Photo: Simon Blunt (left) with Phil Clarke and Jason Pritchard
The award winners for the 2016 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship and the Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship were celebrated at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield on Saturday (22nd of October).
Around 140 competitors and their guests were on hand to cheer the major winners at the end of a fine season of historic rallying. It was the second year that the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club has promoted the MSA BHRC under a five-year contract.
The overall champions for the BHRC were Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke and they received their awards from Simon Blunt, General Secretary of the MSA. Meanwhile, Roger Matthews picked up the major R.A.C. Championship award.
Clarke also collected the BHRC ‘over 55 co-driver’ award, while Bob Gibbons took the ‘over 55 driver’ award. Ben Friend won the ‘under 25 driver award’ and Siobhan Pugh won the ‘under 25 co-driver’ award. Nick Elliott won the Welsh Challenge, Shawn Rayner clinched the Northern Challenge and Warren Philliskirk won the Holton Homes Clubmans Challenge.
The award for the most entertaining driver went to Paul Barrett who, along with co-driver Dai Roberts, also won the RSR Historic Engineering Category 3. Simon Tysoe and Paul Morris won the Capital Construction Category 2 and Bob and Dale Gibbons won the Vintage Car Radiator Company Category 1 title.