Steve Petch Senior, the proprietor of SG Petch Motorsports and a former national rallying ace, returns to action on this weekends Malton Forest Stages in North Yorkshire for what he is calling ‘a bit of fun’.
Steve was a regular at the head of the field in the late 1990’s and earlier in the ‘noughties’ but hung up his helmet and went into semi retirement two years ago. Since then the Durham based businessman has returned to action for the occasional blast and more often than not still runs near the top of the leaderboard thanks to his rapid pace.
The last time Steve Petch Senior competed in a rally was two months ago on the Trackrod National Rally where he was trading times with son Stephen until the transmission broke near the end of the event. Steve will again use the very same Mitsubishi Evo 9 on this weekends Malton Forest Stages and will be hoping for a more successful run.
“We’re just going out for a bit of fun. I’m definitely not thinking of making a full time return to rallying, but there are some forests that I still love competing in, and Dalby is certainly one of them. We’re not worried about our pace, just as long as we have smiles on our faces at the end of the day.” said Steve.
The rally begins from Pickering Showgrounds at 8:30am on Sunday 2nd November 2008. A compact route takes the cars through some of the best North Yorkshire forests, Cropton, Gale Rigg and Langdale, before returning to Pickering for the ceremonial finish at around 3pm. The rally also includes three spectator stages in the Pickering Showgrounds making it a great day out for the family.