Pye secures second place in rally at Cadwell Park

Darlington and Stockton Times: RALLY SUCCESS: Tristan Pye on his way to runner-up spot at Cadwell Park last weekend – Picture: Kenton Rose (Auto Focus Photography)

3:22pm Friday 11th April 2014

BISHOP Auckland rally driver Tristan Pye was in action during last Sunday’s TJS Self Drive Alan Healy Memorial Stages Rally at Cadwell Park and came away with a superb second place.

Willis succeeds the hard way in trial high above West Witton

Darlington and Stockton Times: WINNER: Reigning British trials champion Michael Brown in action at Fell Green, Bootle, Merseyside, last weekend

3:20pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE exposed Penn Hill trials venue high above West Witton served as the venue for the AMCA affiliated Darlington and DMC meeting on Sunday.

Bean and Bellerby in top form at Lydden Hill circuit

Darlington and Stockton Times: DRIVING FORCE: Drew Bellerby, 15, in action at Lydden Hill last weekend – Picture: Xavier McCartan

4:26pm Friday 4th April 2014

NORTHALLERTON teenagers Charlie Bean and Drew Bellerby were on top form at Lydden Hill, Kent, last weekend when they dominated proceedings in the junior class during the opening round of the Shannon Holdings British Rallycross Championship.

Rock-solid ride sees Howell win tough trial at Westerdale

Darlington and Stockton Times: IN CONTROL: Jack Howell masters the rocky course at Westerdale, in the Esk Valley, to win Guisborough DMC’s Trial on Sunday

4:24pm Friday 4th April 2014

GUISBOROUGH DMC turned the clock back for a good oldfashioned no-stop trial on Sunday at Westerdale, in the Esk Valley.

Border Counties Rally joy as Petch clinches second place

Darlington and Stockton Times: BORDER RAIDER: Hamsterley’s Stephen Petch and Crook co-driver Michael Wilkinson on their way to a second place in the Brick and Steel Border Counties Rally last weekend

3:44pm Friday 28th March 2014

HAMSTERLEY rally driver Stephen Petch took time out of his BTRDA Rally Championship campaign to contest last weekend’s Brick & Steel Border Counties Rally and came away with a superb second place.

Alderson uses his experience to win Allison Memorial Trial

Darlington and Stockton Times: EASY RIDER: Philip Alderson masters the tricky course on the Telfit Moors to win the Andrew Allison Memorial Trial on Sunday

3:41pm Friday 28th March 2014

RICHMOND Motor Club enjoyed sunny conditions for the Andrew Allison Memorial Trial on Sunday on the scenic Telfit Moors.

Croft Autodrome prepares to mark its 50th anniversary

Darlington and Stockton Times: TRACK DEBUT: Former BTCC Champion Alain Menu was back in action at Croft in readiness for the 2014 season – Picture: Tony Todd

4:39pm Friday 21st March 2014

CROFT Autodrome will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, and with a bumper calendar of high-octane outings capped by the mid-summer Nostalgia Weekend, fans will be kept entertained season-long from start to finish.

Richardson masters rugged Peacock memorial trial test

Darlington and Stockton Times: SECTION WINNER: Jonathan Richardson (Beta) winning the Noel Peacock Memorial Trial at Hurst last weekend

4:38pm Friday 21st March 2014

RIDERS were in action at a windy, remote and rugged Hurst on Sunday, where Richmond Motor Club staged the Noel Peacock Memorial Trial, which attracted 104 competitors.

Petch and Windress clinch Wilson Rally podium place

Darlington and Stockton Times: RALLY REWARDS: Stephen Petch and Ian Windress on their way to a podium spot in the Lake District last weekend – Picture: Marcus Andrews

4:41pm Friday 14th March 2014

HAMSTERLEY’S Stephen Petch and his Northallerton co-driver Ian Windress made up for the disappointment of an opening stage retirement on last month’s Wyedean Rally to claim a fighting third place on last Saturday’s Malcolm Wilson Rally to get their REIS BTRDA Rally Championship under way in the Lake District.

