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Revivals Garage and Motorcross News 2008

Latest News: 31st October 2008

Shelley takes another win to underline title victory

Croft Circuit played host to the final two rounds of the 2008 Edwardes Bros MDA Rallycross Championship, part of the 2008 Get Connected! SG Petch Rallycross Superprix weekend.



Six members of the Revivals Rallycross team were in action during the event - Shelley Wakeling, Richard Wakeling and Mark Griffin in the Minicross category, Rod Stanniland in his Revivals Imp, Andy Lee driving the ex Paul Wakeling Vauxhall Corsa in the Super National category and Sam Kinirons in the Chris Birkbeck Rallyschool Junior Rallycross Championship.

Saturday Report - October 25th 2008

After qualifying second on the grid behind Ian Thorndyke, Shelley made a fantastic start in the A final to take home the win in the Minicross category. Thorndyke and David Bell completed the podium ahead of Mark Griffin in the second Revivals run Mini and Neil Wade.



Andy Lee made his debut in the Super National category with the Vauxhall Corsa and had a strong run to the fifth fastest time in the first set of heats until engine problems ended his weekend.

Rod Stanniland finished ninth overall in the B final with his Hillman Imp which the Revivals team is continuing to develop, while Sam Kinirons finished third in the B final in the Junior Rallycross category.

Sunday Report - October 26th 2008

With the Championship already won, Shelley stepped down from her Mini to allow Richard to drive the car on the second day of the event. Richards Super National MG is currently having a new engine fitted for the 2009 season following the blown head gasket that the car suffered at Blyton last month. Richard qualified fourth on the grid for the A final, behind Ian Thorndyke, David Bell and Neil Wade. An incident with Thorndyke in the final put the pair to the back of the field, leaving Richard to finish in ninth position. Mark Griffin finished third overall and fourth in the Minicross Championship.



Sam Kinirons was classified seventh overall in the Junior Rallycross A final, while Rod Stanniland failed to finish the Revivals B final.



In conclusion it has been another fantastic season for the Revivals Rallycross team with Shelley retaining her MDA Minicross title. For 2009 Shelley will graduate to the Procar 2000 category with a new Honda Civic Type-R, while Andy Lee and Richard Wakeling will continue in their quest to lift the Super National title in the Rallycross Open Championship.

Latest News: 18th September 2008

Revivals Rallycross Team to take part in Rallyday 2008

The Revivals Rallycross team will take part in Rallyday 2008, which takes place at Castle Combe (Chippenham) this weekend. Richard will have his Super National MG ZS on display, while Andy Lee (Vauxhall Corsa), Shelley Wakeling (Mini) and Rod Stanniland (Hillman Imp) will also be representing the Rallycross Open Championship at the event.

The next Rallycross event that the team will be taking part in is the 2008 Get Connected! SG Petch Rallycross Superprix which takes place at Croft Circuit (Darlington) on October 25th & 26th 2008. For more information on this event please visit www.RallycrossSuperprix.co.uk
 

Latest News: 15th September 2008

Shelley closes in on title defence

Blyton Circuit (Lincolnshire) played host to rounds five and six of the 2008 Rallycross Open Championship sponsored by Hi Spec Motorsport and rounds six and seven of the 2008 Edwardes Bros MDA Rallycross Championship last weekend. Shelley, Mark Griffin, Richard and Rod Stanniland were all in action at the event. The team also welcomed a new driver on board - Sam Kinirons, son of Division 1 Irish driver Eddie, who Revivals are now running in the Chris Birkbeck Rallyschool Junior Rallycross Championship.



After two days of sunshine and high adrenaline racing at the Lincolnshire venue in front of a large crowd the Mini's once again provided us some exciting and close racing - as they have done all season. Shelley all but wrapped up the Championship with two wins, making it look very easy. Mark Griffin (driving the second Revivals Mini), Neil Wade, David Bell and Kris Hudson all kept the Revivals team driver honest, but it was Griffin and Bell that claimed the two podium places on day one, with Neil Wade and Hudson doing likewise on day two. Shelley is the provisional Champion (Only Andy Lee can beat her in the points standings, but is no longer racing in the 2008 Championship), but five drivers head to Croft next month with a chance of taking second place when dropped scores are taken into account.

