01 Aug: Solway Coast – Entry List

… usedcarparts.co.uk Solway Coast Rally, Sat/Sun 4/5 Aug …

This weekend, the two day rallying extravaganza that is the usedcarparts.co.uk Solway Coast Rally takes to the roads running through the Military Ranges at Dundrennan in the south west corner of Scotland.

On Saturday 4th Aug, the Senior Rally contenders will contest 8 Special Stages totalling some 40 miles of private roads commencing 09.00Hrs. On Sunday 5th it will be the turn of the Junior 1000 drivers and the Historic Rally competitors to take to the stages. They will contest 11 Stages in total with the first of the Historics leaving the Start line at 09.00Hrs and the Juniors following on at 09:46 Hrs.

The Senior event has a star studded entry with the bestest of friends and fiercest of rivals mark McCulloch and David Hardie filling the top two places. The Solway Coast has not been kind to Hardie in the past with a best of 2nd place in 2014 to show for it while breakages and problems have afflicted other appearances. On the other hand, Mark McCulloch has won it for the past 5 years in a row, and going for win number 6 – something that Hardie will no doubt be keen to prevent.

However, running at number 3 is Stephen Thompson who finished second last year first time out in a Fiesta R5 and he’ll be going for one better this year having hired the same car from the Buckley stable.

Then there is 4 times Solway winner Ian Paterson who’s been going well in the Cobble Shop Scottish Tarmack Championship this year as has Gordon Morrison and they will be joined by the volatile Lee Hastings who has been concentrating on Irish Tarmac over the past two seasons but has joined the ‘Solway party’ as it’s his home event. Add in the likes of John Marshall and local man Richard Dickson plus Ian Forgan and former Scottish Rally Champion Murray Grierson and you have a top ten that would be the envy of any British Championship round.

On Sunday a veritable swarm of genuine Minis will contest the Historic event along with a few Mk1 Escorts and a Hillman Imp – which should tickle the fancy of all the ‘auld gits’ who will be leaning on the fences having a look, a listen and a reminisce about the ‘guid aul’ days’.

Bringing things up to date on the Sunday, there will be 28 Juniors taking to the stages for the highlight of their season – proper tarmac roads. The 14-17 year olds relish the thought of driving on genuine roads as opposed to the more common circuit and airfield based events which feature in their championship across the UK and Ireland – hence the bigger than usual entry. What the 1 litre cars lack in outright speed appeal they more than make up with flat-out commitment and close competition.

Spectating is very restricted at this event although the Solway CC organisers endeavour to accommodate the genuine interest of local folks and rally fans from all over. There will be at least two Spectator Areas, both signposted with green arrows from the A711 Dundrennan/Kirkcudbright road. Park your cars where directed and then walk within the tape to the vantage points. Do not stray – remember, this is an active Military facility!

