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Clerk of the Course: Chris Evans
Route: 148 Miles
Winners: Ian Jones/Alan Jôs (Peugeot 205 GTi)
Ian Jones/Alan Jôs took a clear victory on Harlech & District MC's Rali Bro Cader. The North Wales event was a round of all three major road rally championships; the Welsh, West Midlands and North Western. It used a 148 mile route which took crews in a clockwise loop around Map 124 in southern Snowdonia.
An opening regulairty section from Trawsfynydd to Llanuwchllyn led to a run through the Dolgellau maze, before crews moved to the tight stonewalled lanes in the Harlech area for the second half.
Local favourites Jones/Jôs were on the pace all night in their Peugeot 205, they led from the second section to the end. Dennis Quinn/Andrew Thomson picked up least penalties over the first section, but fell back with a slipping clutch on their Escort to finish second. However the result consolidated their already substantial lead in both the Welsh and West Midlands Championships.
Geraint Davies/Sarah Gluyas were third in their Toyota Corolla, although they had lost over two minutes to most of their rivals on the first regularity section. Peter Zjalic/Ricard Preece, in another Corolla, were fourth. These results gave the two crews an outside chance of denying Quinn/Thomson the two championship titles. Similarly Paul Holmberg/Paul Jones came home fifth to keep the driver's hope of a third successive North Western crown alive, as he narrowed the gap to Brian Harrison, who could only manage twelfth place.
The 1997 winners, Kevin Ikin/Rob Jones, had a very short rally as the engine on their Escort went sick after just a couple of miles. The 1996 winners faired little better; Cyril Crook/Chris Ware lost several minutes in the first half after drowning out in a ford, they then went out of the event on the penultimate section when they their Sunbeam made substantial contact with a stonewall. Dave Jones/Gareth Price were another crew to visit the water when they put their Corolla off the road in the first half.
Meanwhile both Huw James/Deian Rees and Elgan Jones/Aled Jones, having passed scrutineering, were excluded from the event for the use of illegal tyres.
The Semi-Expert award went to Nick Bloxham/Martyn Allen who brought their Peugeot home in 14th overall, while the leading novice crew, Robin Jones/Gerallt Jones, were six places further back in their Escort XR3. Of the 64 starters 38 made it to the finish of a very well received event.
|1||Ian Jones||Alan Jôs||Peugeot 205 GTi||8m 06s|
|2||Dennis Quinn||Andrew Thomson||Ford Escort||9m 29s|
|3||Geraint Davies||Sarah Gluyas||Toyota Corolla||12m 31s|
|4||Peter Zjalic||Richard Preece||Toyota Corolla||12m 54s|
|5||Paul Holmberg||Paul Jones||Ford Escort||16m 03s|
|6||Tudor Morris||Gerallt Davies||Ford Escort||18m 48s|
|7||Michael Pedley||David Pedley||Ford Escort||19m 37s|
|8||Pete Cotton||Dave Pitchford||Ford Escort||19m 53s|
|9||Richard 'Tyson' Morris||Owen Dodd||Toyota Corolla||20m 01s|
|10||Jason Hardy||Stephen Roberts||VW Golf||21m 04s|
|11||Neil Griffiths||Carl Williamson||Ford Escort||22m 52s|
|12||Brian Washbrook||Cliff Washbrook||Ford Escort||23m 52s|
|13||John Jones||Dave Stocking||Renault 11 Turbo||24m 59s|
|14||Nick Bloxham||Martyn Allen||Peugeot 205 GTi||42m 00s|
|15||Martyn Evans||Ceri Davies||Nissan Micra||45m 05s|
|16||Ian Elias||Phil Roach||Ford Escort||48m 47s|
|17||Gerallt Davies||Michael Evans||Toyota Corolla||1F 15m 49s|
|18||Iwan Pritchard||Paul Owen||Ford Escort||1F 18m 51s|
|19||Steve Barrett||Neil Coulson||Mitsubishi Cordia||1F 40m 44s|
|20||Steve Hughes||Karl Sieben||Ford Capri Laser||2F 46m 00s|
|21||Jenny Patterson||Arial Jones||Subaru RX Coupe||3F 34m 40s|
|22||Richard Roberts||Ian Monaghan||Ford Escort||4F 33m 09s|
|23||Robin Jones||Gerallt Jones||Ford Escort XR3i||4F 51m 38s|
|24||Carwyn Edwards||Rees Owen||Ford Escort||4F 40m 17s|
|25||Iorwerth Jones||Bill Robertson||Peugeot 205 GTi||4F 59m 35s|
|26||Kevin Jones||Keith Jones||Toyota Corolla||4F 69m 00s|
|27||Bryn Jones||Rhun Ellis||Ford Escort||5F 42m 48s|
|28||Richard Jones||Heath Griffiths||Ford Escort||6F 29m 58s|
|29||Elfed Williams||Ian Evans||Talbot Samba||7F 51m 28s|
|30||Trystan Bevan||Dylan Jones||Vauxhall Chevette||8F 35m 09s|
|31||Paul Jones||Steve Roberts||Vauxhall Nova||10F 47m 14s|
|32||Wayne Morris||Paul Middleton||Ford Escort||11F 21m 59s|
|33||Elfyn Davies||Paul Roberts||VW Golf GTi||16F 21m 33s|
|34||Gareth Davies||Andrew Davies||Vauxhall Chevette||22F 43m 54s|
|35||Stephen Jones||Leon Jones||Vauxhall Nova||29F 65m 27s|
|36||Simon Cottrell||Marcus Watmough||Toyota Corolla||51F 30m 30s|
|37||Derek Dauncey||Brendan Bailey||Peugeot 205 GTi||56F 49m 04s|
|38||Gareth Hughes||David Evans||Vauxhall Astra||78F 63m 20s|