The Jack Frost Stages 2018
A big welcome to our newcomers for 2018. I’m sure you’ll find the championship a rewarding challenge.
Well done to everyone who finished round two, The Jack Frost Stages, and to those who didn’t finish I hope you have better luck next time.
Most of you will now be aware the 2017 ANECCC SGPetch Stage Rally Championship Prize Drive took place at Croft Racing Circuit as part of the 2018 Jack Frost Stages on Sunday 21st January. Both Ian and I are extremely grateful to the owners of Croft Racing Circuit and to the JFS CoC Craig Hope for allowing this occasion to take place.
The championship winning driver and co-driver, Steve Bannister and Callum Atkinson, had very kindly offered their opportunity to drive one of Steve Petch’s 4×4 rally cars to the second placed driver and co-driver. What a fabulous opportunity this turned out to be for Barry Lindsay and his regular co-driver Caroline Lodge. Many thanks Steve and Callum.
Unfortunately due to unforeseen difficulties with the chosen rally car, a Ford Fiesta 4×4 development car, Steve Petch decided to offer his own personal WD-40 Ford Fiesta rally car as a substitute. Throughout the few days before the event, while the issues with the development car were being dealt with, Steve has always said he had “a Plan B”, or should that have been ‘a Plan WD-40’…?
No one expected such a tremendous result especially given the weather we experienced. Thanks to everyone who attended for showing your support and going along to Croft for such an exciting day of club rallying at its best…
Colin Tombs – 2018 Joint Coordinator