Unless otherwise clearly indicated, results on this site have been declared final and are therefore not subject to query or protest
Clerk of the Course: Roger Evans
Route: 140 Miles
Maps: 116 124 & 125
Winners: Glyn Price/Huw Jones (Ford Escort)
Bala & District MC's Polyroof PK Memorial Rally is a round of the Welsh, West Midlands and North Western Championships and attracted a capacity entry of 75 cars
Crews had initially faced a 140 mile route however a spectator car went up in flames on the first section, blocking the road and delaying many of the top runners. To keep the rally on schedule the organisers were forced to cancel the first four sections including the loop through Aberhirnant and Penyllyn Forests. For most competitors this meant that they dropped time on just two sections, with the decisive factor being a hard to find slot in Clocaenog Forest. A number of fancied runners dropped several minutes finding the correct route.
The final results showed the leaders to seperated by just a few seconds with Glyn Price/Huw Jones emerging as victors to add the PK to their Border 100 win earlier in the year. They came home just four seconds in front of the second place crew.
The runner up spot had to be decided on the furtherest clean tie break as Steven Roberts/Darren Garrod and Dave Jones/Baz Green ended up with penalties of 49 seconds each - Roberts/Garrod taking the place on their first half performance when Jones/Green's Astra had suffered overheating problems. Dewi John/Michael Evans were just ten seconds further back in fourth.
Top seeds Kev Parry/Cyril Jones cleaned the second half, which included the run through Clocaenog, but a wrong slot in the first half meant that they finish fifth, although they did take the Standard Production Award in their Toyota Corolla.
The event had a signinficant affect on the Welsh Championship standings. Series leaders prior to the night were Huw Evans/Patrick Walsh, however they were an early retirement when the altenator bracket on their Escort broke. A sixth place finish, and, moreimportantly, top championship contender on the PK meant, that Howard Price/Carl Williamson were now making a strong challenge for the Welsh title with just three rounds remaining.
The result also strengthened Price/Williamson's lead in the West Midlands Championship. They had been in third place at the halfway halt but then lost over a minute searching for the slot in Clocaenog. Jason Stone/Paul Holmberg were the leaders at the petrol halt, but dropped time at the same spot and were finally classifed in tenth.
Others to lose out on good results as a result of that slot were Gary Jones/Dave Pitchford, Gerwyn Jones/Ceri Davies, Simon Cottrell/Marcus Watmough and Steve Rogers/Ian Cooke. However the latter crew did collect the Under 1400cc Award and strengthen their position in that category in the Welsh Championship.
From a start number of 31 Andy Roberts/Stuart Frost took their Impreza to seventh place at the Finish, this was despite surviving an off that took them through the undergrowth on the final white of the night. Andrew Williams/Wyn Davies and Lee Evans/Anthony Williams had similar experiences at the same spot but also survived. The latter crew coming home as first Novices
The Semi-Expert Class was won by the Astra of Dalis Ifans/Aled Richards who were 16th overall, only one position and seven seconds ahead of Keith Gush/Jennifer Gush who took second place in class.
Mark Price/Jez Harris had a heavy roll in the Escort on the second section on the mountain round between Trawsfynydd and Llanucwhllyn. Merfyn Williams/Derwyn Roberts (Vauxhall Astra) and Lee Wilson/Paul Edwards (Peugot 205 GTi) both went out with broken drive shafts. Alan Roberts/Peter Barnard did make it to the finish, but struggled with a sticking throttle and had the frightening experience of the bonnet flying open at one stage.
