12th June 2018
Another name joins the role of honour at Abingdon….
Chris Woodhouse and Alan Gilbert took the 2018 CAR-nival Stages title in fine style at Abingdon with their Darrian GTR claiming victory by 11-seconds over the 80+ stage miles.
2017 Winners Graham Bell and Russ Radford put up a great fight in the Proton Satira Neo and the pairing which tied in first position until the final 2 stages which saw Woodhouse follow a dramatic 5 seconds advantage on SS6, followed by a victory winging 6 seconds on the final stage of the day. Our congratulations go to all of the 76 finishers on the sun-drenched 22nd edition of the Abingdon Motorsport CAR-nival Stages……
So what’s it all about?
Stamina, concentration and driving ability all add to a great days rallying at CAR-nival and those that emerge victorious are always worthy winners. Subaru WRCs, Fiesta R5’s and Mk2 Escorts have all added their names to the CAR-nival Winners Trophy, a well-earned award for this fantastic event.
The 2018 event was a qualifying round of the following Championships – This meant that entries were at a premium (Full within 5 days and 14 reserves) and were dealt with on a First Come, First Served basis – YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
- The HRCR Mintex old Stager Historic Rally Championship 2018 incorporating the Mini Sport Cup & Mini Sport Junior Cup
- The ACSMC Stage Rally Championship
- The ASWMC Rally Championship
- The AEMC / ASEMC Jelf Motorsport.com Stage Rally Championship
- The AWMMC 2018 Heart of England Rally Championship
ROLE OF HONOUR:
|1997||Roger Binyon (Metro DAM4100)||1998||Andy Blair (Escort Cosworth)|
|1999||Andy Blair (Escort Cosworth)||2000||Mark Welch (Escort Cosworth)|
|2001||Tom Lambert (Darrian GT)||2002||Simon Mauger (Escort Cosworth)|
|2003||Steve Furzeland (Metro 6R4)||2004||Peter Lloyd (Subaru WRC)|
|2005||Will Nicholls (Subaru WRC)||2006||Will Nicholls (Subaru WRC)|
|2007||Will Nicholls (Subaru WRC)||2008||Steve Furzeland (Subaru WRC)|
|2009||Steve Furzeland (Subaru WRC)||2010||Simon Mauger (Escort Mk II)|
|2011||Martyn England (Mitsubishi Evo 9)||2012||Simon Mauger (Escort Mk II)|
|2013||Mark Straker (Darrian T90)||2014||Steve Furzeland (Subaru WRC)|
|2015||Steve Furzeland (Subaru WRC)||2016||Steve Furzeland (Subaru WRC)|
|2017||Graeme Bell (Proton Satira Neo)||2018||Chris Woodhouse (Darrian GTR)|