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mark brew
27-12-2010, 09:32
Chris kelly Memorial Stages 11-12th February,

Regs are out now on www.manxautosport.org (http://www.manxautosport.org)

mark brew
14-01-2011, 10:40
Chris Kelly Memorial Stages to receive TV Coverage - Following recent discussions, organisers Manx Auto Sport have come to an agreement that secures next months Chris Kelly Memorial Stages sponsored by Mann Construction Ltd will be televised across the UK. This will see it benefit from at least 24 minutes of coverage within one of the Special Stage shows broadcast on Motors TV :cheers:

16-01-2011, 22:47
Have there been any entrants from Ireland yet do you know?

16-01-2011, 22:55
Nothing yet.

But always look forward to receiving some :drink:

It will be a top event :yahoo:

17-01-2011, 00:58
It should be good as there is a nice Chevette coming over for it. It would be nice to see a few of the Irish boys over for it as it's usually good when there over for the National in May, lots of sideways action.

mark brew
17-01-2011, 17:53
more entrys the better, I love watching Irish rallying they always give 110%. So come and have some fun.:yes:

17-01-2011, 18:49
I noticed in last weeks Motorsport news there was a full page listing of the events for the Millington Escort challenge , I think off the top of my head there is going to be nine rounds and the Manx National in May is one of them which should be good.

mark brew
19-01-2011, 09:39
they could use this as test for set up then..;)

20-01-2011, 21:48
Who is organising the Mk2 Championship ??

Do they have a wbsite :yahoo:

Would be good to see some Mk2's in the lanes :drool:

mark brew
21-01-2011, 08:47
It is ran under,

REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship

Category: Millington Escort Challenge
Open to drivers of Mk1-Mk5 Ford Escorts (front-engined up to 2.5 litre, rear-wheel drive). It is not necessary to use a Millington engine. Further details to be announced in a bulletin.

mark brew
28-01-2011, 09:30

Sponsored by


Stone headlines Chris Kelly Memorial Stages as the buzz grows

With entries still open for next months Chris Kelly Memorial Stages sponsored by Mann Construction, the first Isle of Man stage rally of the year is shaping up to attract some of the UK’s leading asphalt drivers.

Blackburn’s John Stone has already submitted his entry for the February 11th & 12th event in the stunning Skoda Fabia WRC, and it’ll be the first run for the car following an on-going, extensive overhaul at Dutch specialist Erik Wevers’ workshops.

With local co-driver Rob Fagg on the notes, the challenge is definitely down to the home drivers, and the ‘buzz’ is that many of the leading crews from the MSA National Asphalt Championship could also head over the Irish Sea, making it an unofficial pre-series warm up.

Of the 20 entries in so far no fewer than 14 are from off-island crews, as the popularity of ‘clubmans’ closed roads rallying on the island grows rapidly. Only last week that was enhanced with the announcement that Motors TV will be taking coverage of the rally for the first time.

The rally is also making its debut as a round of the ANWCC Stage Rally Championship.

Other names already on the entry list include ****ermouth’s Richard and Andy Barnard (Subaru), top historic crew Adrian Kermode and Maurice Beckett (Porsche), Appleby’s Stuart Egglestone (Vauxhall Astra), and the Mitsubishi’s of Andrew Terrington and John Wood from the North West.

North Wales crews are regular visitors, with Hugh Jones’ crowd-pleasing Escort listed alongside Ian Jones’ Citroen C2, while other returning friends of Manx rallying include Blackburn’s Chris and Heidi Wood****, who switch from their regular Mitsubishi to a Proton Compact, Yorkshire’s Kevin Jaffrey and Manchester’s David Coulson.

The home crews traditionally leave placing their entry till late, but already on the list for the Eurocars Motorsport.com Manx Rally Championship opener are Andrew Leece and Graham Fargher (Mitsubishi Evo 6), winners of last years Duke Stages, and Tim Collins and Paul McCann in a new Evo 9.

Entries for the rally, which allows reconnaissance of the stages, close at the reduced early rate this coming Friday, 28th January, and at the full rate next Tuesday, 1st February. Full details, regulations, entry forms and ferry/hotel deals can be found at www.manxautosport.org (http://www.manxautosport.org)

The event is an ideal pre-season opportunity for crews wanting to test, with multiple use of stages.

The opening night features nine tests in darkness with centralised servicing at the TT Grandstand, while Saturday brings a full day of eight further daylight stages, with the rally finishing in Ramsey’s Market Square.

Throw in the banter at the post event presentation and it’s a weekend you just have to try!.


04-02-2011, 00:48
It is ourselves that are covering the Chris Kelly Memorial, Looking forward to it :)

Also, we have just confirmed that we will be covering the REIS MSA Asphalt Championship, which the Millington Challenge follows, so that will get some TV coverage too ( but only championship registered crews, so if your going to do any rounds, register if you want to get on the show )

Dont forget it also includes the ALMC in July :)

Theres a full list of TV times so far on the website www.specialstage.co.uk (http://www.specialstage.co.uk)