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Clerk of the Course: Paul Rooke, Dai Jones & Paul Jones
Route: 97 Miles
Map: 135 & 146
In 2003 Gary Jones won the Barcud Rally with Dave Pitchford; Dave was killed in a road accident later in the year. In 2004, with Steve Herbert in the left hand seat, Jones repeated the result. The pair came home twenty seconds ahead of the field on the Tregaron based rally.
The first half of the rally used the lanes between Tregaron and Lampeter. The opening section was an easily cleanable run over Farmers. However Malcolm Walters/Dylan Jenkins, debuting their new Impreza, picked up a puncture here and lost over four minutes. They completed the event and were classified in 33rd place. Richard Parry/Brynmor Pierce suffered the same problem and retired.
A tighter two mile section past Pant-y-pisstyl saw everyone lose time. The fastest to ITC2 were Huw Myfyr Jones/Owen Dodd, who were just seven seconds late at the control. John Davies/Anthony Davies were next up, 11 seconds behind the Golf, but three seconds ahead of Gareth Jones/Steve Herbert.
Competitive motoring continued, although there was a Quiet section through Cellan. In trouble here were Mark Daniel/Hywel Ifans, they stalled their Escort and couldn't get it restarted. They dropped five seconds on what had been an easily cleanable section.
The cancellation of ITC4, near Pant-Glanrhyd, meant that no more penalties were collected by most crews as they reached the first Neutral at Olmarch.
A long second competitve section took competitors to Petrol at Stags Head; there were just two ITCs. The second of these, using the white through Gelligarneddau, saw everyone drop time. Only four crews dropped less a minute here. Mark Jameson/Delyth Brown were the fastest, 27 seconds quicker than Jon Stobbs/Gary Robbins, who, in turn, were just a second ahead of Selwyn Jones/Wyn Lewis. Ian Carter/Dylan Evans came in on 59 seconds. Due to time lost elsewhere, none of these crews featured in the top ten at Petrol.
Of the leading runners, Huw Myfyr Jones/Owen Dodd and Gareth Jones/Steve Herbert tied on 1m 01s at ITC6 and filled the top two places overall at the halfway halt; they were separated by 14 seconds.
Glyn Price/Iwan Jones were now in third, two seconds behind Jones/Herbert, while John Davies/Anthony Davies dropped to fourth, but only three seconds off third.
Howard Price/Dorian Evans were in seventh place, but were to retire soon afterwards as the navigator became ill. The same fate befell Dafydd Lewis/Dafydd Williams, who had been clear leaders of the Semi-Expert Class at the break. Mark Andrew/Huw Jones had retired in the first half after their Peugeot 205 lost its brakes.
The second half started just outside Llangeitho and went as far north as Rhydfelin, before finishing near Tregaron. There was one decisive ITC, this used the 'Wooden Bridge' section. This was immaterial to the leaders as Huw Myrfyr's Golf suffered a broken drive shaft before they'd even reached the first PC after Petrol.
Kevin Morgan/Deian Rees were fastest to ITC9. They had been in 22nd place at the halt, but recovered to eighth at the Finish.
Jones/Herbert were only one second behind Morgan/Rees at the critical control and, with Huw Myfyr's demise, extended what was now the lead. They were penalised one more second at the section finish, but cleaned the last two sections to finish with a 20 seconds victory margin.
Glyn Price/Iwan Jones struggled with a loose driver's seat in the second half, but managed to hold off John Davies/Anthony Davies to secure the runner up spot, the two crews being separated by five seconds. Steve Wood/Aled Jones managed to pass Delfryn Owens/Jeff James in the second half and took fourth place.
At Petrol Edryd Evans/Richard Briddon had been in eighth place in the Semi-Expert Class, but a clear run in the second half, while their rivals made errors, meant that they took the category win. Similarly Gareth Edwards/Andrew Edwards were over a minute off the Novice Class lead at the halfway halt, but came through to win the class.
