Press Release Seeded Entries Open
Posted on 12th September 2023 at 20:55
This Sunday's Hills Ford 3 Shires Stages will be a battle royal in the lanes and trying to predict a winner from such a high quality entry is extremely difficult, with 12 demanding stages within the 3 counties making up over 60 miles of competition.
Especially when you have the likes of Melvyn Evans on one of his rare outing in one of his all conquering VW Polo R5,s the Welshman who runs a very successful motorsport hire and preparation business, Mark Glennister calls the notes.
Hugh Hunter just recovered from a big accident on Mays Manx National in his Ford Focus WRC if his confidence is back then he will be up there, now we have two guys who are carrying very good pace on recent events and are potential rally winners.
Mark Kelly will have the experience of Dai Roberts guiding him in the Skoda Fabia R5 and Steve Wood who equally has experience in the co-driving seat with Protyre Asphalt Rally Championship co- ordinator Paul Morris, Paul and his counterpart Paul Wakely has taken the Asphalt Rally Championship to another level this year.
Add to this Rob Swann in his ex Ott Tanak Fiesta WRC Damian Cole with his Citroën C3 R5 two more potential winners.
Former Motoring News road rally star Roger Moran brings his immaculate Moran Motorhomes Skoda Fabia R5 with Hereford,s Dan Petrie on the notes you also have the likes of Michael Igoe, Roger Duckworth, Steve Simpson and Andy Davies all Ford Fiesta R5 mounted.
John Indri is also there in the Mitsubishi Mirage R5.
The 2wd battle will be no less competitive with the likes of the extremely quick Brad Cole with local boy Jamie Vaughan calling the notes in the 2.5 Escort RS1800 you have quick West Walian youngster Tom Llewellin in another Escort this time an historic spec car, Oliver Davies another quick driver on his day in a 2.5 Escort , if its dry watch out for the Darrians of Andy Fraser and Chris Simmonds.
There is a host of very quick local crews down the entry list two of the events stage sponsors will be there also Geoff Phelps will have Colin Jenkins alongside in the Hartpury Farms Escort RS1800, Roger Matthews and Tom Marrott in the RJ Matthews Transport 2.5 Escort look out for the quick Mini of Ryan Taylor the awesome TR7 V8 of David Kynaston and event sponsor Tim Hill with the veteran co driver Paul Spooner alongside in the Hills Ford Fiesta R3, he will be joined by brother Richard and Rich Crozier in the older Fiesta R200 but the list goes on and on.
The rally gets underway with the very popular ceremonial start in the picturesque market town of Ledbury Saturday afternoon from around 4pm.
The event as one superb spectator area with lots of parking and excellent viewing .
Access is via Just off junction 2 of the M50 or A417
What 3 Words Code...Pelting,Eggplants, Scramble....
Follow the green arrows
Gates open..... ..8am
Addmission is.. £10 per car
Refreshments and toilets will be available
And you will see the cars 3 times during the day.
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