Club news - Aug 16

Blackpool South Shore Motor Club members Quentin James and Tom Howe were back in rally action at the weekend as they continued their campaign to win the NESCRO Targa Rally Challenge series.

James, from Kirkham, and Howe from Lea, were contesting Spadeadam Motor Club’s Blue Streak Rally in their Citroen C2 GT with the aim of adding to their tally of championship points. The event was based in Brampton where the local council secured a road closure order that enabled three of the event’s special tests to be run over public roads. It proved a great success with competitors and spectators alike as the town took on a carnival like atmosphere with the Town Cryer also playing his part!

As for the rally itself the South Shore duo got off to a great start challenging for the class lead through the early tests. Sadly, it didn’t last as a couple of errors saw them drop down the standings, and they slipped down the order, ultimately finishing thirteenth overall and fifth in class. 

James said “We were pleased with our pace, we beat the bogey time on a couple of tests, but we need to cut out the silly mistakes.”

The pair still lead the Challenge series which will be decided in October with two rounds in the space of a week starting with the Solway Rally in Cumbria and followed by the Stocktonian Rally in Durham.

Quentin James/Tom Howe in action in Brampton town centre in their Citroen C2 GT.