January 2023 News
The AGM took place on Wednesday 11th January 2023, at the Kings Arms Hotel, Castle Douglas. 7.30pm. On behalf of everyone, we wish to thank our retiring President Stewart Robertson, and Committee Member John Wallace, for everything they have both done for the Club. Welcome to new Committee Members Mairi Riddick and Niall Cowan Jnr.
Thanks to everyone who attended the Dinner Dance & Presentation of 2022 Awards last night, and to The Arden House for hosting us. Well done to all our 2022 Award winners &
Overall Champion: Rab Henderson
Senior Champion: Richard Dickson
Ladies Champion: Nancy Dickson
Novice Champion: Niall Cowan Jnr
Other awards announced on the night were:
Grierson Trophy for Best Performance outside Club Events (voted by the Committee)
Angus Lawrie – for winning the Scottish Rally Championship Challengers Title & finishing 3rd Overall, with some big performances at the end of the season
McHarg Trophy for Outstanding Performance by a Navigator (voted by the Committee)
Paul Gribben – for assisting with all of the above!
Sanny Alexander Memorial Award for Marshalling
Worst Luck of the Year (chosen by the Vice President)
Richard Stewart – for the Argyll Rally
Armstrong Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to the Club (chosen by the President, Stewart Robertson)
Glen Cunningham – our IT whiz
A full list of 2022 Points & Prize Winners can be found here: 2022 Winners
Finally… we give a special thanks to The Arden House for pulling out the stops to still host us on Saturday evening, after they found an issue in the Britannia Suite on the day of the event. THANK YOU.
The 2022 KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship Awards Ceremony took place in Glasgow on Saturday 28th January. A huge well done to everyone collecting an award, especially our own club members who have been incredibly successful this year!
Angus Lawrie & Paul Gribben – Albyn Garage Challengers Champion Driver, 3rd Overall Driver & 4th Overall Co-driver
Mark McCulloch – 4th Overall Driver
Drew Sturrock – 6th Overall Co-driver
Jock Armstrong – 8th Overall Driver
Peter Stewart & Harry Marchbank – 2WD Champions & 1st in Class Pro2
Keith Riddick & Mairi Riddick – 1st in Class M2
Robert Proudlock – Scottish Junior Champion & 2nd in Class M2
Jan Budge & Bruce Lindsay – 2nd in Class M6
Scott ‘The Captain’ Peacock – Joint GpN Champion & 1st Mitsubishi GpN
Richard Stewart & Carin Tait-Logan – 2nd in Class Pro2
MEMBERS IN ACTION
Monte Carlo (19th – 22nd January): and just like that we are on to 2023! At the WRC-opener in the South of France, Elliot Edmondson and Swedish driver Oliver Solberg competing in a new Skoda Fabia RS Rally2, suffered a puncture on SS2 on Day 1, which was a bad start, dropping them to 21st in the WRC2 class. Another issue happened in SS11, with a damaged rear wheel, dropping a few places yet again. However, consistently high times, including a number of fastest times in the class, meant they were able to climb back up to 6th in the Rally2 class (14th Overall) by the end of the weekend.
📸 Photographer Unknown: Oliver Solberg & Elliot Edmondson at Monte Carlo.
Well done, everyone.
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