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2022 John Easson Award Finalists Unveiled

The 2300 Club of Blackburn is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2022 John Easson Award.
Following a record number of entries, a panel of judges led by JEA manager John Cope, assessed each application in detail.
He said: “The quality of the entries was outstanding, and the judges had a very hard time picking the best candidates. In the end, we settled on four potential winners instead of the usual three, and they will all go through to a final presentation in person next month.
“We would also like to thank everyone who applied for this year’s award, and wish them continued success with their rallying”.
The four finalists are:
Billy Grew:
Winner of Junior R2 Cup in the 2022 BTRDA Gravel Rally Championship in Ford Fiesta R2.
Archie Swinscoe:
Contested the North of England Tarmac Championship in a Opel Adam R2, winning his class, and finishing as top newcomer in tenth place overall.
Johnnie Mackay:
Winner of the 2022 Motorsport UK Asphalt Championship Junior title and N3 class champion.
Emily Easton-Page:
A co-driver with 29 events under her belt, and the 2021 Scottish Junior Champion title, Emily contested a variety of events this year, including the Mull Rally and Rali Ceredigion.
*First run in 2004 the Award is named after rally driver John Easson, who was a generous supporter of the 2300 Club before losing his life in an air accident in 1999.
The aim of the JEA is to assist a young British driver, or co-driver, with financial support to further their ambitions in the sport, and it remains UK Rallying’s number one free-to-enter cash prize award.

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