Drivers over the age of 55 will be celebrated with a special award in the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship. The highest scoring mature driver at the end of the season will be rewarded with a suitable trophy and prize at the championship prize-giving in October.
The move to acknowledge the significant number of drivers over the age of 55 came after youngster Marty McCormack and 40-something Nick Elliott set the pace over the opening two events of the season. Drivers of a relevant age will be asked to tick a box at championship signing-on to confirm they qualify for the award.
“Historic rallying has a very broad appeal across the age groups,” said championship manager Colin Heppenstall. “We are very pleased to have a number of mature drivers competing and they bring a great deal to the WWRS R.A.C. Rally Championship, in terms of speed, experience and good humour. This award will recognise how much we value them.”
Another award added to the end of season trophies will be for the best performance by a non-Ford in the final championship standings. With many Ford Escorts packing out the entry list, the ‘It’s not an Escort’ award will be presented to the best placed car from any other manufacturer.
The West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship season continues on Saturday 22 June with round three, the DMACK Carlisle Stages.Classic Rallying