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HRCR Mintex old Stager: Solway Preview

2017 Mintex old STAGER Asphalt Historic Rally Championship incorporating the Mini Sport Mini Cup & Mini Sport Junior Mini Cup

Round 4 Preview: usedcarparts.co.uk Solway Coast Historic            Rally on Sunday the 6th August

 

Jim Brindle/Sam Bould on the Midsummer Caerwent Stages (Photo EDP Photography)

The HRCR Mintex old STAGER Historic Rally Championship and Mini Sport Mini Cup supported by our sponsors Mintex, Millers Oils, Mini Sport Ltd and Yokohama Tyres, travels to Southern Scotland this weekend for the first running of the usedcarparts.co.uk Solway Coast Historic Rally over the Dundrennan Ranges. This is the first all historic event for the old STAGER Championship and could see the first overall win for a Mini on a special stage rally for many years.

 

Leading the old STAGER/Mini Sport Mini Cup contenders away will be Clive King/Anton Bird, their engine now fully repaired after breaking a rocker shaft on the last round. The Midsummer Caerwent Stages winner Jim Brindle/Sam Bould will be hot on their heels eager to take another win. Our two Irish crews Ray Cunningham/Jared Gill and Colin McDowell/Cameron Rawson make the trip over the Irish Sea hoping for better reliability this weekend after both suffered with mechanical problems on the last round. Peter Ellerby/Ben Anderson’s Mini is now fully repaired after their off on Caerwent and will be looking to close the gap on the leading competitors in the Mini Sport Mini Cup. The Mini Open Class will be led away by Ian Clare who will have his regular co-driver Antony Elkes back in the left hand seat after he missed Caerwent due to appendicitis.

 

With a view to gaining experience for next year’s Mini Sport Junior Mini Cup Jack Hartley at 17 will be the youngest driver on the event in the Mini he is planning to use in next year’s Mini Sport Junior Mini Cup.

 

With 17 Minis on the entry list it’s shaping up to be a great day’s historic rallying.

 

Simon Malins: Mintex Old STAGER Championship Secretary

2017    Mintex old STAGER Asphalt Historic Rally Championship incorporating the  Mini Sport Mini Cup & Mini Sport Junior Mini Cup