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18-year-old Ed Fossey claimed a hard fought podium on the Woodpecker Rally last weekend (2 September). After the championship summer break, the Jerseyman returned to rallying action in fine form as he claimed 51st overall and more importantly third place in class to continue his lead at the summit of the Thomas Panels BTRDA 1400 Championship heading into the season showdown. Read More »

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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 »

One of the most popular events in the UK rallying calendar will see a new route for 2017, as organisers shake up the format of the EventSigns Woodpecker Stages Rally on 2nd September in Ludlow, Shropshire. Read More »

fossey-2017-announce-bJersey-born rally star Ed Fossey will contest a full year of rallying in 2017 as he commits to the national British Trials and Rally Drivers Association (BTRDA) Championship aboard his Yokohama-backed Toyota Yaris.

The 18-year-old stepped up from the Junior 1000 series at the beginning of 2016 winning ‘The Next Big Step’ scholarship and undertook a development plan last year, selecting several unique events to develop his rallying skills with tarmac running and more importantly several events on a variety of gravel surfaces. Read More »

woodpecker16 (118)Bingley rally star Sam Bilham narrowly missed out on taking the Fiesta ST Trophy title at last weekend’s Event Signs Woodpecker Stages Rally. Bilham took third place at the event, taking the fight for the final podium positions to the final round of the series next month in Yorkshire.

Having led the series for most of the season, Bilham headed to the penultimate round in Ludlow needing nothing less than a win to seal the title. Read More »

Woodpecker16 Petch1stStephen Petch took his first rally victory in around 12 months last weekend as he dominated the Event Signs Woodpecker Stages Rally in his Fiesta R5+. After taking second fastest time on the opening stage, Petch with co-driver Michael Wilkinson moved into top spot after the second test and was never headed for the remainder of the event. Petch finished just eight seconds in front of pre-rally favourite Jamie Anderson in his similar Fiesta, with Charlie Payne completing the top 3 in third, taking the Ravenol BTRDA Rally series title in the process. Read More »