The win bags the gateshead firefighter free entry into the Wales Rally GB and all ANCRO
National events next season ( and a new Fiesta ST road car.
ANCRO chairman, John Trevethick, said he was looking forward to working with Pirelli.
This is the dawn of a new era for ANCRO and the MSA Gravel Rally Championship.
Dodds had to beat David Mann to win the Ancro
title and set about his task by putting up fastest time on the first Dyfnant stage.
And one driver they will all be wary of is 2005 ANCRO
champion Paul Bird in his ex-Petter Solberg Subaru WRC S9.
The slightly shorter National Rally also finished in dramatic style with defending Pirelli ANCRO
National Gravel champion Marcus Dodd leading for much of the day only to see his hopes of capitalising on the absence of current series leader Jon Ingram blown to pieces on the final 14-mile Givendale stage.
There's a massive field of cars from yesteryear to open the proceedings with the Trackrod Historic Rally - a round of the Dunlop/Gambia MSA British Historic Championship - while the Trackrod National Rally itself will go a long way to deciding the destination of the ANCRO
Pirelli MSA Gravel Championship.
In addition last year's ANCRO
MSA National Rally champion Paul Bird makes his rallycross debut in the Ford Focus WRC normally driven by Belgian driver Edwin Geraerts and is expected to feature well.
Darlington's Guy Wilks and Welshman Phil Pugh (Hyundai Accent WRC) won the event ahead of ANCRO
national champion Paul Bird, partnered by Northallerton's Ian Windress (Focus WRC).