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THE WWRS HRCR STAGE MASTERS CHALLENGE 2018
2018 mixed surface challenge for those who love the experience and challenge of driving full throttle through the forests but also the country lanes too.
Designed to put the fun into historic stage rallying in the UK.
Eight rallies with nine point five scoring opportunities have been carefully selected to offer value for money, great organisation and classic stages on a mixture of surfaces.
The series is designed to use the very best venues, lanes and forests UK rallying has to offer.
The closed to club Stage Masters Challenge 2018 will offer an overall Challenge winner, best performance on Asphalt and Gravel plus class awards. The best five scoring rounds will count with more points available for the highlight of the calendar the Killarney Stages rally which will allow crews to tackle the infamous Molls Gap, a must on most drivers bucket list. The Rally Isle of Man will count as two rounds to encourage more crews to experience the closed public roads on the island.
HRCR Chairman Paul Loveridge commented:
“We wanted to offer an alternative to crews who have supported the club through the years. Rallying is going through some tough times and we felt something had to be done to offer our 1,500 members and organisers a fun series where the challenge is competing among themselves in their own classes and categories. Also, we are delighted that we have managed to secure some iconic rallies with roots firmly in historic rallying.”
The challenge starts with the Mid-Wales Stages on March 4th, with its high quality organisation, stages and high-profile ceremonial start and finish. Apart from the overseas rounds most of the Challenge rounds centre around the Brecon and Llandovery areas.
Stuart Clarke’s former class winning navigator Andy Ballantyne has retired from competitive navigating to help run the Challenge, he said:
“We know that spectators and organisers want to see and hear the variety of cars that we know are out there. We’ve considered rounds that can offer great spectating opportunities and can accommodate entries with a good mix of facilities and accessibility.”
The Challenge will be launched at the HRCR Open Day at Gaydon on January 13th.
To register simply go to the section below. For more information contact:
Based at the TT Grandstand and counting as two championship rounds we have our traditional offering of 170 miles of classic Manx stages. Opening with the popular spectator stage on the Promenade and including the classic Friday evening run through Castletown and the finish on Saturday with the Classic stage to the Grandstand. Continue reading »
Gravel – Forest of Dean Once a year the roar of engines reverberate round the Forest of Dean, the crisp air has been carrying the sounds and sights of rally cars for more than 40-years. Now moving to its new November date we are proud to support this true clubman, no nonsense event. Hopefully Continue reading »
Asphalt – Killarney, Ireland We are delighted to have the jewel in crown of historic rallying in our challenge series – this is your chance to savour the very best rallying has to offer. The Killarney Historic Stages Rally runs in one of Ireland most beautiful and famous areas – the Ring of Kerry Continue reading »
Results and Leader Board
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One Day I’ll Fly Away That could be the case with help from Blue Sky Engineering UK Ltd who have agreed a deal with competitors registered with the West Wales Rally Spares HRCR Stage Masters Challenge. Those that want to compete on Rally Isle of Man in September or the Killarney Historic Rally in Continue reading »
Round 3 – Zero To Hero For Mini Man Davis It was a tough day on Epynt for the Dixies challenge – Round 3 of the West Wales Rally Spares HRCR Stage Masters Challenge. A huge oil leak by one competitor would see two stages cancelled on safety grounds as the 350 metres Continue reading »
Architecture Dixies Challenge 2018 Second round winner Jason Gardner will be looking for another maximum points haul as he’ll be the first contender off the line for round 3 of the West Wales Rally Spares HRCR Stage Masters Challenge. He’s only had two weeks to turn the car around following his successful first outing Continue reading »
Rally Nuts Stages 2018 Jason Gardner had a maiden victory on his first round of the West Wales Rally Spares HRCR Stage Masters Challenge. Tom Coughtrie and Steven Ward in the Geoff Jones Motorsport Ford Escort Mk 2 would stop the clocks quicker on the first stage, with Rudi Lancaster a few more Continue reading »
Penrite Oil Winners Announced Shane Gamble and Steve Powell were the first Historic Rally Car Register winners of 5-litres of Penrite Oil thanks to Classic Oils based at Bicester Heritage Centre. They were delighted with their prizes after a dozen registered crews, taking part in the Jasper Bakeries AGBO Stages at Weston Park near Continue reading »
The 2018 West Wales Rally Spares HRCR Challenge finally got going with round 2 of the championship the AGBO Stages organised by Owen Motor Club. After the first round was postponed due to the ‘Beast from the East’, contenders woke up to a cold start with some snow flurries as ‘Beast from the East Continue reading »
Grooms Garage – Mid Wales Stages – Announcement After an emergency meeting was called today, the organisers of the 2018 Grooms Garage are deeply saddened to announce that the event, scheduled for Sunday 4th of March is postponed. We do hope to find a suitable date to run later in the year. Due to Continue reading »
Mr Tyres (Motorsport) Press Release: The West Wales Rally Spares HRCR Stage Masters challenge has received a major boost for 2018 and is now able to offer contenders a tyre deal thanks to Midlands based Mr Tyre Motorsport Ltd. Mr Tyre Motorsport Ltd are a long-established market leader in the supply of Rally, Race Continue reading »
The rallying world in the UK is shocked and saddened to hear of the deaths of two great ‘clubman’. Regular Stage Master Challenge contender Shawn Rayner and navigator Steve Dear were tragically killed when competing on the recent Loco Stages at Bramley Camp in Hampshire. I got to know Shawn and Steve approximately 10-years Continue reading »
The Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR) open day is the now traditional opening event of the year for the historic rallying community. This free to attend event brings together all forms of the sport including Historic Road and Stage Rallying, Historic Endurance Rallying, Speed Events for historic vehicles and Scenic Tours. This is ‘the’ Continue reading »
For the latest results, keep track of your favourite crews: http://results.djames.org.uk/results/?m=104West Wales Rally Spares HRCR Stage Masters ChallengeSAT Rudi Lancaster/Guy Weaver ran out winners of Round 7 of the West Wales Rally Spares Stage Masters Championship in their Ford Escort RS1800 from Shawn Rayner/Declan Dear in a similar car. Ben Friend/Cliffy Simmonds were third also Continue reading »