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Clerk of the Course: Richard Wheeler
Route: 124 Miles
Maps: 147 148 & 161
Winners: Alyson Acreman/Byron Jones (Peugeot 309 GTi)
Having held a secure second place at the halfway point of the Greenleaves Rally, Alyson Acreman/Byron Jones found that it had been transformed into a win by the Finish.
The rally, the fourth round of the Welsh Championship, had been led by a comfortable margin by Toby Adam/Pat Gadsby, however the Gremlin winners then missed a route check and as a result fell to seventh place.
The rally was based in Builth Wells and used 124 miles of the lanes between there and Hay on Wye. Despite being a Welsh Championship round the event only attracted 36 starters, this being largely due to its continued use of plot and bash navigation.
The entry was also affected by a number of leading Welsh contenders missing the event to vist the Rallye Catalunya, these included Dave Pitchford, Graham Evans and Andy Oakes.
Adam/Gadsby were not the only crew to fall foul of the events route checks - only six came home free of fails. Dennis Quinn/Andrew Thomson missed two route checks in the first half and were then slowed by a failing alternator; they came home in fifteenth place.
Alun Evans/Carl Williamson had already picked up a fail when they also suffered total alternator failure on their Escort. The first time pairing of Des Phasey/Ian Mills were another crew to arrive at Petrol with two fails on their card.
The second half brought no respite as Gareth 'Gog' Jones/Eryl Evans picked up a fail for a missed route check. While Hefin George/Dilwyn John were excluded for using spotlights in a Quiet zone. Baron Glaze/Pete Davies withdrew at the petrol halt with Davies suffering from a severe case of car sickness.
Acreman/Jones came home with a comfortable winning margin of six minutes, but had been fortunate that a section on which they'd dropped seven minutes with a wrong slot had to be cancelled. They led home a host of Blackwood MC crews; six of the cars in the top eight were from the club.
Steve Rogers/Paul Jones, using a VW Polo GTi while their regular Mini was having an engine rebuild, finished second, this was despite suffering from poor brakes on the stand-in car.
Mark Harris/Neil Bevan came in third, comfortably the quickest Semi-Expert crew on the night. They were just one of six Blackwood MC crews to finish in the top eight. Nick Bloxham/Martyn Allen, Gareth Jones/Paul Bevan and Jerry Jones/Mark Appleton completed the top six, all picking up valuable Welsh Championship points.
The results meant that Quinn/Thomson still led the Welsh series, while, despite their misdemeanour, Adam/Gadsby moved into second place.
Robert Thomson/Simon Greenway took the Novice award. They'd had a good run up to the petrol halt but, due to punctures, had to cut some of the route, they'd however built up enough of a cushion to maintain the class win.
|1||Alyson Acreman||Byron Jones||Peugeot 309 GTi||7m 22s|
|2||Steve Rogers||Paul Jones||VW Polo GTi||13m 03s|
|3||Mark Harris||Neil Bevan||Ford Escort||18m 40s|
|4||Nick Bloxham||Martyn Allen||Peugeot 205 GTi||20m 25s|
|5||Gary Jones||Paul Bevan||Toyota Corolla||23m 17s|
|6||Jerry Jones||Mark Appleton||BL Mini||34m 37s|
|7||Toby Adam||Pat Gadsby||Ford Escort||1F 5m 37s|
|8||Grant Parker||Gwyn Williams||Toyota Corolla||1F 17m 32s|
|9||Gareth 'Gog' Jones||Eryl Evans||Ford Escort XR3i||1F 18m 40s|
|10||Gerwyn Jones||Brian Jones||Ford Escort||1F 19m 42s|
|11||Islwyn Watkins||Martin Jones||Vauxhall Astra SRi||1F 42m 47s|
|12||Barbara Carter||Calvin Fenwick||Toyota Corolla||1F 45m 07s|
|13||Aled Garner||Dylan Garner||Toyota Corolla||1F 47m 35s|
|14||Des Phasey||Ian Mills||Ford Escort||2F 8m 53s|
|15||Dennis Quinn||Andrew Thomson||Ford Escort||2F 9m 48s|
|16||Darren Dixon||Pete Barnard||Peugeot 205||2F 18m 07s|
|17||Alan Lewis||Huw Davies||Nissan Micra||2F 46m 49s|
|18||Phil Davies||Dave Williams||Ford Escort||3F 32m 51s|
|19||Nick Yates||Simon Yates||Ford Escort||5F 24m 13s|
|20||Robert Thomson||Simon Greenway||Peugeot 309||7F 36m 10s|
|21||Philip Evans||Alun Probert||Ford Fiesta XR2||8F 27m 41s|
|22||Christian Prynne||Doody Farmer||Peugeot 205||11F 48m 27s|
|23||Norman Kohler||Adrian Bachelor||Peugeot 205||12F 53m 24s|
|24||Andrew Down||Chris Head||Peugeot 205||12F 62m 36s|
|25||Andrew Williams||Wyn Davies||Vauxhall Astra||13F 52m 47s|
|26||Chris Wright||Erik West||Mini||13F 57m 58s|
|27||Alwyn Arrowsmith||Clifford Jones||Ford Escort||15F 43m 35s|
|28||Paul Ross||Lee Bird||Toyota Corolla||15F 46m 45s|
|29||Oliver Cotter||Michael Church||Ford Escort Estate||23F 44m 11s|