Motorsport: Paul Bird swoops on Croft in search of five-in-a-row win

DRIVER Paul Bird is aiming for a fifth consecutive victory in the Jack Frost Stages Rally at North Yorkshire’s Croft Circuit on Sunday.

The Cumbrian will be racing his Ford Focus WRC in the event, organised by the Darlington & District Motor Club.

A trio of Group ‘B’ Metro 6R4s – of double winner Chris Wise, from Thirsk, Simon Chapman and Mark Jasper – are also on the entry list.

Darlington & District Motor Club chairman Terry Wright said: “The Jack Frost has come a long way since we first ran the event in 2000 and is now a well established part of the North East motor sport scene.

“Many top-line drivers traditionally use the event as a warm-up for their big seasons ahead and that is why we are able to attract not only a large entry list but also a number of very competitive drivers and cars.”

All eight timed stages that make up the Jack Frost’s competitive 50 miles will be held within the grounds of Croft.

The action gets under way shortly after 9.15am, with gates opening at 8.30am.

Tickets are priced £10 for adults on the gate, with admission for accompanied children aged 15 and under free.

Visit the www.croftcircuit.co.uk website and the DDMC’s www.darlington-motor-club.org.uk for more details.

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