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THE WWRS HRCR STAGE MASTERS CHALLENGE 2019
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:
Gravel – Llandovery Cefn, Crychan, Halfway and Gwibedog form the basis of this 45 mile stage event organised by Midland Manor Motor Club. A twist, jump, hill and turn in every half a mile means competitors have to be ready with the weather being a key factor in tyre choice. Friendly organisers will make Continue reading »
Gravel – Llandovery Area A return to the Epynt military ranges but this time we’ll tackle the man made military gravel roads designed to take supply trucks to the soldiers training on Sennybridge. Beware of England’s version of Germany’s famous ‘hinklestiens’ which protect the inside of the roads from any major cutting of corners. 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 »
Results and Leader Board
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Organisers of the 2019 Mintex HRCR Stage Masters Challenge have been overwhelmed by the number of registrations for the 11-round series. The HRCR Open Day at Gaydon saw 25 crew’s sign-up; we look forward to the return of Stuart Anderson in the Vauxhall Chevette, he’ll be joined in class D4 by Mike and Doug Continue reading »
The event had the good fortune of staying dry given the rain on previous days. The conditions were slippery especially on the first stage, Molls gap with it’s rock lined path to the famous pinnacle. Guy Weavers good result was in doubt when the car had a fuel pump malfunction on stage 6. Thankfully Continue reading »
Good News for 2019…. The HRCR are pleased to announce a major overhaul to their current stage championships. To reflect the increasing success and number of competitors The Mini Sport Cup, in its tenth year, will now become a stand-alone championship, probably the biggest single-model historic championship in the world. The championship will consist Continue reading »
West Wales Rally Spares HRCR Stage Masters Challenge 2018 – UPDATE There’s still all to play for despite the cancellation of the Rally Isle of Man, with Ken Davies and Alan Jones holding a commanding but not insurmountable overall lead. There are still more than 80 points available it will all come down the Continue reading »
Stephen ‘Jumbo’ Richards took maximum points in the latest round of the West Wales Rally Spares HRCR Stage Masters Challenge after a hot and boiling day for the crews. The north Devon ‘big boys’ didn’t have it their own way taking victory on the last stage after the retirement of Chris Jones in his Continue reading »
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 »