15 Feb: Snowman Rally entry list

… Snowman on Saturday …

The 2016 ARR Craib Scottish Rally Championship gets under way this weekend when the Arnold Clark Jurys Inn Snowman Rally starts from the High Street in Inverness at 9.00 am on Saturday morning the 20th February. And despite all the gloomy predictions about the impending demise of forest rallying in Scotland, Highland Car Club have got an entry of 120 cars and crews. That’s about 15 more entries than last year! A pretty healthy turnout by any dip of the stick.

There will be five special stages totalling 44 miles with the majority of the competitive mileage on t’other side of the Kessock Bridge. The club will publish their own programme for spectators (see list of outlets below) although if I get any info, I will publish it here.

Last year’s winner Jock Armstrong heads the entry with Mike Faulkner, third last year, seeded at number 2 this time, but sneaking in at number 3 is John MacCrone in a Fiesta R5 at the start of a full SRC campaign this year. Donnie MacDonald runs at 4 ahead of Shaun Sinclair in his Impreza WRC with last year’s second placed Snowman finisher, Bruce McCombie completing the top six.

Another driver appearing in a Fiesta R5 is Garry Pearson who like MacCrone fancies a full SRC season while Peter Stewart hopes to have his VW Polo S2000 car ready for action on Saturday. The car had to have a nuts and bolts rebuild before it was ready so fingers crossed. My tip for the top? How about Ivor Clark in a Hillman Avenger. OK , so he’s seeded at number 49, but that just means the top seeds will have no idea what he’s up to!

Richard Stewart is seeded behind Ivor in another Polo S2000 while young Blair Brown will give his Fiesta R2T a proper shakedown ahead of his BRC plans for the season. In other words, there’s plenty of variety and plenty to get excited about.

The first of the finishers are due back at the Jurys Inn from 3.30pm onwards.

Programmes available from:
Arnold Clark Peugeot, Harbour Road, Inverness
Autosave, Elgin
Autosave, Inverness
Bannermans Seat Filling Station, Harbour Road, Inverness
Charlies Cafe, Margaret Street, Inverness
Highland Industrial Supplies, Seafield Road, Inverness
Holland House Electrical, Henderson Road, Inverness
Contin Filling Station
Kingswells Filling Station, Old Perth Road, Inverness
Skiach Services, Evanton
Jurys Inn, Inverness
Tore Services

