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Clerk of the Course: Graham Evans
Route: 50 Miles
Venue:: Sweet Lamb
Winners: Tony Davies/Dylan Evans (Toyota Corolla)
Tony Davies/Dylan Evans took control of the Eagle Road Rally on the first of the event’s four sections and never relinquished their lead, coming home almost a minute clear of Gareth 'Gog' Jones/Owen Dodd.
The Eagle once again its unique format of a daylight road rally based on the Sweet Lamb Rally Testing Complex.
Despite a puncture on the second section Davies/Evans maintained their lead as Jones/Dodd lost time with a wrong slot. The latter pair then used the extra power and grip of their Sierra 4x4 to close down the winners, but they were still 52 seconds behind at the end.
Aled and Eryl Evans started slowly in their Sierra, being only seventh at the end of the first section, but came back to finish in third.
Top seeds Geraint Davies/Sarah Gluyas had a disappointing outing, picking up a ten minute penalty for a missed code board and struggled home in 22nd place.
The 1998 winners, Andy Sheppard/Mike Hart, went off the road and out of the rally after being blinded by dust from the car in front.
The Semi-Expert class seemed to be heading to Graham Evans/Paul Hughes who got as high as fourth but then were forced out just a mile from home by a broken distributor.
This allowed another Newtown AC crew, Chris Bolver/Denny Harris, through to take the class win. In the Novice class Marc Jonah/Justin Halfpenny ended five minutes clear of David Hands/Richard Davies.
The Standard Production Award was won by the Astra of Martyn O’Connor/Peter Collins, who were fifth overall.
|1||Tony Davies||Dylan Evans||Toyota Corolla||14m 52s|
|2||Gareth 'Gog' Jones||Owen Dodd||Ford Sierra 4x4||15m 44s|
|3||Aled 'Cacen' Evans||Eryl Evans||Ford Sierra XR4x4||16m 58s|
|4||Hefin George||Daniel Thomas||Nissan Sunny GTi-R||17m 15s|
|5||Martyn O'Connor||Peter Collins||Vauxhall Astra GTE||17m 17s|
|6||Cyril Crook||Chris Ware||Talbot Sunbeam||17m 29s|
|7||Gary Jones||Dave Pitchford||Toyota Corolla||17m 52s|
|8||Alun 'Timo' Evans||Carl Williamson||Ford Escort||19m 20s|
|9||Meredith Roberts||Emyr Jones||Lada Riva||19m 28s|
|10||Tudor Morris||Gerallt Davies||Ford Escort||19m 34s|
|11||Neil Arden||Giles Corbett||Ford Escort Mexico||19m 43s|
|12||Chris Bolver||Denny Harris||Ford Anglia||22m 00s|
|13||Jim Clarke||Brian Spurr||Talbot Sunbeam||22m 31s|
|14||Des Phasey||Martin Phasey||Ford Escort||22m 50s|
|15||Kev Nunns||Gary Moult||Toyota Corolla||22m 50s|
|16||Nick Wilson||Gordon Bradley||Ford Escort||23m 00s|
|17||Michael Bradley||Dean George||Peugeot 309 GTi||23m 14s|
|18||Andrew Phillips||Meredith Davies||Ford Sierra||23m 35s|
|19||Alan Jones||Mark Andrew||Vauxhall Astra GTE||23m 39s|
|20||Richard Briddon||Edryd Evans||Toyota Starlet||25m 49s|
|21||Wayne Jones||Joanne Herbert||Ford Escort||25m 58s|
|22||Geraint Davies||Sarah Gluyas||Toyota Corolla||28m 54s|
|23||John Jones||Alan Thompson||Renault 11 Turbo||28m 59s|
|24||Marc Jonah||Justin Halfpenny||Peugeot 205||29m 44s|
|25||Claire Evans||Allen Hart||Vauxhall Nova||32m 49s|
|26||Richard Roe||Pat Gadsby||Talbot Sunbeam||32m 55s|
|27||David Hands||Richard Davies||Ford Escort||34m 38s|
|28||Len Giles||Jerry Jones||Ford Escort||36m 39s|
|29||Mike Cooper||Chris Wilson||Ford Escort||45m 13s|
|30||Chris Wright||Erik West||Lada Riva||51m 56s|
|31||Sarah Harmer||John Harmer||MG Maestro||1h 00m 19s|
|32||Mark Lloyd||Carwyn Evans||Vauxhall Astra GTE||5h 31m 57s|
|33||Emyr Evans||Robert Greaves||Opel Manta||2F 1h 05m 50s|
|34||Robert Evans||Adrian Bachelor||Toyota Corolla||4F 39m 40s|
|35||Simon Turner||Alan Evans||VW Sirocco||5F 1h 51m 55s|