Austermuhle at his superb best in Osmotherley trial

Darlington and Stockton Times: INTERS VICTORY: Jack Stones in action in the DMC Basic Memorial Trial at Blubberhouses over the weekend

4:40pm Friday 14th March 2014

NORTHALLERTON DMC enjoyed dry blustery conditions, the second time of asking, for their popular Chequers Trial on Saturday. Held high above Osmotherley, North Yorkshire, it drew a top-class entry of 90 riders.

Drivers are gearing up for BTRDA rallycross opener

Darlington and Stockton Times: DRIVING AMBITION: Newton Aycliffe’s Chris Harper will be hoping for better luck at Blyton on Sunday

1:08pm Monday 10th March 2014

THE eagerly-awaited opening round of the 2014 Autosport International BTRDA Rallycross Championship gets under way at Blyton in Lincolnshire on Sunday with a healthy grid of about 50 cars set to contest the event.

Milner excels at farm venue to win Thirsk Motor Club Trial

Darlington and Stockton Times: TOUGH CHALLENGE: Richmond’s John Sunter in action

1:03pm Monday 10th March 2014

THIRSK DMC’s Long Plain Farm venue, in Hambleton, proved at its most difficult on Sunday after heavy overnight rain added extra bite to the four lap, ten section course, and it was Beta rider Adam Milner who grabbed the win from James Carr over a four lap, ten section course.

Wallace takes Driffield success

Darlington and Stockton Times: DRIVING FORCE: Northallerton’s Graeme Bell and Russ Radford finished fourth overall at Blyton, in Lincolnshire – Picture: Marcus Andrews

4:47pm Friday 28th February 2014

NORTHALLERTON enduro rider Robbie Wallace, 16, made a great start to the season in the first round of the Perkins Slade Ride off Road Enduro Championship last weekend when he scored a fine second place aboard his Motoconnection sponsored Yamaha YZ125.

Sadler defies conditions to win Graham trial

4:44pm Friday 28th February 2014

WEST Witton’s Richard Sadler won the rain-lashed Harold Graham Memorial Trial, in Arkengarthdale, on Sunday where Richmond Motor Club headed the numbers game with 160 entries.

Raising profile of Scott Trial at Telford

Darlington and Stockton Times: DISPLAY TEAM: Flying the flag for Richmond Motor Club at Telford last weekend, Andrew Brown, Ken Wallis, Richard Hague, Rhoda Fraser, Chris Wallis and John Fraser

4:44pm Friday 28th February 2014

SCOTT Trial secretary Chris Wallis organised a programme and photographic displays for Richmond Motor Club’s display stand at the popular Telford Motorcycle Show, in Shropshire, last weekend.

Kendrew pips Howell to honours

Darlington and Stockton Times: GIRL POWER: Beth Waite on her way to winning the Youth Class B at Dob Park on Sunday

4:55pm Friday 21st February 2014

NORTHALLERTON’S Guy Kendrew and Port Mulgrave’s Jack Howell, both Beta mounted and in superb form, battled for honours in the Guisborough DMC East Coast Tyres Trial, Kendrew showing more consistency in the latter stages to take first place.

Magic moment for Smith

Darlington and Stockton Times: SPLASHING OUT: Ripon’s Matthew Robinson and co-driver Sam Collis on their way to victory

4:53pm Friday 21st February 2014

THIRSK driver Mat Smith produced one of the performances of his career to win the opening round of the BTRDA 1400Scc Championship in a wet and windy Forest of Dean last Saturday to get his title bid under way in style.

Stephenson claims Riponian win

Darlington and Stockton Times: LEADING THE WAY: Riponian winners Peter Stephenson and Ian Windress make a splash in Boltby Forest, en route to victory last Sunday

4:20pm Friday 14th February 2014

HAVING finished third at the 2013 event, Teesside businessman Peter Stephenson managed to finally get his hands on the winner’s trophy when he took the victory in last Sunday’s Riponian Rally.

