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Glusburn rally driver reponds to 5.30am call to help newcomer
11:16am Thursday 18th October 2012 in Sport
Glusburn rally driver Andy Forrest answered an early-morning call for help to enable a young newcomer compete in his first event.
It resulted in him dashing to Manby near Louth to co-drive for Scott Mayes who had travelled all the way from South Wales to compete in the Harold Palin Memorial Rally.
Forrest said: “Scott rang me at 5.30am to say that his co-driver had let him down and asked if I could help. I hot-footed it over to Louth and arrived with just 35 minutes to spare.
“This was Scott’s first rally and he was driving his father’s Nova rally car. I was glad to be able to help him out.”
The pair came 18th overall and second in class despite losing three minutes on stage three due to a coil lead jumping out.
Forrest will return to action on November 4 when he tackles the Malton Stages.