About 10 cars after this on our corner, one of the Mk2 Escorts made modifications to the
track by hitting the bales on the inside of the corner - the marshals soon had the bales
back in position, however.
A large number of cars passed then the final car on run 1 of the stage, Steve Graham in the
MG ZR did exactly the same as David Cobb; he overshot into the bales on the previous corner.
David and Steve were much slower on their second runs as they didn't want to repeat what
happened to them on the first run
On the first run through the stage the fastest time was set by Mark Higgins in the main
class of the rally.
Bob Bean set the fastest time in the Historic and Matt Barker set the fastest time in the open rally.
For the second run David Stokes was fastest in the main event, Rob Pilcher was
fastest in the Historic and in the Open Rally, Steve Bannister was fastest.
So the results
After 29 stages Mark Higgins won the event - Escort RS 1800
2nd) 4 mins behind was last year's winner, Stig Blomqvist - Escort Mk2 RS
3rd) Jeremy Easson 3 minutes behind Stig - Escort RS 2000 16V
4th) David Stokes - Escort Mk1 RS 1600
5th) Martin Freestone - Escort Mk2
In the Historic Rally, neither car finished
The Open Rally was won by Steve Bannister with a 13 minute lead - Escort Mk2
2nd) Jason Lepley - Ford Escort MK 2 RS 1800
3rd) 1 min behind Jason was Robert Archer - Escort Mk2
4th) Dave Hemingway - Escort Mk2
5th) Matt Barker - Peugeot 205 GTI
The Clubman Rally which was Monday only was won by Keith Robathan - Escort
2nd) Geoff Wilson - Escort Mk2
3rd) Tim Jones - Escort Mk2
Sports, Rally - The Hamsterley Forest Rally 2005 - 13th November By Matt Rudd
The Hamsterley Forest Rally, only in its second year after its cancellation last year for lack of
entries, returned back on the 13th November.
The event itself was all based within the Hamsterley Forest complex, near Bishop Auckland
in County Durham.
The rally attracted a great entry; just slightly over 100 cars had entered which was the events maximum entry.
Top names entered in the
Sports, Rally - The 2005 Trackrod Rally Yorkshire - 8th to 9th October 05 By Matt Rudd
Yorkshire's biggest off road motor sport event returned to the forests of North
Yorkshire on October 8th and 9th.
This was of course Rally Yorkshire the penultimate round of the
Kwik Fit Pirelli British Rally Championship.
Apart from the BRC cars which ran both days the rally incorporated many almost support
rallies these included the Landrover Challenge, British Historic,
Sports, Speedway - Why Speedway? By Danny Searle
Why do I love speedway? My Dad used to go before I was born. As I started getting older I went more often. But I remember I was four when I first started to go.
I can't remember the first time I went to Speedway. I can however, remember two of
the riders, Jan Stapman and Joe Screen.
I can't remember
Sports, Bowling - Ten Pin Bowling - Championship Golden Bowl in Turin - 4th - 10 April 05 By Dom Gall
Reigning European Ranking champion Paul Moor from England defeated tournament leader
Osku Palermaa from Finland in the title match, 210-205 and 227-215, to win the Championship Golden Bowl
in Turin and 10,000 Euro.
This was Moor's second victory of this year's European Bowling Tour after winning the second stop in
Sports, Rally - The 2005 North Humberside Rally - Saturday 2nd April 05 By Matt Rudd
The Wold Construction North Humberside Forest Rally took place on Saturday April the 2nd.
The rally started and finished at the Jarvis Hotel in Willerby, just east of Hull.
However the stages were situated in the North Yorkshire forests of Langdale, Cropton
Sports - London Marathon 2005 - My story By Fergus Malone
On Sunday 17 April 2005, I ran the London Marathon on its 25th anniversary and for my first time. 35,680 runners started the race. I came 7,666th.
I had watched a mate of mine run it last year.
