More events for John and Alex Stone

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After win­ning the Adge­speed Stages ear­lier this month, John Stone will en­list the help of his son Alex as the pair will re­turn to ac­tion again next year.

Stone wheeled out his Ford Fi­esta S2500 and won the Three Sis­ters-based event, with Alex in the nav­i­ga­tor’s seat. The 19-year-old has Down’s Syn­drome, and MN understands he is the first per­son with the syn­drome to win a rally out­right.

“You should have seen him go­ing up for the tro­phy, it was like he’d won the 1966 World Cup,” said John Stone. “That’s his fourth rally I think. I thought we’d go in the big car and see if he could han­dle it and he loved it. Given the op­por­tu­nity, chil­dren with Down’s Syn­drome can do nor­mal things and en­joy it.”

Stone thanked the or­gan­is­ing club of the rally, Wi­gan and District Mo­tor Club, for hav­ing a spe­cial spot­ter on his car, in case of any prob­lem.

The duo are likely to re­turn to the next event at the cir­cuit which is sched­uled for March next year, but this time in Stone’s 1.6-litre Peu­geot 206.

Stone’s Ford

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