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Contents Introduction ................................................................................2 Introduction from Clerk of the Course – Nicola Heppenstall ...........3 Event Detail and Schedule ...........................................................4 Event Timetable ..........................................................................4 Event Timings .............................................................................5 Event Classes ..............................................................................6 Provisional Route Map .................................................................8 Getting To Longtown ...................................................................9 Distances to Longtown from major UK cities ............................... 10 Accommodation and Facilities in and around Longtown ............... 10 Event Officials ........................................................................... 12



Acknowledgements ................................................................... 13

Introduction Welcome to this the inaugural DMACK tyres Carlisle Stages. This brand new rally based around the challenging and popular Kershope and Newcastleton forests, forms round three of the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship. The event is organised by the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club who bring you the Roger Albert Clark Rally every November. It is the organisers’ aim to recreate the friendly atmosphere of this popular rally, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary. The format of the new DMACK Carlisle Stages, round two of the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C Rally Championship, on Saturday 22 June will centre on a route containing 45 stage miles and just 65 road miles and this will make it one of the most compact gravel rallies of the season. The DMACK Carlisle Stages is designed to be a great day’s sport in some classic forests with a very compact route and a first class rally HQ. With the first car starting at 10am and finishing at 3pm, local crews will not necessarily require any accommodation. The event is based around the superb start venue, rally HQ and service area at the premises of the hauliers R J Murray & Sons in Longtown, just north of Carlisle. Their premises are situated just five minutes from junction 44 of the M6 and will host documentation, scrutineering, service area and overnight secure parking within a warehouse. Scrutineering will be held from afternoon to early evening on Friday, and then the cars will go into the secure overnight park, prior to the start on Saturday morning at approximately 10:00hrs. The rally is scheduled to finish at 15:00hrs and all things being equal the awards presentation will take place at about 17:00hrs. There will be an option of Saturday scrutineering, by prior appointment only.



The action starts with a four-mile stage in Arthur’s Seat which has not been used for around five years followed by seven miles in Newcastleton and a stage of ten miles in Kershope. After service back at Longtown, the three stages will be repeated.


The route will take in six stages in some of the region’s best-loved forests. Since the original draft of this guide the stage at Chamot Hill has had to be withdrawn due to unforeseen circumstances. However no overall mileage has been lost as the Chamot Hill distance has been added to SS3&6 Kershope so the overall stage mileage remains as was originally planned.

Introduction from Clerk of the Course – Nicola Heppenstall On behalf of the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club I am pleased to be welcoming you to this the first running of the DMACK Tyres Carlisle Stages. Most of you will know that this brand new event has been put together to form the third round of the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship following the postponement of two of the earlier championship rounds. I am delighted to have been asked to put this event together and I am extremely pleased to welcome DMACK Tyres as the title sponsor for this event. They are a prominent Cumbrian company and to have them on board for this round of the championship is fantastic news for rallying in the North West of England. At this point I also want to thank R J Murray and Sons, whose premises at Longtown will be our Rally HQ for the weekend. Additionally I am grateful for the co-operation of the Forestry Commission and other landowners along the route without whose help I would have been unable to put this event together at such short notice. The route, which I have put together is compact and challenging with classic stages in Cumbria and the Scottish Borders, one of which has not been used for over five years. As well as catering for contenders in the WWRS R.A.C. Rally Championship, the DMACK Carlisle Stages will be open to all other cars and is ideal preparation for anyone planning to enter the 2013 Roger Albert Clark Rally, which runs across similar forest stages. With a maximum entry of 100 cars plus 10 reserves, and an entry fee of only £450.00, this event is sure to fill up fast.


Nicola Heppenstall Clerk of the Course DMACK Tyres Carlisle Stages 22nd June 2013


All that remains for me to say now is thank you to everyone who has helped get this event off the ground and to welcome you to Longtown in June. I am hopeful that the weather will be kind to us. I will see you there and here’s to a great day of rallying.

