November 26th, 2019
2020 will see much valued backing from a new stage sponsor and the event organisers welcome Neil and Dawn Roskell, Directors of ND Civils and […]
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. […]
Myerscough College is once again providing its extensive facilities for the 2020 event. The choice of the College for the rally headquarters is a no-brainer as geographically it’s adjacent to the Garstang town centre ceremonial start and finish, and it is close to the Saturday action making it the ideal location for central servicing.
The College 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.
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.