SAM Bilham is seeking a fourth DMACK Fiesta ST Trophy win of the season in Cumbria tomorrow.

Bingley driver Bilham is taking part in the BTRDA Rally Series N3 Class at the DMACK Carlisle Stages Rally.

The 2300 Club John Easson Award winner and co-driver Cameron Fair have been the dominant pairing in the hotly-contested single-make championship, and enter the second half of the series firmly in control at the top of the standings, having won all three races so far.

Backed by Calvert Construction and Reis Motorsport Insurance, Bilham has fought off the competition to rack up an impressive position in several BTRDA categories.

Aside from leading the Fiesta ST Trophy and Class N3 categories, Bilham also heads the Junior Driver Award and MSA English Rally Championship Juniors.

In addition, he is joint second overall in the Silver Star standings, third in the English E4 Class and fourth in the Production Cup.

However, Bilham is well aware that victory is no foregone conclusion in the Kershope and Kielder forests.

He said: "We had a bit of a scare during the opening stages at the Plains Rally and found ourselves way down the order.

"Luckily we found the issue at service but it was hard work to get back out front from fifth place.

"It goes to prove that you can't take anything for granted, and a puncture or spin could mean the difference between winning and being way down the order."

Despite his success this season, Bilham is just ten points ahead of his nearest rival, so cannot afford to relax.

He added: "Of course a win is the goal but perhaps it's time we started looking at the bigger picture and our championship aspirations for the season.

"We still need a strong finish this weekend, and no matter what that is, what we need to do is to maintain our title hopes."

Over 40 miles of competitive driving face the crews in Cumbria.

* Sam is supported by 2300 Club John Easson Award, Calvert Construction, Reis Motorsport Insurance, The Garage at Stanley Mills, Northern Life Magazine and Gareth Hooper Motorsport Services.