Yorkshire Dales Autograss – Stu Nicholls Memorial Meeting

Yorkshire Dales Autograss

The Dales league were host to their annual Stu Nicholls Memorial meeting which was jam-packed full of exciting racing. The men, women and juniors all put on an excellent show for the prestigious title at the Thornborough circuit. The day started out to be a cold and drizzly one but the rain held off and, over the day, the drivers really managed to find some grip to create some bumper to bumper action.

Alice mentions: “With blossoming into the world of circuit racing, it’s ace to be able to jump into an Autograss car and reminisce back to where my racing career started in 2011, especially at Yorkshire Dales. The open races were brilliant. It was the first time I managed to race my younger sister, Bethany Hughes, which is a day i’ll remember for the rest of my life!”

Hughes took maximum Stockhatch points during the day after having some fantastic battles with Lauren Kelly, Caroline Wrigglesworth and Katy Cockshott.

Phil Sherwood, Chairman, says:

“An amazing amount of cars turned out as did the spectators. Fantastic quick, efficient incident free racing. The Champion of Champions race provided unbelievable entertainment but it was Graham Blackburn who took the lead on the last lap to retain the Memorial title. Thank you everyone for making the Stu Nicholls Memorial a fantastic meeting.”

Mixed Bag Photography

Mark Wise was present juggling both marshaling and photographing! He’s worked his magic and you can find all of the event photographs on his facebook page here: Mixed Bag Photography.

Many thanks to Yorkshire Dales members, marshals and the committee for another fantastic event. The next event is Sunday 21st May – the National Qualifiers which, without a doubt, will be one to attend.

Overall Winner: Graham Blackburn YD71.
Junior Winner: Elliot Payne YD20.


Venue Address & Access
Hillside Farm, Thornborough, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2RE.
Access from B6267. Strictly no race traffic through Sutton, Howgrave or Thornborough Village