A class win and 12th outright for the husband and wife crew of Craig and Linda Newell at the recent 1300NewGlass Border Ranges Rally confirms that the new Silverstone Competition Tyres-backed Pocket Rocket Rally Series means business.

“This is the first time we have really driven at night, so to come away with a class win is just fantastic!” Craig said after the event.  “The Civic ran faultlessly all day.  We literally just had to clean the windscreen!”

Meanwhile, Gideon Street and Daniel Grisinger debuted their recently completed Peugeot 306 S16 on the event’s fast and flowing shire roads.  Unfortunately, their day was cut short on SS5 when they lost brakes.  

“This was only ever going to be a shakedown event for us,” Gideon said.  “I was starting to get used to the car when the middle pedal just went straight to the floor.  Luckily, we were able to pull the car up and not do any damage.”

Looking forward, the series is starting to gain some real interest from competitors.  Recently, the ex-Knowles Baleno found a new home.  Alan Brown and his partner Glynis are looking forward to converting the car into a Pocket Rocket and competing themselves for the first time, after officiating at local events for several years.

Steve Allmark’s awesome looking Renault Clio Sport will debut at the Philcomm Rally Benarkin on May 26th.  Although not a round of the Pocket Rocket Series this year, it will be a great opportunity for Steve to shakedown his new car as he competes in his very first rally.

The next round of the series will be the KCF Rallysport short-course rally at Jimna on June 16.

For further information visit www.pocketrocketrally.com

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