A once-a-year chance to tackle the famous Dalby forest stage will be one of the highlights of the 2009 Trackrod Rally Yorkshire, when it runs in the Yorkshire forests on Saturday 26 September.

To celebrate Dalby's significance in rallying history and the fact that it is only available for one rally each year, the event organisers from the Trackrod Motor Club have arranged a stunning 16-mile stage over the classic forest tracks.

"We're calling it the 'mega' stage," said clerk of the course Rod Parkin. "Last year, we split the Dalby section into two stages, but this year we are giving competitors a huge challenge with one 16-mile stage including the famous 'wood yard'. It will be a big test for everyone and this will be a unique opportunity for crews to sample one of the best-known forest stages in Britain."

The Trackrod Rally has a range of individual events within the overall umbrella to meet the needs of competitors from contenders in the MSA British Rally Championship through to those in the regional clubmans championships. To ensure that every crew that enters gets to compete in Dalby, the route has been designed to take all of the individual events into the Dalby stage.

But it is not just competitors who are in for a Dalby treat in September. Whilst the forest will be one of the key spectator locations for event, the organisers are working in close partnership with the Forestry Commission to ensure that a range of facilities are on hand to make a visit to Dalby, and the Dalby Visitor Centre, a great day out for all the family.

Regulations for the event will be available in early August.