by Geoff Mayes
It will be a battle of the Petch's this weekend on the Grizedale Forest Stages when SG Petch Motorsport team boss Steve Petch goes head-to-head with his son Stephen.
Although now officially retired from rallying Steve still enjoys the occasional blast around the forests, and after a strong second overall on the recent Malton Forest Stages he has proved that he is still as quick as ever.
Son Stephen, the 2007 Mitsubishi Evo Challenge Junior champion, has recently completed his first full season at the helm of a world rally car when he used one of the SG Motorsport Hyundai Accent WRC's to good effect, finishing second overall in class B13 after a year of highs and lows.
"It's good that Dad and I get to have another battle with each other this weekend," said Petch Jr.
"The Grizedale Forest Stages are always well organised and a brilliant way to end the season. I'm not sure what the weather conditions will be like but I'm sure it won't be plain sailing out there."