22 Oct: Galloway Entry List

Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally, Sunday 27th October …
ARR Craib Scottish Rally Championship – Final Round …

No-one will ever know how much time and effort has been put into this year’s Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally which takes place on Sunday. That’s because no-one kept a count of the hours spent, the sweat poured and the arteries tightening under stress. Had they done so, the south west would have been raided by the ‘gangmaster police’ refusing to believe that so few, accomplished so much, with such limited time and resources.

What they have achieved, especially with the Super Special, is quite simply unbelievable. It is a tribute to them and to so many other car clubs, officials, marshals and helpers throughout the country and throughout the year that so many of us can enjoy the best sport in the land.

From Tobermory, Inverness, Elgin and Aberdeen to the north and Duns, Jedburgh, Dumfries and Castle Douglas to the south, with Aberfeldy in the middle, bands of overworked, and unpaid rally enthusiasts roam the countryside continuously thoughout the year. They are seeking out new routes, testing new ideas and spending countless hours on the phone and computer negotiating with local Councils and Forestry folks, land owners and Police forces, not to mention the sport’s governing body, to organise and run these complex and huge events. For what? So that those with a passion to drive fast on demanding roads can do in safety while deriving so much pleasure and in the process entertaining the rest of us mere earthlings who enjoy watching the spectacle.

On that basis, I urge you all to visit the Super Special on Sunday, at least once, to see what has been created. Almost the entire stage can be seen from the spectator viewpoint.

Not only that, the organising team from Solway, Machars and East Ayrshire Car Clubs have produced just about the best Rally Spectator Guide in the business, and it’s free, to download from their website. So there is no need for me to print anything here other than the Rally Timetable below.

And do you know something, I reckon this event could teach a certain other event far to the south next month about accessibility, value for money and sheer spectacle.

Rally Timetable:
08:20, Rally Start
New Market Street , Castle Douglas

08:54 Hrs, SS1, C.C. Service Limited, Billson’s Link

09:29 Hrs, SS2, Jas P Wilson Forest Machines, Dalbeattie 1

09:49 Hrs, SS3, The Armstrong Group, Super Special 1

10:14/10:48 Hrs, Service In / Out
Karcare / New Market Street, Castle Douglas

11:25 Hrs, SS4, James Haugh (Castle Douglas), Cairn Edward

11:55 Hrs, SS5, Stewartry Tyres, Glengap

12:37/13:08 Hrs, Service In / Out
Karcare / New Market Street, Castle Douglas

13:35 Hrs, SS6, The Armstrong Group, Super Special 2

13:49 Hrs, SS7, Thistle Inn Crossmichael, Dalbeattie 2

14:20 Hrs, Rally Finish
New Market Street, Castle Douglas

16:30 Hrs, Prizegiving, Town Hall, S Andrew Street, Castle Douglas

Full Spectator Guide available to download at:

Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally, Sunday 27th October:
Full Entry List:

1, Ivor Clark/Keith McCleary (Gretna/Gretna) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4, 12
2, Jock Armstrong/John Richardson (Clarebrand/Bedale) Subaru, Impreza, 12
3, David Bogie/Kevin Rae (Dumfries/Jedburgh) Ford Focus WRC, 12
4, Dave Weston/Dave Robson (Aberdeen/Jedburgh) Ford Focus WRC, 12
5, Mike Faulkner/Peter Foy (Kerrtlebridge/Bingley) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9, 12
6, Barry Groundwater/Neil Shanks (Stonehaven/Elgin) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9, 12
7, Donnie MacDonald/Andrew Falconer (Inverness/Inverness) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9, 12
8, Jon Burn/Alan Stark (Hamilton/Lenzie) Subaru Impreza WRC, 12
9, Chris Collie/Andrew Roughead (Portlethen/Newcastle upon Tyne) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6, 12
10, Shaun Sinclair/Chris Hamill (Oban/Oban) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9, 12
11, Alistair Inglis/Colin Inglis (Montrose/Edzell) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5, 12
12, Mark McCulloch/Elliott Edmondson (Newton Stewart/Milton Keynes) Subaru Impreza, 12
14, Liam Regan/Damien Duffin (Belfast/Rasharkin) Peugeot 206 4×4, 12
15, Andy Horne/Jim Howie (Inverness/Kilmarnock) Dam 4100 GTi, 12
16, Andrew Gallacher/Phil Sandham (Hurlford/Carnforth) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9, 10
17, Dougal Brown/Lewis Rochford (Inverness/Inverness) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9, 12
18, John McClory/David Hood (Strathblane/Elderslie) Subaru Impreza N15, 10
19, John Morrison/Peter Carstairs (Conon Bridge/St Andrews) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 , 10
20, Steve Bannister/Louise Sutherland (Malton/Hawick) Ford Escort MkII) 6
21, Craig McMiken/Craig Wallace (Newton Stewart/Kirriemuir) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9, 12
22, Ian Baumgart/David O’Brien (Hawick/Duns) Subaru Impreza, 12
23, Fraser Wilson/Steven Broll (Port William/Port William) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8, 10
24, Ian Paterson/James Haugh (Dumfries/Stranraer) Subaru Impreza, 12
25, Richard Dickson/Sanny Dobie (New Abbey/Castle Douglas) Subaru Impreza, 12
26, Fraser MacNicol/Lorn Hughes (Ullapool/Ullapool) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6, 12
27, Brian Watson/Jane Nicol (Stonehaven/Edinburgh) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8, 12
28, Lee Hastings/Brian Findon (Collin/Dumfries) Subaru Impreza, 12
29, Alan Atcheson/Dean Henderson (Strabane/Sion Mills) Ford Escort MkII, 5
30, Robert Harkness/Mike Curry (Stewarton/Lockerbie) BMW 316, 9
31, Stuart Paterson/Craig Service (Collin/Whithorn) Subaru Impreza, 12
32, Walter Henderson/Linzi Henderson (Carnwath/Carnwath) Subaru Impreza, 12
33, Allan McDowall/Gavin Heseltine (Tarbolton/Gilberdyke) Ford Escort RS 1800, 6
34, Iain Wilson/Keith Freemantle (Dalbeattie/Dalbeattie) Vauxhall Nova, 4
35, Iain Haining/Mairi Riddick (Dumfries/Haugh of Urr) Vauxhall Nova, 3
36, Kieran Renton/Carin Logan (Coldstream/Kelso) Ford Fiesta R2, 4
37, Peter Stewart/Kenneth Marchbank (Dumfries/Thornhill) Ford Fiesta, 4
38, Alasdair Anderson/Richard Sutherland (Fortrose/Brora) Subaru Impreza, 12
39, Kris Tennant/Malcolm Vie (Nairn/Montrose) Lancia Delta Integrale, 12
40, Callum Atkinson/Lachlan Cowan (Lauder/Dunfermline) Peugeot 205 GTi, 3
41, Charles Blair/Mark Roberts (Dumfries/Dumfries) Peugeot 205 GTi, 3
42, Jim Robertson/Colin Maxwell (Penpont/Dumfries) Citroen C2R2, 4
43, Graeme Sherry/Peter Weall (Gartcosh/Lenzie) Peugeot 205 GTi, 3
44, Ian Cattanach/Lisa Watson (Inverness/Alford) Talbot Sunbeam, 4
45, Rory James Fraser/Ewen Jappy (Achinduich/Golspie) Peugeot 205 GTi, 3
46, Billy Thomson/Jim Little (Glenlochar/Kirkcudbright) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9, 10
47, Darren Martin/Martin Steele (Longtown/Longtown) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8, 12
48, Matthew Kesson/Ronnie Roughead (Dunblane/Newcastle) Ford Fiesta R2, 4
49, Scott Peacock/Keith Riddick (Bridge of Dee/Haugh of Urr) Peugeot 205 GTi, 3
50, Adrian Stewart/Richard Simmonds (Aberdeen/Duns) Peugeot 205 GTi, 3
51, Scott Sloan/David Sloan (Dumfries/Dumfries) Vauxhall Corsa, 2
52, Tom Coughtrie/Calvin Cooledge (Ayr/Ruthin) Ford RS 1800, 6
53, Gary MacLeod/Will Rogers (Ayr/Cinderford) Ford Fiesta, 4
54, Donald Peacock/William Paul (Bridge of Dee/Castle Douglas) Peugeot 205 GTi, 3
55, Alexander Curran/Laura Marshall (Newton Stewart/Newton Stewart) Vauxhall Corsa, 4
56, Jonathan Smith/Michael Cruickshank (Crossford/Crieff) Honda Civic, 4
57, Jim McDowall/Charlotte McDowall (Creetown/Creetown) Hillman Avenger, 6
58, Kieran O’Kane/Matt Reid (Maghera/Stirling) Opel Ascona 400, 9
59, William Pollock/Helen Brown (Cumnock/Dumfries) Ford Escort MkI, 5
60, Micky Rankin/Michael Sharp (Dumfries/Dunlop) Ford Escort, 5
61, Angus Lawrie/George Myatt (Castle Douglas/Dumfries) Vauxhall Nova, 2
62, Drew Struthers/Jim Johnston (Carnwath/Beauly) Talbot Sunbeam, 8
63, Caroline Carslaw/John Duke (Dunlop/Dunlop) Ford Fiesta ST, 7
64, Alan McMorran/Albert Connelly (Castle Douglas/Castle Douglas) Peugeot 205, 5
65, Simon Hay/Calum Jaffray (Aberdeen/Torphins) Peugeot 205 GTi, 3
66, Ian Henry/James McDermott (Sligo/Sligo) Peugeot 206, 7
67, Mark McCaffrey/Gordon O’Donnell (Lisbellaw/Lisbellaw) Ford Escort MkII, 2
68, M. Thaarique Fazal/Paul Hudson (Glasgow/Darlington) Peugeot 205 GTi, 3
69, Douglas Watt/Donald Munro (Inveraray/Glenrothes) Ford Escort MkII, 5
70, John Clark/Chris Lees (Aberdeen/Glasgow) Audi, Quattro Turbo, 12
71, Mark Goodfellow/Peter Johnson (Alston/Carlisle) Subaru Impreza, 12
72, Dean Ross/Mark Runciman (Alness/East Kilbride) Subaru Impreza, 12
73, Douglas Cameron/David Ross Cameron (Old Kilpatrick/Old Kilpatrick) Ford Escort MkII, 5
74, Steven Bellshaw/Sandy Urquhart (Ullapool/Ullapool) Peugeot 205, 3
75, Bill Davidson/Ashleigh Will (Finzean/Kintore) Vauxhall Nova, 4