Entry List:
1, Jock Armstrong/Paula Swinscoe (Castle Douglas/Chorley) Subaru Impreza, 12
2, Mike Faulkner/Peter Foy (Aspatria/Bingley) Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX, 11
3, John MacCrone/Rhianon Gelsomino (Tobermory/Bury) Ford Fiesta, 13
4, Donnie MacDonald/Andrew Falconer (Inverness/Inverness),
5, Shaun Sinclair/Stephen O’Hanlon (Oban/Dungannon) Subaru S9,13
6, Bruce McCombie/Michael Coutts (Banchory/Torphins) Mitsubishi Evo,12
7, Barry Groundwater/Neil Shanks (Stonehaven/Elgin) Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X, 12
8, Andrew Gallacher/Jane Nicol (Hurlford/Edinburgh) Ford AG Fiesta,12
9, Mark McCulloch/Michael Hendry (Dumfries/Aberlour) Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX, 12
10, Garry Pearson/Robbie Mitchell (Duns/Duns) Ford Fiesta, 13
11, John Rintoul/Ross Hynd (Lower Largo/Inverbervie) Hyundai Accent WRC, 13
12, Fraser Wilson/Craig Wallace (Port William/Kirriemuir) Mitsubishi EVO 9, 10
14, Dale Robertson/Stuart Loudon (Duns/Larkhall) Mitsubishi EVO 9, 11
15, Reay MacKay/Robert MacDonald (Fort Augustus/Fort Augustus)
16, John Morrison/Peter Carstairs (Conon Bridge/St Andrews) Mitsubishi EVO 9, 10
17, Scott McCombie/Mark Fisher (Banchory/Workington) Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 9, 12
18, John Wink/John Forrest (Huntly/Rothienorman) Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 9, 11
19, Steven Ronaldson/Gordon Chalmers (Inverness/Inverness) Mitsubishi EVO, 11
20, Ian Baumgart/Mike Dickson (Hawick/Galashiels) Subaru Impreza, 11
21, Dougal Brown/Lewis Rochford (Forres/Inverness) Ford Escort Mk2, 8
22, Fraser MacNicol/Aaron Johnston (Ullapool/Omagh) Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VI, 12
23, Jimmy Christie/David MacFadyen (Inverness/Inverness) Mitsubishi Evo, 11
24, Iain Wilson/Keith Riddick (Dalbeattie/Haugh of Urr) Subaru Impreza N12, 11
25, Martin Scott/Daniel Forsyth (Banchory/Elgin) Mitsubishi EVO, 11
26, Alasdair Anderson/Richard Sutherland (Fortrose/Brora) Subaru Impreza, 11
27, Brian Watson/Caroline Will (Stonehaven/Kintore) Mitsubishi EVO, 12
28, Brian Ross/Ryan Thomson (Elgin/Lossiemouth) Mitsubishi Evo 6, 11
29, Kevin Robertson/Murray Strachan (Insch/Insch) Mitsubishi EVO 8,
30, Barry Renwick/Steven Dargan (Consett/Whitley Bay) Proton Millington,
31, Craig Rutherford/Chris Hamill (Fionnphort/Oban) Subaru Impreza WRX Sti,10
32, Ross MacDonald/Matthew Johnstone (Conon Bridge/Aberdeen) Mitsubishi EVO 8, 12
33, Alasdair S Graham/Laura Stuart (Paisley/Alford) Mitsubishi EVO, 10
34, Scott MacBeth/Ian MacIvor (Rosemarkie/Evanton) Mitsubishi EVO 7, 11
35, Peter Stewart/Kenneth Marchbank (Dumfries/Thornhill) Volkswagen Polo S2000, 12
36, Keith Morris/Martin Forrest (Skene Westhill/Aberdeen) Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6, 11
37, Ellya Gold/Jean Hay (Edinburgh/Edinburgh) Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6, 11
38, David Ross/Kyle MacKintosh (Auldearn/Auldearn) DAM Metro 4100, 12
39, Ross McFadzean/Scott Thomson (Prestwick/Ayr) Mitsubishi EVO 9, 11
40, Angus Lawrie/Jeannette Kvick (Castle Douglas/Maribo) Vauxhall Corsa 1400S, 2
41, Steven Smith/Daniel Johnstone (Ferniegair/Inverness) Ford Escort Mk2, 4
42, James Gibb/Iain Robson (Kilmarnock/St Boswells) Ford Fiesta, 12
43, Mike Grant/Graham Kelman (Elgin/Elgin) Subaru Impreza, 12
44, Scott Mutch/Greg McDonald (Elgin/Mosstodloch) Subaru GC8, 11
45, Duncan MacDonald/Neil Ross (Portree/Portree) Ford Escort Mk2, 8
46, Grant Inglis/Robert Gray (Glasgow/Glasgow) Ford Escort Mk2, 8
47, Matthew Thomson/Ian Graham (Inverurie/Inverurie) Subaru Impreza GC8, 11
48, Ian Cattanach/Lisa Watson (Inverness/Inverness) Talbot Sunbeam, 4
49, Ivor Clark/Paul Gribben (Gretna/Lowthertown) Hillman Avenger, 8
50, Richard Stewart/Carin Logan (Dumfries/Kelso) Volkswagen Polo S2000,
51, Blair Brown/Richard Simmonds (Kinross/Duns) Ford Fiesta R2T, 7
52, James Robertson/Colin Maxwell (Thornhill/Dumfries) Citroen C2 R2, 4
53, Thomas Gray/Dave Robson (Muir of Ord/Jedburgh) Ford Fiesta R2, 4
54, Geoff Goudie/Christopher Robertson (Calliff/Glasgow) Subaru Impreza, 11
55, Ian Petrie/Alan Falconer (Muir of Ord/Inverness)
56, Drew MacDonald/Susan Shanks (Garve/Elgin) Subaru Impreza GC8, 11
57, Donald Brooker/Rachel Brooker (Ballater/Aberdeen) BMW 130i, 9
58, David MacLean/Charles MacKenzie (Tomatin/Gairloch) Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 5, 11
59, Niall Inglis/Ross Campbell (Dunvegan/Glasgow) Subaru Impreza WRX,11
