Stone to en­ter Harry Flat­ters af­ter 12 years

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John Stone will com­pete on the Harry Flat­ters Rally for the first time since 2004 when he takes part on the Tar­mac event on July 31 in a rare Ford Fi­esta.

Pow­ered by a 2.5-litre Milling­ton en­gine, the car has proved rel­a­tively re­li­able since Stone pur­chased it from Roger Mo­ran. The rally on July 31 is a chance to per­fect the set-up.

“Usu­ally the rally falls on my daugh­ter’s birth­day but it’s the day af­ter this year,” ex­plained Stone of the Epynt event. “Also it gives us the chance to try harder sus­pen­sion. We want to have a play with the springs. We’re tak­ing more me­chan­ics than we would nor­mally do so we can swap some spring rates through the day.”

Stone is also hop­ing to give the car its gravel de­but on the Grizedale Stages in Novem­ber.

“We did Grizedale on the Mal­colm Wil­son this year and I re­ally en­joyed it,” added Stone. “It was all smooth and flat so what could pos­si­bly go wrong? It’s all off-the-shelf parts, the S2000 gravel kit. The only thing we’re short of is dampers now.”

Stone’s rare Fi­esta S2500

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