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Clerk of the Course: Kevin Hutchings
Route: 100 Miles
Maps: 126 127 & 137
Winners: Wayne Morris/Dave Pitchford (Ford Escort)
Wayne Morris took a maiden victory on Telford AC's Midsummer Rally. Partnered by Dave Pitchford, the Bishops Castle driver threw aside the disadvantage of a 1300cc engine and came home four minutes clear of the two-litre Escort of Alun Evans/Carl Williamson.
The 100 mile non-championship event used the lanes to the south of Shrewsbury and attracted 41 starters.
Morris' margin of victory would have been less but his two closest challenges - Phil Turner/Nigel Roberts and Kevin Hesketh/Andy Moss - both picked up fails after missing to collect a signature for the very final passage control. This allowed Evans/Williams to take the runner up spot despite struggling to the finish with a failing altenator on their Escort and having being severely baulked at one point.
Despite a major wrong slot Adrian Higman/Cyril Jones finished third in their MG Maestro, while Richard Suff/Craig Parry in fourth were the last crew to be fail free. Turner/Roberts were therefore fifth, with Hesketh/Moss rounding off the top six.
Apart from Morris/Pitchford, it was not a good night for the top seeds. The 1999 winners, Paul Hughes/Paul Middleton, put their Astra into a bank on the first corner after the petrol halt. Des Phasey/Martin Phasey got their Escort stuck after losing their way on a white. Gary Jones/Andy Oakes had been going well when, early in the second half, the diff on their Corolla failed.
Grant Parker/Gwyn Williams had to miss out the final section after breaking their Corolla's exhaust. Nick Bloxham/Matyn Allen lost fifteen minutes when they visited a field in the first half and got home just inside maximum lateness. Roger Crump/Mike Hart were another crew to disappear in the second half.
Delwyn Price/Steve Herbert made it two class wins in two outings together by taking the Semi-Expert Class and seventh overall. They were fifteen minutes in front of their nearest rivals, Anthony Ellis/Ian Jarman. Wayne Elliott/Paul Edwards had shown some pace but picked up two fails and dropped to third in class.
Dave Edwards/Adrian Edwards were the first novices home, in 19th place overall, just two places in front of Mike Cooper/Chris Wilson who took second in class. Wayne Jones/Joanne Herbert managed to avoid going OTL at the final control by just eight seconds and were rewarded with the mixed crew award.
|1||Wayne Morris||Dave Pitchford||Ford Escort||8m 36s|
|2||Alun 'Timo' Evans||Carl Williamson||Ford Escort||12m 40s|
|3||Adrian Higman||Cyril Jones||MG Maestro||14m 17s|
|4||Richard Suff||Craig Parry||Peugeot 205 GTi||20m 27s|
|5||Phil Turner||Nigel Roberts||VW Golf GTi||1F 8m 53s|
|6||Kevin Hesketh||Andy Moss||Ford Escort||1F 11m 37s|
|7||Delwyn Price||Steve Herbert||Ford Escort||1F 14m 28s|
|8||Glyn Price||Huw Jones||Ford Escort||1F 15m 32s|
|9||Martin Bradley||Gordon Bradley||Ford Escort||1F 20m 14s|
|10||Nick Bloxham||Martyn Allen||Peugeot 205 GTi||1F 26m 31s|
|11||Anthony Elias||Ian Jarman||Ford Escort||1F 29m 25s|
|12||Wayne Elliott||Paul Edwards||Toyota Corolla||2F 15m 44s|
|13||Paul Price||Vicki Price||Vauxhall Nova||2F 21m 47s|
|14||Alen Ridge||Simon Ridge||Ford Escort||2F 26m 02s|
|15||Grant Parker||Gwyn Williams||Toyota Corolla||2F 26m 18s|
|16||Wayne Jones||Joanne Herbert||Ford Escort||2F 16m 15s|
|17||Brandon Smith||Allen Hart||Opel Manta||3F 26m 42s|
|18||Nick Onions||Chris Lightburn||Talbot Sunbeam||3F 28m 19s|
|19||Dave Edwards||Adrian Edwards||Ford Escort||3F 33m 13s|
|20||John Furniss||Russell Roberts||Peugeot 205 GTi||4F 30m 49s|
|21||Mike Cooper||Chris Wilson||Ford Escort XR3||4F 40m 54s|
|22||Tony Watkins||Medwyn Evans||Vauxhall Nova||6F 41m 48s|
|23||John Jones||Chris Rowlands||Renault 11 Turbo||8F 21m 04s|
|24||Graham Sturrock||Graham Overton||Peugeot 309||8F 31m 48s|
|25||Bob Ward||Paul Liddle||Ford Escort||9F 54m 41s|
|26||Stephen Wynn||Ian Fellows||Peugeot 309||23F 37m 15s|
|27||Mal Jones||Mark Edwards||Peugeot 205||31F 47m 52s|