Professional Motorsport World Expo-sponsored Scott Faulkner Rallying achieved a double victory at races in Wales last weekend.
Drivers Scott Faulkner and Gareth Parry both achieved wins at the 2019 RallyNuts Stages of fhe British Trial and Rally Drivers’ Association (BTRDA) Rally Series. The BRTDA Rally Series comprises of seven events staged through the UK between February and September.
The RallyNuts Stages were held on April 13, at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells, Powys with 145 crews participating.
The Scott Faulkner Rallying team competes in a Mitsubishi Evo 9 prepared by its engineering partners C1-R in the Championship’s production class, more commonly known as Group N.
Group N cars are road cars with a roll cage, fire extinguisher and improved suspension to ensure better reliability on rougher gravel stages.
Drivers Scott Faulkner and Gareth Parry were looking to extend their existing lead and collect valuable points for the BTRDA and Pirelli Welsh Rally Championships over RallyNuts’ six stages through the Hafren, Sweetlamb and Abbeycwmhir forest complexes, all of which were new to them both.
“The stages look in great condition, very fast and flowing. They will favour smooth driving today” said Faulkner at the start of the event.
The Mitsubishi Evo 9 received maintenance and tweaks before the race, including a new clutch and some major repairs to the gearbox internals. These repairs ensured the team stood a fighting chance of setting some fast stage times on the mid-Wales event this weekend.
Faulkner and Parry set off third in Group N on the road behind rivals Pay Naylor and Russ Thompson and finished the last stage five seconds in the lead. The gap was even closer for the Pirelli Welsh victory, as the team took the win by one second, after an intense battle over the 45 mile event.
“That is a great result today” said Faulkner at the finish. “It’s been hard today, with the puncture we thought we’d thrown it all away but to take the win in both Group N and the Pirelli Welsh Championship by one second is fantastic! It looks like this season is going to be very close.”
The team’s sponsors include Professional Motorsport World Expo, C1-R Motorsport Services, Speedline Corse, AMS Arnside Motorsport, Gary Davies Accident Repairs and Fluid Power Aberystwyth.