November 2022 News
12 CAR RALLY – 16TH NOVEMBER
Our first 12 Car Rally of the Autumn, with 7 Entries (3 Expert and 4 Semi-Expert). The Captain adapted to LHD in the mighty Rover with ease (“it’s OK, my road sweeper is left hand drive…”) and he & Keith Riddick finished on just 1 penalty. Richard Dickson & Roger Alcorn were next 3 penalties, with John & Mark McCulloch on 70 penalties.
In the Semi-Experts, first pair were Nancy Dickson & Greg Alcorn on 28 penalties, ahead of Rebekah Russell & Mairi Riddick on 72 penalties. Rab Henderson & Peter Game were just one minute behind on 73 penalties, with first-timers Liam Harkness & Harry Marchbank on 246 penalties.
Thank you to Albert Connelly for organising another challenging event, the Gowans Family for the start venue, and everyone who came out on the night to marshal.
12 CAR RALLY – 23RD NOVEMBER
Our penultimate 12 Car Rally of the year, with 7 Entries (3 Expert and 4 Semi-Expert). In an improvement from last week, it was the Father & Son team of John & Mark McCulloch who finished first with just 8 penalties, followed by Richard Dickson & Roger Alcorn on 20 penalties. Scott Peacock & Keith Riddick dropped 15 for a missed a code to finish on 21 penalties.
In the Semi-Experts, it was another win for Nancy Dickson & Greg Alcorn on 17 penalties to seal the Semi-Expert Championship, with Rebekah Russell & Mairi Riddick on 34penalties. Rab Henderson & Peter Game were next with 90 penalties, followed by Liam Harkness & Harry Marchbank on 47 penalties.
Thank you to Michael Riddick & Bob Green for organising another challenging event, the Gowans Family for the start venue, and everyone who came out on the night to marshal.
SOLWAY COAST TARGA RALLY – 27TH NOVEMBER
A word from the Clerk of the Course after our 2022 event… Once again many thanks to all that helped make our third time running of a Targa rally on Sunday. From the organising team, setup team, All Marshals, Timing / Results team and the Tidy up team. all coming together to make this event work so well. The competitors comments and seeing the smiles on their faces during the event was great to hear and see. Thanks also to The Arden House Hotel and the MOD ranges at Dundrennan. Special thanks to the Stewart Family from Autoshop.co.uk for their continued support for this event. Finally, congratulations to our winners Mark McCulloch & Mairi Riddick.
A huge thank you to you all.
Clerk of the Course
MEMBERS IN ACTION
Kingdom Stages (5th November): Crail Airfield on the Fife coast was the venue for the final round of the Scottish Tarmack Rally Championship. Joe McKeand & Ryan McMichael finished a great 4th Overall in the Subaru Impreza. Owen Paterson codriving for Alan Kirkcaldy in the Ford Fiesta R5 had lead the event, but dropped to finish 5th after a mechanical issue on the penultimate stage. Roscoe West, co-driving for Cameron Williamson in a Subaru Impreza, finished 53rd.
In the Junior Rally for 14-17year olds, George Myatt was back out with Ollie Forrester in the Nissan Micra where they finished 8th in the Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge, with Alan Edwards and driver Alfie Letham finishing 12th in their similar Micra.
Malton Forest Rally (6th November): this was another popular event in Yorkshire, with an entry of 104 to tackle the classic stages in Langdale, Gale Rigg and Cropton. However, first time out in their Skoda Fabia R5 didn’t end as they’d hoped for Drew Sturrock and driver Hugh Brunton, when they rolled on SS4 while lying in 4th Overall.
Show-Me Rally (4th & 5th November): Welshman Jamie Edwards travelled to Potosi, Missouri to contest the Show-Me Rally with American Will Hudson. They finished first Overall in their Ford Fiesta Rally2, winning by a whopping 7minutes 4 seconds.
Pentraeth Glyn Memorial Junior Stages (19th & 20th November): the final event in the Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge took place at Ty Croes on Anglesey in North Wales, and was a combined event with the English/Welsh J1000 series. Alan Edwards and driver Alfie Letham finished 12th Overall after two days covering over 70 miles.
Cadwell Park Stages (20th November): the Lincolnshire circuit venue was the location for the 2nd round of the 2022/2023 Circuit Rally Championship. Andy Scott and Laura Connell finished 2nd Overall in the Ford Fiesta S2000T, after nabbing the runner-up spot by 3 seconds with a great run on the final stage where they took 6seconds form their rival.
Winter Stages Rally at Croft (27th November): formerly the ‘Christmas Stages’ and the ‘Jack Frost’, rallying is now back at Croft Circuit and the two events have merged to form the Winter Stages. Joe McKeand and Charlotte McDowall finished 9th in the Subaru Impreza. The Hastings didn’t have so much luck with Lee & son Cole retiring the Subaru Impreza after just 2 of the 8 tests with an electrical issue.
Well done, everyone!
📸 Andrew Hern: Joe McKeand & Charlotte McDowall at Croft.
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COMING EVENTS IN DECEMBER
Committee Meeting – 4th December
SCC 12 Car Rally – 21st December