The Legend Fires North West Stages is run by Motorsport (North West) Limited and will be only the second car rally in England to take advantage of the Road Traffic Act updated legislation. This became law in 2017 and allows Councils to close public roads for motor sport events.
The legislation has taken many years to achieve and the interest across motorsport enthusiasts is significant. This is a new era for British Rallying and the event has attracted top drivers and cars from all over the country and is likely to draw a large number of spectators to the area.
The event will take place over the weekend of 22nd/23rd March with a ceremonial start in Garstang Hight Street on the Friday evening and competitive high-speed action on Saturday 23rd.
The rally’s organisers represent some of the best Motor Clubs in the region and all are well versed in the art of providing tough and demanding rallies, whilst still allowing competitors and spectators a full day’s enjoyment.
The aim is to offer a real challenge to the competitor and an action-packed day for spectators and in the process raise a significant amount of money for charity. The main benefactors from the 2019 event will be North West Air Ambulance and Derian House Children’s Hospice.
The rally is run with the full support and agreement of Wyre Council, Garstang Council, Lancashire Highways, the emergency services and the governing body for four-wheel motorsport in the UK, ‘Motorsport UK’.
The rally will have its headquarters at Myerscough College and will offer 12 stages, three of which are on closed public roads.
As summary of the event is:
- Ceremonial Start, Garstang Hight Street on Friday evening starting at 7pm
- Three different closed road stages based in the Wyre district
- Rally HQ based at Myerscough College
- Scrutineering at Myerscough College on Friday from 4pm
- Spectator viewing areas on the three closed road stages
- Central servicing throughout the day on Saturday
- Fundraising for the nominated charities
- Finish celebration at about 6pm at Myerscough College