Yes, the 2016 Rainworth SKODA Dukeries Rally has received an excellent entry and plans are progressing well for a great event on Sunday 23rd October at Donington Park. (with some new bits) More details and the latest list of entries can be found by clicking on the Rainworth SKODA Dukeries Rally website. (click on the rally plate logo)
What we need now is lots of marshals to ensure that the event is successful. There will be the usual goodies including an event programme with stage plans etc plus a 2016 sticker and a food voucher but the real incentive is to be part of a successful event and have an interesting and enjoyable day.
NB: All marshals and officials need a ticket to gain access to Donington Park. Chief Marshal is Steve Gascoigne so e-mail email@example.com a.s.a.p.
Before the Dukeries Rally it is the Harold Palin Rally at Mallory Park on Sunday 9th October which is the next round of the two Regional Rally Championships. Dukeries MC are running the flying finish and stop controls so again any help will be very welcome. Please contact Howard Wilcock firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Dave Welch has continued his run of success with 2nd on the Phoenix Stages at Fulbeck (with Stuart Proctor) followed by another win this time on the Vale of York Stages (with Connor Tolson) at Melbourne. Dave is now a strong third place in the overall EMAMC stage rally championship and is leading the 'unsurfaced' category. Emma Bennison and Paul Webb in their class 1 Micra are still second overall and leading the 'sealed surfaced' category, so there is a good chance that Dukeries crews will be collecting some of the EMAMC trophies at the end of the year.
Dukeries MC still retain a lead in the EMAMC Club championship but with 5 events remaining we still need every point we can gather.
Likewise, the Dukeries Rally Championship is very competitive again this year with Emma and Paul leading, but there are still 4 potential events still to count so anything could happen. See the Downloads section for the latest points.
The two summer charity events at Grafton and especially the Festival of Excitement at Grantham were very successful as were our two displays in Mansfield Marketplace and at the Ploughing Match at Farnsfield. Thanks to everyone who gave their time to set up and help with these events. It is much appreciated.
So now onto a busy October...!
Photo is Ashley Field / Ryan Vickers winning the 2015 Rainworth SKODA Dukeries Rally.