In the Super National category, a blown head gasket ended the day early for Richard, while Rod Stanniland enjoyed a successful debut in his new Hillman Imp Californian in the Revivals category.

Sam Kinirons finished 7th on debut with the ex Charlie Budd Mini, which he followed up with a 9th place finish on day two.


 

Latest News: 15th July 2008

Shelley continues her domination - this time in Europe

Shelley Wakeling continued her fine form with another victory in the non Championship Minicross race, at the Eurocircuit in Holland, part of traditional British Rallycross Weekend. Mark Griffin finished second, with Ed Collett completing the podium. Griffin raced the ex Andy Lee Revivals built Mini in the event, which he has now purchased, following Lee's decision to move up into the Super National category with immediate effect.

As a result of the teams second Mini being sold to Mark Griffin, Richard used the MDA hire car in the event, recording a fine fourth place overall, just ahead of David Bell. This is the first time Richard had been defeated in Holland for a number of years, but at least the champagne has been kept within the family!

The next event for the team is at Blyton on September 13th & 14th, which is a double header round of the 2008 Rallycross Open Championship sponsored by Hi Spec Motorsport and the 2008 Edwardes Bros MDA Rallycross Championship.

Latest News: 8th July 2008

Shelley storms back into the championship lead at Croft

Croft Circuit (Darlington) played host to the fourth round of the 2008 Rallycross Open Championship sponsored by Hi Spec Motorsport and the  fifth round of the 2008 Edwardes Bros MDA Rallycross Championship, part of the Best of British Rallycross Weekend.

On a day that started dry, turning into torrential rain throughout the afternoon it was Shelley Wakeling who moved back into the Championship lead in the MDA Minicross point's standings after a lights to flag victory. Kris Hudson took home a season best second place, followed by David Bell, Sean Douglas driving the MDA hire car, Neil Wade, Chris Cairns, Brian Wade, Martin Knowles and Mark Griffin.

Team driver, Andy Lee has bought the Vauxhall Corsa of Paul Wakeling and will debut the car in the 2008 Get Connected! SG Petch Rallycross Superprix, which takes place at Croft Circuit on October 25th & 26th. As a result he will sit out the remainder of the 2008 Minicross season.

In the Super National category, Richard Wakeling secured a fantastic podium position with his MG - his first in the Rallycross Open Championship. The result moved him up into sixth place in the Championship standings and within striking distance of the points leaders.

Latest News: 12th June 2008

Andy regains lead in Minicross Championship

Pembrey (Carmarthen) played host to the third round of the 2008 Rallycross Open Championship sponsored by Hi Spec Motorsport. A Warm day combined with a happy atmosphere set the scene for the drivers, teams and spectators, as the Open Championship made its first visit to South Wales.

Revivals team driver, Andy Lee took the Minicross honours just edging out team-mate Shelley Wakeling. Lee started the A final from pole position despite not finishing one heat after a collision with Andy Knowles. Kris Hudson had been running third throughout the day, but suffered a disappointing final to finish fifth overall, behind Mark Griffin and Ralph Budd.

In the Super National category, a first heat incident with Bruce Bamber damaged the rear axle and suspension on Paul's Corsa. The team also managed to source a spare stub axle from defending Champion Allan Tapscott, which resulted in Paul qualifying sixth on the grid for the A final. With an ill handling car Paul was forced to settle for sixth place overall in the A final, leaving him third overall in the points standings behind Ben Power and Mike Turpin.

Richard also continued his development work with the MG finishing second in the B final behind Irish visitor - Joe Cahill. The next round of the championship takes place on July 6th at Croft Circuit (Darlington), one week before the British Rallycross Weekend in Holland on Sunday July 13th.

Latest News: 6th June 2008

Rolling Road off to a steaming start

Our Rolling road got off to a steaming start this week. One of the first runs was with a 1917 6ltr Studebaker. It made 40bhp and a whooping 400 ft-lbs and has been used for vintage rallies & car races.

Latest News: 4th June 2008

2008 Rallycross Open Championship - Round 3 - Pembrey

The team will be taking part in round three of the 2008 Rallycross Open Championship at Pembrey this weekend. Richard and Paul will be competing in the Super National category, while Shelley and Andy will resume their battle at the top of the MDA Minicross points standings.

