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Clerk of the Course: Tudor Morris
Route: 140 Miles
Maps: 116 & 124
Winners: Kevin Parry/Paul Holmberg (Toyota Corolla)
Despite a 140 mile route using some of the most demanding lanes in the country Kevin Parry and Paul Holmberg came home clear of any penalties on the PK Memorial Rally.
The Bala MC road rally was a round of all three major road rally championships and as a result found its 75 car entry vastly over subscribed.
The event opened with a section through Aberhirnant Forest, which was followed by a run over the Trawsfynydd Ranges. Competitors then moved to the lanes around Clocaneog Forest for the meat of the rally.
Parry/Holmberg had a trouble free run and finished the rally as clear winners with a clean sheet, thus making it a double of recent events in the area, having achieved the same feat on the Rali Gogledd seven weeks earlier.
Gary Jones/Dave Pitchford finished second having only dropped time on the rally's single secton timed to the second. This result further extended their lead in the West Midlands Championship and gave them an outside chance of taking the Welsh crown.
With just a mile of the rally left to run it seemed that Paul Hughes/Paul Middleton would take the runner up spot, they'd dropped just nine seconds on the tie-breaker section, however an off on slippery white cost them a minute and they dropped to third at the Finish.
A number of competitors had problems at the three metre control PC22 (101 503¼ app NE), the route instructions required crews to use a steep track to reach the control. After just a few cars had been up it, the track became impassable and crews lost time as they either struggled up the correct route, waited for others to attempt the climb, or simply diverted around it. Worst affected by this were Dennis Quinn/Dave Evison who would have tied with the winners but for the three minutes lost at that point. Gareth 'Gog' Jones/Owen Dodd and Steve Rogers/Paul Jones also fell down the placings as a result of problems at PC22.
Punctures were a major hazard with Howard Price/Gareth Price dropping out of the top five after losing two minutes changing a tyre on the second section. Toby Adam/Pat Gadsby were another crew to be clear of time penalties at the Finish but dropped out of the top fifteen as they picked up a fail after mis-plotting a control.
The Semi-Expert class saw a close battle between the Saab 96 of Noel Hughes/Gwawr Hughes and the Peugeot 309 of Mick Bradley/Dean George. The Saab crew came out on top after Bradley/George suffered two time consuming delays. The Novice class went to the Sierra of David Hughes/Geraint Jones.
Alun Evans/Carl Williamson became the first retirement of the night after putting their Escort off the road in spectacular fashion just a mile into Aberhirnant Forest. Also on the retirement list were Bryan Glass/Alan Williams who broke a wheel bearing on their Escort.
In Welsh Championship Dennis Quinn still led the drivers' table but the fact that his regular partner, Andrew Thomson, missed the event through illness, allowed Ian Mills to move to the head of the navigators' table.
|1||Kev Parry||Paul Holmberg||Toyota Corolla||0m 00s|
|2||Gary Jones||Dave Pitchford||Toyota Corolla||0m 46s|
|3||Paul Hughes||Paul Middleton||Vauxhall Astra SRi||1m 09s|
|4||Graham Evans||Ian Mills||Toyota Corolla||1m 20s|
|5||Nicky Yates||Simon Yates||Ford Escort||1m 39s|
|6||Steven Roberts||Darren Garrod||Toyota Corolla||2m 21s|
|7||Gareth 'Gog' Jones||Owen Dodd||Ford Escort XR3i||2m 27s|
|8||Howard Price||Gareth Price||Ford Escort RS2000||3m 00s|
|9||Alyson Acreman||Byron Jones||Peugeot 309 GTi||4m 51s|
|10||Dennis Quinn||Dave Evison||Ford Escort||5m 00s|
|11||Brian Harrison||Paul Jones||Ford Escort||6m 03s|
|12||Grant Parker||Gwyn Williams||Toyota Corolla||6m 13s|
|13||Richard Preece||Sarah Gluyas||Ford Escort||6m 25s|
|14||Pete Cotton||Duncan Pinnegar||Ford Escort||7m 36s|
|15||Steve Rogers||Paul Jones||VW Polo GT||8m 00s|
|16||Chris Astley||Stephen Coombes||Ford Escort||10m 31s|
|17||Noel Hughes||Gwawr Hughes||Saab 96 V4||12m 12s|
|18||Michael Bradley||Dean George||Peugeot 309 GTi||14m 03s|
|19||Jerry Jones||Ian Cooke||Mini Clubman||14m 18s|
|20||Peter Gill||Dave Kelly||Peugeot 205 GTi||19m 54s|
|21||David Hughes||Geraint Jones||Ford Sierra||25m 39s|
|22||Aled Garner||Dylan Garner||Toyota Corolla||26m 04s|
|23||Nick Banks||Richard Graddon||Citroen ZX Volcane||27m 50s|
|24||John Harmer||Sarah Harmer||MG Maestro||39m 54s|
|25||Toby Adam||Pat Gadsby||Ford Escort||1F 0m 00s|
|26||Peter Zjalic||Patrick Walsh||Toyota Corolla||1F 0m 24s|
|27||Alan Lewis||Huw Davies||Nissan Micra K11||1F 11m 05s|
|28||Andy Oakes||Gordon Bradley||Toyota Corolla||1F 14m 37s|
|29||Kevin Price||Jane Harris||Toyota Corolla||1F 15m 37s|
|30||Adrian Hodgson||Sean Caddick||Ford Escort||1F 19m 23s|
|31||Merfyn Williams||Derwyn Roberts||Vauxhall Astra||1F 20m 01s|
|32||Gareth Edwards||Rhys Jones||Ford Escort||1F 25m 11s|
|33||John Robyns||Alan Parry||Ford Escort||1F 25m 37s|
|34||Jim Patterson||Harry Stanley||Subaru RX Turbo||1F 27m 00s|
|35||Peter Jones||Shaun Baker||Ford Sierra||1F 47m 39s|
|36||William Evans||Elfyn Richards||Audi Quattro||2F 7m 02s|
|37||John Jones||Alan Thompson||Renault 11 Turbo||2F 14m 13s|
|38||Paul Edwards||Huw Lewis||Ford Escort||2F 14m 30s|
|39||Steve Reed||Dave Williams||Ford Escort||2F 23m 43s|
|40||Andrew Roberts||Stuart Frost||Ford Escort||2F 28m 00s|
|41||Mark Williams||Nathan Parry||Peugeot 205||3F 12m 08s|
|42||Peter Lightfoot||Paul Jones||Peugeot 205 GTi||3F 26m 39s|
|43||Dave Rennocks||Dave Hyden||Vauxhall Nova GTE||4F 29m 33s|
|44||Dewi James||Sion James||Honda Civic CRX||6F 22m 00s|
|45||Peter Feucht||Elwyn Pritchard||Ford Sierra 4x4||7F 37m 21s|
|46||Keith Jones||Colin Jones||Hillman Avenger||7F 42m 52s|
|47||Paul Saunders||Erik West||Vauxhall Nova GSi||10F 18m 30s|
|48||Mark Harris||Neil Bevan||Ford Escort||13F 3m 38s|
|49||Tony Watkin||Medwyn Evans||Vauxhall Nova||15F 47m 30s|
|50||Rachel Owen||Andrew Singleton||Mini||16F 51m 00s|
|51||Robert Evans||Andrew Bachilor||Toyota Corolla||21F 39m 05s|
|52||Steven Owens||Will Lynes||Ford Escort||22F 36m 12s|
|53||Richard Jones||Heath Griffiths||Ford Escort||33F 1m 00s|
|54||Robin Jones||Gerallt Jones||Ford Escort||37F 6m 00s|