Solway Coast Rally
1, Mark McCulloch/Michael Hendry (Dumfries/Archiestown) Subaru Impreza, 6
2, David Hardie/John McCulloch (Dumfries/Newton Stewart) Subaru Impreza, 6
3, Stephen Thompson/Larry Higton (Kirkcudbright/Glasgow) Ford Fiesta R5, 6
4, Lee Hastings/Alistair Wyllie (Collin/Rosscarbery) Subaru Impreza, 6
5, Ian Paterson/Harry Marchbank (Mouswald/Thornhill) Subaru Impreza B13, 6
6, Gordon Morrison/Calum MacPherson (Kilbarchan/Bridge of Awe) Subaru Impreza, 6
7, John Marshall/Scott Crawford (Alloa/Johnstone) Subaru Impreza, 6
8, Richard Dickson/Roger Alcorn (New Abbey/Castle Douglas) Subaru Impreza, 5
9, Ian Forgan/Chris Lees (Lundin Links/Glasgow) Subaru Impreza, 6
10, Murray Grierson/Mark Grierson (Dalbeattie/Edinburgh) Subaru Impreza, 6
11, Stuart Paterson/Allan Paterson (Collin/Mouswald) Subaru Impreza, 6
12, Tom Blackwood/Gordon Winning (Stewarton/Neilston) Ford Escort Mk2, 4
14, Kenny Moore/Richard Wardle (Larkhall/Pickering) Hillman Avenger, 3
15, Robert Adamson/Jane Nicol (Moscow/Edinburgh) Skoda Fabia, 6
16, Derek Blyth/Neil Colman (Hull/Darlington) Subaru Impreza, 6
17, Colin Gemmell/Tom Hynd (Stair/Inverbervie) Ford Escort Mk2, 4
18, Peter Stewart/TBA (Lochanhead/TBA) VW Polo S2000, 6
19, Andrew Varley/Craig Marshall (Lothersdale/Lothersdale) Ford Escort Cosworth, 5
20, Jim Sharp/Ian Crosbie (Stranraer/Penpont) Mitsubishi Evo 9, 5
21, Ross McCallum/James Ralph (Perth/Elgin) MG Maestro, 3
22, Gareth Hooper/Sam Bilham (Steeton/Bingley) Opel Manta 400R, 3
23, Chris McCallum/Peter McCallum (Ayr/Ayr) Ford Escort Mk2, 3
24, George Ross Auld/Richard Stewart (Whiting Bay/Falkirk) Ford Escort Mk2, 3
25, William Pollock/Tommy Mackin (Cumnock/Ochiltree) Ford Escort Mk1, 3
26, Stewart Dodds/Robin Neil (Kirkcudbright/Haugh of Urr) Vauxhall Nova, 1
27, Donald Bowness/Paul Gribben (Lochgilphead/Annan) Vauxhall Nova, 2
28, Michael Harbour/Ian MacDougall (Dalmellington/Tobermory) Citroen C2R2MAX, 2
29, Greg Inglis/Ewan Stanhope (Montrose/Westhill) Lotus Exige, 3
30, Alan Wallace/Darren Robertson (Aberdeen/Aberdeen) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo6, 5
31, Willie Nelson/Robert Proudlock (Dumfries/Dumfries) Subaru Impreza, 5
32, Gareth Dalgliesh/Kenneth Dalgliesh (Turriff/Turriff) Subaru Impreza, 5
33, Kyle Adam/Gordon Adam (Dollar/Dollar) Ford Escort Mk2, 2
34, Des Campbell/Craig Forsyth (Coldstream/Kelso) Peugeot 206, 2
35, Drew Gallagher/David Crosbie (Inverkip/Penpont) Subaru Impreza, 6
36, William Beattie Jnr/Steven Beattie (Lochgilphead/Lochgilphead) Ford Escort Mk2, 3
38, Ken Brown/Alan Brown (Heywood/Rochdale) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo6 , 5
39, Alister Wait/Robin Nicolson (Mundesley/Largs) Ford Escort Mk2, 3
40, Michael Robertson/Murray Milne (Dunfermline/Dunfermline) Honda Civic, 3
41, Robert Marshall/Lewis MacDougall (Tullibody/Renfrew) Ford Escort Mk2, 3
42, Jim Robertson/Claire Robertson (Penpont/Penpont) Citroen C2R2, 2
43, Graham Bruce/Cameron Fair (Sundrum/Stewarton) Ford Escort Mk2, 3
44, Stephen Belcher/Shane Rowley (Bridgnorth/Brierley Hill) Subaru Impreza, 5
45, Cameron MacLean/Robert Sherry (Salen/Creetown) Ford Escort Mk2, 3
46, Hugh Murdoch/TBA (Stranraer/TBA) Ford Escort Mk2 , 3
47, Jonathan MacDonald/Chris Wareham (Glasgow/Glenbarr) Peugeot 306 GTi-6, 3
48, Donald Cameron/Martin MacCabe (Ardrossan/Glasgow) Honda Civic, 2
49, Fraser Smith/Ian Parker (Paisley/TBA) Honda Civic, 2
50, Brian Beefy Fraser/Fiona Moir (Alness/Inverness) Hillman Avenger Tiger, 2
51, Chris Woodcock/Heidi Woodcock (Isle of Mull/Isle of Mull) Proton Compact, 1
52, Cameron Craig/Ewan Lees (Motherwell/Eaglesham) Peugeot 205, 1
53, Ron Walker/Dean Ross (Anstruther/Alness) Ford KA, 1
54, Martyn Douglas/Thomas Purvin (Larkhall/Newtonhill) Volkswagen Polo Cup Car, 1
55, David Clucas/Paul McCann (Douglas/Douglas) Nissan Micra, 1
56, Simon Hunter/Howard Pridmore (Chorley/Nottingham) Peugeot 205 Rallye, 1
57, Robert Kennedy/Catrin Jones (St Annes/Lockerbie) Nissan Micra, 1
58, Joel Simpson/Kevin Duggan (Wigton/Magherafelt) Nissan Micra K11, 1
59, Andrew Potts/Dave Wilkinson (Clitheroe/Llanymynech) BMW Mini, 2
60, Kevin MacIver/Alan Noble (Tobermory/Tobermory) Ford Escort Mk2, 2
61, Robert Cumming/Bob Irvine (Ayr/Dunfermline) Vauxhall Astra, 3
62, Ewan Murdoch/TBA (Stranraer/TBA) Ford Focus , 3
63, Joe Walker/Steven Brown (Penrith/Fort William) Vauxhall Nova, 1, ,
64, Malcolm MacDougall/Kyle Livingstone (Isle of Mull/Isle of Mull) Vauxhall Nova, 1
65, Steven Kenyon/Jonathan Lee Cragg (Preston/Blackpool) Ford Fiesta, 1
66, Joe McKeand/TBA (Beeswing/TBA) Subaru Impreza, 5