|1||Gareth 'Shonkey' Jones||Steve Herbert||Toyota Corolla||2m 24s|
|2||Glyn Price||Iwan Jones||Ford Escort||2m 44s|
|3||John Davies||Anthony Davies||Vauxhall Astra||2m 49s|
|4||Steve Wood||Aled Jones||Vauxhall Astra GTE||3m 01s|
|5||Delfryn Owens||Jeff James||Renault Clio RSi||3m 08s|
|6||Martyn O'Connor||Peter Collins||Vauxhall Astra GTE||3m 29s|
|7||Elgan Jones||Eurig Davies||Vauxhall Astra||3m 35s|
|8||Kevin Morgan||Deian Rees||Subaru Legacy||3m 36s|
|9||Nick Evans||Gwynfor Jones||Ford Escort||3m 44s|
|10||Brian Jones||Ceri Davies||Ford Escort||3m 44s|
|11||Ian Furniss||Elgan Davies||Peugeot 205 GTi||4m 04s|
|12||Dai Jones||Wyn Davies||Ford Escort||4m 05s|
|13||Jon Stobbs||Gary Robbins||Mazda 323||4m 07s|
|14||Mark 'GT' Roberts||Denny Harris||VW Golf GTi||4m 19s|
|15||Marc Jones||Chris Wheeler||Ford Sierra||4m 24s|
|16||Nick Evans||Andy Oakes||Toyota Corolla||4m 36s|
|17||Geoff Williams||Dilwyn John||Vauxhall Nova||4m 42s|
|18||Ian Carter||Dylan Evans||Subaru Impreza||4m 54s|
|19||Rhys Lloyd Jones||Darren Garrod||Peugeot 205 GTi||5m 10s|
|20||Nigel Nelson||Eilir Jones||Vauxhall Astra||5m 13s|
|21||Jason Harries||Geraint Jones||Peugeot 205 GTi||5m 18s|
|22||Jason Sugden||Leighton Williams||Ford Escort||5m 29s|
|23||Wayne Edwards||Sharon Jarvis||Toyota MR2||5m 43s|
|24||Edryd Evans||Richard Briddon||VW Golf GTi||6m 15s|
|25||Selwyn Jones||Wyn Lewis||Ford Escort||6m 17s|
|26||Simon Chandler||David Manning||Ford Escort||7m 24s|
|27||Gethin Humphreys||Llinos Jones||Vauxhall Astra GTE||7m 28s|
|28||Darrell George||Arwel Thomas||Vauxhall Nova||7m 34s|
|29||Jason Jones||David Davies||Ford Escort||7m 40s|
|30||Wayne James||Jenny James||Peugeot 205 GTi||7m 40s|
|31||Mark Coleman||Richard Eadon||Ford Escort||7m 55s|
|32||Huw Lloyd||Dalis Ifans||Ford Escort Mk5||8m 11s|
|33||Malcolm Walters||Dylan Jenkins||Subaru Impreza||8m 13s|
|34||Jonathan Harrison||Eric Tong||Ford Sierra||8m 15s|
|35||Gareth Edwards||Andrew Edwards||Suzuki Swift GTi||8m 15s|
|36||Kevin Regan||Irfon Richards||VW Golf||8m 28s|
|37||Mark Daniel||Hywel Ifans||Ford Escort||8m 43s|
|38||John Gilbey||Michael Gilbey||Ford Escort XR3i||9m 52s|
|39||Simon Summers||Matthew Gay||Peugeot 309 GTi||9m 58s|
|40||Mikey Davies||Alan Lloyd||Ford Escort||11m 18s|
|41||Huw Morris||Laura Morris||Proton Compact||11m 21s|
|42||Dorian Davies||Beth Evans||Ford Sierra 4x4||12m 06s|
|43||Ceri Jones||Edrian Monk||Peugeot 205 GTi||12m 13s|
|44||Arthur Cole||Tudur Jones||Peugeot 205 GTi||12m 39s|
|45||Geraint Davies||Martin Griffiths||Peugeot 205 GTi||12m 48s|
|46||Robert Price||Christian Male||Vauxhall Astra GTE||12m 57s|
|47||Hywel Greves||Mike Hughes||VW Polo||14m 00s|
|48||Roger Davies||Hefin Jones||Ford Escort||14m 21s|
|49||Mark Jameson||Delyth Brown||Ford Escort||16m 17s|
|50||Mario Mangano||Hefyn Thomas||Fiat Tipo||16m 24s|
|51||James Rees||Nicky Eldridge||Talbot Sunbeam||20m 36s|
|52||Lee Heywood||Mark Hamilton||Ford Escort||1F 5m 49s|
|53||Carwyn Roberts||A Jones||Ford Escort XR3||1F 10m 29s|
|54||Rob Chell||Ivor James||VW Golf GTi||1F 12m 52s|
|55||Nigel Graham||Matthew McLean||Talbot Sunbeam||6F 25m 20s|