The 2022 C & D NEWNHAM charity trial took place on 25/26 June.
This year it was opened up to CCV vehicles as well as RTV vehicles.
11 teams of three drivers took part in the two 20 section trials.
Newnham estate allowed us to use both some new land, and some areas that have not been used for this event for many years. We had a mixed bag of weather over the weekend, with a fair bit of rain during the night, making the sections quite challenging.
Together with the help from our sponsors, and our fund raising activities in the evening, and kind donations/raffle prizes from over 24 sponsors we raised over £3500 over the course of the weekend. This together with the money we raised during a charity comp earlier in the year allowed us to donate £4020 to St Luke’s hospice, Turnchapel, Plymouth
The winning CCV team was Jacob Jepps, Joe Garne, and Paul Garne, with a combined score of 125 points The lowest scoring CCV driver for the Weekend being Mike Woodgate finishing on 26 points.
The winning RTV team was George Lewendon, Alex Moore, and Simon Wheeler, with a combined score of 131 points.The lowest scoring RTV driver for the weekend being David White on 15 points.
The spirit of the event was presented to Kim Dobinson for being an excellent Master of Ceremonies on Saturday night and helping raise lots of money for the charity.
It is with great sadness that the club are to inform you that Jan Pote sadly passed away just over a week ago.
Jan joined the club back in the early 90’s when he started navigating for Phil Cuming , from there he started racing himself in a Range Rover a long with Paul Martin and then with an 88.
Jan was an active member of the club not only competing but behind the scenes with the general running of the club he would help anyone out without a thought!!
Jan along with John parish , Paul Martin and Dave marsh went further afield to compete representing the club at the German National rally.
He was also the comp safari Clerk of Course at the ARC National rally that the club hosted in 2002.
Jan was a larger than life figure within the club always smiling and enjoying the camaraderie, famously describing his rivals as Proper t###s ?, he was great to be with and around.
Even to the end Jan maintained a positive outlook and his trademark smile .
He will be sadly missed!
Due to the current restrictions there can only be a small presence at the cremation this Friday , however there will be a celebration of Jans life held once circumstances allow. We will keep you informed.
Our thoughts go out to Sue and the rest of his family.