A full report from the event will be here online on Monday

Latest News: 27th May 2008

2008  MDA Rallycross Championship - Round 3 - Blyton Circuit

Blyton Circuit (Lincolnshire) played host to round three of the 2008 MDA Rallycross Championship, with three members of the Revivals Rallycross team taking part in the event - Shelley, Richard and Andy.

In cold and windy conditions, it was Ian Thorndyke who set the pace in the Minicross category during the heats to qualify on pole position for the A final. Championship leader Andy Lee lined up alongside Thorndyke in second position on the grid, where he was joined by Revivals team mate and 2007 Champion Shelley Wakeling. Mark Griffin occupied the fourth position on the grid, with Andy Knowles, Kris Hudson, Neil Wade and David Bell completing the list of starters.



At the start of the A final a first corner incident resulted in heavy damage to the left rear corner of the Andy Knowles Mini, bringing out the red flags. As the lights went to green for the second attempt, it was Shelley who rocketed away from the grid to lead into the first corner ahead of Thorndyke, Andy and the fast starting B final winner - David Bell.

Mark Griffin was struggling after sustaining heavy damage to the rear of his Mini in the first start, dropping the Yorkshireman down to sixth place, behind Neil Wade but ahead of Kris Hudson. At the front the top three circulated nose to tail and as they headed down into the final corner of the final lap, Thorndyke attempted a "Tony Bell" style move around the outside of Shelley throwing the car sideways, but Shelley was to wise and held on to record a fantastic victory and close the gap on the Championship leaders. Andy completed the podium in the second Revivals Racing team Mini.



Richard also took part in the event with his MG, but a small problem with the car in the A final resulted in a non finish. The Championship now moves to Pembrey (Wales) in less than two weeks - on Sunday June 8th, for round four of the MDA Minicross championship and round three of the 2008 Rallycross Open Championship sponsored by Hi Spec Motorsport.

Latest News: 20th April 2008

2008 Rallycross Open & MDA Championship - Round 2 - Blyton Circuit

The second round of the 2008 Open and MDA Rallycross Championships took place at Blyton Circuit in Lincolnshire on Sunday April 13th, in front of one of the biggest crowds at the venue.

The Minicross category continued to provide plenty of entertaining racing throughout the day, but it was the top three from last season that continued to set the pace. Andy Lee claimed pole by winning the first heat and then recording the second fastest times in heats two and three. Ian Thorndyke and Shelley Wakeling also claimed wins during the heats. Shelley led the final initially, but Andy was to force his way through into the lead and go on to record a well deserved victory. Shelley made a second mistake dropping her back down into fifth place, leaving Thorndyke to finish second overall ahead of David Bell who recorded his first ever Minicross podium finish with his new 2008 specification car.

in the Super National category, Paul finished in fourth position overall, which was slightly disappointing considering he was the pace setter throughout the day. Following on from his second place in the opening round of the Championship at Croft, Paul had his sights set on overhauling Ben Power at the top of the standings, but was elbowed out at the first corner of the A final. This left Power to snatch victory from Mike Turpin with Dean Jones completing the podium.

Richard narrowly missed out on a place in the A final, with the MG, finishing third overall in the B final. Despite this the rear wheel drive MG put on a terrific display for the fans with Richards exuberant sideways driving, recording a  ten out of ten with the officials for entertainment and style.

The third round of the 2008 Rallycross Open Championship, including the 2008 Welsh Rallycross Superprix takes place at Pembrey (Wales) on Sunday June 8th, but before then the MDA Championship hosts a clubmans event at Blyton on Monday May 26th. Stay tuned online for all the latest information on the Revivals Rallycross Team.

Latest News: 10th April 2008

The story of Richard's MG: Click here to read more...

Latest News: 18th March 2008

Stanniland unveils new Revivals built Imp at Race Retro show

The 2008 Rallycross Open & MDA Rallycross Championship's exhibited at Race Retro show, which took place at Stoneleigh Park (Coventry) between Friday March 14th & Sunday March 16th. Representing the two Championship's was the Ford Escort of Bob Gooding, Metro 6R4 of Ian Rowlance, Shelley Wakelings 2007 MDA Championship winning Mini and Rod Stanniland's brand new Hillman Imp.