Top names absent as drivers gear up for Riponian rally

Darlington and Stockton Times: TITLE BID: Ford Focus WRC driver Peter Stephenson, from Teesside, will be action this weekend in the Riponian Stages Rally

2:44pm Friday 7th February 2014

DESPITE failing to attract the number of entries of previous years, Ripon Motor Sports Club’s flagship event – the Riponian Stages Rally – gets under way from Thirsk Rural Business Centre on Sunday morning with a new name likely to be added to the winners’ trophy.

Wise hoping to make it win number four in Jack Frost

Darlington and Stockton Times: WHITE TRACK: Last year’s Jack Frost Rally winners Chris Wise and Tracey Taylor-West will be hoping for more favourable conditions this year

4:21pm Friday 17th January 2014

HAVING won the event for a third time last year to add to his 2007 and 2008 successes, Pickhill driver Chris Wise heads an impressive entry list for Sunday’s Autogas 2000 Jack Frost Stages Rally supported by Cartersport, which takes place at Croft Circuit, near Darlington.

Richmond club sees steep increase in trials competitors

Darlington and Stockton Times: TEST RUN: Richmond Motor Club’s Gavin Lowther tries out the new AGB Sherco 300cc, watched by Andrew Brown

4:19pm Friday 17th January 2014

RICHMOND Motor Club’s Beginners and Easy Trial series broke records last year in terms of events and competitor numbers.

Croft Circuit gearing up for popular Nostalgia meeting

Darlington and Stockton Times: ALL OUR YESTERDAYS: Some of the attractions on display at last year’s Nostalgia meeting

10:23am Monday 13th January 2014

CROFT Circuit’s hugely popular Nostalgia fixture will take place this year on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3.

Riders shine in rain at Hovingham

10:19am Monday 13th January 2014

EBORACUM MC kicked off the 2014 trials season with their Luxembourg meeting at Hovingham Quarry, North Yorkshire, on New Year’s Day, with an entry of 80 riders.

Fifth win in six for festive Procter

Darlington and Stockton Times: ON HIS WAY: Kevin Procter drives over the line to take victory in the Christmas Stages rally

9:44am Monday 6th January 2014

SCRUTON’S Kevin Procter took his fifth victory in six years on Northallerton AC’s popular Christmas Stages Rally last Saturday but it was anything but plain sailing for the versatile Subaru WRC driver as his battered car testified at the end of eight actionpacked stages at Croft Circuit.

Sadler takes top spot in the Albert Shaw Memorial Trial

Darlington and Stockton Times: IN CONTROL: West Witton’s Richard Sadler

9:42am Monday 6th January 2014

PREDICTABLY, the Richmond club’s annual Albert Shaw Memorial Trial at Fremington Edge, Reeth, on Boxing Day, was the competitors’ top option as 137 competitors headed for the Woodyard Farm alongside the fast flowing Arkle Beck to enjoy brilliant cloudless wall to wall sunshine.

Milner in command with Embro Cup win

12:19pm Monday 6th January 2014

ADAM MILNER put his Acklam’s Motorcycle Beta at the top of the results in the Hull Auto Club’s Embro Cup trial on Sunday at Low North Park, where the Scarborough club hosted the established trial.

Croft is anticipating bumper crowd

12:18pm Monday 6th January 2014

IN addition to a top ten which wouldn’t look out of place on a British Championship event, Northallerton Automobile’s Christmas Stages Rally, which takes place at Croft Circuit tomorrow, features a host of local drivers hoping to perform well in front of an expected bumper crowd at the North Yorkshire venue.

Procter looking for fifth victory

Darlington and Stockton Times: FESTIVE TREAT: Kevin Procter

12:15pm Friday 20th December 2013

NORTHALLERTON Automobile Club’s Christmas Stages Rally takes place at Croft Circuit, near Darlington on Saturday, December 28 with not only a capacity 90-car entry, but one of the strongest fields assembled for the annual meeting.

Accolade for young club members

Darlington and Stockton Times: PRIZE GUYS: Young Richmond Motor Club members receive their awards at the town cricket club

12:12pm Friday 20th December 2013

MORE than 200 children and parents attended the annual Richmond Motor Club youth awards social and prize-giving ceremony on Sunday in the town’s cricket club pavilion.