Event Detail and Schedule Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club Ltd will organise a National B Forest Stage Rally on Saturday 22nd June 2013 titled The “DMACK Tyres Carlisle Stages Rally�. The event will be jointly promoted by the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club Ltd and the De Lacy Motor Club Ltd. The premises of R J Murray and Sons Longtown, Carlisle, [Sat Nav Post Code CA6 5TR], will host event scrutineering, documentation, central service and the awards ceremony. With the event based around this excellent central location, the rally will have a small liaison to special stage mileage; the total route will be approximately 110 miles in length including 8 gravel surfaced special stages [2 loops of three], totalling approximately 45 miles on private forest roads. This means that this rally will be one of the most compact in the R.A.C. Rally Championship calendar. Entrants will be supplied with a tulip style road book which will include colour stage maps (not to scale) based on the 1:25,000 OS Explorer map. The whole rally route is contained on OS Landranger maps 79, 85 and 86 [A marked overview map based on the 1:50,000 Landranger map will be supplied in colour to all competitors at signing on].

Event Timetable

*for those crews who have pre ordered

With publication of the Supplementary Regulations Wednesday 12th June 2013 17:00 Friday 14th June 2013 Saturday 15th June 2013

Friday 21st June 2013 19:00 Friday 21st June 2013 19:15 Saturday 22nd June 2013 08:00- 09:00 Saturday 22nd June 2013 09:15 Saturday 22nd June 2013 10:00 Saturday 22nd June 2013 15:00 As soon as possible after the finish


Friday 21st June 2013 14:00


Entries Open Entries Close for Seeding Notes despatched* Seeded Entry List Finals Instructions Issued Noise/Scrutineering/Documentation open Documentation Closes Provisional Start List Published Scrutineering by appointment only Final Start List Published First Car Starts MTC 1 First Car Due MTC 4 (approx.) Awards presented

Event Timings

Friday 21st

Saturday 22nd


Additional Info

Regulations available and entries open


Service Park Opens


Scrutineering Documentation opens

Event Media Desk Open


Scrutineering Documentation closes

Event Media Desk Closes


Rally HQ Closes

Service Park Closes


Service Park Opens


Scrutineering by appointment


Scrutineering Closes


Event Media Desk Open Event Media Desk Closes



1 Car leaves Rally HQ

N.B. The running order for


SS1 Arthurs Seat

all cars will be as follows; Cars with


SS2 Newcastleton

engine capacity up to and including


SS3 Kershope

1600 cc, Classes B, C1, C2,


Re-group in

D1, D2 and E1 will be running first.



There will then be a 10 min


1 Car Service Halt


1 Car leaves Service Halt

gap before the remaining


SS4 Arthur Seat [2]

Historic cars and then finally


SS5 Newcastleton [2]

another 10 min gap before


SS6 Kershope [2]

all remaining competitors



1 Car Finishes [MTC4]

Event Media Desk Open

Car No. Finishes Provisional results Final results 17:00



Rally HQ Closes

Event Media Desk Closes


April 2013




Event Classes Classes The DMACK Tyres Carlisle Stages Rally class structure and running order will be as follows: Series 1 Cars Manufactured before 31.12.67 (HISTORIC) Class Class Class Class

B1 B2 B3 B4

Up to 1000cc 1001cc to 1301cc 1301cc to 1600cc (excluding twin cam engined cars 1601cc to 2000cc (Including twin cam engined cars but excluding Porsche 911's) Class B5 Over 2000cc including all Porsche 911's Series 2 Cars Manufactured between 1.1.68 and 31.12.74 (POST HISTORIC) Class C1 Up to 1300cc Class C2 1301cc to 1600cc excluding twin cam engined cars Class C3 1601cc to 2000cc excluding twin cam engined cars Class C4 Over 2000cc Class C5 All twin cam and multi valve engined cars Series 3 Cars Manufactured between 1.1.75 and 31.12.81 (CLASSIC) Class Class Class Class Class

