This year De Lacy Motor Club have decided to organise a number of twelve car rallies between now and the end of March., and then after the end of British Summer Time in October.
Read the report of round 1 below. The second will be running on Friday 25th March 2022
Twelve car road rally #2 25th March 2022: A full route survey was undertaken on Saturday 19th February 2022. The weather was cold and snowy but except for a couple of road closures due to repairs, the route is exciting and there are some lovely roads. However there will; have to be a slight detour to get to MTC1. The wet weather has made the River Wharfe burst its banks in many places and in particular the swollen river at Boston Spa has led to the closure of the bridge today, 21st February, after cracks appeared in the bridge. We will continue to monitor the situation, but it does appear that this may go on beyond the rally.
The regulations are available to read below. The entry list will open on the 5th March at 19:00hrs.
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