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A quieter weekend for our competitors this weekend, but not silent!

 Heading to Down Ampney for the EMCOS Red Dragon I.T. Stages is Suze & Matt Endean in their 1400cc Nissan Micra.

 This weekend it will be Suze at the wheel in a very competitive class 1. . The event will be streamed on Special Stage Rally Video page, so you can watch how Suze & Matt are getting on.

.A link to live results will be posted in comments later.

Good luck guys and thanks for choosing SOCC!

It was a mixed day for the Hall Motorsport team at the Cramlington & District MC autocross at Ponteland last Sunday.

 In the class 7 Peugeot Special, Rob enjoyed a very promising start to the meeting. . Unfortunately, a damaged oil filter housing brought his day to a premature end.

Running in class 6, for production based cars, James had an outstanding day in his Rover 25.

 Giving away a significant horsepower advantage to the highly modified cars in the bigger classes, James remarkably battled his way to the Big Final.

. In the 4 car Final, James made an incredible start and was leading, not only into the first corner, but for several laps. Disappointingly though, James received contact from the 2nd placed car and suffered a puncture, dropping him to 3rd overall at the chequered flag. A stunning result nonetheless, and unsurprisingly the 1st in class trophy.

May 21st / 22nd

Once again, our members are travelling far and wide for their competition fix this weekend.

Rob and James Hall head to Ponteland for Cramlington & District Motorclubs Autocross. Rob will be running in class 7, using the Honda-engined Peugeot Special, complete with upgraded driveshafts, following previous issues. James, running in class 6, is using his Rover 25 and will be hoping for a trouble free day too.

We are well represented on the Debden Targa with two crews double driving two cars (i think that's right!). #7 Suze Endean / Cath Woodman (MG ZR) #8 Dave Leadbetter / Matt Endean (BMW 318) #107 Cath / Suze (BMW 318) #108 Matt / Dave (MG ZR) . Stu Spyer / Pete Williams travel to Bala for the Plains Rally, the latest round of the Welsh Stage Rally Championship. Running in the 1400S Corsa, they hope for a competitive run in the class through stages of Aberhirnant, Llangower, Alwen (North & South) and Clocaenog.

Best of luck to you all.

Great Social evening at Prodrive. Many Thanks to our host Richard Thompson.

An action packed weekend was had by our members competing on North Devon MCs autocross at Sugworthy.

#710 Brett Townsend took a fine A2 class win driving his Peugeot 206 - check out the pic for how hard he was pushing! 🥇

#10 Byron Townsend was also at the sharp end for honours, finishing an excellent 2nd in the Clubmans event. 🥈 .

Unfortunately, James Hall #631 suffered clutch failure on the Saturday, meaning that he couldn't record a timed run, ruling him out of the overall classification.

However, the guys did get the Rover 25 running and James was able to compete on the pace during Sunday runs. .

Congratulations all.

It was a good day for most of our competing members at their events over the weekend.

Young Keira Barnes showed great form at the Autograss Evesham Club meet. Picking up a couple of 4th places in her heats qualified Keira for the A final, where she placed 7th. .

At the Bath MC Kemble Targa Rally the club was well represented and our members were challenging well in their classes.

 Suze Endean / Rob Thomson (MG ZR) finished 7th oa and 4th in class in the Clubman event.

Michael / Alex Jenkins (MG ZR) took 23rd oa in the interclub event and 1st in class after a fault free day. .

Duel driving pair of Gavin Rogers / Matt Endean (Mk2) took a credible 5th oa, 4th in class in the interclub event and 9th oa, 7th in class with Matt pedalling his MG ZR.

 Another duel drive pairing was Alan Wakeman / Ian Hazleton (Micra) who finished well, placing 13th oa, 2nd in class in the interclub. Switching seats and moving to Ian's MG ZR, the pair came home 5th oa and 2nd in class in the clubman event.

Unfortunately Mike Thomas / Suze Endean had a retirement on the first test in their Austin Mini. A broken top arm bringing their day to a premature end. .

Well done all on your results. 👏 

As ever it seems, another busy weekend for our members.

 Keira Barnes is racing at the Autograss Evesham Club meet in her immaculate Nissan Micra. The event is a MAP League qualifier and Keira hopes for another good haul of points.

 Anyone wishing to go along, location is; Dodwells Race Way B439 Evesham Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9SR Admission = £10 .

We also have a number of crews competing on the Kemble Targa Rally, organised by Bath MC.

With the event being a single venue, double driving is possible! . SOCC crewed cars are;

2. Gavin Rogers / Matt Endean - Mk2

12. Suze Endean / Rob Thomson - MG ZR

46. Michael Jenkins / Alex Jenkins - MG ZR

102. Matt Endean / Gavin Rogers - MG ZR

112. Mike Thomas / Suze Endean - Austin Mini .

Good luck to you all!

Once again, we have crews out competing this weekend. 

Michael & Alexandra Jenkins will be at RMB Chivenor for North Devon MCs Stu Wood Targa Rally. . They will tackle 8 tests, totalling 40+ miles in their class 6 MG ZR. 

Matt & Suze Endean will be tackling the Corbeau Seats Rally Tendring & Clacton in their trusty Nissan Micra. The event plans 14 special stages (draft schedule attached) on the closed roads of Essex and is also the first round of the BRC. 

We hope to post additional links to the event as they go live. 

Best of luck to both crews and thanks for choosing SOCC!

🏆 Another Winner 🏆

Congratulations to Peter Williams on winning the 2021 SOCC TJ Hall & Son Ltd Navagaitors Championship finishing on 51 points 🏆.

2nd was Suze Endean on 45 points with Ade Camp 3rd on 44 points.

Well done all and thanks for supporting SOCC........

🏆 We have a Winner 🏆

Congratulations to Matt Endean on winning the The 2021 SOCC Claridge Motor Salvage Drivers Rally Championship finishing on 52 points. 🚙💨🏆.

2nd was Andy Corner 44 points and 3rd was Junior Member David Burden on 26 points.

Well done all and thanks for supporting SOCC.....

The Christmas period proved busy for the Club and its Members.

On Tuesday 28th 3 SOCC Crews headed to Rushmoor Arena for Sutton and Cheam Motor Clubs Mini Tempest Stages. Andy Corner and Ade Camp finished 4th o/a and 1st in class C whilst Dan Corner and Rich Evans won class D and were 5th overall. Both Andy and Dan finished the 8 stages on identical time of 24. 41. Also out competing at Rushmoor were Suze and Matt Endean is their trusty Micra. A couple of punctures hampered their progress but after the 8 stages they finished 37th and 5th in class A.

Wednesday 28th was the SOCC Christmas Autotest at Bill Gwynne Rallyschool near Turweston. A wet start to the day but thankfully by lunchtime the rain disappeared.

FTD for James Hall ment he tied for the 2021 Charlie's Travel Autotest Championship with Dave Lumsdale who finished 2nd overall and 1st in class A. In the end the championship was decided on furthest cleanest meaning Dave won the Championship. Well done 👌 3rd overall and 1st in class B was Alan Cartwright.

Final Christmas Autotest Results- FTD James Hall 733.41 (Inc 4%)

2nd Dave Lumsdale 747.15 (1st A)

3rd Alan Cartwright 768.45 (1st B)

4th Tom Stear 787

5th Matt Endean 790.36

6th Jinny Woodward 791.75

7th Jack Birch 796.22 (1st Junior)

8th Suze Endean 812.3

9th Harry Brierley 815.81

10th Chris Charleston 823.14

11th Max Speed 921.47

12th Richard Bradley 941.3

13th William Johnson 998.12

14th Matt Speed 1071.01

15th Sammy Cartwright 1118.69

16th Rob Clifton 1237.43

Final thanks to Paul Gwynne for the use of the Venue and to Dean and Steve Claridge from Claridge Motor Salvage for sponsoring the event. Also thanks to Rob and Julie at Charlie's Travel for supporting the Autotest Championship. And to all the Marshals for standing out the in the rain and cold all day without whom the event couldnt run.

Next up Quading on the 9th......

See you all soon

Another good evening at the Kassam Stadium for a Members Social.

A cold Tuesday evening with plenty of food,drink and banter to watch Oxford United vs Fleetwood Town from the warmth of the Trevor Hebberd Box.Great to see the U's win 3-1.  

Good weekend for our Junior Members at Anglesey for the Glyn Memorial Stages. The 2 day event counted for 2 Rounds of the F1000 Championship.

David Burden  with Peter Williams sat alongside had a trouble free weekend in the Peugeot 107.

Sadly Max Speed was hampered with driveshaft issues again meanig an early trip home.

Jack Birch and Mike Jode had a good run in the ever reliable Nissan Micra scoring some solid points.

We await the final Championship points but well done all and look forward to supporting again in 2022. 

Great to see both Dan & Andy Corner out competing this weekend.

Both are out in their usual 205s on the Jersey Rally. Andy has Ade Camp sat alongside him whilst Jersey resident Mark Regan sits in with Dan.

Yet again another busy weekend for SOCC and its members.......

Today its SOCCs 2nd Birthday so we pleased to say we are hosting the Anniversary 12 Car tonight, Round 4 of the CMSG Road Sport Championship.

 Aswell as that we have a few members out competing over the weekend. SOCC Junior member and F1000 Junior front runner Max Speed heads to Arbroath in Scotland to compete in his Peugeot 107

. Andy Brown takes his Fiesta up to compete on the Clitheronion Road Rally on Saturday evening where Richard Thompson will also be competing in his Suzuki Swift.

Callum Black is off to Yorkshire for the Trackrod Forest Stages where he starts car 1 in his Fiesta R5.

Tim Sawyer is back out competing in his Mk1 Escort on the Hero Challenge 3 based at Bicester Heritage and also using Shenington Kart Track. Also competing on the Hero Challenge 3 is Simon Ayris in the MGB.

Mike and Max Authers are competing in their 1st car trial, the MGCC Midland Centre Autumn Trial up in Bromsgrove in the Mg Midget.

15 year old Keira Barnes makes her competition debut this Sunday. She heads up to Telford in her Class 1 Micra.

Dave Galbraith, Ben Stockton, Chris Lee & James Hall are off to Devon. They head to Kilmington for the last round of the 1st Choice Finishes ASWMC Autocross Championship.

Good luck all and thanks for choosing SOCC.......

Another busy weekend coming up for SOCC and some of its Members.

Matt Endean heads to the Kent Forestry Targa on Saturday and is back out competing in his MG ZR seeded Car 9.

Saturday evening SOCC has 5 members out competing on Blackbird Auto Clubs Mercian Road Rally. Bob Wisniewski will be out in his usual Vauxhall Adam starting as Car 5. Richard Thompson starts at Car 10 in his Suzuki Swift with Andy Brown in the Fiesta at Car 16. Eddie Haynes and Rob Hall are out in the Rover 25 at Car 26.

Sunday James Hall and Dave Galbraith head up to Ponteland near Newcastle Upon Tyne for Cramlington and District Motor Clubs Autocross. James is playing safe and using his MG ZR after a run of DNFs in his Peugeot Special whilst Dave takes his trusty Suzuki Swift.

Good luck all and thanks for choosing SOCC

Great to see all 3 SOCC Juniors finish the Sheffield and Hallamshire Stage Rally at Leconfield today.

Max Speed had a great day with some good pace to finish 2nd overall.

Issac Spiers had a trouble free run and gaining more experience finishing 7th overall.

Jack Birch with Mike Jode alongside on just his 2nd rally bought the Micra home 8th overall.

Well Done Lads. Thanks for choosing SOCC.

5 SOCC Members headed to Green Belt Motor Clubs Autocross on Sunday to compete in the Clubmens event.

Dave Galbraith had a good run in his A1 Suzuki Swift finishing 1st in class and 2nd overall.

