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Clerk of the Course: Chris Wilson & Dave Cox
Route: 140 Miles
Maps: 126 127 & 137
Winners: Wayne Morris/Paul Middleton (Ford Escort)
At the halfway point of the Moonbeam Road Rally Wayne Morris/Paul Middleton looked on course for a comfortable win, however problems in the latter stages of the Telford AC event meant that they just scrapped home for victory at the Finish.
A charge on the opening sections in their local lanes near Bishops Castle, put Morris/Middleton almost two minutes clear at Petrol, however a puncture and drowning out in a ford saw them finish just fourteen seconds in front of the Corolla of Gary Jones/Dave Pitchford.
A mix up over a time control that was incorrectly sited cost Brynli Thomas/Roger Evans a minute and possible victory as they finished in third. They lost the time at TC25 having retraced their steps to TC24, after having realising that they hadn't been given a time there. It transpired that the TC had been altered to a passage control.
Andy Sheppard/Justin Brooks took fourth, while the first Semi-Expert crew, Trevor Pritchard/Paul Hughes were fifth, they were thirteen minutes clear of their nearest class rival. Chris Thompson/Justin Talboys-Cotton were clear winners in the Novice category.
Howard Price/Owen Dodd had a very short rally, their Astra breaking a drive shaft just five miles into the first competitive section. This was the second rally in succession that Price's new Astra had broken a shaft.
They weren’t the first casualty of the night however as Delwyn Price/Steve Price covered just three miles before the engine in their Escort went sick.
Carl Hawkins/Iain Tullie and Steven Roberts/Darren Garrod both lost time changing punctures on the first white. The track ran through SQ 4093, running down from the Long Mynd. Both crews estimated that they had lost 12 minutes changing their wheel. The white also claimed the Escort XR3i of Arwel Williams/Tomos Edwards, who had a stone puncture the petrol tank.
Mal Acott/Nigel Roberts, Ian Lloyd/Adrian Smart and Martin Lloyd/Steve Herbert all sustained damage to their cars after hitting a wall in a very slippery farmyard. Lloyd/Smart hit the wall and lost a minute sorting out the tangle. Acott/Roberts sustained damage to their Escort's near side wing, while Lloyd/Herbert damaged the driver's wing on their Escort.
Later Lloyd/Herbert lost time with a wrong slot in Colsty Woods, but came home in 11th place.
The owner of the slippery farm yard, Andy Moss, was navigating for Ian 'Dude' Roberts in a VW Golf GTi. They were in second place at the petrol halt, but had to slow down in the second half as the car broke an engine mount. They limped in to take seventh place at the Finish.
'Deggy'/Phil Clarke, winners of the 1992 Moonbeam, retired at Petrol having struggled through the first half with electrical problems on the VW Golf GTi that caused the engine to keep cutting out. Owen Turner/Andrew Dadswell were also on the retirement list after suffering a blown diff on their Hillman Imp.
Late entrants Ben Innes/Richard Preece had to withdraw after breaking a wheel on their VW Golf. Chris Davies/Matthew Maidment also failed to make the Finish after their Peugeot 205 drowned out in a ford, just four miles from the end.
|1||Wayne Morris||Paul Middleton||Ford Escort||2m 47s|
|2||Gary Jones||Dave Pitchford||Toyota Corolla||3m 01s|
|3||Brynli Thomas||Roger Evans||Peugeot 205 GTi||3m 43s|
|4||Andy Sheppard||Mike Hart||Vauxhall Astra||3m 51s|
|5||Trevor Pritchard||Paul Hughes||MG Maestro||5m 10s|
|6||Russell Carson-Brown||Andy Oakes||Ford Escort||5m 12s|
|7||Ian 'Dude' Roberts||Andy Moss||VW Golf GTi||5m 25s|
|8||Glyn Price||Huw Jones||Ford Escort RS2000||7m 02s|
|9||Dave Rowbottom||Adrian Gladwin||Toyota Corolla||7m 22s|
|10||Baron Glaze||Pete Davies||Ford Escort||7m 45s|
|11||Martin Lloyd||Steve Herbert||Ford Escort||8m 20s|
|12||Steve Price||Cyril Jones||Toyota Corolla||9m 21s|
|13||Adrian Hadgson||Chris Lightburn||Renault 18||9m 38s|
|14||Michael Pedley||David Pedley||Ford Escort DB4||11m 05s|
|15||Jamie Turner||Graham Raeburn||Rover Metro GTi||11m 10s|
|16||Grant Parker||Nigel Nelson||Toyota Corolla||16m 56s|
|17||Martin Leonard||Kevin Chaffey||VW Golf GTi||14m 01s|
|18||Mal Acott||Nigel Roberts||Ford Escort||16m 56s|
|19||Carl Hawkins||Iain Tullie||Vauxhall Nova||17m 52s|
|20||John Morris||Vicki Price||Peugeot 309 GTi||18m 02s|
|21||Mick Jones||Jez Harris||Peugeot 205||19m 39s|
|22||Stew Dale||James Savage||Ford Sierra 4x4||19m 52s|
|23||Steven Roberts||Darren Garrod||Toyota Corolla||20m 27s|
|24||Ian Lloyd||Adrian Smart||Toyota Corolla||21m 19s|
|25||Chris Thompson||Justin Talboys-Cotton||VW Golf||23m 46s|
|26||Tony Watkins||Medwyn Evans||Vauxhall Nova||49m 05s|
|27||Ian Furniss||Russell Roberts||Peugeot 205 GTi||24m 01s|
|28||Neil Nicholas||Martin Phasey||MG Maestro||26m 54s|
|29||Keith Groom||Carl Darby||Toyota Corolla||28m 23s|
|30||Brian Spurr||Steve Bishop||Ford Escort||31m 09s|
|31||Frank Evans||TBA||Toyota Corolla||31m 20s|
|32||Bob Ward||Jonty Bloxham||Ford Escort||34m 02s|
|33||Simon Bentley||Ian Jarman||Austin Mini||34m 50s|
|34||Bob Tansley||Neil Smallman||Peugeot 205||46m 06s|
|35||Frank Burton||Steve Ball||Ford Escort||54m 19s|
|36||Tony Watkins||Medwyn Evans||Vauxhall Nova||58m 52s|
|37||Alastair Hunter||Andrew Morley||Peugeot 205||1F 68m 16s|
|38||Chris Green||Andrew Lawrence||Ford Escort||2F 18m 08s|
|39||David Fox||Paul Price||Vauxhall Nova||2F 20m 39s|
|40||Garry Stevenson||Garry Thomas||VW Golf GTi||3F 34m 01s|
|41||Ryan Davies||Dean Flowers||Lada Riva||3F 43m 39s|
|42||Terry Bennett||Richard Evans||Vauxhall Astra SR||7F 33m 33s|
|43||Alan Bradbury||Geoff Evanson||Ford Escort||9F 43m 41s|
|44||Ian Williams||Edwyn Hughes||Vauxhall Astra||14F 56m 00s|
|45||Simon Jones||Ian Billings||Ford Escort||20F 20m 28s|