Entries now open for Builth Wells based rally on 3rd June
Regulations for this year’s Rallynuts Severn Valley Stages are now available and organisers of the 3rd June event are confident the 44th running of the Midland Manor Motor Club rally will be one of the best yet.
Established racewear and accessory firm, Rallynuts Motorsport will join the event as title sponsor once again in 2017 and the event will contain around 44 competitive miles of prime stages in the Gwibedog, Cefn, Crychan and Radnor forests.
The popular event is once again a round of the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship, Pirelli MSA Welsh Rally Championship and the West Wales Rally Spares HRCR Stage Masters Challenge. The event is also joined in 2017 by the FMP Rally Challenge and Brian Dennis Welsh Historic Rally Championship.
An impressive 30 miles will be first usage in a bid to encourage entries from all ages of vehicle, equating to 68% of the total route across some of the best forest locations that Wales has to offer.
Based in Builth Wells, Powys a compact route and centralised service at the Royal Welsh Showground will keep costs to a minimum. With changes to the arrangements for repairing forests after events, the organising team has worked hard to keep the event fee under £600 and believe the entry fee represents good value for money at £595.
The Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells will once again host the rally and provide an unrivalled venue for Rally HQ, Scrutineering, free attended overnight parking, start/finish, service area and the awards ceremony. Camping and caravanning facilities are available at the Showground from £10 a night.
Competitors will be flagged away by the Mayor of Builth Wells Town Council at 8.30am on Saturday 3rd June, to tackle the seven challenging stages made famous by the World Rally Championship qualifier Wales Rally GB, before returning for a champagne finish just after 4pm.
Having been known for 13 years as the Kerridge Stages Rally followed by the Mutiny Stages Rally, the continued association with Rallynuts Motorsport offers an opportunity for the event to expand with a dynamic route and stages. Joint Clerk of the Course Chris Ashley believes they have the perfect formula for competitors and rally fans alike this year.
“These forests are regarded across the world as some of the best there is and we do have to agree with that sentiment. Add in the fact that we have just a few miles used for a second time, I’m confident that crews in both the modern and historic category’s will enjoy every second of the event. It’s a great opportunity for those not in a championship to get experience of the Welsh stages too and we always offer a warm welcome to everyone who contests the event”.
The Rallynuts Motorsport Severn Valley Stages event regulations and online entry form are available on the event website, at www.severnvalleystages.co.uk
Or follow the event on social media: