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Clerk of the Course: Aneurin James
Route: 110 Miles
Winners: Keith Daniels/John Hands (Vauxhall Nova)
A nimble Nova proved the perfect tool in the twisty Carmarthenshire lanes for Keith Daniels/John Hands to take victory on the Rali Bro Caron.
The Lampeter MC organised 110 mile event was the second round of the Welsh Championship and as ever attracted an over subsrcribed entry of 75 starters. Fifty-six of these starters made it to the Finish.
The route used mainly tarmac roads but included a run through Brechfa Forest as a finale. The results were eventually decided over four sections, all were less than three miles in length. A fifth, five minute section, where all crews would have dropped time, was lost after the marshal's clock failed.
Route definition was by photocopied maps, which were of a high quality allowing navigators to read directly from them.
The retirement list opened early as Aled Evans/Eryl Evans failed to make it to the start of the first competitive section as the gearbox on their Sierra failed on the run out.
The other notable retirement in the first half was that of Rali Bro Dyfi winners, Huw Evans/Patrick Walsh, they damaged their Escort's steering rack after sliding into a ditch.
The lead at the petrol halt was held by the Astra of Martyn O'Connor/Peter Collins, however they put the car into a ditch as they entered Brechfa and broke a halfshaft.
Daniels/Hands arrived at Petrol with a badly dented passenger door - they had been 'T-boned' by another competitor after spinning at a junction. After O'Connor/Collins had retired, they took over the lead and, despite picking up unnecessary penalties for booking into a regularity control early, they held on to win by over 30 seconds.
Gareth 'Gog' Jones/Owen Dodd (Ford Escort XR3i) claimed the runner spot and opened their Welsh Championship account with a maximum score. Third was the Toyota Corolla of Paul Evans/Gwyndaf Lloyd, who could have won but mistakenly waited an extra minute at a easily cleanable control. They were not alone in missing out on a top place due to errors; Mark Kampschulte/Paul Jenkins would have been second but missed a code board and dropped to forty-second place at the Finish.
More fortunate were Graham Evans/Ian Mills (Toyota Corolla) who lost a minute with a wrong slot but still finished sixth and collected the Standard Production Award.
Dennis Quinn/Andrew Thomson (Ford Escort) finished fifth after losing time on the last section when they picked up a puncture, however they now led the Welsh Championship. Toby Adam/Pat Gadsby (Ford Escort) were eighth and took maximum points in the West Midlands series, but Gary Jones/Dave Pitchford (Toyota Corolla) still led that title race after finishing tenth, despite breaking a halfshaft on their Corolla.
The Semi-Expert class was won by a comfortable margin by Andrew Thomas/Elgan Davies (Peugeot 205), they were 14th overall, three minutes clear of their nearest rivals, who were Aled Garner/Dylan Garner (Toyota Corolla).
In the Novice class Nigel James/Arwel Evans were first, with Barry Davies/Carwyn Evans in second, these two Ford Escort crews being over fifteen minutes clear of the rest of the class.
As had become their custom, Steve Rogers/Paul Jones once again won the Under 1300cc class in their Mini. Their main rivals, Jerry Jones/Ian Cook, also in a Mini, had a problematic night, going off the road into a field in the first half and then retiring after picking up two punctures in the second.