60, Kevin Ronaldson/David Falconer (Maryburgh/Inverness) Metro 6R4, 9
61, Donald Peacock/Scott Peacock (Castle Douglas/Castle Douglas) Peugeot 205 Gti,3
62, Adrian Stewart/Tom Hynd (Banchory/Inverbervie) Peugeot 205 Gti, 3
63, Scott MacDonald/Stewart Hurst (Dingwall/Muir of Ord) Vauxhall Nova, 3
64, Andy Chalmers/Martin MacCabe (Turriff/Glasgow) Ford Escort, 5
65, Simon Hay/Calum Jaffray (Aberdeen/Torphins) Mitsubishi EVO 6, 11
66, Sandy Arbuthnott/Ian Arbuthnott (Elgin/Forres) Ford Escort Mk2, 9
67, Keir Beaton/Stewart Davidson (Inverness/Aboyne) Honda Civic, 4
68, Michael Robertson/Gary McDonald (Letham/Aberdeen) Subaru Impreza,
69, Ian Cruden/Callum Cruden (Kiltarlity/Inverness) Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 4, 11
70, Caroline Carslaw/John Duke (Dunlop/Dunlop) Ford Fiesta ST, 7
71, Colin Baxter/Donald John Campbell (Tain/Invergordon) Subaru Impreza, 11
72, Paddy Munro/Chris Munro (Glenshiel/Portree) Ford Escort Mk2, 5
73, Steven Fraser/Rhuaridh Campbell (Helmsdale/Glemoriston) Subaru Impreza, 11
74, Ian Milne/Sandy Milne (Brechin/Brechin) Ford Escort Mk2, 6
75, Linzi Henderson/Paul Cummins (Lanark/Drumoak) Subaru Impreza, 76
76, John O’Kane/George Finlayson (Kyle of Lochalsh/Inverness) Ford Escort Mk2, 5
77, Sandy MacKenzie/Martin Fraser (Balmacara/Kyle of Lochalsh) Opel Manta, 5
78, Alan Cowan/Katie Stimpson (Duns/Aylesbury) Vauxhall Astra, 7
79, Grant MacRae/Martin Bruce (Portree/Portree) Peugeot 205 Rallye, 2
80, Andrew Voisey/Lindsay Ross (Inverness/Balmacara) Mitsubishi EVO 8, 11
81, Colin Patterson/Gary Clark (Banchory/Alness) Ford Escort, 5
82, John MacLeod/Seumas MacLean (Skeabost Bridge/??) Ford Focus, 7
83, Phillip MacIver/Donnie Ross (Avoch/Inverness) Ford Focus, 7
84, Kenny Wood/Christopher Thomson-Bialy (Inverness/Forres) Talbot Sunbeam
85, Hector MacInnes/Jenny O’Kane (Broadford/Kyle of Lochalsh) Subaru Impreza WRX Sti, 11
86, Calum Fraser/Andrew Logan (Dearham/Inverness) Peugeot 205 Gti, 5
87, Jacob Harlington/Oliver Harlington (Inverness/Stornoway) Volkswagen Polo, 2
88, James Munro/Calum MacLeod (Halkirk/Kirkhill) Peugeot 205, 3
89, Chris Duff/Matthew French (Inverness/Inverness) Peugeot 205 Gti, 3
90, Allan Matheson/Neil Morrison (Inverness/Dunvegan) Ford Escort, 3
91, Graeme Harris/Alan Harris (Lossiemouth/Lossiemouth) Ford Fiesta XR2i, 3
92, Andy Struthers/Alasdair McIlroy (Libberton/Jedburgh) Citroen C2, 4
93, Ruaraidh Stubbs/Miles Stubbs (Cawdor/Lochcarron) Ford Fiesta, 7
94, Ross Carbry/Charley Sayer-Payne (Carluke/Glasgow) Vauxhall Corsa, 2
95, Christopher Murray/Sarah Dale (Invergordon/Elgin) Ford Escort Mk1, 5
96, Craig Martin/John Martin (Drumnadrochit/Beauly) Skoda Felicia, 2
97, Scott Burness/Jodi Devine (Aberdeen/Inverurie) Ford Fiesta ST, 7
98, Stephen Fraser/Gareth MacMillan (Inverness/Inverness) British Leyland Mini 1275 GT, 2
99, Craig Robb/Curtis Fraser (Inverness/Inverness) Ford Sierra Cosworth, 9
100, Graeme MacVicar/Grant MacNiven (North Connel/Oban) Ford Fiesta, 4
101, Gary Blackmore/Alexander Corrigan (Fort William/Fort William) Subaru Impreza GC8, 11
102, Luke McLaren/Cameron Fair (Blanefield/Stewarton) Peugeot 205, 3
103, Glenn MacDonald/Craig McIntosh (Inverness/Inverness) Vauxhall Nova, 2
104, Andy MacDonald/Kenny Foggo (Inverness/Inverness) Vauxhall Corsa, 2
105, Billy Falconer/Eric Falconer (Inverness/Inverness) Peugeot 205 Gti, 3
106, Gavin Kelt/Nikki Addison (Inverness/Inverness) Vauxhall Corsa Sport, 4
107, Angus MacQueen/Jennifer MacKinnon (Glenshiel/Kilmuir) Vauxhall Nova, 2
108, Michael Duffus/John Urquhart (Nairn/Nairn) Vauxhall Astra, 7
109, Andrew Grant/Richard Alsop (Inverness/Inverness) Peugeot 306 GT16, 7
110, Darren Littlejohn/Amanda Morrison (Inverness/Isle Of Mull) Vauxhall Nova, 3
111, Norman Grant/ Tom Howie (Kiltarlity/North Kessock) Ford Escort, 4
112, Gareth Dalgliesh/Kenneth Dalgliesh (Turriff/Turriff) Subaru Impreza, 11
113, Robbie Daly/Craig Service (Longniddry/Whithorn) Peugeot 106, 3
114, Kevin Gray/Daniel Christie (Invergordon/Insch) Vauxhall Astra, 7
115, Martin Crombie/Alan Crombie (Contin/Dingwall) Peugeot 106 Gti, 4
116, Allan Young/Sinclair Young (Lairg/Lairg) Peugeot 205, 3
117, Robbie Beattie/Ian Rae (Dundee/Blairgowrie) Peugeot 205 Gti, 3
118, Erle Strachan/Jamie Mactavish (Rothes/Sunderland) Mitsubishi EVO 6, 11
119, Keith Seager/Mark Runciman (Hamilton/East Kilbride) BMW 318Ti, 8
120, Steven Crockett/Martin Henderson (Aberdeen/Aberdeen) Peugeot 205, 2
121, Scott McQueen/Andrew MacKinnon (Daviot/Dores) Peugeot 205, 5