Ford Fiesta to defend Gold Medal at X Games with star driver line-up

Kenny Brack's Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta jumps! - Picture by Ford of Europe.

The Fiesta, Ford of Europe’s best-selling model, will return to the prestigious X Games event in the United States next month to defend the gold medal won during its games debut last year.

Four specially-prepared Fiesta cars will fly the flag for Ford at the X Games Rally Competition (29 July – 1 August) in Los Angeles. The driver line-up will be led by American action sports icon Ken Block, and also includes 2009 X Games gold medalist Kenny Brack, third-placed Tanner Foust and 10-time medalist Brian Deegan. Continue reading Ford Fiesta to defend Gold Medal at X Games with star driver line-up

Pirelli Star Driver Peter Horsey enters Rally Estonia for Finland preparation

Peter Horsey in action at the Bulldog Rally in Britain earlier this year.

Two Pirelli Star Drivers, local hero Ott Tanak and Kenyan Peter Horsey, will start in the Mad-Croc Rally Estonia. For Horsey it will be his first start with new co-driver Calvin Cooledge. Horsey is entering Rally Estonia to prepare for Rally Finland. Continue reading Pirelli Star Driver Peter Horsey enters Rally Estonia for Finland preparation

Charity Motorsport Festival ready to blast off in Loughgall Country Park!

The leading entries for this Saturday’s Burkes of Cornascriebe New Holland Agriculture Loughgall Festival of Motorsport, which is jointly organised by North Armagh Motor Club Ltd and Armagh Lions Club, have been announced at Armagh Council Offices. Continue reading Charity Motorsport Festival ready to blast off in Loughgall Country Park!

Higgins headlines strong entry for Rally Isle of Man

Gwyndaf Evans/Chris Patterson - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10 Rally - Picture by Jakob Ebrey Photography.

Local hero Mark Higgins will after all bid for an incredible sixth Rally Isle of Man crown in early July after submitting a last minute entry for the event as the deadline loomed.

It had been feared that the driver, who last year took a record-breaking fifth win, would end a 20-year run of consecutive appearances on his home event, as he is not contesting the full 2010 Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship. Continue reading Higgins headlines strong entry for Rally Isle of Man

Cox takes APRC wildcard for Whangarei

Sloan Cox in the recent WRC Rally New Zealand - Picture by BB Media.

Rotorua teenager Sloan Cox has taken one of four wildcard entries to the Asia Pacific Rally Championship field at Rally Whangarei this weekend.

Cox is the youngest of four New Zealand drivers to be awarded with the wildcard and amongst the benefits, he and co-driver Tarryn hope to be featured in the APRC television coverage that plays to millions not only throughout the Asia-Pacific region but also into Europe with highlights shown worldwide.

The pair will also be eligible to score points in the APRC and will be seeded ninth (third New Zealander) amongst the APRC runners, including former WRC drivers Alister McRae and Chris Atkinson, at the front of the field for the opening day which will be their highest seeding on an international event and should offer better road conditions.

With Rally Whangarei running as the third rounds of both the Asia Pacific and New Zealand Rally Championships, Cox will have twice as much to concentrate on. However with the form and speed the
18 year old has shown on the Whangarei roads in the past and on the recent Rally New Zealand, it is sure that the Taslo Engineering Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X will be present near the front of the field.

“We are very proud to receive the Asia Pacific Rally Championship Wildcard entry,” says Sloan, “We still want to go well in the New Zealand Rally Championship, but it will be a big learning curve to compete amongst the international drivers.”

Rally Whangarei kicks off with an autograph session and ceremonial start in the Cameron Street mall in Whangarei on Friday, before the high speed action starts the following day with eight special stages in the Whangarei and Kaipara districts, followed by a further eight stages in the region the following day to finish off the event.

Press Release by BB Media

Inkster confident heading to Whangarei

Glenn Inkster in action - Picture by BB Media.

Auckland’s Glenn Inkster is counting on added confidence in the Team TransNet Extreme Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 to push him further up the field when the New Zealand Rally Championship continues at Rally Whangarei on 2 – 4 July. Continue reading Inkster confident heading to Whangarei