Competitors

Every month the committee awards the ‘Competitor of the Month’ award to someone who has achieved something great in their motor sport. It doesn’t have to be first place, sometimes overcoming adversity (or is that reliability?) is enough. We’ll send you a voucher for £20 too. Tell us what you’ve been up to each month by email.

  • September Competitor Of The Month – Dale Huxford

    Armed with his replacement second-hand 1500cc, £250 engine, which is slower than his old 1300cc (the old 1300cc had decided that it didn’t want be together anymore and is now in many pieces !!), Dale showed that he’s lost none of his skill and pushed the Spitfire to its limits to finish 2nd in class at Gurston in September.

  • July Competitor Of The Month – Angelica Fuentes

    Proving that it’s not all about speed and power, Angelica used the Mainland’s immaculate Austin Minisport to win the SCMC run Summertime Consistency Trial at the RAC club, Epsom. Angelica used her navigation timing skills to have a time difference of less than 0.5 secs across the two runs.

  • June Competitor Of The Month – Graeme Bell & Russ Radford

    Abingdon CAR-nival Stages 2017 Winners Graham Bell and Russ Radford put up a great fight in the Proton Satira Neo to try and regain their title on the 22nd running of the event but they just finished a few seconds behind the pocket rocket Darrian GTR of Chris Woodhouse, after both competitors had been tied on stage times after 5 stages during a day long battle for the win.

    Photo courtesy of www.rallygallery.com

  • May Competitor Of The Month – Joint Winners – Ryan Stutchbury & Martin Pickles

    Ryan took a fantastic A final win with his 205 at Pembrey’s BTRDA Historic Rallycross in mid May and Martin won his class at Blyton, just missing out on FTD with his Jedi 988.

  • April Competitor Of The Month – Mark Straker

    Mark used his new Darrian T90 GT on England’s first closed road event the Tendring & Clacton stages on April 22nd. Mark finished an excellent 4th o/all against much more powerful WRC machinery and then followed this result up the following weekend with 3rd o/all on the Horiba D’Isis rally at MIRA.

  • March Competitor Of The Month – Declan Dear

    Following the disappointment of the postponement of the Malcolm Wilson stages in early March, Declan and Matthew Hirst got their season back on track with an excellent 2nd o/all in the 4WD category of the Rally Of North Wales.

  • February Competitor Of The Month – Ian & Oliver Hucklebridge

    Ian & Oliver got their 2018 season off to a great start with 2 o/all on the South Downs Stages at Goodwood in mid-February. Ian followed this up with 8th o/all on the Snetterton Stages later in the month starting from car 28 in this Motor Sport News Circuit Rally Championship qualifying round.

    Photo courtesy of www.mandhphotography.co.uk

  • November 2017 Competitor Of The Month – Richard Seal

    Richard proved the seeding committee wrong on the Challenger Stages at Bovington by finishing 5th overall, 3rd in class from a start number of 35.
    Photo courtesy of RallyGallery.com

  • October 2017 Competitor Of The Month – Joint Winners – Martin Pickles & Shawn Rayner/Declan Dear

    Martin’s last sprint event of the season was at Anglesey and he managed a PB on Saturday and got a podium in 3rd. On Sunday Martin certainly made himself heard, as the exhaust fell apart, so he had to back off a bit but without that he was confident that other PB could have been achieved.

    Shawn & Declan had an eventful but very successful month in October. The month started with the Cork 20 Historic Rally and a broken driveshaft on the first day would have put most people out of the rally but with the help of most of Ireland the offending item was replaced (not straight forward – see video below). They managed to get back out onto the stages on the Sunday to claim 3rd Overall in the Irish Historic Championship, a great achievement at their first attempt. This was followed up with an excellent 13th o/all, 1st in class on the Wales Rally GB National.

    https://www.facebook.com/halorallysport/videos/pcb.762585937279874/762584337280034/?type=3&theater

  • September 2017 Competitor Of The Month – Rob Jones & Gary Kinghorn

    Rob & Gary took their MKII to Wexford in September and mixed it with some very quick Irish crews finishing 19th o/all and winning the 1st Overseas crew award.

  • August 2017 Competitor Of The Month – Mark Welch & Mark Norris

    Mark does limited events each year but took his Impreza to 4th o/all on the Wethersfield Summer Stages showing that he’s lost non of his speed.

  • July 2017 Competitor Of The Month – Rob Collard

    Rob scored a couple of podiums at Snetterton in July to keep himself in contention for the overall BTCC title in 2017. The next round is Silverstone this weekend before the final round finale at Brands Hatch at the end of September.