CAR-nival Stages

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……

RESULTS:

Abingdon Stages 2018 Awards

Abingdon Stages 2018 Classes

Abingdon Stages 2018 Entry

Abingdon Stages 2018 Overall

Abingdon Stages 2018 Penalties

Abingdon Stages 2018 Stage Times

INFORMATION

So what’s it all about?

100 cars contest the 8 tarmac stages over 70 miles which feature superfast straights, high-speed corners and blistering turns all combined with the intricacies of ‘The Complex’ behind the wire.

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!

2018 Championships:

  • 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)