The third round of the BTRDA took place last as part of the
Wold Construction North Humberside Forest Rally.
The rally kicked off at the Jarvis Hotel in Willerby then a long road section to
Gale Rigg for the first stage of the event.
The weather of the previous day and night before the event would be decisive
throughout the event with the stages being extremely wet and slippery.
Once again, like at last year's event, I was on the two Cropton Forest stages which
were the second and the last stage of the whole rally.
With the BTRDA championship first on the road we had the 2 wheel drive 1400cc cars
led away by the brilliant Neil Weaver in the Vauxhall Corsa.
After wins on both of the previous rounds in the championship, Neil co-driven by
Nick Thornton were favourites to win the 1400 category.
Neil as normal was right on the pace as was Mad Malc in the Mk2 Escort.
After the first few cars on this 90° left we headed up hill to the next set of corners
which were a tight 90° left into a 90° right.
After 2 cars Mark Gamble treated us to a complete 180° spin on the corner.
Mark was quickly back on the power and only lost around 5-10 seconds.
Then the Vaughan Motors backed Citroen AX of Harry Portlock was forced onto the
opposite lock getting the car sideways, as did Skip Green in the ZR.
Jason Turner, the last 1400 on the road came into the corner taking a very wide line.
Then about a 10 minute gap until the main field came, headed by the 6R4 of Warren Philiskirk,
with the car as usual, sounding awesome.
Roger Chilman Jnr in the Evo 6 took a very aggressive line on the 90° right,
cutting the corner and hitting the logs on the inside with quite a force.
Paul Benn, Richard Hill and Tristan Pye all took this same route, giving us some good
entertainment and the marshals on a few occasions had to move rocks off the
track that had been forced from the inside of the corner.
Instead of cutting the corner, David Wright went very wide on the exit.
Tim Pearcey got his Evo very sideways on the exit; Steve Bannister was brilliantly
sideways in his Mk2 Escort.
After a few more cars we moved to the next corner on the stage - another right
hander, which tightened on the exit through a gate.
We just got to the corner in time to see some great sideways by David Howells who
took a bit too much speed into the corner.
Ireland's Paul Barrett also put on a brilliant show in the Escort,
Alex Allingham had a great sideways line coming into the corner.
Sports, Rally - Robin Hood Forest Stages Rally - Sunday 5th March 2006 By Matt Rudd
As usual the Robin Hood Rally was split into 2 main categories; the
Robin Hood Historic Forest Stages and the Robin Hood Forest Stages Rally.
As well as having many stages on the Sunday, the Historic event also had 3 night
stages on the Saturday.
The Historic event was the opening round for this year's British Historic Rally Championship
and therefore did
Sports, Rally - The Riponian Stages Rally 2006 - Sunday 5th February 06 By Matt Rudd
My first gravel event of the year, like last year, was on the Riponian Stages Rally which this year
took place on Sunday 5th of February.
The event had a total of 14 stages with a mixture of gravel and tarmac on the stages.
Like last year I was once again on the 2 Riccal Dale stages throughout the event.
The rally did have a good entry - maybe not in terms of numbers,
Sports, Rally - The Jack Frost Rally 2006 - 15th January 06 By Matt Rudd
The rallying year for me started even earlier in 2006 with my first event of the year on 15th January.
The Jack Frost Rally was held at the Croft race circuit were we had been roughly three
weeks earlier for the Christmas Stages.
The rally attracted lots of big names including, Christmas Stages winner Tony Bardy in his
Nissan Sunny GTiR. Other names included
Sports, Rally - The Christmas Stages Rally - Tuesday 27th December 05 By Matt Rudd
The 2005 Christmas Stages Rally was held on 27th December.
The rally itself was all based at the legendary Croft race circuit near
Darlington (North Yorkshire).
Unfortunately, I wasn't there for the whole of the rally due to snow (mainly in East Yorkshire).
This was actually the first time I had ever been to a tarmac event in the 4
years I have been spectating, the nearest I
Sports, Rally - The 2005 Malton Forest Rally By Matt Rudd
This years Malton Forest Rally took place on the 11th of December
which was, for me, a great way to spend my birthday.
This year it was the 3rd running of the event which was created in 2003 to replace
the Dalby Gravel Sprint.
The rally consisted of 9 stages at 3 different locations which meant each stage
was repeated 3 times with slight modifications for each run
Sports, Rally - 19th - 22nd November 05 - Roger Albert Clark Rally 2005 By Matt Rudd
The Roger Albert Clark (November 19th-22nd) is probably one of the most well known events
in the British rally calendar.
Last year the rally was resurrected by the Delacy Motor Club and following a great success,
the rally returned once again this year.
And with a stage at Bramham Park near Leeds on day 2 of the 4 day rally spectacular, I just had to attend.
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 - Sunday 18th September 1.00pm - American Football Returns To Its Roots In Hull!
The new Hull Hornets A.F.T have agreed a deal with the Ennerdale Sports Centre, Sutton Road,
The Hull-City-council-owned centre last staged a competitive American football
game in the late 1980s, when the city's former team the Kingston Liberators played
at the site, although many people still associate the Ennerdale complex with
American football in the city.
Sports, Speedway - Wednesday 13th July - Hull CPD Vikings v Glasgow Tigers KOC 2nd leg By Mark Oliver Photos by Adam Jennison
Hull CPD Vikings: 44 Glasgow Tigers: 46
Heat 1 Re-run after Stancl fell on the first bend of lap 2. In the re-run Branney touched the tape so opted to go off 15m. In the second re-run Leverington won from the gate closely followed by Sanchez. Branney never really made the ground up from 15m back.
Sports, Rally - The 2005 Rainworth Skoda Dukeries Rally - Saturday 18th June By Matt Rudd
The Dukeries Rally, like the North Humberside which was my last rally,
is a round of the BTRDA rally championship.
The rally took place on June the 18th which was one of the hottest days of the year which meant for the competitors lots of dust. The rally was based at Mansfield while most of the stages were in the Sherwood Forest complex.
Sports, F1 - Motor Racing - How Pathetic! By Matt Rudd
I have always been a fan of motor sport, whether it was Rallying , Moto GP or Formula One.
However on Sunday it was the US Formula One Grand Prix.
To be honest this was the most pathetic race I have ever seen, instead of about 20 cars
on the starting grid only 6 came onto the track these were the 2 Minardi's , Jordan's
Sports, Water Skiing - Splashing Out for The Summer By Michelle Dee and Lottie Clark
Twenty five years ago Tony Edge a leg amputee formed the British Disabled
Tony Edge lost a leg in a flying accident during World War II.
He believed there was an easier way to enable amputees to water-ski and he along
with others formed the organisation to provide many disabled people a unique
Sports, Football - What a night. Liverpool European Champions By Mark Ryan
What a night. Everything I've believed about football - Steven Everett spoke of it - has been kicked into row Z.
Much will be written and spoken about the night Liverpool became football kings of Europe, and rightly so.
Milan's first goal was, we must admit, a sickener. A set-piece from the first attack in the first minute.
Traore - showing us the skill that scored that Burnley own goal - started as nervous as