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Harvest Rally

South Hams Motor Club

23rd/24th November 2002

Clerk of the Course: Rob White

Route: 142 Miles

Maps: 202

Starters: 18

Winners:Jon Skelly/Paul Watts (Vauxhall Astra)

Jon Skelly/Paul Watts emerged as winners of South Ham MC’s Harvest Rally. The rally used 142 miles of the twisty lanes of South Devon, with crews being supplied with the full route on photocopied maps at the Start.

Harvest Rally 2002

Five crews cleaned all the event’s standard sections and thus their penalties on the single six mile regularity section were used as a tie breaker.

Skelly/Watts completed that section with just thirteen seconds penalties and took the win. Jim Cassidy/Chris Perry dropped thirty-one seconds to take second and Nick Kelland/Roger Gillard were placed third after dropping 1m 07s.

Richard Endean/Kevin Wills and Tim Symons/Tony Bassett were both penalised five minutes for stopping within sight of the intermediate control and thus finished fourth and fifth. Symons/Bassett had the consolation of taking the Novice Class award.

A tie for seventh place also had to be decided by the times on the regularity section, with Ian Orford/Bob Jones, who dropped just twelve seconds, taking the place from Scott Jonas/Andy Ballantyne, who dropped forty-four seconds.

Eighteen crews started the rally and fourteen made it back to the Finish at Yealmpton. Among those that didn’t were Darren Dixon/Peter Barnard, who had the gearbox break on the their Peugeot 205. Also on the retirement list were Andy Hewitt/Nigel Hewitt, their Mini blowing its diff on the last section.

The rally was aimed at Novices and it seemed to succeed as the majority of that class, which included two crews who had never competed before, made the Finish.


Pos Driver Navigator Car Penalty
1 Jon Skelly PauL Watts Vauxhall Astra 00m 00s
2 Jim Cassidy Chris Perry Peugeot 205 GTi 00m 00s
3 Nick Kelland Roger Gillard Peugeot 205 GTi 00m 00s
4 Richard Endean Kevin Willis Peugeot 205 GTi 00m 00s
5 Tim Symons Tony Bassett Vauxhall Nova 00m 00s
6 Gary Preston Mike Sones Mini Clubman GT 01m 00s
7 Ian Orford Bob Jones Mazda 323 02m 00s
8 Scott jonas Andy Ballantyne Ford Escort 02m 00s
9 Kevin Sherlock Claire Taylor Ford Escort 10m 00s
10 Richard Sanders Chris Crocker Audi 90 Quattro 20m 00s