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Clerk of the Course: Chris Rowlands
Route: 120 Miles
Maps: 116 117 & 125
Winners: Gareth Jones/Carl Williamson (Ford Escort XR3i)
Gareth Jones/Carl Williamson rekindled their West Midlands Road Rally Championship hopes by taking victory in the Escort XR3 on the Classic Lanes Rally.
The Welsh Border CC organised event moved further north than its usual stamping ground, with the 120 mile route being based at Wrexham.
Jones/Williamson dropped a minute on the first section, which was cleaned by a number of other crews, but avoided problems to take the quickest time on the tie breaker section, and came home thirty seconds clear of their nearest challenger.
Grant Parker/Andy Oakes took second place, giving the driver his best career result to date, while Dave Jones, partnered by veteran navigator Pete Forrester, was third. Gary Jones/Dave Pitchford held on for fourth place and retained their lead in the West Midlands title race.
Kev Parry/Paul Holmberg were looking for their fourth win of the year, but retired when the fuel pump failed on their Corolla. Kev Ikin/Rob Jones were also on the non-finisher list after the severe misfire, which put them out of the Gogledd, reappeared.
Haydn Davies/Michael Evans had held the lead at the Petrol but had a clutch fail early in the second half. Dave Jones/Iain Vale and Kevin Hesketh/Andy Moss both retired after making significant contact with the scenery. Andy Sheppard/Patrick Walsh completed the route but could only manage 24th overall as they incurred two fails along the way.
Tony Gush/Brynmor Pierce took fifth overall and the Semi-Expert class award on what ws only the driver's fourth rally and the navigator's third. In the Novice class, top navigator Byron Jones swapped seats so that fifteen year old Matthew Maidment could have a go in the left hand seat; the experiment was a success as they finished seventeenth overall and took the class win.
|1||Gareth 'Gog' Jones||Carl Williamson||Ford Escort XR3i||3m 56s|
|2||Grant Parker||Andy Oakes||Toyota Corolla||4m 27s|
|3||Dave Jones||Pete Forrester||Peugeot 309 GTi||4m 49s|
|4||Gary Jones||Dave Pitchford||Toyota Corolla||5m 08s|
|5||Tony Gush||Brynmor Pierce||Peugeot 309 GTi||6m 41s|
|6||Tudor Morris||Gerallt Davies||Ford Escort||7m 45s|
|7||John Jones||Alan Thompson||Renault 11 Turbo||7m 52s|
|8||Adrian Higman||Cyril Jones||MG Maestro||8m 04s|
|9||Simon Cottrell||Marcus Watmough||Talbot Sunbeam||10m 19s|
|10||Ian Furniss||Russell Roberts||Peugeot 205 GTi||10m 33s|
|11||Mike Bradley||Dean George||Peugeot 309 GTi||10m 40s|
|12||Iain Scott||Jez Harris||Toyota Corolla||10m 53s|
|13||Mal Acott||Roger Davies||Toyota Corolla||11m 29s|
|14||Stephen Edwards||Richard Vaughan||Ford Sierra||11m 58s|
|15||Pete Cotton||Duncan Pinnegar||Ford Escort||12m 27s|
|16||Elfed Williams||Ian Evans||Toyota Corolla||15m 09s|
|17||Byron Jones||Matthew Maidment||Peugeot 309 GTi||26m 11s|
|18||Delwyn Price||Steve Price||Ford Escort||1F 9m 43s|
|19||Nick Banks||Reg Gradden||Citroen ZX||1F 21m 04s|
|20||Graham Davies||Roger Powley||Peugeot 205 GTi||1F 23m 43s|
|21||Dewi James||Sion James||Honda Civic CRX||1F 23m 46s|
|22||Mal Jones||Ian Fellows||Peugeot 205 GTi||1F 30m 20s|
|23||Keith Gush||Jenny Gush||Alfa Romeo 33||1F 32m 11s|
|24||Andy Sheppard||Patrick Walsh||Toyota Corolla||2F 4m 49s|
|25||Richard Roe||Chris Ware||Talbot Sunbeam||2F 6m 48s|
|26||Wayne Morris||Paul Middleton||Ford Escort||2F 8m 03s|
|27||Simon Harrison||Paul Mount||Ford Escort RS||2F 10m 28s|
|28||Trystan Bevan||Dylan Jones||Peugeot 205||2F 11m 18s|
|29||Peter Gill||David Kelly||Peugeot 205 GTi||2F 14m 09s|
|30||Jim Patterson||Harry Stanley||Subaru RX Turbo||2F 15m 40s|
|31||Stephen Wynn||Chris Wynn||Peugeot 309 GTi||2F 18m 16s|
|32||Greg McGuire||Matthew Richards||Subaru Legacy||2F 19m 07s|
|33||Stew Dale||Scot Layton||Vauxhall Astra||3F 14m 20s|
|34||Martin Lloyd||Stuart Frost||Ford Escort Mexico||3F 16m 06s|
|35||Gareth Jenkins||Sharon Clarke||Ford Escort||5F 16m 22s|
|36||Bob Gush||Jeff Edwards||Vauxhall Astra||5F 26m 46s|
|37||Tony Watkin||Medwyn Evans||Vauxhall Nova||7F 53m 08s|
|38||Richard Suff||Rebecca Wareham||Peugeot 205 GTi||8F 21m 14s|
|39||Keith Jones||Colin Jones||Hillman Avenger||8F 36m 56s|
|40||Terry Micklethwaite||Matthew Pierce||VW Jetta GTi||8F 38m 10s|
|41||Pete Morgan||Timothy Gill||Ford Fiesta XR2||12F 28m 39s|
|42||Mike Cooper||Chris Wilson||Ford Escort||13F 29m 05s|
|43||Joe Woodward||Chris Wallett||Peugeot 205||31F 23m 55s|
|44||Alan Bennett||Craig Williams||Ford Fiesta XR2||36F 9m 00s|