magazine Stages Rally, round one of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship!

After what was a drama-filled day, Wright powered his Ford Fiesta R5 to the finish line 6.2 seconds ahead of the Skoda Fabia R5 belonging to Darren and Nathan Gass while Derek and Mark McGeehan were third in their Mini WRC. Read More »

After four stages, Derek McGarrity and navigator Kieron Graffin lead the Pacenotes Rally Magazine Stages, round one of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship.

The crew have dominated from the start but when the heavens opened before the start of stage four, rain blanketed the track. Most of the leading crews were caught out on the wrong tyres and although Derek McGarrity still leads the rally, his advantage has been reduced to four seconds!

Stephen Wright and Keith Rainey were fastest through the test and promoted themselves from seventh into second overall.

“We got the tyre choice right,” Wright said. “I just drove around neatly, nothing too adventurous with no heroics.” Read More »

Organisers of this year’s Rallynuts Stages have announced a radical new-look to the 13th April event which offers a dynamic route and format for the Midland Manor Motor Club promoted forest stage rally.

Regulations have now been released and online entry is now available, for the 46 th running of the popular rally, sponsored by established racewear and accessory firm Rallynuts Motorsport who enter their fourth year as title sponsors. Read More »