Afterwards over a beer he gleefully suggested to me
Sports, Football - In Reply To Football Sugar Daddies - Helping or Killing (By Steve Everett) By Gareth Marshall
First of all, I have to concede that I actually agree with Steve about the crux of his article.
There's nothing more satisfying than seeing a team who seemingly represent everything
that is bad about the modern game and who have pretty much had riches and success
handed to them on a plate
Sports, Football - Football Sugar Daddies - Helping or Killing By Steve Everett
Tuesday 22nd March. One of the richest clubs in the world, Manchester United, announce a
shocking 50% drop in profits over the last half a year, claiming to have fallen
victim to falling T.V. income and the cost of buying new players.
This comes months after
Sports, Rally - The 2005 Alternative Sign Centre Robin Hood Forest Stages Rally - 12th and 13th March 05 By Matt Rudd
The rally as based around the Sherwood Forest Complex which did when there were lots of merry
men and women competing in their brilliant rally cars.
I didn't see many people in green tights like of the Robin Hood film but you never know
Sports - Hull Stingrays End of the Season 05 By Matt Photos by Arthur Foster
After 2 overtime loses and 1 win in the playoffs, the Rays needed two wins from this
weekend's home and away games against the Dundee Stars and Guildford to beat the
Vipers in their 2 games.
First up was the home tie but it wasn't
Sports, Bowling - Ten Pin Bowling - Irish Open Championships By Dominic Gall
Matchroom: have announced that the 2005 World Tenpin Masters tournament is to be held at the
Dome Leisure Centre in Doncaster on 6th to 8th May.
The field this year is truly world class including our own Paul Moor (European Champion)
and several other world
Sports - Hull Stingrays vs Guildford Flames - Saturday 5th March 05 By Matt Photos by Arthur Foster
On form, Guildford Flames visited the Hull Arena on Saturday night for a BNL
play off match.
Slava Koulikov took the lead for the Stingrays after 3:44 gone in the first period.
Smarciak equalised for the Flames when he found some room behind the
Sports, Rally - The 2005 Kall Kwik and the Kall Kwik National Rally - Sunday 20th February By Matt Rudd
The Kall Kwik rally based at Pickering in North Yorkshire is always one of
those events where it is almost like summer time; warm and sunny.
However in truth it is always cold and snowy.
The event was the first round of the 2005 ANCRO Clubman Gravel Rally.
Sports - Hull Stingrays vs Newcastle Vipers - 2nd March 05 By Matt Photos by Arthur Foster
After a 1-0 loss at home to Newcastle in the final league game of the season,
the Vipers returned to the Hull Arena on Wednesday might for the first game in the playoffs.
Longstaff opened the scoring after 5 minutes taking a shot
Kids, Sports, Rally - The Riponian Stages Rally 2005 - Sunday 6th February By Matt Rudd
This was the first time I had ever been to this event and this event incidentally was my
first of the year. At first light many crews weren't too happy with the conditions as
many of the first runs through the stages were in heavy fog.
Also the tracks were very
Sports - Hull Stingrays vs Edinburgh Capitals - 23rd February 05 By Matt Photos by Arthur Foster
A under strength Edinburgh Capitals visited the Hull Arena on Wednesday
night and Hull Stingrays can go into this Saturdays game against Newcastle
Vipers on the back of a 7-1 victory over thier Scottish counterparts.
Jeff Glowa opened the scoring after one and a
Sports - Hull Stingrays vs Guildford Flames - 12th February 05 By Matt Photos by Arthur Foster
After a midweek 2-0 home defeat to newly crowned BNL champions Bracknell
Bees, Guildford Flames visited the Hull Arena.
It didn't take long for them to make
Sports - Hull Stingrays vs Edinburgh Capitals - 5th February 05 By Matt Photos by Arthur Foster
Edinburgh Capitals were the visitors to the Hull Arena this weekend.
Early on in the first the Capitals found the Stingrays napping and good work
behind Ladislav Kudrna's net gave him space to chip the puck over Kudrnas stick and
find Martin Cingel in front of the net to fire