The 2004 Trackrod Rally Of Yorkshire
2nd - 3rd October
By Matt Rudd (Age 14)
The Trackrod Rally is Yorkshires premier motorsport event based
in the forests of North Yorkshire using some of the most famous stages in
the north of England. The rally is the penultimate event in the
2004 Kwik Fit Pirelli British Rally Championship which consists of eight rounds
throughout England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The stages ranged from the short sprint around the Pickering showground to the longest
stage of the rally Givendale in the heart of Dalby Forest.
The rally was split into a variety of different classes which all had a number of
different championships within them.
These classes included the Armajaro Historic Rally Championship, The Landrover Challenge,
The Clubmans Trophy, and the National and International rallies.
The Landrover and the International Rally ran for both of the two competitive days whereas the
Historics and the Nationals only ran on Saturday while the Clubmans ran on the Sunday.
This event for Huggates Jonny Milner (Subaru Impreza WRC) was his only chance
to win the BRC British Rally Championship for an historic third time in succession but
after three events in which he didn't score any points due to retirement he needed a win here
on his home turf ;Yorkshire.
After stage six Milner moved up into second after his main rival David Higgins (Hyundai Accent WRC)
retired after to hitting some concrete damaging his car because of this North Yorkshire Police
didn't allow him to go on the road section to service at Pickering Showround.
The only person ahead of Milner was David's brother Mark Higgins (Ford Focus WRC) but even
with Mark in front Milner would still take maximum points as Mark Higgins in his Eddie Stobart
backed Focus isnt registered for BRC points. Unfortunately Jonny Milner can't make it
three in a row something not even Colin Mcrae could do.
This is because right behind Milner in third was 17 year old Matt Wilson (Ford Focus WRC)
also backed by Eddie Stobart but the only difference is that Wilson is
registered for championship points.
And in fourth was recently crowned Kumho champion Steve Perez owner of VK Vodka Kick.
In fifth was current championship leader Irelands Austin Machale (Ford Focus WRC).
Whitbys Ryan Champion was forced to retire with differential problems.
The Trackrod National Rally was won by Scotland's Alan Dickson (Subaru Impreza WRC 99)
and in second was won by ButterwicksSteve Bannister (Ford Escort Mk2) followed closely
by Matt Yeadon (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 3).
Steve Bannister's son John (Subaru Impreza) won the Clubmans Trophy.
In second was Charlie Gabb (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 4) and Matt Yeadon came
third in his Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 3.
The Landrover Challenge was won by Thirsk's Jace Webster followed closely by
Andrew Tidbury and in third Del Hope this is what the armed forces do for fun
and this is part of an advanced driving course.
The Historic Challenge was won by Richard Gower (Ford Escort RS1600) in second
was the legend that is Stig Blomqvist one of the most famous rally drivers of
the eighties in his Audi Quattro but in this event he was competing in a Ford Escort RS.
And in third was Gareth Lloyd (Ford Escort).
Sports - Hull Stingrays vs Peterborough Phantoms - 3rd October 2004 By Matt, Photos by Arthur Foster
Hull Stingrays followed up their first away win of the season with a 5-4
victory over Peterborough Phantoms.
Peterborough soon opened the scoring 22 seconds after Kudrna came out of
his net and hit the puck straight at Rieciciar and the puck went straight into the net.
On the five minutes
Sports Rugby League - Hull Suffer At Hands Of Unholy Trinity By Gareth Marshall
At 9:45 on Friday night it was finally confirmed: romance is dead. A win over Wakefield Trinity
would not only have allowed Hull to progress further in the end of season play-offs
and set up a meeting with Wigan next week, it would also have prolonged the British
career of coach Shaun McRaeRead more...
Sports - Hull Stingrays vs Nottingham Panthers - 26 September 2004 By Matt and Liam
Hull Stingrays Failed to follow up their victory over Sheffield
and their draw with Guildford as they fell to a 6-2 home defeat to Nottingham
Nottingham came out with all guns blazing and on eleven minutes managed
to get the breakthrough goal with Krulis hitting home.
Only one minute
Sports - Hull Stingrays vs Sheffield Steelers - 19 September 2004 By Matt
The Hull Stingrays first competitive match against the one mighty
Sheffield Steelers ended with a victory for the Stingrays after a
match that had everything. It was end to end but both teams dominated parts of the match.
Both teams came out looking to test the water and Sheffield had a early
Sports - Hull Stingrays vs Guildford Flames - 12 September 2004 By Matt
Tonight The Stingrays where host to the Guildford Flames in their first
game against FBNL opposition and not much has changed since last season.
The Stingrays took the lead; the refereeing was awful and yes, Hull then threw the lead away.
Kahut opened the scoring for The Flames just before the 10 minute mark
Sports - Hull Stingrays vs Nottingham Panthers - 11 September 2004 By Matt
Hull Stingray's first away game of the season ended in defeat but the team can leave
with their heads held high after keeping the Nottingham Panthers to only two goals
and keeping the Panthers fans very quiet.
The Stingrays must have been fearing
Sports Football - Football Coaching - Bricknell Estate Every Tuesday By Rich Mills
From Tuesday the 17th August there is an opportunity for young people to get some expert
football coaching in the Bricknell Estate area of Hull.
Every Tuesday evening from 6.00pm until 7.30pm football coaching will be
held in Cropton Park on the Bricknell Estate.
Sports - Fast Electric Radio Control Model Boats
By Stuart Batley
For some years now I've been going through the motions, like most model enthusiasts do, buying in turn boats, planes, cars, heli's (both IC and electric) but most settle down to one, mine's 'fast electric boats'.
I first started by buying an ARTR kit from my local 'Hobby Stores' and then off to the lake and join the club there.
On arrival I was taken aback by the speed of some of the hydro type boats, whizzing by.
2004 Beverley Annual 10k Race and Fun Run By Mo
On a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning May 16th, I headed off to the Beverley Annual 10k run to capture
some photographs and do my best to find a racer who may write about the experience to accompany them.
Clearly as it's me writing this I was unsuccessful, maybe next year, so you'll have to put up
with my scribbling of the day.
Sports Football - Farewell 2 Division 3 By Nicholas Boldock
It may have taken nineteen years to come along, but Hull City's promotion party was a celebration well worth the wait, and one that will be remembered for a long time yet. The official festivities may not have started until the day of the final league game against Bristol Rovers, but for City fans