Rallycross set to make a welcome return to Croft Circuit in 2014

Darlington and Stockton Times: WELCOME BACK: BTRDA Rallycross at Croft is back in 2014 – Picture: Tony Todd

1:25pm Friday 13th December 2013

AFTER 18 months of solid hard work undertaken by the British Trials and Rally Drivers Association Rallycross Committee and other interested parties, the BTRDA have now announced their 2014 calendar and class structure.

Chilton picks up Baxter Trophy at Harwood Dale

Darlington and Stockton Times: IN ACTION: Chris Laws

1:24pm Friday 13th December 2013

WHITBY’S rider, 22- year-old Andy Chilton added the Scarborough DMC’s Jacky Baxter Trophy to his list of achievements at a dull, but dry Harwood Dale on Sunday, defeating the three-lap, 12-section course with an unpenalised ride.

Swift wins Anniversary Rally

Darlington and Stockton Times: FRONT RUNNER: Paul Swift, of Darlington, leads the field during his victory in the BTRDA 75th Anniversary Rallycross meeting at Croft

3:08pm Friday 29th November 2013

DARLINGTON driver Paul Swift overcame not only the tricky conditions but also some of the best rallycross drivers in the country to take outright victory in the BTRDA 75th Anniversary Rallycross meeting at Croft Circuit, near Darlington, last Sunday.

Sunter produces expert ride to win Ridley Memorial Trial

Darlington and Stockton Times: CHAMPION: Healaugh’s John Sunter, riding a Montesa, on his way to victory in the Eric Ridley Memorial Trial

3:05pm Friday 29th November 2013

JOHN SUNTER, of Healaugh won the Eric Ridley Memorial Trial at Hurst, North Yorkshire on Sunday. He rode his Repsol Montesa to an almost penalty free victory over West Witton national S3 Part champion Richard Sadler.

Croft Circuit gearing up to stage 75th Anniversary Rallycross Trophy

Darlington and Stockton Times: RETRO ACTION: Lance Foster at the front and Paul Swift, near the rear. The pair will be in action at Croft on Sunday

4:17pm Friday 22nd November 2013

CLUBMAN’S rallycross returns in style to Croft Circuit on Sunday for Darlington and District Motor Club’s BTRDA 75th Anniversary Rallycross Trophy.

British champion turns on the style in Collinson Trial

Darlington and Stockton Times: ROCK SOLID: British Trials champion Michael Brown produced a superb ride to win the Cliff Collinson National Trial on Sunday

4:15pm Friday 22nd November 2013

THIS year’s British Trials champion Michael Brown, from Scarborough, produced a superb ride to win Scarborough DMC’s Cliff Collinson National Trial on Sunday.

‘Banner’ celebrates RAC Rally win

Darlington and Stockton Times: RALLY MASTER: Malton driver Steve Bannister and co-driver Kevin Rae on their way to a second RAC Rally victory last weekend

12:27pm Friday 15th November 2013

MALTON’S Steve Bannister and Scottish co-driver Kevin Rae took their second Roger Albert Clark Rally victory after another glorious three days of rallying through Yorkshire, County Durham and the Scottish Borders last weekend.

Olly enjoys life down on the farm with AJS Trophy victory

Darlington and Stockton Times: EXPERT RIDE: Olly Kendra rode the first four sections of the AJS Trophy Trial at Ouseburn without a penalty last Saturday

12:26pm Friday 15th November 2013

OLLY KENDRA was on top form at Moorgate Farm, Ouseburn on Saturday where he won the Eboracum Motor Cycle Club’s AJS Trophy Trial, ahead of David Pye and Richard Kendra.

Riders are put to the test in rain-soaked trial at Marske

Darlington and Stockton Times: TRICKY ROUTE: Paul Sadler on his way to victory in the Hardstiles trial, at Marske, last Sunday

2:44pm Friday 8th November 2013

RICHMOND Motor Club’s Hardstiles Easy Clubman and Youth Trial at Marske was held on a rain-soaked course consisting of four laps of ten sections on Sunday.

