Entries are now rolling in as many of Britain’s top rally drivers prepare to converge for
North Yorkshire’s biggest annual off-road motorsports event on September 28th/29th.
The 2018 Trackrod Rally Yorkshire promises to be as eclectic and colourful as ever with
competitors already signed up to come from as far away as Falkirk and Fort William or
Abergele, Ilfracombe and Ashford.
Like the drivers and co-driver, vehicles also span several generations, from the modern state
of the art rally cars to those from the sport as we know it’s formative years – the sixties and
Following last year’s success, the hub of the rally returns to the spectacular seaside setting of
Filey, with the start and finish along the seafront and the action condensed into the nearby
North York Moors forests stages of Dalby, Cropton, Gale Rigg, Staindale and Langdale.
After cars have cleared scrutineering (checking for safety and conformity) in Filey, and as the
light fades and adrenaline rises, the Trackrod Historic Cup competitors will set the wheels in
motion at Friday evening at 7.01pm.
During the hour leading up to being flagged away, crews and cars will line up and be available
for photographs, autographs, etc, along the Beach Road
The cars, all built prior to 1986 and many contesting the final round of the Fuchs Lubricants
MSA British Historic Championship, then run together with the ever-popular Land Rover
Challenge competitors for a spectacular 10.43-mile night-time stage in Dalby South.
Then on Saturday the ‘Historics’ recommence their 55 stage-mile battle for honours and are
joined by the Trackrod Forest Stages Rally competitors, many of whom are chasing points
in the final round of the Jordan Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Series.
Please note: The restart goes straight into the day’s opening stage at Dalby North without
visiting Filey seafront again until the mid-afternoon finish.
All the crews from both events undertake Saturday’s concluding 45 miles of challenging forest
stages (five different venues) before returning for a ceremonial prize-giving along the Filey’s
Beach Road from around 3.20pm onwards.
Both the start and finish are completely free to onlookers, who are encouraged to use special
spectator areas in Dalby (Woodyard and Housedale [Saturday only]) and Cropton
(Spiers House). All these have facilities such as refreshments and toilet with the famous
Woodyard complex also featuring live commentary.
Clerk of the Course Rod Parkin, from the organising Trackrod Motor Club, stressed: “We are
delighted to bring the colour and spectacle of our event back to Filey and are thrilled at the
help and support we have received from the local council and businesses in the area.”
Advance tickets are already available via the rally website: www.rallyyorkshire.co.uk which
has further details of entries and the rally.
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