WITH still another week to go until entries close for this year’s annual Darlington and District Motor Club Jack Frost Stages Rally in association with Cartersport, to date the club has received nearly 80 entries including three former winners.

The event, which will take place at Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire on Sunday 17th February 2019, is a round of the SG Petch ANECCC, AS Performance North of England Tarmac and ANCC Rally Championships whereby the 20th annual running of the event will again comprise up to eight stages totalling around 40 stage miles on the asphalt of the North East’s only permanent race track.

With around 10 entries remaining available, currently the entry list oozes quality with some of the country’s top crews included as well as a very strong local contingent who will be looking for glory.

Both Scotch Corner driver Tony Bardy (Ford Focus WRC) and Thirsk’s Chris Wise (Ford Fiesta S2000) have won the Jack Frost on three occasions each so will be going all out to add a prestigious fourth title to their tally. But they won’t have it all their own way with the likes of last year’s surprise winner Barry Lindsay from Carlisle who is expected to return to the wheel of an SGP Motorsport Ford Fiesta as his prize for winning the SG Petch ANECCC Championship again in 2018, courtesy of local driver Steve Petch’s very kind gesture once more.

Throw in the likes of Darlington’s Paul Swift (Ford Escort Mk2), Thirsk businessman Peter Stephenson (Subaru WRC) and the Ford Fiesta WRCs of Beverley ace Peter Smith and former National Champion John Stone (Blackburn) and it’s already looking like a mouth-watering feast.

Entries close on 7th February 2019 with a capacity of 90 cars allowed, with the final ten being chosen at the organiser’s discretion. There are six classes for both modern and historic vehicles with the entry fee costing £265.

Regulations are now available via the Jack Frost link on the brand new Darlington & DMC website www.darlingtondmc.com with entries available via www.rallies.info/webentry/2019/jackfrost/

Scrutineering and documentation is available on both Saturday 16th February from 10.00 to 16:00 and by appointment on Sunday 17th February from 06:30 to 08:00. For further information in the meantime, contact 01429 869407 or email chair@darlingtondmc.com.