|1||Keith Daniels||John Hands||Vauxhall Nova||4m 03s|
|2||Gareth 'Gog' Jones||Owen Dodd||Ford Escort XR3i||4m 37s|
|3||Paul Evans||Gwyndaf Lloyd||Toyota Corolla||4m 48s|
|4||Arwyn Davies||Carwyn Lloyd||Ford Escort||4m 54s|
|5||Dennis Quinn||Andrew Thomson||Ford Escort||5m 04s|
|6||Graham Evans||Ian Mills||Toyota Corolla||5m 25s|
|7||Alun 'Timo' Evans||Carl Williamson||Subaru Impreza||5m 32s|
|8||Toby Adam||Pat Gadsby||Ford Escort||5m 49s|
|9||Hefin George||Dilwyn John||Nissan Sunny||5m 50s|
|10||Gary Jones||Dave Pitchford||Toyota Corolla||5m 54s|
|11||Alan Jones||Mark Andrew||Vauxhall Astra||6m 41s|
|12||Gareth Evans||Dylan Evans||Ford Escort||6m 56s|
|13||Paul Webb||Justin Brooks||Vauxhall Astra||7m 02s|
|14||Andrew Thomas||Elgan Davies||Peugeot 205||8m 15s|
|15||Gethin Lewis||Deian Rees||Ford Escort||8m 32s|
|16||Nick Broadway||Martin Saunders||Ford Sierra||8m 41s|
|17||Richard Roe||Chris Ware||Talbot Sunbeam||9m 07s|
|18||John 'Mark 1' Thomas||Ian Taylor||Ford Escort||9m 55s|
|19||Steve Rogers||Paul Jones||BL Mini||10m 29s|
|20||Mark Lloyd||Alan Davies||Vauxhall Astra||10m 42s|
|21||Pete Cotton||Duncan Pinnegar||Ford Escort||10m 59s|
|22||Kark Hancocks||Byron Jones||Toyota Corolla||11m 14s|
|23||Aled Garner||Dylan Garner||Toyota Corolla||11m 43s|
|24||Nick Evans||Alan Hands||Ford Escort||11m 57s|
|25||Jonathan Hands||Tracey Giddings||Vauxhall Chevette||12m 35s|
|26||Darren Williams||Dylan Jones||Peugeot 205 GTi||13m 15s|
|27||Paul Harris||Mark Hamilton||Ford Escort||15m 00s|
|28||Llion Rees||TBA||Vauxhall Cavalier||15m 29s|
|29||Arwyn Rees||Dylan Hughes||Ford Sierra||15m 29s|
|30||Philip Davies||Dave Williams||Ford Escort||15m 54s|
|31||Ian Davies||Mark Davies||Ford Escort||15m 59s|
|32||Andrew Williams||Wyn Davies||Vauxhall Astra||17m 17s|
|33||Nigel James||Arwel Evans||Ford Escort||19m 10s|
|34||Matthew Warner||John Gilbey||Vauxhall Astra||20m 07s|
|35||Barry Davies||Carwyn Evans||Ford Escort||21m 42s|
|36||Clive Greves||Rob Duke||Vauxhall Chevette||22m 43s|
|37||Robert Rees||Ann Rees||Ford Escort||23m 24s|
|38||Gerwyn Mathias||Huw Mathias||Ford Escort||30m 56s|
|39||Eirwyn Davies||Alan Meredith||Renault 5||34m 58s|
|40||William Evans||Philip Edwards||Ford Escort||37m 42s|
|41||James Martin||Katie Boddison||Vauxhall Astra||46m 22s|
|42||Mark Kampschulte||Paul Jenkins||Vauxhall Astra||1F 4m 10s|
|43||Sean Crowley||Hywel Greves||Ford Escort||1F 10m 59s|
|44||John Whitehurst||Phil Ralphs||Fiat Uno||1F 17m 53s|
|45||Daniel Jones||Alun Jones||Ford Escort||1F 27m 51s|
|46||Christian Howells||Andrew Hughes||Peugeot 205||1F 29m 37s|
|47||Robert Pardoe||Nigel Griffiths||Talbot Sunbeam||1F 48m 49s|
|48||Mark Harris||Neil Bevan||Ford Escort||2F 28m 45s|
|49||Mick Bradley||Dean George||Peugeot 309 GTi||3F 18m 14s|
|50||Marc Jonah||Justin Halfpenny||Peugeot 205||3F 35m 52s|
|51||Alun Davies||Dai Smith||Opel Manta||4F 12m 31s|
|52||Andrew Ranston||Jonathan Humphreys||Ford Escort||4F 14m 54s|
|53||Arwel Evans||Merlin Whiteland||Vauxhall Nova||5F 8m 38s|
|54||Bryan Thomas||Criss Lewis||Ford Capri||8F 35m 12s|
|55||Roy Thomas||Mick Wilcox||Austin Mini||11F 19m 33s|
|56||Gavin Lloyd||Aled Richards||Ford Escort||15F 13m 16s|