Darlington and District Motor Club are pleased to announce that regulations are now available for the Jack Frost Stages Rally in association with Cartersport and which will take place at Croft Circuit on Sunday 15th January 2017.
The 18th annual running of the event will again comprise up to eight stages totalling around 40 stage miles on the asphalt of the North East’s only permanent race track and is a qualifying round of three major local championships including the SG Petch ANECCC, the AS Performance North of England Tarmac and the Fuchs Titan Race ANCC Championships.
With typically fast and flowing stages around the racetrack and perimeter roads, the event usually attracts a capacity 90-car entry and is expected to fill quickly once entries open on Monday 12th December 2016.
Last year’s winner, Guy Smith, is expected to return to defend his title and as well as the cream of national runners on the first major event of 2017, there is expected to be a strong local contingent who traditionally go well at Croft, and whereby snow and ice can usually be thrown into the equation.
Competitors are reminded that Northallerton Automobile Club’s Swift Signs Christmas Stages Rally, which takes place at Croft Circuit also on Tuesday 27th December 2016, filled up within half an hour of entries opening, so demand is expected to be high
The maximum entry is 90 cars with the minimum being 65 where the first 80 will be accepted upon receipt and payment, with a further ten being allocated at the organiser’s discretion. Entries finally close on Friday 6th January 2017 and any entries withdrawn before that date will receive a full refund. Anyone withdrawing after that date and up to Thursday 12th January 2017 will receive a refund at the organiser’s discretion, providing a reserve can fill that place.
The online entry form will be available from 19.00 on Monday 12th December 2016 at https://www.rallies.info/webentry/2017/jackfrost/index.php
Scrutineering and documentation takes place between 12.00 and 16.00 on Saturday 14th January 2017 and also from 06:00 on Sunday 15th January 2017 (by appointment only) with the first car at MTC1 at 08:57.
The entry fee is £260 and there are classes for cars up to 1400cc, up to 1600cc, up to 2000cc, over 2000cc and all four wheel-drive cars as well as Historic rally cars.
For further information, please contact Craig Hope on 07814 492134 (between 19.00 and 21.00 only), or via email at email@example.com. Regulations are now available at www.darlington-motor-club.org.uk.
Picture attached (courtesy of James Ward/ChicaneMedia.co.uk): Guy Smith and Patrick Walsh on their way to victory on last year’s Jack Frost Stages Rally.