SLIDESHOW - Trackrod Rally agony for Bannister

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Malton veteran Steve Bannister finished second in the Trackrod Historic Cup after experiencing car problems in the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire.

In the Trackrod Pre-87 and Historic Cup Llandudno’s Matt Edwards led from start to finish in what turned into a battle of youth against experience in two Escort RS1800s.

Malton's Steve Bannister in action at the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire

Malton's Steve Bannister in action at the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire

Edwards, the 2010 BTRDA 1400cc champion, eventually made up for blowing the engine of the car on his debut in it in Dalby Forest 10 months ago by claiming a narrow victory over local favourite Bannister.

The evergreen Bannister, now 60-something but showing few signs of slowing down, won the event last year but struggled with an electrical fault on the opening leg and ran out of stages when attempting to make up the 30-second overnight deficit.

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