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Clerk of the Course: Graham Evans & Mark Hill
Route: 120 Miles
Winners: Phil Turner/Owen Dodd (Talbot Sunbeam)
Phil Turner and Owen Dodd renewed their highly successful partnership and took victory on Newtown AC's Holrus Rally.
The event was the final round of both the Welsh and West Midlands Road Rally Championships and was run in treacherous conditions after a heavy frost took hold of Mid-Wales from early evening. The 66 starters faced a compact 120 mile route which took advantage of the maze of lanes in the eastern half of Map 136.
Turner/Dodd overcame a number of minor difficulties, including filling up with deisil at the petrol halt, and ended the rally with a winning margin of 21 seconds over Dennis Quinn/Andrew Thomson.
This second place securing Quinn/Thomson the Welsh title, as their nearest rivals, Geraint Davies/Sarah Gluyas could only finish ninth after going off the road and losing seven minutes in the first half.
Andy Sheppard/Mike Hart finished third to continue their run of excellent results, while Richie Lewis/Richard Preece were fourth after stopping to help extricate Davies/Gluyas from their early problems.
For two crews it was a case of what might have been. On outright speed Huw James/Patrick Walsh and Graham Evans/Ian Mills would have finished first and second, but both booked in early at controls on the second section and the resultant fails dropped them well down the finishing order.
The icy conditions caused a collision between Cyril Crook/Chris Ware's Sunbeam and the Escort of Wyn Owens/Hefin Owens, putting the Sunbeam out of the event; the Escort cut route and crawled to the Finish in last place. They were joined on the retirement list by the Escorts of Toby Adams/Pat Gadsby and Michael Pedley/David Pedley, both of whom fell victim to a ford early in the rally.
Local crew Chris Bolver/Denny Harris fought off a determined challenge from Mark Price/Roger Evans to take the Semi-Expert class in their venerable Anglia. While Steve Rogers/Paul Jones took the honours in the Novice category.
|1||Phil Turner||Owen Dodd||Talbot Samba||8m 00s|
|2||Dennis Quinn||Andrew Thomson||Ford Escort||8m 21s|
|3||Andy Sheppard||Mike Hart||Ford Escort||8m 30s|
|4||Richie Lewis||Richard Preece||Toyota Corolla||10m 09s|
|5||Kev Nunns||Neil Spiers||Toyota Corolla||12m 54s|
|6||Pete Cotton||Dave Pitchford||Ford Escort||14m 45s|
|7||Gary Jones||Gwyn Williams||Toyota Corolla||16m 35s|
|8||Peter Zjalic||Phil Pugh||Toyota Corolla||16m 36s|
|9||Geraint Davies||Sarah Gluyas||Toyota Corolla||17m 07s|
|10||Neil Griffiths||Carl Williamson||Ford Escort||17m 46s|
|11||Wayne Morris||Paul Middleton||Ford Escort||17m 56s|
|12||Chris Painter||Steve Quine||Vauxhall Nova||23m 07s|
|13||Adrian Thompson||Sean Caddick||Ford Escort||24m 00s|
|14||Adrian Higman||Cyril Jones||Talbot Sunbeam||24m 51s|
|15||Chris Wilson||Roger Fildes||Vauxhall Astra GTE||25m 28s|
|16||Andrew Davies||Ieuan Thomas||Toyota Corolla||25m 46s|
|17||Chris Bolver||Denny Harris||Ford Anglia||26m 25s|
|18||Mark Price||Roger Evans||Ford EScort||27m 15s|
|19||Martin Evans||Ceri Davies||Nissan Micra||33m 37s|
|20||Dyfed Pritchard||Tecwyn Jones||Peugeot 205 GTi||34m 31s|
|21||Stuart Thomas||Mark Kehrein||Peugeot 309 GTi||36m 31s|
|22||Martin Bradley||Gordon Bradley||Ford Escort||37m 08s|
|23||Nick Bloxham||Martyn Allen||Peugeot 205 GTi||38m 48s|
|24||Polly||Duncan Pinnegar||Peugeot 205 GTi||45m 11s|
|25||Nicholas Yates||Simon Yates||Ford Escort||46m 00s|
|26||John Jones||Brian Jenkins||Renault 11 Turbo||48m 10s|
|27||Martin Healer||Martin White||Peugeot 205 GTi||59m 42s|
|28||Ian Elias||Paul Black||Ford Escort||80m 39s|
|29||Huw James||Patrick Walsh||Ford Escort||1F 6m 35s|
|30||Graham Evans||Ian Mills||Toyota Corolla||1F 7m 00s|
|31||Dave Stephens||Andy Moss||Ford Escort||1F 20m 25s|
|32||John Morris||Chris Flavell||Renault 11 Turbo||1F 34m 18s|
|33||Selwyn Jones||Wayne Lewis||Ford Escort||2F 26m 00s|
|34||Glyn Price||Huw Jones||Ford Escort||2F 27m 37s|
|35||Steve Rogers||Paul Jones||Rover Mini||3F 49m 47s|
|36||Howard Dray||Martin Jones||Vauxhall Astra||4F 65m 00s|
|37||Mark Griffiths||Steve Fletcher||Ford Escort||5F 30m 26s|
|38||Ian Taylor||Huw Mathias||Vauxhall Cavalier||5F 53m 19s|
|39||Jimmy Paterson||Martin Jones||Subaru RX Turbo||7F 43m 21s|
|40||Brandon Smith||Steve Herbert||Audi 80||7F 62m 36s|
|41||Dewi Williams||Eilir Jones||Vauxhall Nova||8F 75m 50s|
|42||Derek Douncey||Brendon Bailey||Peugeot 205||9F 67m 20s|
|43||Tony Watkin||Medwyn Evans||Mini 1275GT||14F 59m 23s|
|44||Paul Cakebread||TBA||TBA||16F 61m 31s|
|45||Gareth Davies||Andrew Davies||Vauxhall Chevette||19F 66m 28s|
|46||Mark Ricks||Richard Schofield||Ford Escort||30F 61m 52s|
|47||Meredith Roberts||Mark Lloyd||Vauxhall Cavalier||33F 31m 25s|
|48||Adrian Coundley||Paul Hudpeth||Ford Escort||33F 59m 29s|
|49||Wyn Owens||Hefin Owens||Ford Escort||34F 21m 27s|