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Clerk of the Course: Marcus Watmough & Simon Cottrell
Route: 145 Miles
Maps: 118 & 119
Winners: Carl Hawkins/Iain Tullie (Mitsubishi Lancer E3)
Carl Hawkins/Iain Tullie took their first win of 2004 on ERO’s Oaks Trophy Rally.
The event used 145 miles of lanes and tracks in Staffordshire and Derbyshire. The combination of pre-plot navigation and dry conditions meant that the fastest crews dropped very little time, however the rally received widespread praise from competitors.
In a close fight Hawkins/Tullie finished just two seconds in front of Michael Pedley/David Pedley. Iain Scott/Jez Harris had led initially but a missing arrow on the High Rake section saw them wrong slot and they finished third.
Mark Whitford/Steve Porter were fourth, while a close battle for fifth was decided in the final sections in favour of Simon Gibson/Andrew Hughes, as Richard Chown/Mark Wagstaff also became victims of the missing High Rake arrow.
Steve Southall/Chris Webber won the Semi-Expert Class, finishing in tenth place in their Corolla. The leading Novices Mark Randall/Craig Grist were ten places further back.
|1||Carl Hawkins||Iain Tullie||Mitsubishi Lancer E3||0m 39s|
|2||Michael Pedley||David Pedley||Ford Escort DB4||0m 41s|
|3||Iain Scott||Jez Harris||Peugeot 309 GTi||1m 00s|
|4||Mark Whitford||Steve Porter||Ford Escort||2m 19s|
|5||Simon Gibson||Andrew Hughes||Ford Escort||3m 32s|
|6||Richard Chown||Mark Wagstaff||Peugeot 205 GTi||3m 33s|
|7||Mike Jones||Jolyon Robinson||Peugeot 205 GTi||4m 50s|
|8||Nick Topliss||Michael Fern||Vauxhall Nova||5m 48s|
|9||Steve Webster||Paul Holmberg||Subaru Impreza||5m 58s|
|10||Steve Southall||Chris Webber||Toyota Corolla||6m 20s|
|11||Colin Cresswell||Stephen Prince||Fiat Cinquicento||13m 26s|
|12||Frank Evans||Dan Spittlehouse||Toyota Corolla||14m 34s|
|13||Steve Guest||Rob Guest||VW Golf GTi||17m 27s|
|14||David Holland||Phil Sant||Peugeot 205 GTi||18m 21s|
|15||David Cottrell||Mike Hughes||Subaru Impreza||18m 28s|
|16||Dylan Williams||Lee Evans||Hillman Avenger||23m 36s|
|17||Wyn Williams||Gwyn Jones||Peugeot 205 GTi||28m 05s|
|18||Justin Sharples||Pete Morris||Subaru Legacy||36m 34s|
|19||Tony Watkin||Medwyn Evans||Vauxhall Nova||53m 24s|
|20||Mark Randall||Craig Grist||Vauxhall Nova||53m 30s|
|21||Ben Corbett||Tom Hodgson||Hillman Avenger||2F 59m 53s|
|22||Adrian Hopwood||Andrew Deaville||Peugeot 205 GTi||3F 41m 17s|
|23||Jon Chamberlain||Nigel Harwood||Peugeot 205 GTi||8F 1h 48m 51s|
|24||Cliff Washbrook||Brian Harrison||Peugeot 205 GTi||11F 11m 01s|
|25||Tim Cooper||Gary Miller||Ford Escort||15F 2h 28m 52s|
|26||Shaun Robbins||Thomas Newton||Opel Kadett||32F 2h 32m 39s|