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Clerk of the Course: Mark Jukes & Aled Jones
Route: 110 Miles
Winners: Arwyn Thomas/Andy Bowen (Ford Escort)
Arwyn Thomas/Andy Bowen took a close fought victory on the Bro Teifi Rally, beating early leaders Eilir Morris/Phil Clarke by just nine seconds after 110 miles of competition.
The Cardigan based event, was a round of the West Midlands Road Rally Championship and attracted a maximum entry of sixty cars.
The use of the event sponsor's premises at Pantgwyn Quarry as a start venue allowed competitive motoring to commence immediately. A tight route in classic 'Cilwendeg country' followed.
Top seeds Tony Davies/Dyfan Davies were amongst the early retirements when the gearbox on their Golf failed. Car 2, Elgan Jones/Byron Jones, fared little better as they were forced to withdraw just prior to Petrol when the clutch cable broke on their Astra.
Alun Gaunt/Marc Jones were expected to do well, but wrong slot lost them the lead and then a missed code board cost them third place.
Sarah Harmer/Cath Woodman made the long journey from East Anglia for the event and finished tenth despite dropping time dealling with a broken exhaust.
For a comparatively short event there were a number of lead changes. John Evans/Andrew Thomson looked in a strong position until drive shaft failure put them out early in the second half. Hefin George/Dilwyn John then took the lead but lost it on the very final section as they dropped over two minutes to the quickest crews - they finished third.
Eilir Morris/Phil Clarke should have benefitted from this but fastest time by 17 seconds at the very last control gave Thomas/Bowen their narrow win.
The leading Semi-Experts were Nick Abbot/Mark Andrew, who clinched ninth overall in their Escort.
The intricate route, which utilised numerous farm tracks, proved a tough test for the novices, however six were classified as finishers, with Mike James/Richard Evans (Ford Escort) taking class honours.
TOP TEN RESULTS
|1||Arwyn Thomas||Andy Bowen||Ford Escort||8m 00s|
|2||Eilir Morris||Phil Clarke||Ford Escort||8m 09s|
|3||Hefin George||Dilwyn John||Mazda 323 Turbo||9m 16s|
|4||Meirion Evans||Patrick Walsh||Ford Escort||9m 43s|
|5||Gary James||Ieuan Thomas||Talbot Avenger||11m 53s|
|6||Paul Holmberg||Dave Pitchford||Ford Escort||12m 20s|
|7||Darren Jones||Carl Williamson||Ford Escort||14m 47s|
|8||Steve Griffiths||Ian Cooke||Ford Escort||16m 16s|
|9||Nick Abbot||Mark Andrew||Ford Escort||22m 11s|
|10||Sarah Harmer||Cath Woodman||MG Maestro||24m 12s|