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Clerk of the Course: Kevin Bolver
Route: 90 Miles
Venue:: 125 & 136
Winners: Steve Wood/Peter Collins (Vauxhall Astra)
Steve Wood took his second rally victory within a fortnight, when, navigated by Peter Collins, he followed up his Night Owl victory with first place on the Eagle Road Rally.
The Eagle retuned to the lanes for the first time in seven years with a 90 mile route based on the organising club's home town. There were 72 starters, of whom 59 made the Finish.
The first section started at Penstrowed and ran via the 'Mast white' in SQ 0587 to finish east of Mochdre. It was cleaned by both the eventual winners and top seeds Howard Price/Dorian Evans (Ford Escort). Huw Myfyr/Gwawr Hughes (VW Golf GTi) were in third on 19s, while Kevin Hesketh/Shaun O'Gorman (Ford Escort) and Rob Wilson/Dylan Jenkins (Peugeot 205 GTi) were on 20s.
A long non-comp down the A483 took crews to the second section which used the fast moorland roads between Llanbister, Llanbister Road Station and Felindre; there were three ITCs. For the leaders seconds were collected as marshals fumbled with the Liege Timers; no significant time was lost. Wood/Collins dropped one second at ITC3B, giving Price/Evans, who were clean there, the lead. However Price/Evans were penalised three seconds at the finish control, where Wood/Collins were clean.
Positions at TC4 were: Wood/Collins 0m 01s; Price/Evans 0m 03s; Wilson/Jenkins 0m 26s; Hesketh/O'Gorman 0m 24s; Myfyr/Hughes 0m 27s.
The third section from Felindre to Kerry was easily cleanable and so these were the positions as crews arrived back in Newtown for petrol.
The decisive part of the event was immediately after the restart. The section ran from Aberbechan, toward Tregynon and then back to end on the outskirts of Berriew. There were eight ITCs and it was the third of these that saw Wood/Collins drop their only significant time of the night; they were 23 seconds late at ITC7C, before which they had had to tackle the Bryncoch White.
Price/Evans were unable to take advantage of this time loss as their Escort was struggling with electrical problems - this led to Evans having to navigate by torchlight in the second half. After the section Wood/Collins led Price/Evans by 31 seconds. Both crews cleaned the remainder of the event and these therefore were the final positions.
The section also saw Gerwyn Jones/Ceri Davies (Ford Escort) to move from eighth to third place, just one second behind Price/Evans; this was where they remained until the Finish.
Mark Price/Roger Evans (Ford Escort) had been in contention for a top place finish until clutch problems near the end saw them drop to ninth. Ian 'Dude' Roberts/Neil Spiers (VW Golf GTi) were the only retirements from the top ten starters, they withdrew after getting stuck on a hairpin in the second half; they had been in tenth place at Petrol.
Former Eagle Clerk of the Course Wayne Jones, navigated by his wife Joanne, took the Semi-Expert class in their Escort, they finished in thirteenth place. The Novice class was won by Bryn Jones/Michael Hughes (Ford Escort), who were twenty-fourth overall.
