Swift re­turns to Neil Howard and MN se­ries in Milling­ton Es­cort

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Stunt­man Paul Swift will re­turn to the Mo­tor­sport News Cir­cuit Rally Cham­pi­onship for a sec­ond year in 2016/17, start­ing with a de­fence of his class win on the open­ing round at Oul­ton Park Novem­ber.

Swift won the D1 Class in his Milling­ton-pow­ered Ford Es­cort Mk2, with wife Jes­sica in the co-driver’s seat. They fin­ished fifth over­all and fourth of the cham­pi­onship run­ners.

“My wife Jess will be sit­ting with me again and I think it’s the third time we’ve done it to­gether. I’m look­ing for­ward to it,” said Swift, who ad­mits some bad habits carry over from his stunt driv­ing. “Drift­ing, I’m al­ways get­ting pulled up for drift­ing,” he added. “I’m a show­man at the end of the day. I have to slap my­self across the wrist ev­ery now and again to not do that. With the Milling­ton it’s very dif­fi­cult to keep the car in a straight line any­way.”

Swift com­peted on three events in the Mo­tor­sport News Cir­cuit Rally Cham­pi­onship last year; the Neil Howard, Jack Frost Stages at Croft and the Cad­well Park-based Alan Healy Me­mo­rial Rally. Swift hasn’t de­cided on the events he’ll un­der­take in 2016/17.

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