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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 »

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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 »

Newly crowned RAVENOL British Trial and Rally Drivers Association Champion Stephen Petch is preparing to test himself against the renowned North York Moors forest stages and his local rival Charlie Payne when contesting the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire on September 29th/30th.

Petch, from Hamsterley in Co. Durham, sealed the BTRDA Gold Star title for the first time, driving a Ford Fiesta WRC at Woodpecker Rally in Wales at the beginning of the month, but says missing the Filey-based Trackrod was never an option. He stresses: Read More »

A top-class entry will head to Builth Wells this weekend as the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship and Pirelli MSA Welsh Rally Championship converge for the Rallynuts Severn Valley Stages (3rd June).

Sponsored once again by established race wear and accessory firm Rallynuts Motorsport, the Midland Manor Motor Club organised event enters its 44th year and around 90 cars will contest the rally. Read More »

After a fierce battle across 13 stages in the Exmoor forests, Rhuddlan’s Luke Francis and John H Roberts took a start to finish victory at the Somerset Stages Rally on Saturday (16th April). The Mitsubishi E9 pilot headed to the Minehead based event after a recent Rally North Wales victory and stamped his mark firmly on the top step of the podium to take the win by eight seconds from pre event favourites Charlie Payne and Carl Williamson.Somerset16 Francis Read More »

Charlie Payne from Ripon driving a Ford Focus WRC justified his number one seeding by winning the event for the fourth year on the trot. He didn’t dominate the event like he did last year and was three seconds behind eventual runners up Peter Stephenson from Thirsk in his Able sponsored Focus WRC at the halfway mark. This was partly due to a slight off on one stage, put down to his advancing years by co driver Craig Thorley and also to a throttle which stuck wide open on the Gale Rigg stage. Quick times on the last three stages gave him victory by 33 seconds at the end. Close behind in third place was Stephen Petch from Durham in a Mitsubishi Evo. Read More »

Charlie Payne from Ripon driving a Ford Focus WRC justified his number one seeding by putting up fastest time on all eight stages of the Malton Forest Rally held at Pickering on Sunday, 6th November 2011. He was closely chased by former British champion Ryan Champion form Castleton in a rather older Subaru Impreza who recovered from a spin on the Gale Rigg stage to finish 58 seconds behind. Read More »

Entries are steadily arriving for the Malton Forest Rally including last year’s winner Charlie Payne (Ripon) in his Just Ferries sponsored WRC Ford Focus. Other WRC cars entered include Steve Petch (Scorton) Hyundai Accent and Peter Stephenson (Thirsk) in his Able Ports sponsored Focus.

A good list of historic cars is led by Tim Mason (Bradford) in his Porsche 911 with a host of Mk II Escorts including Roger Kilty and Barry Jordon.

Local crews expected to be competitive are Jeff McNeil (York), Subaru and Yuk Hodgson (Barton) navigated by daughter Jemma in their Mk II Escort sponsored by Solarwall. Read More »

The Association of National Championship Rally Organisers (ANCRO) held their annual awards ceremony earlier today in Stratford-upon-Avon to recognise the champions from the 2010 MSA Gravel Rally Championship.

And whilst celebrations were the order of the day, following many years as organisers of the National series, this was to be the last one so it was especially poignant as outright champions for 2010; Jonny Milner and Ian Windress collected their awards from MSA Chief Executive, Colin Hilton. Read More »

Ripon driver Charlie Payne and York co driver Craig Thorley performed faultlessly on this weekend’s Trackrod National Rally to end the 2010 MSA National Gravel Rally Championship in fine style with a dominant victory. Read More »