Local duo finish season in style

Darlington and Stockton Times: SEASON TO SAVOUR: Brompton’s Chris Mullen

1:27pm Friday 1st November 2013

WHILE a number of the region’s drivers starred in the various rallycross championships this year, two local drivers ended their season in style with victories at the recent British Rallycross Championship finale held at Croft Circuit, near Darlington.

Chilton fends of challenge by Milner to win Colonial

Darlington and Stockton Times: IN CONTROL: Andy Chilton masters the Colonial Trial at Hill Houses, Farndale, last weekend to win the Eboracum Motor Club meeting

1:24pm Friday 1st November 2013

BETA UK rider Andy Chilton won Eboracum Motor Club’s Colonial Trial on Sunday at Hill Houses, Farndale – but only after a terrific battle with Adam Milner riding an Acklam Beta. Chilton’s only loss came on the big duel step of seven.

Riders get taste of Scott Trial at Marske

3:54pm Friday 27th September 2013

THE air in Swaledale on Saturday for Richmond MC’s meeting at Marske certainly fired up the women’s and girls in the fifth and penultimate round of the ACU national trials championship, or was it the fact that some of the sections will be used in the Scott Trial next month.

Taylor edges out Mellors in tight battle on Army ranges

Darlington and Stockton Times: PACESETTER: Action from the Pendragon Stages Rally last weekend

3:53pm Friday 27th September 2013

LAST Sunday saw some of the UK’s top crews contest the 2013 Stobart Rail Pendragon Stages Rally, which took place on the North Yorkshire and Cumbrian border, and as usual saw plenty of drama among the 100 crews.

Incentive for crews with support events at RAC Rally

Darlington and Stockton Times: READY FOR ACTION: Sutton Bank crew Amanda and Derek Cornforth, who will be competing in November’s RAC Rally

1:21pm Friday 20th September 2013

THREE individual rallies will support the 2013 Roger Albert Clark Rally over the weekend of November 8 to 10 and will offer some of the most cost- effective forest rallying in the UK this season, with entry fees from as low as £7.43 per mile.

Kershaw in command at charity trial

1:19pm Friday 20th September 2013

SCARBOROUGH’S Simon Kershaw rode to a convincing win at Middlesbrough and DMC’s Charity Two-Day Trial last weekend, with proceeds going to the Air Ambulance.

County Durham racer Graham scores first F4 win

8:00am Saturday 3rd August 2013

COUNTY DURHAMS Matty Graham scored his maiden car racing victory during round 14 of the BRDC Formula 4 Championship at Brands Hatch last weekend.

Early finish in Scottish rally for Ripon driver Robinson

Darlington and Stockton Times: RETIREMENT WOE: Ripon driver Matthew Robinson’s bad luck continued in the RSAC Scottish Rally

3:24pm Friday 5th July 2013

IT would seem that Ripon rally driver Matthew Robinson must have broken more than his fair share of mirrors this year as his awful run of results saw him retire from yet another event when he failed to finish last weekend’s RSAC Scottish Rally.

Price is right with victory in Mintex trial

3:30pm Friday 5th July 2013

THE big guns on the British youth scene fired in earnest at Swaledale where Richmond Motor Club staged the Mintex Trophy Trial with Jack Price emerging as the fastest rider on the two-lap course, of which a fair amount was pure Scott Trial.

Shield endures tough weekend

8:00am Saturday 29th June 2013

TEENAGE racer Rob Shield competed in his first major car event last weekend, driving in the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship, a support event to the British Touring Cars.

Coates impresses on return

8:00am Saturday 29th June 2013

SCORTON'S Max Coates made a strong comeback in the British Touring Car supporting Ginetta GT Supercup at Croft last weekend with three top six finishes, which included one podium.

Teenage duo ready for Croft battles

8:00am Saturday 22nd June 2013

TWO young racing drivers are hoping to enhance their reputations when Croft Circuit hosts the British Touring Car Championship this weekend.

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