October 11th, 2019
The organisers are excited to announce that next year’s event will be the first round of the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Championship. Dave Read, the […]
September 14th, 2019
The organisers of the Legend Fires North West Stages are pleased to welcome back Lancashire based Simpsons SKODA for a second year as Event Partner. […]
July 24th, 2019
Motor Sport North West is delighted to announce that Legend Fires has once again agreed to be the event title sponsor of the 2020 North […]
The choice of Myerscough College for the rally headquarters was a really a bit of a no-brainer. Geographically it’s bang in the middle of the action with stages to the west and stages to the east making it the ideal location for central servicing on the day.
The College also boasts a rally heritage having a long-established motorsport department with stage rallying a core element of their activities and a number of lecturers having strong links to the sport. It has long established links with a number of Lancashire based Motor Clubs who have been instrumental in the organising of the event for many years.
By bringing the rally to Myerscough and engaging with staff and students that in itself provides valuable educational benefits providing first-hand experience of the running of a major motorsport event. All in all it’s a win, win scenario for both the College and the rally organisers and is the start of what is hoped will become a long-term relationship.
Legislation allowing closed road motorsport in England Wales came into being in April 2017 and organisers of the forthcoming Legend Fires North West Stages have been quick to take advantage of the rule changes.
Following over twelve months of painstaking planning it will become the first special stage tarmac rally in the North of England to take advantage of the new laws allowing use of the public highways for motorsport.
The Essex based Rally Tendring & Clacton laid claim to being the first stage rally to run on closed roads in England while Llandudno town centre formed part of a stage on Wales Rally GB. Both events received huge support and acclaim from both the local communities and visiting rally fans. Wyre Borough Council, with whom the organisers have worked closely, are confident the rally will bring significant levels of income to the area at what is a relatively quiet time in tourism terms.