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Bingley rally driver Sam Bilham endured a tough return to the 2017 DMACK Fiesta ST Trophy with engine issues forcing the current champion out of contention for a home win on Trackrod Rally Yorkshire (30th September).

But a fifth-place category finish was enough to add another title to his name, securing the Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series Junior Driver Award at the event. Read More »

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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 »

Another good day up in North Yorkshire saw an exciting finale to both the BTRDA and BHRC seasons. With the title decided in the BTRDA it was a fight between 2017 Gold Star Champions Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta WRC), Charlie Payne & Carl Williamson (Fiesta WRC) and Hugh Hunter & Rob Fagg (Fiesta WRC). In the BHRC it was a straight fight between Jason Pritchard & Phil Clarke (Escort MkII) against Nick Elliott & Dave Price (Escort MkII) for the title, with local ace Steve Bannister & Callum Atkinson (Escort MkII) sure to be in the mix too. Read More »

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 »

Ford Focus WRC pilot Paul Bird ensured his return to the sport was a successful one by taking victory at the EVENTSIGNS Woodpecker Stages Rally (2nd September) in Ludlow with co-driver Jamie Edwards alongside. Read More »

Fresh from his podium success in Scotland last month following two years away from the sport, Paul Bird Cumbrian rally driver Paul Bird got back to winning ways when he took a convincing victory on today’s Eventsigns Woodpecker Stages Rally based in Shropshire.

Bird, from Langwathby near Penrith in Cumbria, along with Welsh co-driver Jamie Edwards from Wrexham were contesting the penultimate round of the Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series which comprised the majority of stages in and around the Radnor forest complex in mid-Wales and saw a strong field assembled for the event. Read More »

Back to dry and dusty conditions for the 2017 Woodpecker Rally saw a quality field take on the best stages of the Welsh marches. Jamie Anderson & Ella Flynn (Lancer WRC) were fastest through the opening stage and were joint fastest on the 2nd stage to hold an early lead. Paul Bird & Jamie Edwards (Focus WRC) were in 2nd and when gearbox gremlins struck Anderson during stage 3 they were leading going in to the Haye Park stage (SS4). Callum Black & Elliott Edmondson (Fiesta R5) were 2nd, just 8 seconds back, but the best part of 20 seconds dropped on stage 4 moved Hugh Hunter & Rob Fagg (Fiesta WRC) up in to 2nd overall at final service. Read More »

A new format for this years EventSigns Woodpecker Stages Rally has attracted an almost capacity field ahead of this weekend’s event, when around 150 cars will take to the stages around Ludlow on Saturday 2nd September.

Now in its 34th year, the Sixty and Worcestershire Motor Club organised event is one of the most popular on the UK rallying calendar and has always attracted a top-quality entry list to Ludlow. Read More »

Although there is four weeks to go until the 34th running of the EventSigns Woodpecker Stages Rally, organisers Sixty and Worcestershire Motor Club are encouraging competitors to enter as soon as possible as entries are filling up much quicker than anticipated.

At the time of writing (4th August), 97 entries had been received with a further 23 awaiting payment, meaning the Ludlow based rally is quickly heading towards a capacity field. Read More »