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Ian Shelley Impreza 4x4 production rallycross
Ian Shelley will compete this year in the BTRDA 4×4 production class in a bug eye Subaru Impreza. The build is in full swing at the moment

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Wiring Mods

wiring modsSo wiring mods through our Vauxhall powered rallycross Mini to relevant positions, but as yet not made off…
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Third on Podium

Mini drivers Ian Shelley and Stewart Bowes fought hard

Ian Claims Third

Mini drivers Ian Shelley and Stewart Bowes fought hard for all four laps in the final, Bowes making his way into third at the start of lap four before Shelley re-took the position.

In a sprint to the finish line, Shelley just hung on to score his first podium…

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New Sponsor

New Sponsor Closewood on board with Ian


Ian has secured a new major sponsor in the form of Closewood air conditioning

Closewood’s core business services includes Mechanical and Electrical Divisions…

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The Driver

Ian Shelley Rallycross
Ian Shelley, born 28th January 1960, married to Gay, father of three children, five grandchildren, currently employed as a mechanical estimator for Closewood Ltd.
Began competing in motorsport in 1977 with his Ford Anglia doing 12 car rallies. Tried many other forms of motorsport: autograss, karting, autocross, rallying, but didn’t start rallycross until the late 90s in his Escort Mk 1 rally car.  Was immediately bitten by the rallycross bug and set about writing the rules for stockhatch which became an overnight success. Later moved on to become clerk of the course and was involved in organising events, particularly at the then new rallycross circuit at Blyton.
Rallycross then had to take a back seat while Ian was concentrating on building up his plumbing and heating business.
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Ian and Gay, eventually returned to motorsport with their Vauxhall Corsa rally car, but rallycross remained in Ian’s blood. The decision was made to return to rallycross and Ian set about building a 2 ltr 16v powered Ford Anglia for the retro series. Due to serious health issues the Anglia was never completed and was sold on (despite his wife’s advice not to sell).
Several year’s later, after much surgery, Ian felt well enough to return to motorsport and began looking for another car for rallycross (He deeply regretted selling the Anglia). A Vauxhall powered classic mini was found on an internet site as a project and the car was completed in May 2014, enabling Ian to compete in a few rounds of rallycross. The team continue with the development of the mini and have been ably assisted by local motor club friend, John Taylor.
Despite Ian’s physical disabilities and being registered disabled, continues to enjoy his motorsport and is looking forward to the
rest of the 2015 season.

The Car

Mini Rallycross car

Weight 600kg

Power 240Bhp

0 - 60 mph
Less than 3 secs

Vauxhall Powered

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