|1||Steve Wood||Peter Collins||Vauxhall Astra GTE||0m 32s|
|2||Howard Price||Dorian Evans||Ford Escort||1m 03s|
|3||Gerwyn Jones||Ceri Davies||Ford Escort||1m 04s|
|4||John Davies||Neil Bevan||Vauxhall Astra GTE||1m 15s|
|5||Kevin Hesketh||Shaun O'Gorman||Ford Escort||1m 32s|
|6||Huw Myfyr||Gwawr Hughes||VW Golf GTi||1m 42s|
|7||Rob Wilson||Dylan Jenkins||Peugeot 205 GTi||1m 46s|
|8||Paul Hughes||Chris Ware||Citroen AX GT||2m 08s|
|9||Mark Price||Roger Evans||Ford Escort||2m 36s|
|10||Ian Furniss||John Furniss||Peugeot 205 GTi||3m 03s|
|11||Andrew Thomas||Huw Mathias||Peugeot 205 GTi||3m 22s|
|12||Glyn Price||Dilwyn John||Ford Escort||3m 53s|
|13||Wayne Jones||Joanne Jones||Ford Escort||4m 08s|
|14||Gary Jenkins||Eric Tong||Peugeot 205 GTi||4m 22s|
|15||Tim Evans||Alun Probert||Nissan Micra||4m 51s|
|16||David Jones||Glyn Price||Peugeot 205 GTi||4m 53s|
|17||Steve Wynn||Chris Wynn||Ford Escort||5m 22s|
|18||Derwyn Evans||Dave Evison||Vauxhall Nova||5m 55s|
|19||Huw Morris||Roger Harris||Proton Compact||8m 30s|
|20||Trevor Pritchard||Martyn Allen||MG Maestro||9m 24s|
|21||Mark 'GT' Roberts||Huw Lewis||VW Golf GTi||9m 33s|
|22||Elrik Davis||Andrew Davis||Vauxhall Nova GTE||9m 35s|
|23||Andy Groom||Carl Darby||Peugeot 205 GTi||10m 08s|
|24||Bryn Jones||Michael Hughes||Ford Escort||11m 38s|
|25||Geraint Jones||Edryd Evans||Vauxhall Nova||12m 17s|
|26||Dafydd Walters||Ian Nicholls||Ford Escort Van||12m 29s|
|27||Dafydd Lewis||Dalis Ifans||Ford Escort RS||12m 36s|
|28||Chrsitopher Williams||Bryan Thomas||Peugeot 106||13mm 27s|
|29||Simon Millar||Hefin Thomas||Vauxhall Astra||13m 38s|
|30||Nick Hart||Mike Hart||Peugeot 309 GTi||13m 39s|
|31||Robert Brown||Elgan Davies||Peugeot 309 GTi||13m 45s|
|32||Wayne Edwards||Sharon Jarvis||Toyota MR2||16m 47s|
|33||Roger Powley||Jon Smith||Toyota Corolla||18m 34s|
|34||Des Phasey||Martin Phasey||Ford Escort||18m 57s|
|35||Eurig Davies||Richard Evans||Vauxhall Nova||20m 32s|
|36||Kevin Brown||Martin Dudley||Austin Mini||27m 42s|
|37||Dan Sharpe||Andy Moore||Renault Clio D||28m 45s|
|38||Eifion Davies||Richard Jackson||Peugeot 205 GTi||30m 20s|
|39||Mark Summer||PauL Willetts||Ford Escort||38m 43s|
|40||Paul Davies||Phil Ralphs||Ford Escort||40m 57s|
|41||Nic Morris||Sharon Clark||Vauxhall Nova||43m 56s|
|42||Mark Hatten||Matthew Farr||Peugeot 205||48m 02s|
|43||Andrew James||Steve Roderick||Peugeot 205||1h 08m 45s|
|44||Delwyn Price||Steve Price||Ford Escort||1F 03m 24s|
|45||Andrew Halloway||Dave Howells||Peugeot 205||1F 09m 57s|
|46||Gareth Jones||Iwan Jones||Vauxhall Astra||1F 15m 13s|
|47||Neil Roberts||Dale Furniss||Peugeot 205||1F 16m 46s|
|48||Mike James||Chris Wheeler||Vauxhall Astra||1F 17m 42s|
|49||Mike Cartwright||Steve Warrington||Vauxhall Astra||1F 31m 14s|
|50||Jason Thomas||Christopher Spry||Ford Sierra||2F 30m 18s|
|51||Andy Oakes||Chris Oakes||Toyota Corolla||2F 39m 04s|
|52||Geraint Elley||Alun James||Ford Escort||4F 37m 41s|
|53||Dawn Watkin||Rob Edwards||Vauxhall Nova||7F 52m 31s|
|54||Fred Harris||Jason Pendry||Ford Fiesta||7F 1h 30m 42s|
|55||David Harding||Gareth Wyn Jones||Renault 5||8F 1h 30m 40s|
|56||Dane Elliott||Will Arrowsmith||Peugeot 205||10F 1h 26m 23s|
|57||Michael Jones||Kevin Tweedy||Peugeot 205 GTi||10F 2h 19m 21s|
|58||Gareth Jones||Guy Skewis||Ford Escort XR3i||14F 1h 01m 28s|
|59||Anthony Williams||Alan marsh||Ford Escort||44F 3h 30m 51s|