Following the success of the 2022 Swift Signs and Shirts Winter Stages Rally held last November, Croft Circuit is planning on hosting the event again in 2024.
Rallying returned to the North Yorkshire circuit for the first time in three years and saw a near-capacity entry entertain a bumper crowd in the event organised jointly by Northallerton Automobile Club and Darlington and District Motor Club.
Plans were afoot for the event to return to Croft in November this year (2023) but there is a clash of dates with the bi-annual Roger Albert Clark Rally on the planned weekend, which would take away entries as well as marshals and other organisational resources. As such, discussions took place about Croft hosting a stage of the popular R.A.C. Rally, but geographical limitations on the provisional route made it unfeasible.
As a result, it was agreed that the Winter Stages Rally would return in 2024 at a date to be determined, but likely to be November, and it is hoped that a high-quality entry and a sizeable crowd will once again support the event which was won in 2022 by local ace David Henderson, with wife Katie co-driving in their Ford Fiesta R5.
Meanwhile, Croft has a busy calendar for the 2023 season featuring action on two, three and four wheels as well as numerous corporate and testing opportunities, so for further information and to book advance tickets, please visit www.croftcircuit.co.uk.