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Good field expected at Malton Forest Rally
9:10am Wednesday 24th October 2012 in Sport
A STRONG field of more than 60 cars is anticipated for the forthcoming MEM Malton Forest Rally on Sunday, November 4.
Among the World Rally cars entered into the event are last year’s winner, Charlie Payne, of Ripon, in his Ford Focus, Peter Stephenson, from Thirsk, in his Able Ports-sponsored Ford Focus, and Steve Petch, of Scorton, in his Mitsubishi Evo.
There is just over a week to go before entries close but already a good list of historic cars is penned in, led by Tim Mason, of Bradford, in his Porsche 911.
There is a host of Mk II Escorts including those belonging to recent Trackrod Rally Yorkshire category winner Steve Bannister, of Malton, Andrew Siddall and Charlie Taylor, and the Vauxhall Chevette of Steve Magson.
Further entries are anticipated from crews participating in the Roger Albert Clark Rally which takes place four weeks after the Malton event and is based at Pickering Showground.
Starting from its new base at Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, the Malton Rally is a counting round of several regional championships and is the second round of the Yorkshire Winter Rally Challenge.
Stages in Langdale, Cropton and Gale Rigg forests will be used.
One local navigator, Jim Goodman from Hunmanby, is celebrating 40 years of rallying by co-driving for Neil Cockerill, from Whitby, in a Mk II Escort. His first rally was the Scarborough Stages in 1972 navigating for Tony Drmmond, also in an Escort.
Further information is available at www.maltonforestrally.co.uk