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Clerk of the Course: Graham Evans
Route: 50 Miles
Venue:: Sweet Lamb
Winners: Andy Sheppard/Mike Hart (Ford Escort)
An article explaining how this event was set up and run can be found here
Andy Sheppard/Mike Hart took victory in atrocious weather conditions on the experimental Eagle Road Rally. Newtown & District Auto Club had organised an event to road rally regulations which was run during daylight at the Sweet Lamb Complex in Mid-Wales.
The route of eight sections was intended to take in four 'laps' of the Complex. However on the day the rally was called to a halt after six sections, as the wet and windy conditions made life extremely miserable for the marshals.
A number of the 50 starters were in trouble as they negotiated the swollen ford within a few hundred yards of the start. Dave Painter/Peter Lewis and Nick Broadway/Andy Oakes both retired with engine maladies after drowning out and Paul Evans/Tony Davies lost so much time that they went OTL.
The early pace setters were Clive Williams/Patrick Walsh, who were over 90 seconds clear after two sections. Unfortunately they put the car off the road and into retirement two miles into the third section. Chris Wilson/Roger Fildes then led briefly before dropping back to finish the event in fifth.
It was the Toyota Corolla of Gareth Jones/Iestyn ap Daffydd who took over at the front and stayed there all they way to the penultimate control. However they were overtaken and deprived of victory at the very end by the hard charging Escort of Sheppard/Hart, the winning margin being only seven seconds.
Aled 'Cacen' Evans/Eryl Evans made the most of their 4WD Sierra to take third.
The Semi-Expert award went to the venerable Mk1 Escort of Graham Evans/Keith Jones, after the original class front runners, Jamie Burton/Dave Dewson, picked up a ten minute penalty for missing a Route Check. The Novice Class was won by Kevin Reynolds/Marc Lewis, who were three minutes clear of Martin Bradley/Gordon Bradley at the Finish.
|1||Andy Sheppard||Mike Hart||Ford Escort||14m 44s|
|2||Gary Jones||Iestyn ap Dafydd||Toyota Corolla||14m 51s|
|3||Aled 'Cacen' Evans||Eryl Evans||Ford Sierra XR4||15m 26s|
|4||Meredith Roberts||Emyr Jones||Vauxhall Cavalier||15m 37s|
|5||Chris Wilson||Roger Fildes||Vauxhall Astra GTE||16m 42s|
|6||Cyril Crook||Chris ware||Talbot Sunbeam||18m 04s|
|7||Geraint Davies||Sarah Gluyas||Toyota Corolla||19m 09s|
|8||Graham Evans||Keith Jones||Ford Escort||19m 39s|
|9||Jon Ross||Dave Stocking||Ford Escort||20m 36s|
|10||Baron Glaze||Pete Davies||Ford Escort||23m 52s|
|11||Neal Arden||Giles Corbett||Ford Escort||26m 31s|
|12||Chris Bolver||Denny Harris||Ford Anglia||27m 17s|
|13||Sarah Harmer||Pat Gadsby||MG Maestro||28m 38s|
|14||Jamie Burton||Dave Dewson||Ford Escort||31m 38s|
|15||Gethin Lewis||Aled Jones||Ford Escort||31m 52s|
|16||Martyn O'Connor||Peter Collins||Vauxhall Astra GTE||39m 22s|
|17||Kevin Jones||Owen John||Ford Escort||40m 43s|
|18||Gareth Evans||Mark Lloyd||Ford Escort||40m 51s|
|19||Richard Briddon||Mark Andrew||Toyota Starlet||41m 41s|
|20||Dorian Davies||Stephanie Lomax||Ford Fiesta||42m 01s|
|21||Keith Parry||Perry Roe||Ford Escort||46m 56s|
|22||Kevin Reynolds||Marc Lewis||Ford Escort||48m 26s|
|23||Nick Giles||James Martin||Ford Escort||53m 17s|
|24||Martin Bardley||Gordon Bradley||Ford Escort||57m 09s|
|25||Keith Daniels||Aneurin James||Vauxhall Nova||65m 03s|
|26||Duncan Edwards||Matthew Preece||Ford Escort||74m 48s|
|27||Arwel Harmer||Sean Crowley||Ford Escort||76m 48s|
|28||Jim Paterson||Martin James||Toyota Corolla||88m 49s|