Merrick will test rally teams

Crews taking part in the Merrick Stages will tackle five special forest stages – Craignell, Dallash, Glentrool, Arroch Hill and Auchinleck – totalling some 44 miles.

The first car will be flagged off from the town hall in Wigtown at 9am on Saturday, with the leading competitor due back in Wigtown at 2.40pm approximately.

Full details of the event – which is jointly organised by the Machars and Scottish Sporting car clubs – can be found at

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GWF Energy Merrick Stages Rally: Dumfries and Galloway competitors with car no:

1. David Bogie (Dumfries)/Kevin Rae (Hawick) Ford Focus WRC

4. Jock Armstrong (Castle Douglas)/Kirsty Riddick (Haugh of Urr) Subaru Impreza

7. Mike Faulkner (Kirtlebridge)/Peter Foy (Bingley) Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 9

16. Mark McCulloch (Newton Stewart)/Stewart Merry (Jersey) Subaru Impreza

18. Garry Pearson (Duns)/Laura Marshall (Newton Stewart) Ford Fiesta R2

20. Craig McMiken (Newton Stewart)/Craig Wallace (Kirriemuir) Mitsubishi EVO 9

22. Fraser Wilson (Port William)/Steven Broll (Port William) Mitsubishi EVO 8

24. Ian Paterson (Mouswald)/Jim Haugh (Sandhead) Subaru Impreza

26. Andy Kelly (Greenock)/Roger Herron (Dumfries) Ford Escort Mk1

33. Iain Wilson (Dalbeattie)/Keith Fremantle (Dalbeattie) Vauxhall Nova

34. Iain Haining (Locharbriggs)/Mairi Riddick (Haugh of Urr) Vauxhall Nova

36. Lee Hastings (Collin)/tba Subaru Impreza

41. Scott Peacock (Bridge of Dee)/Keith Riddick (Haugh of Urr) Peugeot 205GTi

42. James Robertson (Thornhill)/Colin Maxwell (Dumfries) Citreon C2R2

43. Charles Blair (Dumfries)/Mark Roberts (Dumfries) Peugeot 205GTi

47. Donald Peacock (Bridge of Dee)/William Paul (Castle Douglas) Peugeot 205GTi

51. Alan McMorran (Castle Douglas)/Albert Connelly (Castle Douglas) Peugeot 205GTi

53. Scott Sloan (Dumfries)/David Sloan (Dumfries) Vauxhall Corsa

56. Angus Lawrie (Castle Douglas)/Roger Alcorn (Castle Douglas)