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All good things come to an end, they say, and following five successive victories, Penrith-born racing driver Frank Bird saw his winning streak concluded when he retired from today’s Lee Holland Memorial Rally at Anglesey.

The event formed the penultimate round of the 2019/2020 Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship with MSVR whereby the 20-year-old Cumbrian, along with Hexham co-driver Jack Morton, were still in with an outside chance of the title going into the event. Read More »

A total of nine crews made the journey to Anglesey for the final two rounds of the Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge over the weekend of 23rd, 24th November. After a season which started at Ingliston in March, it all came down to our end-of-season showdown which we shared with our friends in the English Formula 1000 Championship. Read More »

The Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge heads to Wales, for the final two rounds of the 2019 championship.

Fraser Anderson from Helensburgh took an early lead in the Championship, then Thomas Johnstone from Kettlebridge in Fife moved into the lead after Crail in June, and currently heads the points table, one point ahead of Cameron Davidson from Lesmahagow, but with the best six scores from eight to count it is Davidson who is best placed to take the 2019 title. Read More »

On only his second ever competitive drive in a rally car, Penrith-born driver Frank Bird followed Frank Birdup a stunning performance on his stage rally debut at Donington Park two weeks ago with a fantastic outright victory on today’s Tilemaster Adhesives Lee Holland Memorial Rally 2019 at Anglesey. Read More »

Another July trip to the Anglesey circuit saw glorious weather once again. The entry list was down on previous years but that did not mean any less of a battle at the front. Dave Willett & John Davies (Escort MkII) went fastest on the opening stage to take an early lead. On stage 2 Peter Smith & John Millington (Fiesta WRC) were dialled in and went fastest to take the lead, they then continued to extend their lead stage by stage and took a well deserved victory by 32 seconds. John Stone & Jack Morton (Fiesta S2500) had moved up to 2nd overall but Willett kept them honest and after ten stages they were level on time. Willett took 2nd overall thank to a faster time on the opening stage as well as coming home first 2WD crew. Read More »

The Fifth anniversary of the Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge attending the Glyn Memorial Junior Rally on Anglesey on 25/26th November was celebrated in style when top podium position overall was taken by a Scottish crew after 2 days of tough rallying. A total of 9 crews headed South on Friday 24th to “acclimatise” for the 2 day event which included 4 stages out of 8 in the dark on day 1 followed by a further 8 on day 2. Some had to fight their way through some of the first snow to hit Southern Scotland and everybody got a good “drooking” on the M6. But it was a happy eager bunch who gathered around the Saltire fluttering on the Championship motor home on Saturday morning. On Saturday the “senior” rallyists took to the stages first, starting at 11.30am and the Juniors followed on at 12.45. Read More »

A second visit to the sunny Ty Croes circuit saw a near capacity field tackle 10 stages, in perfect track conditions. Kevin Procter & Lesley Wray (Fiesta S2000 Turbo) were seeded at number 1 but a mistake and costly stall saw them drop behind two cars, on the opening stage. Further issues with the car and incidents on the stage saw them fall out of contention. It was the Escort MkII of Dave Willett & John Davies who took up the mantle of first on the road and they were superb all day but surrounded by 4WD machinery it was John Cope & Clive Molyneux (Impreza WRC) who took victory by 10 seconds. Completing the podium were Adrian Spencer & Mark Hewitt (Impreza WRC) just 11 seconds behind Willett and 21 seconds off Cope’s victory pace. Read More »

Asphalt rally driver Steve Brown had a shorter than usual event last weekend, after his Honda Civic was side-lined by transmission gremlins at the SMC Stages in Anglesey.

The Rochdale driver had swapped his usual Nissan Micra Kit Car for a loaned Honda and would contest the North Wales based event to acquire seat time in the new machine before crossing the channel to begin his assault on the Belgium based Flanders International Rally Challenge (FIRC).

But drama struck on the opening test of the day when the Honda developed a transmission issue and despite attempts to cure the problem during the morning, Brown was forced out of the race circuit based event. Read More »

Rochdale rally driver Steve Brown will contest the forthcoming SMC Stages at Anglesey Race Circuit in a loaned Honda Civic.

Brown has secured the deal to ensure he has a pre-season test, before heading to Belgium to contest the Flanders International Rally Challenge later in the year. Read More »

glyn-memorial16aThe Glyn Memorial Junior Rally on Anglesey has become the traditional closer for the Brick & Steel Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge. This is the “International” element – we not only compete in a different country but on a separate island!! In past years the rally has taken place during the last weekend in October but moved a month to last weekend in November to accommodate Wales Rally GB!! In 2016, 10 registered crews from the Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge made the trip down to join 16 crews from the Kick Energy Junior 1000 Championship for 2 days of rallying and 25% of the stages in the dark. The furthest travelled Scottish crew was from Inverness – 480 miles each way. Read More »