Club news - Mar 17

The first of Blackpool South Shore Motor Club’s two annual stage rallies took place at Wigan’s Three Sisters Race Circuit where a quartet of club members were amongst the prize winners.
Outright winners on the day were John Stone and his co-driver son Alex, a Myerscough College student, who headed the standings throughout in their Legend Fires Ford Fiesta S2500. It was the second victory at the venue in six months for the South Shore crew who took victory there on last October’s Adgespeed Stages.
Dave Benson and Chris Slater added their names to the South Shore honours list after taking the awards for finishing third in Class 3 for 1400-1600cc cars. They brought their Iain Gorrie Motor Engineers Honda Civic home eleventh overall after a pair of spins on the final stage cost them a top ten place.
Hambleton duo Paul Reader and Callum Cross brought their Saltcoat Motors/Wyre4You Peugeot 205 home in eighteenth place, seventh in Class 4 for 1601-2000cc cars. Their day wasn’t without incident as they had a spin on the opening stage and the intercom failed on the penultimate test forcing Cross to shout instructions to his driver!
Sean Ward and Matty Daniels were forced to retire their Honda Civic Type R following stage six as a result of clutch failure. They had been lying fifteenth overall at the time.

John & Alex Stone (Ford Fiesta S2500).