Rod Stanniland (Worksop) used the event to officially launch his new 'Revivals' specification Hillman Imp, which attracted a great deal of attention from the media as it was the only vehicle of its type at the show and is a unique car for the sport of Rallycross. The car is an ex Rally Hillman Imp Californian and has been completely restored & prepared by the Revivals Rallycross team who also run cars in the Super National and Minicross categories.

"The Revivals team have done a fantastic job in preparing the car and I am looking forward to racing the Imp at Blyton on May 26th. It is something very different for Rallycross and it has attracted a lot of attention this weekend as it is the only Imp at the show. The Revivals class is continuing to grow and I hope to compete in the remainder of the 2008 Championship." added Stanniland.

Latest News: 7th March 2008

2008 Rallycross Open & MDA Championship - Round 1 - Croft Circuit

The Revivals Rallycross team took part in the opening round of the 2008 Rallycross Open and MDA Rallycross Championships last weekend at Croft Circuit, with three of the teams drivers returning home with silverware.



In the Super National category, Paul Wakeling took a heat win to start the A final from the outside of the front row, with Richard starting slightly further back in eighth position on the grid. At the start of the final Paul battled his way past defending Champion Allan Tapscott and set off up the road after Ben Power. Despite his best efforts, Paul just ran out of time and could not find a way through into the lead and settled for second place, taking home a solid points score in the opening round of the Championship. Richard finished the race in sixth place overall, after another close battle with Gary Dixon and Stuart Coldron.



Shelley Wakeling began her title defence in the 2008 MDA Senior Minicross Championship, which got underway with a four way battle for the win in the A final. Revivals team driver Andrew Lee led away from pole position, but Lee was soon overhauled by Ian Thorndyke who took the win by just half a second. Shelley came home in third place to get vital points on the board, followed by Andy Knowles, Brian Wade, Mark Griffin, David Bell, Samantha O'Flanagan and Tanya Price.



The next event for the Revivals team is the Race Retro show at Stoneleigh Park (Coventry) on March 14th-16th, where Shelley's Championship winning car from 2007 will be on display.

Latest News: 13th February 2008

Minicross 2008



The opening round of the 2008 MDA Rallycross championship takes place at Croft Circuit on Sunday March 2nd and both Shelley & Andy are looking forward to a full season of racing in 2008 with their familiar Blue & White Minis. Both of the cars are now fully prepared and have the benefit of rebuilt engines, which have been up and running on the rolling road (Dyno).



Shelley is determined to retain the MDA Minicross title, but Andy who is now in his second season of racing is a serious contender.


Super National

Paul starts the season with high hopes of winning the Rallycross Open Championship Super National title in 2008 after finishing fourth last season. Paul has made some modifications to his Vauxhall Corsa, focusing on the steering & suspension which has dramatically improved the handling of the car. The 2 litre engine is also now producing really good power.


Richard will continue to use 2008 as a development year with the aim more on winning races in his Revivals built MG ZS. The team are planning to replace the current 2 litre engine with a 2.5ltr V6 during the course of the year.. Richard added 'the MG is right in every other aspect but just needs a little more OOMPH!!' - he may even fit a super charger. Richard finished the 2007 season in top form by finishing second overall in the London Masters at London ExCeL - his first podium position for the car.

Revivals

Revivals customer, Rod Stanniland who has raced his Green 436 Minicross car for the last few years, has now bought an ex Rally IMP Californian which he will use in the 'New Revivals' Category competing in all ten rounds of the MDA championship this year. The IMP has been completely restored & prepared by Revivals. It will be presented for the first time at  'Race Retro' show at Stoneleigh on the 14th - 16th March 2008. Shelley's Championship winning Mini will also be on show to promote the Minicross category.

Latest News: 13th February 2008

Rolling Road

The 4wd Rolling Road is finally installed and is officially up & running! The up to date computerised Rolling Road Dyno is capable of: -

- 2 Wheel Drive calibrated up to 500BHP for Front or Rear wheel drive vehicles

- 4 Wheel Drive calibrated up to 800BHP

It has been calibrated ready for use and is suitable for Carburettor or fuel injected petrol engines with distributors, manufacturers ECU or stand alone programmable systems.

Diesel engines are also catered for.

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