Matt Endean took 3rd overall and 2nd in A1 in the VW Golf he was sharing with Suze Endean who finished 3rd in class and 5th overall.

Dave Lumsdale in his Special had a trouble free day and came home with a class win and 4th overall.

 Sadly James Hall broke his Peugeot Special on his practise run and retired

Saturdays Bill Gwynne Summer Autotest/PCA saw Dave Lumsdale come away with FTD and in doing so took the lead of the 2021 SOCC Charlie's Travel Autotest Championship.

James Hall had led from the 1st test and built up a commanding lead until sadly he wrong tested on test 17 throwing away the win.

FTD Dave Lumsdale. 1075.9

1st PCA Alan Cartwright 1129.4

1st Clubmens James Hall 1076.3

1st Junior Kornel Osiak 1197.7

Big thank you to Paul at Bill Gwynne Rallyschool International for the Venue. Round 4 of the Championship 17th October at the Kassam Stadium. Regs due shortly.

Busy weekend approaching for SOCC and its Members. Saturday we have the Bill Gwynne Summer Autotest/PCA.

With 3 drivers tied for the overall lead in the 2021 SOCC Charlies Travel Autotest Championship its bound to be a good 1........

Sunday we also have Members out on 2 others events. A few are heading down to compete on Green Belt Motor Clubs round of the ASWMC Autocross Championship.

Oxford Motor Clubs Akeman 20/20 sees a couple of Members out competing on the event. Good luck all and thanks for choosing SOCC........

Good Pint and Catch up at The Swan........

Cracking clubnight at Tuthill Porsche. Many thanks to Richard and Andy for allowing some of SOCC's Members to come and have a look around.

Mixed fortunes for our members out competing at the Weekend.

Lewis Ayris and Kim Bannister were out on the Cotswold Historic Rally in the RPS prepared MGB. Various test venues and regularity sections made this a very popular event and a big well done to Lewis and Kim for taking the overall win in the Clubmens event.

Less fortunate were Alfie Hammond and Peter Williams on the Phoenix Stages at Fulbeck Airfield. 

A coming together with a straw bale and suspension issues kept them down the leader board.

Eventually the pairing finished 47th overall and 8th in class. The result does mean that they still head the 2021 SOCC Rally Championship.

 

Jack, David & Max in action today at Curborough Sprint Circuit today.

The 3 Junior Members of SOCC are also part of the Bill Gwynne Rallyschool Junior Team and today were having coaching from BTRDA frontrunner Callum Black.

Next rally for them is Round 2 of the F1000 Junior Rally Championship at Leconfield Airfield near Beverley in Yorkshire.

Keep up the good work Lads and good luck on round 2

Good weekend for our members out and about flying the SOCC Flag.

Dave Galbraith headed north for Cramlington and District Autocross. In the heats he made 4th overall and 2nd in class. Sadly he couldn't compete in the runs offs later in the day due to his cars spec.

Bob and Iulian competed in Basingstokes Cross Border 12 car and finished 1st novice crew.

Matt and Suze Endean headed to North Weald for Green Belts MCs sprint in their trusty Micra. Matt finished 33rd and 1st in class with Suze coming home 42nd and 3rd in class.

Well done to you all and thanks for choosing SOCC.

Today was spent at Walters Arena with Tuthill Porsche for a pre East African Safari Classic Test.

Back when SOCC was formed the aim among other things was to encourage and support our Junior members.

The Stephen Paine Junior Challenge Shield is presented to our Junior member who the club feel has performed and promoted themselves the best during the season.

In 2020 David Burden was the well deserved winner of the Junior Shield and part of his prize was to spend a day at a test. And today was the day.

Big thanks to Richard and Andy from Tuthill Porsche for the support.

It could be you in 2021...........

David Burden having a run through Walters Arena in the passenger seat

James Hall and Jonny Woodward headed to Curbrough Sprint Circuit last Saturday for Cannock and District Car Clubs Wheelspin Anniversary Autosolo. 

Both competed in MG ZRs with James winning his class and 16th overall.

Jonny finished 43rd overall and 8th in class. Well done to you both.