|1||Glyn Price||Huw Jones||Ford Escort||0m 45s|
|2||Steven Roberts||Darren Garrod||Ford Escort||0m 49s|
|3||Dave Jones||Baz Green||Vauxhall Astra||0m 49s|
|4||Dewi John||Michael Evans||Peugeot 205 GTi||0m 59s|
|5||Kev Parry||Gareth Price||Toyota Corolla||1m 17s|
|6||Howard Price||Carl Williamson||Toyota Corolla||2m 13s|
|7||Andrew Roberts||Stuart Frost||Subaru Impreza||3m 02s|
|8||Wayne Morris||Paul Middleton||Ford Escort||3m 04s|
|9||Shaun Hardy||Steve Herbert||Toyota Corolla||3m 24s|
|10||Jason Stone||Paul Holmberg||Peugeot 205 GTi||3m 28s|
|11||Gary Jones||Dave Pitchford||Toyota Corolla||3m 39s|
|12||Simon Cottrell||Marcus Watmough||Subau Impreza||4m 06s|
|13||Rich Jones||Elfyn Richards||Peugeot 205 GTi||4m 22s|
|14||Noel Hughes||Gwawr Hughes||Ford Escort RS2000||4m 32s|
|15||Terry Martin||Simon Bentley||Peugeot 205 GTi||5m 23s|
|16||Dalis Ifans||Aled Richards||Vauxhall Astra||7m 29s|
|17||Keith Gush||Jennifer Gush||Vauxhall Nova GTE||7m 36s|
|18||Gerwyn Jones||Ceri Davies||Ford Escort||8m 13s|
|19||Paul Tod||Iestyn ap Dafydd||Peugeot 205 GTi||8m 18s|
|20||Justin Sharples||Pete Morris||Subaru Legacy||11m 03s|
|21||Islwyn Watkins||Martin Jones||Vauxhall Astra||20m 35s|
|22||Steve Rogers||Ian Cooke||VW Polo||13m 24s|
|23||Steve Wynn||Chris Wynn||Ford Escort||14m 05s|
|24||Kenny Rowlands||Steve Griffiths||Ford Escort||17m 29s|
|25||Wyn Williams||Dewi Williams||Peugeot 205 GTi||17m 49s|
|26||Andrew Williams||Wyn Davies||Vauxhall Astra||20m 35s|
|27||Dewi Williams||Eilir Jones||Vauxhall Nova||23m 16s|
|28||Huw Myfyr Jones||Rhun Ellis||Vauxhall Nova||1F 3m 22s|
|29||Steve Price||Cyril Jones||Toyota Corolla||1F 5m 27s|
|30||Mark Appleton||Anthony Preston||Peugeot 106 Rallye||1F 7m 58s|
|31||Alan Roberts||Peter Barnard||Ford Escort||1F 8m 09s|
|32||Chris Robinson||Alan Pemberton||Toyota Celica GT||1F 8m 55s|
|33||Ian Jones||Peter Tomlinson||VW Golf GTi||1F 11m 50s|
|34||Lee Evans||Anthony Williams||Vauxhall Nova||1F 12m 21s|
|35||Terry May||Stephen Coombes||Peugeot 309 GTi||1F 16m 43s|
|36||Lee Bartlett||Richard Edwards||Peugeot 309 GTi||1F 21m 25s|
|37||Len Evans||Pete Dale||Rover 3500S||2F 8m 55s|
|38||Andrew Matthews||Colin Jones||Audi GT Coupe||2F 10m 55s|
|39||Chris Simmons||Mike Stayte||Peugeot 205||2F 11m 17s|
|40||Chris Thomson||Justin Cotton||VW Golf GTi||2F 22m 12s|
|41||John Broadhurst||Gareth Williams||Ford Escort||3F 10m 32s|
|42||Gareth Clarke||Shaun Baker||Peugeot 309||3F 15m 31s|
|43||Steve Williams||Geoff Williams||Peugeot 205 GTi||4F 15m 09s|
|44||Ian Lloyd||Adrian Smart||Toyota Corolla||5F 1m 15s|
|45||Mark Jones||Mike Jones||Ford Escort||5F 17m 13s|
|46||Alan Procter||Jason Crook||Vauxhall Astra||6F 23m 14s|
|47||Arwel Williams||Steve Owen||Ford Escort XR3||10F 10m 27s|
|48||Tony Watkin||Medwyn Evans||Vauxhall Nova||12F 27m 11s|
|49||Gareth Edwards||Andrew Singleton||Ford Escort||13F 20m 35s|
|50||Steve Barrett||Jon Dyke||Peugeot 205 GTi||14F 17m 08s|
|51||Iwan Griffith||David Jones||Peugeot 205 GTi||16F 26m 15s|
|52||Lee Rainford||Paul Edwards||Ford Sierra 4x4||21F 29m 31s|