Junior 1000
31, Sam Adams/Andrew Bushe (Ballymoney/Downpatrick) Skoda Citigo
32, Johnnie Mackay/Gordon Reid (Newburgh/Stonehaven) Suzuki Alto
33, Lewis Haining/Mark McCulloch (Dumfries/Dumfries) Skoda Citigo
34, Elliot Payne/Simon John Rogers (Harrogate/Chester) Citroen C1
35, Rob Wilson/Martin Haggett (Ledbury/Rugby) Citroen C1
36, Edward Lewis/Sam Bilham (Newark/Bingley) Citroen C1
37, Marcus McElwee/John Henderson (Magherafelt/Loughall) Citroen C1
38, Andrew Blackwood/Tom Middlemiss (Stewarton/Fife) Citroen C1
39, Ioan Lloyd/Jonathan Jackson (Llandysul/Warwick) Citroen C1
40, Steven Jones/Christopher Brierley (Bangor/Menia Bridge) Citroen C1
41, Rob Cotton/Chris Williams (Garstang/Millom) Toyota iQ
42, Riley Banks/Mike Jode (Preston/Coleford) Peugeot 107
43, Oliver Hunter/Tom Hynd (Ayr/Inverbervie) Peugeot 107
44, Peter Beaton/Dean Ross (Nairn/Alness) Peugeot 107
45, Archie Swinscoe/Carin Logan (Withnell/Kelso) Skoda Citigo
46, Adam Dalton/Ian Holiday (Hartlepool/TBA) Peugeot 107
47, Amy McCubbin/Jane Nicol (Muirkirk/Edinburgh) Skoda Citigo
48, Billy Grew/Emma Morrison (Stafford/Bilsthorpe) Volkswagen UP!
49, Fraser Anderson/Steven Brown (Helensburgh/Fort William) Citroen C1
50, Max Hughes/Chris Evans (Welshpool/Welshpool) Citroen C1
51, James Hardy/Nick Wilkins (Stourbridge/Stratford) Nissan Micra
52, Cameron Davidson/Ian McRae (Lesmahagow/Lanark) Nissan Micra
53, Alice Paterson/Ian Crosbie (Dumfries/Penpont) Peugeot 107
54, Jack Hall/Robin Nicolson (Stirling/Largs) Nissan Micra
55, Cian Hughes/Sion Eifion Jones (Llanllyfni/Pwllheli) Nissan Micra
56, James Hancock/Andy Hall (Oxford/Tadley) Citroen C1
57, Aaron Webster/Colin Baxter (Glenrothes/Tain) Nissan Micra
58, Erica Winning/Mark Runciman (Neilston/East Kilbride) Nissan Micra

1, Ray Cunningham/Jared Gill (Galway/Ballina) Mini Cooper S
2, Eifion Thomas/Jordan Wilkinson (Llanfihangel-ar-arth/Cardiff) Ford Escort RS2000
3, Clive King/Anton Bird (Dudley/Sutton Coldfield) Austin Cooper S
4, Ian Clare/Antony Elkes (Ludlow/Bridgnorth) Austin Mini
5, Jim Brindle/Sam Bould (Chorley/Chorley) Mini 1275 GT
6, John Cressey/Martin Cressey (Long Preston/Long Preston) Mini Cooper S
7, Julian Burch/Simon Marks (Witney/Farmoor) Ford Escort Mk1
8, Paul Kendrick/Luke Green (Halesowen/TBA) Ford Escort Mk1 BDA
9, Peter Ellerby/Ben Anderson (Northallerton/Clitheroe) Morris Mini
10, Shane Gamble/Bob Ward (Perton/Oldbury) Morris Mini Cooper S
11, Roy Jarvis/Luke Greaves (York/York) Morris Mini
12, Jack Hartley/Gary Dawes (Barley/Worsthorn) Mini Cooper
14, Andy Walkingshaw/Lewis Griffiths (Whitehaven/Machynlleth) Austin Mini Cooper S
15, David Mark Evans/Tom Aleksandrowicz (Cannock/Cannock) Morris Mini 1275 GT
16, Louise Thomas/Heidi Woodcock (Isle of Mull/Blackburn) Rover Mini
17, Craig King/Clare Bird (Dudley/Erdington) Mini 1275 GT
18, Barry Stenhouse/Catrin Jones (Liverpool/Lockerbie) Morris Mini
19, Martin Melling/Jade Phillips (Wigan/Llandysul) Austin Mini
20, John Hallam/Charles Holmes (Chipping Norton/Shipston on Stour) Sunbeam Rally Imp