D1 D2 D3 D4 D5

Up to 1300cc 1301cc to 1601cc excluding twin cam engined cars 1601cc to 2000cc excluding twin cam engined cars over 2000cc including twin cam and multi valve engined cars All other twin cam multi valve engined cars

Class F cars first registered between 1st January 1982 and 31st December 1986 that comply with RAC Rally Championship Regulations Class G Cars first Registered up to December 1986 that have been built to comply with MSA Regulation R49 but do not comply in all areas and are registered for the RAC Rally Championship Class I Cars first registered up to 31st December 1986 that do not comply with RAC Rally Championship Regulations Series 1 to 6 but are registered for this Championship

K1 K2 K3 E1 E2 E3 E4 E5

Up to 1600 cc excluding twin cam engines 1601cc to 2000cc excluding twin cam engines All other Appendix K Cars Cars up to and including 1400cc Cars from 1401cc to 1600cc Cars from 1601cc to 2000cc Cars over 2000cc All 4wd Cars


Class Class Class Class Class Class Class Class


Historic Appendix K Cars - in accordance with R49.7.4 complying with FIA Appendix K

Any vehicle with forced induction shall have its actual engine capacity multiplied in accordance with R48.2.4 If fewer than 5 cars are entered in each class the organisers reserve the right to award only 1st in class awards or amalgamate classes accordingly.



The running order will be as follows: All Cars in Class B, C1, C2, D1, D2 and E1 followed by a 10 minute gap, followed by Class C, D, K, F, G and I in seeded order followed by a 10 minute gap then all further Class E in seeded order.

Provisional Route Map


Route Notes Subjective route notes will be available as usual from Patterson Pace notes. They will conduct the route survey as near to the rally date as possible. The organisers WILL NOT be providing notes as part of the entry and it is the responsibility of the Competitor to order and pay for their own route notes. Brian or Liz can be contacted either by telephone between 9am and 5pm: Tel: (+44)02890844111 or online at, No other route notes are authorised for use on this event and if found competitors will be penalised in accordance with R25.9


Please use the following route map, which is only for guidance and is by no means a definitive to plan your rally. Do not forget that all the up to date information is contained on our web pages. The details contained here are correct on the date of publication of Version1 of this document.

Getting To Longtown With R J Murray and Sons kindly allowing us to use their excellent premises this event has a very centrally located Rally HQ and Service park. They have allowed us to use their secure premises the evening before the rally, so that vehicles can be left at the service park without the worry of them left at your hotel overnight. Additionally, this location will afford all teams with ample hard standing.

Directions to Longtown Headquarters From the South: Follow M6 Northbound to junction 45 [Gretna]. Take the exit onto the A6071 towards Longtown; follow this road for approximately 3 miles. At the junction with the A7 turn right into the town and then follow signs for A6071 [Brampton]. The premises of R J Murray are situated on the left in approximately 2 miles. Alternatively exit the M6 at junction 44 following the signs for Longtown and Hawick. As you enter Longtown turn right onto the A6071 then follow directions to Rally HQ as above From the North: Follow M6 Southbound to junction 44. N.B. there is no exit southbound at this junction. At the roundabout follow the signs for Longtown and Hawick. As you enter Longtown turn right onto the A6071 then follow directions to Rally HQ as above. From the East: From Newcastle follow A69 to Brampton. Then follow signs for A6071 Longtown. Rally HQ is on your right after approximately 3 miles. From the West: Follow directions as per South or North above. Arriving by Air:



Please contact Carlisle Airport for more information on the contact numbers shown here, Tel: +44 (0) 1228 573641 Fax: +44 (0) 1228 573310 Email: General Enquiries: Operational Enquiries:

Distances to Longtown from major UK cities From



Longtown HQ

















Accommodation and Facilities in and around Longtown Hotels



Crown and Mitre Hotel - Longtown, 4 English Street, Longtown, Carlisle, CA6 5SD – Tel 01228 525491 Bush Hotel - Longtown, Bridge Street, Longtown, Carlisle, CA6 5UB Graham Arms Hotel, English St, Longtown Cumbria, Longtown, CA6 5SE – Tel 01228 791213 The Sycamore Tree - Longtown - Carlisle - Cumbria - CA6 5UD - Tel 01228 791919 Days Inn Hotel Gretna Green, Gretna Loaning, Gretna, DG16 5HU –Tel 01461 337 566 Gretna Chase Hotel, Gretna, DG16 5JB – Tel 01461 337 517 Garden House Hotel Gretna, Sarkfoot Road, Gretna, DG16 5HU - Tel 01461 337 621 Smiths at Gretna Green, Gretna, DG16 5EA - Tel 01461 337 007

Banks in Longtown Barclays, 23 Bridge Street, Longtown, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 5UB HSBC, 7 High Street, Longtown, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 5UA Food Takeaways Classic Pizza, 14 High Street, Longtown, CA6 5UE Border Cod, 4 English Street, Longtown, CA6 5SD Cobbles Sandwich Shop, 50 English Street, Longtown, CA6 5SD Spice Fusion, Longtown, Carlisle, CA6 5UY Caldew Fish Bar, Bridge Street, Longtown, Carlisle, CA6 5UD Kingsland Chinese, Longtown, Carlisle, CA6 5UB Restaurant / Cafe The Sycamore Tree, Longtown, Carlisle, Cumbria. CA6 5UD - Tel 01228 791919 The Esk Café, 4, English St, Longtown, Carlisle , CA6 5SD - Tel 01228 791631 ATM Spar, Netherby Street, Longtown by Nationwide Building Society

Additional Facilities in Carlisle Carlisle Accommodation

Should you require any further information on any aspects of accommodation in the area, then please make contact with them.


Additionally we advise that you also browse the Carlisle Tourist Information Centre website at


The details listed below are by no means an exhaustive list but should be used as starting point for your search. In the first instance we suggest that you take a look at the ‘Accommodation’ section of the DMACK Carlisle Stages website Alternatively try the Visit Cumbria website; This has details of accommodation to suit all budgets. [Although we are sure that those of you returning with us again, will already have your own contacts for places to stay.] This website also has full information on local attractions, if you want to linger a while after the rally and details about places to eat in and around Carlisle.


Nicola Heppenstall

Clerk of the Course

Colin Heppenstall

Deputy Clerk of the Course & Equipment Coordinator

Kevin Dawson

MSA Steward

Ken Roberts

Club Steward

Roy Brader

Club Steward

Katie Hinchliffe/ Rik Hinchliffe

Secretary of the Meeting

Brian Avery

Chief Safety Officer

Leonie Dykes

Spectator Safety

Joy Hewson

Chief Marshal

Lloyd Walker

Chief Timekeeper

Matthew Atkinson

Results Service

Chrys Worboys

Radio Controller


Chief Medical Officer

Andrew Berry

Chief Scrutineer

Rob Harris


Barry Lindsey

Start/Service Venue Coordinator

Pat Cunningham

Noise Test Official

John Cooper

RAC Championship Eligibility Scrutineer

Russ Langthorne

RAC Competitor Liaision Officer

Steve Higgins

Event Media Officer




Event Officials

Acknowledgements DMACK Tyres MSA UK ANECCC

R J Murray & Sons Forest Enterprise North ANWCC

Advertisers and Stage Sponsors

Pallex ANCC Residents on the Route

John Parker – FLO All Sponsors and Advertisers

All the Marshals, Competitors, and Helpers - we couldn't do this without you

All that remains for us to say is that we look forward to welcoming you to this new event in June. Let’s all hope for a safe and enjoyable weekend sport.



The organising team

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