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Short Shift Rally Results

Short Shift Results

King’s Lynn & District Motor Club

Short Shift Rally   5th March 2014




Thank you to all who turned out to marshal or compete on my 12 car Clubnight Rally last week.


I apologise for being slow with this document and the results; the remainder of my week and weekend were occupied with too much rallying!


We started with eight entries but this became seven before a wheel was turned as Alan Shrimpton had car troubles following a SCCoN 12 car on the previous Friday.  Once underway we lost a second crew as Tony & Chloe Hewitt went OTL and decided to make their way home.  This was Chloe’s first attempt at plotting the route so it was bound to make things difficult; I hope that she will not be put off but have some more attempts.


Most crews seemed to enjoy the route though I was surprised at how difficult most found the instructions to be.  Sorry.


My band of helpers and marshals for the rally were as follows:


Competitors Sign-On & MTC.1                     Paul Davison, Colin & Elaine Shinkins

Course Opener & Handout checking              Bob Baker

Secretarial Assistant                                        Nikki Cammack

Course Closer  & TC.2                                    Dick Archer & Tim Ball

TC.3 & TC.10                                                 Simon Leonard

TC.4 & TC.11                                                 Carol & Bob Offer

TC.5                                                                Paul Pollard

TC.6                                                                Andy Congreve

TC.7                .                                               Elaine & Colin Shinkins

TC.8                                                                Nigel Mann

TC.9                                                                John Holman

TC.12                                                              Bob Baker


Brian Cammack

January Clubnight Results

Thanks to everyone for making last night’  club night a success, despite the contact we had with a Deer between TC7 & 8 and the offside rear spring on the Golf letting go whilst we sat at the final control made us jump like hell ..I forgot to do the marshal’s draw so got Elaine to do it today the winner is Paul Pollard


Thanks also to Greg for sponsoring the food and it was nice to see him and Judy at the finish.


The landlady of the Coach & Horses said we are welcome back any time which is nice when start venues with food are not easy to come by these days.







Mark Banham and Jonathon Stimpson 2nd on the Preston

Kings Lynn member Mark Banham partnered by Jonathon Stimpson finish a tremendous 2nd overall on The Preston in their Rover 25, last weekend 7/8th December. Mark continues to improve his results on this rally finishing 4th in 2012 and 6th in 2011.

This is one of the toughest night road rallies on the calendar and is a great achievement for the Kings Lynn crew This is the organisers  from Chelmsford Motor Club’s description:

” The route itself will continue to be highly challenging, with the accurate timing used in previous years. There will be the occasional horrendously overgrown narrow bits, numerous bumps, yumps and thumps, puddles you can lose a car in and the infamous Preston mud! Notwithstanding the dry summer unless it is frosty, mud is guaranteed. As the saying goes, it is only depth that varies. Furthermore, if all goes to we should get away with only using 5 of the ‘roughest’ Preston whites. All this will be within a twenty-mile radius of Elveden, Suffolk, around 180 miles in total with 3 petrol halts. Currently there will be around 20 sections with the ‘mileage that counts’ amounting to approximately 120 miles and as ever about 90% of that will be un-surfaced”

 The 2013 Preston 8The 2013 Preston 6

Docking Rally Results

Docking Rally 2013 003Final Results Docking Rally 2013

Well done to Ed Haylock and Dave Smalley winning the Experts and Paul and Mathew Smalley winning the novices.


Great effort by the other 2 novice crews finishing well on a challenging route.


Apart from the errors in the instructions which are inexcusable we remain convinced that this is the type of rally we are used to organising , however it is clear that some crews,for good reason, do not like “whites” ,and some found the instructions too difficult (not helped by the errors).

So if the committee allow us to run an event next year ,there will be NO whites and the instructions will be simpler.We do listen and Learn!


In the confusion we did not do a marshal’s raffle but my wife has drawn a control out of the hat and the winner of £15 is TC6 Simon Leonard. Thanks to all the marshals for making it all work on the night.


Thanks to you all for an excellent entry of 9 crews this year, and Steve Tilburn of Hylton Gott for providing a welcome supper and staff at The Railway Inn at the finish.


Regards, Peter and Derek

KLDMC member Brian Cammack wins MSA National Co-drivers’ Championship

Congratulations to Brian on winning the National Co-drivers Rally Championship at the recent Cheviot Keith Knox Rally, held in testing conditions in the Otterburn ranges.

Sitting in the hot seat alongside Simon Mauger in the Major Motorsport Escort Mk 2, Brian helped to take the crew to 2nd = overall on this event to win the National B12 class, the Millington RWD National championship and to clinch the overall MSA National Co-drivers crown for himself, edging out Patrick Walsh by just one point.

See also


May Gymkhana 2013‏

Please Find Results Here 

Find Sample Route Diagrams Here 

 Please View the Gallery For A few Photos from the evening
Thanks to all the marshalls for which would not be able to run these events, and also a big thanks you to Dale for the loan of his field.