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Former UK National Rally Champion Roger Duckworth, a podium finisher on his last two visits to Sol Rally Barbados, has confirmed he will return for the ninth time for Sol RB20 (May 29-31), although he will miss the previous Sunday’s Flow King of the Hill. He and co-driver Mark Broomfield kicked off their 30th season as a rallying partnership at Cadwell Park in the east of England last Sunday (February 2), when they finished 10th in the TJS Self Drive Alan Healy Memorial Stages. Read More »

Two months earlier than usual the Alan Healy could have been struck by much worse weather but overnight rain was as bad as it got. Frank Bird & Jack Morton (Focus WRC) maintained the recent run of fine performances, taking victory by over a minute. It did not start well as stalls on the tight hairpins meant that Mark Kelly & Neil Colman (Escort MkII) held the lead after two stages. Bird then set fastest time on all of the remaining 7 stages to pull away. Kelly held on to 2nd place by 8s from Paul Smith & Dale Bowen (Fiesta R5), which was all the more remarkable as the stage conditions all day suited 4WD cars better than his rear wheel drive. Read More »

Britain’s Nigel Worswick will celebrate his 10th consecutive visit to participate in Sol Rally Barbados this year with a fun-filled head-to-head battle with old friend Philip Burton, who is competing in the island for the first time, after visiting as service crew in the past. Having driven his Ford Escort WRC to an island best of eighth overall and second in Modified 4 in Sol RB19, Worswick will return with the MkII Escort in which he first contested the event in 2011, with Burton at the wheel of a near-identical car. Read More »

A murky Cadwell Park saw the conclusion of the 2018/19 Circuit rally championship, where the top 3 were locked in battle all day. After a win at Anglesey last time out Frank Bird & Jack Morton (Focus WRC) were fastest through stage 1 to take an early lead. A couple of stalls on the 2nd stage saw them drop down the leaderboard though. Chris West & Keith Hounslow (306 Maxi Kit Car) took over the lead from Peter Smith & Pat Walsh (Fiesta WRC). A trio of fastest stages saw Bird climb back up to 2nd overall but stage 6 saw 3 further stalls, dropping over half a minute to West & Smith. Read More »

Mixed conditions hit the Lincolnshire track for the 2018 Alan Healy Memorial Stages. Chris West & Keith Hounslow (306 Maxi Kit Car) were fastest through the first 4 stages and held a seven second lead at the half way point of the rally. Disaster struck on stage 6 when they rounded a corner to find the stricken Fiesta of John Stone and quick thinking avoided a t-bone crash as they slid in sideways instead. Ian Woodhouse & Jason leaf (Escort MkII) took over in the lead but were in a tight battle with Mark Kelly & Andy Baker (Escort MkII). Kelly took the lead on the penultimate stage and with just two seconds separating the pair, the final stage would be tense. Read More »

The Alan Healy saw Ian Woodhouse & Paul Rowland (Escort MkII) crowned 2017 Motorsport News Circuit Rally Champions after a considered drive to 5th place overall. With Paul Swift absent and Steve Quigley (Clio) experiencing problems it was all about getting to the finish. The battle for victory was intense and Jamie Elston & Shaun Ridlington (Impreza) were fastest on the opening stage before David Tinn & Giles Dykes (Satria Neo) took the lead on stage 2, with a fastest time. Stage 3 saw their chances of a hat-trick slip away as they dropped 35 seconds. Elston regained the lead but now it was Jonny Milner, co-driven by his daughter Katie, who moved their Celica in to the lead on stage 4. Read More »

alanhealy16 (1)Mostly sunny and dry conditions greeted the crews at Cadwell Park and it was Ashley Field & Janice Moore (Darrian T90 GTR+) who opened up a commanding lead through the mornings stages. They held a 50 second advantage over 2015 winners David & Alice Tinn (MEM Proton Satria) by the end of stage 4 and looked good for the win. After going fastest again on stage 5 they were sidelined on stage 6 by a broken driveshaft, leaving Tinn with a manageable margin over the rest to take victory by 40 seconds. On the fateful 6th stage James Sharrock & Stuart Faulds (Escort MkII) moved ahead of Andrew Fenwick & Chris Lawrence (Satria Neo) and they were able to hold the position to take 2nd place by just 6 seconds. Read More »

Andy Fenwick Alan Healy15Andy entered the Alan Healy Memorial Rally last weekend, as a preparatory event to the French Rallye de la Lys in April. His last event, earlier in March in Belgium, abruptly ended 300 yards before the finish line of the first stage.

“Gutted, the throttle motor failed and it’s not something we have on the van” said Andy. Read More »

alanhealy15 (7)A wet and windswept Cadwell Park saw it’s 4th running of the Alan Healy Memorial stages and after a late engine failure in 2014 David & Alice Tinn (Satria Neo) made amends and took victory by a minute and eight seconds. They were fastest on 9 of the 10 stages only dropping off the top of time sheets on the final stage. That was due in no small part to the last stage charge of Andy Fenwick & John Vance (Focus WRC) who snatched 2nd from Michael Glendinning & Paul Hughes (Impreza) after a day long battle. Read More »

Stone Cadwell14Legend Fires Rally Team driver John Stone continued his great start to 2014 by taking a hard fought victory on today’s TJS Self Drive Alan Healy Memorial Stages Rally held at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire.

After a brilliant fourth place finish on the recent Tour of Epynt which got his REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship challenge underway, the Blackburn driver was in action again driving the Dom Buckley-prepared Legend Fires Skoda Fabia WRC in preparation for the upcoming Manx National Rally. Read More »