Since our last event at Donington in March, the organising team from Dukeries Motor Club had 6 weeks off to recharge their batteries before starting to the organisation of our next event, The Rex Pet Hotel Flying Fortress Stages Rally. This event will be held on the 26th June 2016 at Grafton Underwood and will be the 5th running of the event. It is the only rally allowed on Grafton and is closed to the public, therefore there will be no spectators other than those associated with the event or estate.
For those of you who haven’t been before, Grafton Underwood is a former WW2 American 8th Air Force Base near Kettering and forms part of a private estate, therefore it is strictly a NON-SPECTATOR venue. Dukeries Motor Club supported by the landowner and the MSA have made considerable investment at the venue which has improved the stage surfaces and uncovered some new concrete roads within the forest section, this has allowed the organising team to provide competitors with 54 stage miles in 8 stages.
Marshals registration is open (form attached) and we are starting to receive volunteers already. If you would like to come and join us, please fill in the attached form and submit to me, you can post it if you wish. Contact details are at the bottom of the form.
The format of the event will be: -
Entry - 65 (maximum)
Mileage - 54
No of stages - 8
First car starts - 09.00hrs
Last car finishes - 17.00hrs, delays permitting.
Stage Practise Event - Yes, over the last 4 stages.
The Flying Fortress Stages is a round of three Regional Stage Rally Championships; the Alexander Calder Financial EMAMC Stage Rally Championship, Roadrunner/Phoenix Awards ANEMMC Stage Championship and the Jelf Motorsport.com Stage Rally Championship, plus the popular Dukeries Stage Rally Championship.
Entries opened last Monday (2nd May) and to-date we have 37 entries. Signing-on details will be issued nearer the event date.
Contact details: -