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Clerk of the Course: Martin Payne
Route: 150 Miles
Winners: Carl Hawkins/David Campbell (Vauxhall Nova)
Carl Hawkins/David Campbell took victory in the Derbyshire Peak District when they overcame tough opposition to win the 061 Road Rally. The popular event was a round of both the North Western and East Midlands Road Rally Championships, and as such attracted an entry of 48 starters.
The competitors faced a 150 mile route which was a mix of pre-plot and plot and bash navigation; route definition being by ten-figure map reference, grid lines, tulips and the like. There were just three sections in the first half, while the second half gave the crews no respite with just one competitive sections from Petrol to the Finish. Wet and slippery conditions were the order in the first half, but the second half challenge was made tougher by the first touch of winter that made the roads, especially those in the Goyt Valley, extremely icy.
Tim Tordoff/Ian Fraser were attempting to make it four wins in a row on the 061, however their event was over very quickly when their Nova made significant contact with one of the many dry stone walls along the route. Michael Cartwright/David Pedley were another fancied crew to under achieve as they missed a control and ended up classified as 32nd overall.
After Tordoff's demise Hawkins/Campbell led all the way in what was a Vauxhall dominated event, second placed Jason Stone/Daniel Stone's Corolla being the only non-Nova in the top four. Guy Robinson/Charlie Wheeldon and Steve Pashley/Richard Pashley being the crews filling the next two places.
In the North Western Championship, Paul Holmberg, with Paul Jones on the maps, came home ninth. A result that, with just two rounds to go, put him in a strong chance of achieving his fourth straight driver's title. Holmberg's main rival, Brian Harrison, could only manage 26th after a troubled event. However Harrison's partner, Cliff Washbrook, did look assured of the navigator's championship.
The Semi-Expert Class was won by Alistar Hobday/Richard Dunham in a Peugeot 309, however the leading Novices were higher than the Class 2 winners, with Stew Dale/Phil Gregson bringing their Astra 1300 home in twelfth. There were 39 finishers.
|1||Carl Hawkins||David Campbell||Vauxhall Nova||3m 05s|
|2||Jason Stone||Daniel Stone||Toyota Corolla||3m 49s|
|3||Guy Robinson||Charlie Wheeldon||Vauxhall Nova||4m 52s|
|4||Steve Pashley||Richard Pashley||Vauxhall Nova||5m 26s|
|5||Dave Quinney||Simon Hunt||Toyota Corolla||5m 40s|
|6||Terry Pressdee||Iain Tullie||Vauxhall Chevette||7m 51s|
|7||Mark Turner||Tim Cork||Peugeot 309||8m 57s|
|8||David Lockwood||John Pickavance||Peugeot 205||14m 08s|
|9||Paul Holmberg||Paul Jones||Ford Escort||14m 55s|
|10||Bob Marshall||Mark Wagstaff||Vauxhall Corsa||17m 24s|
|11||David Brown||Lee Burgess||Ford Escort||22m 13s|
|12||Stew Dale||Phil Gregson||Vauxhall Astra||26m 30s|
|13||John Swinney||Piers Evershed||Peugeot 205 GTi||27m 02s|
|14||Alistair Hobday||Richard Dunham||Peugeot 309 GTi||28m 37s|
|15||Jayne Hill||Andrew Hughes||Vauxhall Nova||31m 19s|
|16||Nik Kershaw||Jez Pole||Vauxhall Astra||33m 07s|
|17||Steve Dwight||Carl Williamson||Lada Riva||35m 15s|
|18||Suzi Stone||Graeme Stone||Vauxhall Astra||36m 01s|
|19||Richard Roberts||Steven Roberts||Ford Escort||36m 30s|
|20||Owen Turner||Andrew Dadswell||Hillman Imp||37m 52s|
|21||Anne Johnson||David Coggins||Vauxhall Nova||38m 40s|
|22||Simon Cottrell||Steve Wood||Toyota Corolla||39m 42s|
|23||Christian Claxton||Geoffrey Jones||Ford Fiesta||44m 15s|
|24||John Bray||Jez Harris||Fiat Strada||45m 31s|
|25||David Marsden||David Oates||MG Maestro||49m 34s|
|26||Brian Harrison||Cliff Washbrook||Ford Escort||52m 25s|
|27||Adrian Green||Paul Hudson||Ford Fiesta||52m 28s|
|28||Tim Cooper||Marcus Watmough||Ford Escort||57m 53s|
|29||Andrew Millington||Colin Cresswell||Ford Escort||63m 08s|
|30||Mark Slatcher||Colin Regan||Vauxhall Astra||85m 34s|
|31||Jonathan Bossen||Jolyon Robinson||Ford Escort||1F 16m 12s|
|32||Michael Cartwright||David Pedley||Ford Escort||1F 21m 25s|
|33||Mark Witford||Mike Monaghan||Toyota Corolla||1F 29m 51s|
|34||Terry Martin||Simon Bentley||Ford Fiesta||1F 44m 40s|
|35||Tony Watkin||Medwyn Evans||Mini 1275GT||1F 83m 56s|
|36||Daniel Dunbabin||Clive Dunbabin||Toyota Corolla||3F 159m 17s|
|37||Ian Gower||Gary Giles||Peugeot 205 GTi||5F 121m 13s|
|38||Stephen Rothwell||Geoffrey Page||Vauxhall Cavalier||6F 94m 20s|
|39||Jamie Turner||Joe Ivy||Austin Metro||8F 143m 35s|