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Clerk of the Course: Nigel Roberts
Route: 130 Miles
Maps: 125 & 126
Winners: Phil Turner/Owen Dodd (VW Golf GTi)
Phil Turner/Owen Dodd took a comfortable victory on Welsh Border CC's Border 100 Rally. It was expected that the rally would be a battle between Turner/Dodd and the 1999 winners Derwyn Evans/John Furniss. However Evans' Vauxhall Astra ground to halt after just 30 miles when the bottom end failed on the engine. Turner was then left to canter to the win, three minutes clear of the field.
Kevin Parry/Heath Griffiths looked to have secured second but were then found to have booked in early at two separate controls; the resulting fails dropped them well down the order. Michael Pedley/David Pedley picked up the runners up spot, with Neil Arden/Phil Stocking two minutes further back in third.
The organisers had laid on a demanding 130 mile route in the Llanfyllin/Llangollen area, with very little non-competitive milage. Unfortunately they lost the 50 mile opening section after a track became impassable. This incident delayed a number of crews and although any penalties they'd picked up for that section were scrubbed, they found themselves fighting against maximum lateness. Of the leading runners Martin Bradley/Gordon Bradley were particularly badly affected, as were Claire Evans/Allen Hart and Sarah Harmer/John Harmer.
Glyn Price/Huw Jones seemed to be heading for a top three finish when they drown their Escort in a ford and dropped ten minutes and four places as a result. Wayne Morris/Paul Middleton lost four minutes due to some missing arrows at PCGG and came home in fourth. Howard Price/Steve Griffiths were going well went they put their Peugeot off the road and out of the event.
Punctures were a problem that afflicted a large number of competitors; Richard Suff/Craig Parry and Kevin Nunns/Dave Evison being amongst them.
Shane Richards/Roger Evans won the Semi-Expert Class and were eighth overall, just over a minute clear of the second in class Jim Clarke/Brian Spurr. Mike Cartwright/Steve Warrington of Knighton MC won the Novice class in their Vauxhall Nova.
|1||Phil Turner||Owen Dodd||VW Golf GTi||13m 38s|
|2||Michael Pedley||David Pedley||Ford Escort G4||16m 10s|
|3||Neil Arden||Phil Stocking||Ford Escort||18m 03s|
|4||Wayne Morris||Paul Middleton||Ford Escort||18m 07s|
|5||Richard Suff||Craig Parry||Peugeot 205||19m 35s|
|6||John Jones||Paul Edwards||Renault 11 Turbo||21m 02s|
|7||Glyn Price||Huw Jones||Ford Escort||26m 53s|
|8||Shane Richards||Roger Evans||Ford Sierra||27m 28s|
|9||Kev Nunns||Dave Evison||MG Maestro||28m 39s|
|10||Jim Clarke||Brian Spurr||Talbot Sunbeam||28m 40s|
|11||John Harmer||Sarah Harmer||MG Maestro||34m 20s|
|12||Peter Gill||David Kelly||Peugeot 205 GTi||35m 12s|
|13||Keith Gush||Jennifer Gush||Alfa Romeo 33||43m 30s|
|14||Colin Hughes||John Youd||Skoda Felicia||1F 24m 22s|
|15||Nick Onions||Chris Lightburn||Talbot Sunbeam||1F 25m 34s|
|16||Steve Bishop||Roger Titley||Ford Escort||1F 30m 07s|
|17||Ian Furniss||Russell Roberts||Peugeot 205 GTi||1F 35m 26s|
|18||Graham Caley||Rich Schofield||Ford Fiesta||1F 58m 13s|
|19||Kev Parry||TBA||Toyota Corolla||2F 14m 46s|
|20||Tudor Morris||Gareth Hall||Ford Escort||2F 23m 45s|
|21||Mike Cartwright||Steve Warrington||Ford Escort||2F 41m 23s|
|22||Martin Bardley||Gordon Bradley||Ford Escort||3F 28m 49s|
|23||Stephen Jones||Paul Roberts||Peugeot 205 GTi||4F 32m 34s|
|24||Lee Hughes||David Morris||Ford Escort||6F 42m 08s|
|25||David Edwards||Andrew Edwards||Ford Escort||6F 48m 38s|
|26||Claire Evans||Allen Hart||Vauxhall Nova||7F 44m 35s|
|27||Nick Banks||Richard Gradden||Citroen ZX Volcane||14F 23m 05s|
|28||Stephen Wynn||Ian Fellows||Peugeot 309 GTi||20F 30m 42s|