Midland Rover Owners and Staffs & Shrops LRC club members have had a very successful Easter preparing for the ALRC National Rally that will take place over the Spring Bank Holiday.
All the MROC trials sections have been laid out and are looking great and vary varied. Staffs and Shrops LRC are doing a sterling job with the Comp Safari.
Simon Cooper, S&S Chairman said. ‘We are looking forward to running the Comp Safari on such good ground! Over the Easter weekend Clerk of Course Kevin Stubbs and five of our experienced comp safari drivers have been at Eastnor planning the comp course and we will be bringing our whole team and all our equipment down with us for the event at the end of May.
‘This year’s course is a minimum of three miles long and will be fast and free flowing, a mixture of forest tracks, open parkland, hill climbs and steep descents, with the odd jump thrown in to the mix. Spectators will be able to view 75% of the action.’
Comp places are available to book on a first come first served basis and a promotional video of the comp can be found at alrcnational2015.co.uk.
The team recovery lads have also had a great weekend and have some awesome runs to keep everyone entertained. Clerks of Course Steve Blakeman had this to say. ‘Some Say, the 2015 Team Recovery (in association with Gaaarrrmotorsport) will be the best team recovery ever seen with 8 teams entered so far, we say; come and find out for yourself.
‘For Starters we are using the same fantastic area of ground as used in the very successful 2008 National Rally, which means the competitors can expect a course that combines the best mixture of water, banks and lovely mud to really challenge them. Unlike most competitions, The Team recovery is not all about the competitors; it’s for the whole family to enjoy. We've made sure that it is spectator friendly with some great viewing points to see all the action. We believe it's the perfect way for friends and family to spend their Sunday afternoon, with a picnic and cheeky cold beverage, watching and laughing (we mean encouraging) the drivers, who will be frantically running around, falling over and tugging each other off in the mud.’
Russell Cook added, ‘After attending National events for most of our lives we have once again decided to avoid deep water which can potentially damage engines and also blind towing which can be extremely stressful on vehicles. We have devised obstacles that will test driving skill of a true off road driver, and, if they plan their route carefully there is great potential to achieve a very competitive timed run.’
Russell also recommends the breakfasts from Classic Catering as he has tested these on more than one occasion.
As well as the Comp Safari and Team Recovery, the CCVT, RTV and TYRO guys and girls have had a busy weekend too, not forgetting the Children’s Bike Trial. CCV is now fully booked, and there are only a handful of RTV spaces are left as of today's date. So if you haven't booked in now is the time to do so as we need your trials entries in by the end of the month.
For those not competing; you will receive a very warm welcome from Samantha Miller if you are prepared to give up a day to help marshal an event. Sam says ‘we need 70 marshals for the event to run and at the moment we currently have approximately 30.’
To find out more visit alrcnational2015.co.uk.