Winter 12 Car Rally Series

Twelve car series 2022/23 continues. With two rounds already held this year, the competition sub-committee met recently to discuss the remaining rounds of the 2022/23 twelve car series. The following dates were agreed:

  • Friday 14th October 2022
  • Friday 25th November 2022 
  • Friday 30th December 2022
  •  De Lacy 12 car winter series 2023 starts with Round 1 
  • Friday 27th January
  • Friday 17th February 2023
  • Friday 3rd March - Please Note Date Change due to Taurus Half Night Road Rally 29th/30th April

Most of the rounds have organisers, but there are a couple of dates still available if you feel you'd like to have a go. Get these dates in your diaries and keep watching here and also our Facebook page

12 Car Culmination December 2022: This year the Club has held its first twelve car championship  in recent history. starting from nothing a small but dedicated team have put together a series of 12 car rallies. These have been targeted at the novice competitor in mind with easy [?] navigation. Spread throughout the year the various organisers have ensured varied routes based predominantly around OS 1:50,000 sheets 105 and 111. Throughout 2022, the word has spread and we have steadily grown the number of entrants with the last two events being full. The final event held on Friday 30th December  even attracted new marshals to come along and help, also it has prompted one of those marshals to put "romer" to the maps and come up with a future round.

The team should be very proud of their achievements. we have received testimonials from competitors too. Here is one from  Neil Raven,

 We got home on New Year’s Eve A great way to round the 2022 motorsport season off. Team Jones put on a great event with Corrie learning all the time with great support from GrandadThank you to all the organisers and Marshall’s who put on and supported the rounds this year, they’ve been great fun and helped us develop our road rallying navigational skills which we plan to put in to good use in 2023. Great inclusive Championship, a credit to the De Lacy club

So, why don't you come along and lend a hand on the future rounds. Enjoy that and then come along and help us on our first night [half night] road rally in years. Marshals and any other help gratefully received, contact the Clerk of the Course here in the first instance.

Date for the diary is 28th/29th April 2023

Round 1 - Friday 21st January 2022, Report and Results: 

Friday 21st January saw the Club run its first twelve car rally since any of us can remember. Organised by John Cunningham and Andy Walshaw, the event had a full entry for a rally to be run on OS maps 105 and 111. Crews assembled early on Friday night for documentation at the clubhouse. A short run from the clubhouse crews arrived at MTC1 ahead of the start time of 20:01 for the first car of James Pickard and Ben Hotham. The evening had turned chilly despite the forecast for a mild night, it seemed that crews might face some colder weather.

James and Ben were followed from MTC1 by a further 10 cars, with Club members Allan Norton and Paul Williamson having pulled their entry earlier in the day due to illness sadly.

Here is the full running order:

1. James Pickard Ben Hotham (N)

2. Dave Hadley Rebecca Atkinson (N)

4.Dave Thompson Russell Thompson (N)

5. Peter Scott James Greenall (N)

6. Peter Clegg Sarah Clegg (N)

7. Ken Quinn Arthur Heaton (N)

8. Neil and Claire Raven (N)

9. Ben Brooks  Adrian Brooks (N)

10. Andy Harrison Henry Carr (E)

11. Jason Metcalfe Joe Mallinson (E)

12. James Taylor Ian Mitchell (E)

Cars left MTC 1 and had a gentle run out through Beal, via Cridling Stubbs to IRTC2 crossing the main east coast mainline for what would not be the first time  during the evening. the trickiest part of the route was  about top show itself where crews had to cope with four devious crossovers from map 105 to 111 and back again, looping around Little Smeaton Womersley. Heading from IRTC5 cars tackled a serie4s of yellows to the east of the A19. By the time they reached here they'd had to cope with another crossing of the railway line and as the frost dropped the roads became quite slippery on the largely unused roads around Balne, with a number wrong slotting near the woods at Chapel Hill. Once back on map 105 the route wound its way through Burn, skirting the airfield,  Chapel Haddlesey to the final time control outside Hambleton.

There was much talk of the success of this event back at the clubhouse with many looking forward to our next one on 25th March. John and Andy were thankful for the marshals who had turned out to stand in the freezing conditions.

Don't forget Round 2 Friday 25th March - Supplementary Regulations available soon