THE HRCR STAGE MASTERS CHALLENGE 2017
2017 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 2017 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 Isle of Man Classic Rally 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 2,000 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 Rally North Wales stages on 1st April, 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 14th.
To register simply go to the section below. For more information contact:
Andy Ballantyne, Championship Secretary.
Tel: 07970 226 397
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