Croeso, Welcome to the Rallynuts Stages Rally 2022
This year will be the 48th running of this Midland Manor Motor Club organised event that has widely been recognised as a key stage rally in the British calendar. A winner in 2018, 2019 and 2021 of the prestigious Speedsport Trophy for the best event in the Welsh Association of Motor Clubs (WAMC) Forest National Stage Rally Championship, it also won the Chairman’s Cup in 2019 for the best event in the WAMC Historic Stage Rally Championship.
Based in the market town of Builth Wells, Powys, the Rallynuts Stages Rally will once again use the unrivalled facilities of The Royal Welsh Showground for its Rally HQ. Undercover overnight parking will be made available for a small fee of £10.
Competitors will leave the confines of the Royal Welsh Showground and head for 44 stage miles of gravel stages in some of the most iconic forests that British rallying can offer. The competitive action will centre on Myherin, Sweet Lamb/Hafren and Sarnau forests to test competitors to the limit.
There will be an opportunity to refuel in Sweet Lamb before a mid-point service at Builth Wells. The second half of the event utilises the same plantations for more action. An excellent day’s motorsport is rounded off with a finish back at The Royal Welsh Showground.
The event is a round of the MRF Tyres BTRDA Rally Series; the Motorsport UK Pirelli Ravenol Welsh Rally Championship; the Welsh Historic Rally Championship; the HRCR Stage Masters Challenge; and the IPS Rally Challenge.
We have applied for permission from Motorsport UK to place classes RF1.4, RF2.0, 1400C, 1400S and H1 and H2 at the front of the field and run in reverse seeded order, (slowest first); followed by the main field in seeded order based on anticipated performance.
There will be no facility for self-refuelling at this year’s event; all competitors are advised to order their fuel from the events official fuel supplier, Vital Equipment. Vital Equipment will be available in Builth Wells on Friday and at Sweet Lamb on Saturday. There will be no fuel available at the Showground on Saturday morning. Competitors are also reminded that Management Vehicles are PROHIBITED on this year’s event.
Our aim is always to bring you a cost effective rally of the highest quality that uses some of the best forest tracks that mid-Wales can offer. For those who choose to travel to the event on the day and subject to COVID regulations and restrictions, we may be able, by prior arrangement, to provide the later runners with noise and scrutineering on the Saturday morning. This must be at least 30 minutes before your start time.
We wish to thank our title sponsor, Rallynuts Motorsport Ltd (www.rallynuts.com) for their continued support and that of Braces Bakery (www.bracesbakery.co.uk) for supporting our marshals. We could not run this event without the support and help of every marshal and volunteer who generously give enormous amounts of time at no cost to the event. On behalf of the organising team, Rallynuts Motorsport Ltd and every competitor, we thank you.
Finally, we very much look forward to seeing you all in Builth Wells in April and hope that you have a safe, memorable and enjoyable day’s rallying.
THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE