Two rallies in 24 hours for Cruttenden
Date published: 15 June 2011
Joe Cruttenden has had another busy rallying weekend, after competing in two rallies in just 24 hours.
Firstly, he competed as a co-driver, in the fifth round if the BTRDA Gravel Rally championship, alongside Blackburn driver Matt Griffin, in their VW Lupo.
The event, based in Southwell, Nottingham, ran through the forests off Clipstone and Sherwood, infamous for being fast and rutted stages.
“We had a steady run on this event, having failed to finish on the last round, due to clutch problems, we felt we needed to keep on the pace and stay in the points, rather than risk doing something silly and putting our championship in danger,” said Cruttenden
The pair were again up against some stiff opposition in the 1400L class, they finished the event in third place.
Joe, then headed North to Preston, to compete in the Garstang and Preston run road rally.
Joe, navigated by his Father Tim, ran their little Nissan Micra on the 100 mile road event through the Trough of Bowland, and despite them having the smallest car in the event the father and son pair finished in 29th place overall and 5th in the class ahead of many more experienced road rally crews.
“I am delighted with our result on this rally, we pushed as hard as we could all night, topping of a long but enjoyable weekend. And I have to say a big thank you to my dad for his help and guidance on the maps.”
Joe’s rally continues this weekend with a trip to Belgium.
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