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The organisers of the 2020 Legend Fires North West Stages Rally have had to make the very difficult decision to postpone next week’s event in view of the worsening situation with the Coronavirus pandemic.

In addition to the commercial consideration that every day closer to the event leaves us exposed to significantly more financial risk, most importantly we have taken into account the fact that the event attracts competitors, press, support crews and spectators from all over the country and we feel that to continue with the event would not be responsible or in the best interests of the community. Read More »

Almost one million viewers have watched the live web-streaming coverage of the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship over the last two years, with the audience figures growing and the service set to expand in 2020. Read More »

The Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship will include four new events in its exciting 2020 calendar, with the majority of rallies being closed road stage events and the series growing to eight qualifying rounds, with the best six scores to count. Read More »

The 21st North West Stages, sponsored by Legend Fires, was set to be a memorable rally being only the 2nd closed rally in England and the first in the North. Simon Bowen & Richard Robinson (Impreza WRC) set the early pace going fastest on the first 3 stages before dropping over a minute on the final stage of the opening loop. Peter Taylor & Andrew Roughead (Fiesta WRC) were fastest through that stage to take the lead by 9 seconds in to first service. Alex Laffey & Stuart Loudon (Fiesta R5) were just 9 seconds behind, with Steve Simpson & Pat Walsh (Fiesta R5) tied with them in 2nd overall. Read More »

Motorsport North West can now confirm that they plan to run the Legend Fires North West Stages on Saturday 23rd March 2019, with a move to a new base in the Historic Lancashire market town of Garstang.

Following the change in the Road Traffic Act Legislation in 2017 the organisers took a year’s sabbatical to concentrate on the vast amount of work needed to pursue the possibility of a number of Closed Road Special Stages for the 2019 event. They are now pleased to announce that a an MSA permit has been issued which has allowed an application for a Motor Race Order to be submitted to the Local highways authority, Lancashire County Council. Read More »

Newby NW16aFollowing several months of research and development with the TEG Sport B13-specification Subaru Impreza, Carnforth rally star Arron Newby put it to the perfect test by claiming a fantastic runner-up place on this weekend’s Legend Fires North West Stages Rally.

The Blackpool-based event proved the perfect setting to test the car following the recent developments, especially with a strong entry of World Rally Cars and it being relatively local to the team’s Lancashire headquarters. Read More »

John-Stone-Jack-frost-TT-1Blackburn rally driver John Stone heads to Blackpool next weekend (5/6th February) looking for some overdue success on the Legend Fires North West Stages Rally which gets underway on the Friday evening (5th February).

The event sponsor will be behind the wheel of his recently acquired Ford Fiesta 2.5S which he’ll share with Welsh co driver Carl Williamson following a successful shakedown on last weekend’s Jack Frost Stages Rally at Croft. Read More »

Bird_NWStages_ChicanemediaCumbrian driver Paul Bird made it three wins in as many years when he emphatically defended his Legend Fires North West Stages Rally crown, taking the victory by over two minutes and adding to his 2013 and 2014 victories on the Blackpool-based event. Read More »

74539sko-Neil Simpson_SKODA_Fabia_S2000_Marcus_Andrews_Rallyaround_Photography_2– Neil Simpson finishes 2nd overall (and 1st in class) on the North West Stages
– Simpson Škoda dealer principle makes sensational debut in his Fabia S2000

Neil Simpson made a sensational return to rallying after a 12 year absence, when he finished 2nd overall (and 1st in class) on the North West Stages Rally in his Simpsons ŠKODA Fabia S2000. Read More »

Swift_NWStagesDarlington rally driver Paul Swift saw his hopes dashed for a second successive year when mechanical failure saw him retire from this weekend’s Legend Fires North West Stages Rally based in Blackpool.

Along with Barnard Castle co-driver Giles Dykes, the former AS Performance North of England Tarmac Rally and Fuchs Titan Race ANCC Stage Rally Tarmac Champion was hoping to banish the demons from last year when he retired early on Saturday in the 2.4 litre Millington Ford Escort Mk2. Read More »