BTRDA Rally Series 2000

Competitors Bulletin No 4 - March/April 2000

Congratulations to Michael Watson on taking his second maximum score in the Clear System Solutions Silver Star Championship on the North Humberside Forest Rally. His retirement on the Wyedean Forest Rally sees him currently down in fourth place in the overall table but he knows that, as the season moves on and dropped scores come into play, the work he has already done could well pay dividends. Pete Litler, endeavouring to become the first driver in modern times to win both Gold and Silver Star titles, still leads the category after three second-place scores and, with Ian Joel and Martin Healer also pitching in there, a good scrap is on the cards!

The Peugeot Sport Gold Star Championship, meanwhile, sees Charlie Exton at the helm. His Honda Integra holds a slender one-point lead over the Escort RS2000 of Rob Palmer but it was Martin Sansom who stole their thunder on the North Humberside. He became the third different driver in three events to take maximum points in his Peugeot 106 showed the others the way home.

The fourth round of the BTRDA Rally Series is the Gliddons Somerset Stages Rally which takes place on Saturday 15th April. Regulations for the Minehead-based event are still available from George Mullins - Tel: 01749 673503.

The BTRDA Rally Series then reaches the halfway mark with the running of the TLS Plains Rally on Saturday 6th May. Regulations should have been sent to you but, if you require further information, Alan Smith - Tel: 01204 840664 - is the Entries Secretary.

Richard Pashley, who partnered Gilly Handley to considerable success in her Vauxhall Corsa over the past few seasons, is now available to contest the remainder of this year's Championship. He can be contacted on 0114 222 2140 (d) or 0114 231 5241 (n).

For those of you who require a co-driver, Glyn Williams holds a database of people who are prepared to let you scare them. Ring him on 01495 308363.

Peugeot Sport Bonus Awards

The winners of the Peugeot Sport Bonus Awards on the North Humberside Forest Rally were:

Peugeot 106 Peugeot 306
£150 Martin Sansom £150 Robin Bolt
£75 David Pattrick    
£25 Duncan Williams    

Dunlop Bonus Scheme

There were no eligible finishers on the North Humberside Forest Rally.
Tony Leake (Tel: 0121-306 2793) will be attending all events.

Mintex Bonus Scheme

The winners of the Mintex Awards on the North Humberside Forest Rally, each of whom will receive a voucher for a set of Mintex competition brake pads, were:

Class A5 Gareth Clark  
Class A6 Martin Sansom Daniel Dunbabin
Class A7 Nik Kershaw  

Alan Brown, from Questmead Ltd (Tel: 01706 860088), will be attending all events.

Initiative 2000

The winners of the Initiative 2000 prize money on the North Humberside Forest Rally were:

£100 Martin Sansom £75 Stephen French £50 Dave Howells

The prize money is applicable to each round of the BTRDA Rally Series.

Silkolene Bonus Scheme

The winners of the Silkolene Bonus Scheme on the North Humberside Forest Rally were:

Class N2 Andrew Cookson
Class A7 Dave Howells
Class B12 Michael Watson

Further details from Tom/Anne Watson at X-cite (Tel: 01405 862292).

Any queries on the enclosed Championship points should be addressed to the BTRDA Rally Series Co-ordinators within seven days of receipt.

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Issued: 05 April 2000. Last Modified: 11 April 2000

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