Rally fans gear up for annual Woodpecker Stages Rally based at Ludlow Racecourse (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Rally fans gear up for annual Woodpecker Stages Rally based at Ludlow Racecourse
THERE promises to be plenty of thrills and spills in Saturday’s Woodpecker Stages Rally based at Ludlow Racecourse.
And there will be a host of local competitors in the 120 vehicles in the annual rally, organised by Sixty and Worcestershire Motor Club Limited.
Ludlow Castle’s Alex Allingham is teaming up with Chris Williams in the quartet of Group ‘N’ ‘production’ cars.
Keith Wilde is joining forces with Phil Clarke and, among other local competitors, Richard Gough is teaming up with Andrew Sankey.
This year’s REIS – Get Connected BTRDA Rally Series is the seventh of nine qualifying rounds.
There is a strong ‘Historic’ entry in this year’s Woodpecker, including the usual plethora of Ford Escorts of different shapes and sizes.
The first group of cars, in the up to 1,400cc category, will leave the racecourse from 8.30am on Saturday morning.
Spectators are welcome on the Woodpecker Stages in Haye Park near Ludlow and in Radnor Forest in Mid Wales.
The Haye Park car park entrance (map ref : 137/474732) is on the minor road between Ludlow and Wigmore.
The cars will twice visit Haye Park - first car is due for SS3 at 11am and for SS5 at 2.50pm.
The Radnor Forest car park entrance (map ref: 137/236682) is on the A488 south of Monaughty (junction of A488/B4356).
The car park provides access to SS2, with the first car due at 9.40am and SS4, first car due at 1.15pm. For more details, log on to: woodpecker-rally.co.uk
The list of entrants from the area include:
5 - Alex Allingham (Ludlow Castle) and Chris Williams (BTRDA) 19 - Keith Wilde (Ludlow Castle) and Phil Clarke (Ludlow Castle) 24 - Theo Bengry (Herefordshire) and Les Forsbrook (Herefordshire) 32 - Richard Gough (Ludlow Castle) and Andrew Sankey (Ludlow Castle) 35 - Jon Ballinger (Herefordshire) and Mike Wilding (Ludlow Castle) 51 - Tim Cains (Ludlow Castle) and Richard May (Ludlow Castle) 74 - James Hamer (Ludlow Castle) and Mike Baker (Ludlow Castle) 75 - Jonathan Jones and Jeremy Rogers (Ludlow Castle) 84 - Steve Ward (Ludlow Castle) and Michael Crawford (Ludlow Castle) 213 - Simon Ridge and Simon Parry (Ludlow Castle) 215 - Freddy Brick and Dave Brick (BTRDA)