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Clerk of the Course: Jane Powell
Route: 130 Miles
Maps: 137 148 & 149
Winners: Wayne Morris/Paul Middleton (Ford Escort)
Wayne Morris/Paul Middleton proved that they were the class of field on Saturday night's Peak Revs Rally, taking their 1600cc Escort to victory over more powerful opposition.
Due to route clashes Ludlow Castle MC had been forced to abandon their usual territory in South Shropshire for their premier event. Despite these problems the organisers found a demanding route which confined itself to the lanes to the west of Leominster. As would be expected after recent floods, standing water was a added problem for the 75 crews as they tackled the 110 mile route.
Morris/Middleton took the lead on the first section and although their final winning margin was under 15 seconds, they were undoubtedly the quickest crew throughout the night.
By finishing in second place Gary Jones, partnered as usual by Dave Pitchford, secured the Welsh Road Rally Drivers' Championship; the Blackwood driver having taken maximum series points on the final three rounds. Jones saw off a strong challenge from Toby Adam, who finished fourth on the Peak Revs, and Dennis Quinn, who trailed in eighth, having lost 90 seconds after going off the road in Wigmore Forest.
The navigators' table was headed by Adam's regular partner, Pat Gadsby, who had benefitted from Pitchford's non-appearance on the Greenleaves earlier in the year. Pitchford scored maximum championship points on four of the seven rounds that he contested.
Gareth Jones/Patrick Walsh hired Alan Gaunt's Subaru Legacy for the night, as their XR3 was still awaiting repair after their Malky shunt, however the change of car caused little problem as they finished third. The result secured Jones the Lampeter Motor Club Championship. Aled Evans could have denied Jones the title but lost a minute when his Sierra cut out at one point and he finished sixth.
Of the 75 starters, 58 made it back to the Finish, significantly the 1999 winners Phil Turner/Owen Dodd were not amongst them, they retired when a driveshaft broke on their Golf.
Other retirements included Kevin Hesketh/Andy Moss (crash), Claire Evans/Allen Hart (broken cambelt) and Brian Jones/Nigel Roberts (headgasket). Michael Pedley/David Pedley finished in 11th after having to stop and change the coil on their Escort G4 on a tight section.
The Standard Production Category was taken by the Vauxhall Astra of Paul Webb/Justin Brooks, who continued their good run of results by finishing fifth.
Mick Bradley/Dean George won the Semi-Expert class, coming in 25th overall, four places and two minutes in front of the nearest class rivals, Richard Preece/Tim Gluyas.
Nine of the twelve Novices who started made it to the Finish and the class win went to Mick Cooper/Chris Wilson.
|1||Wayne Morris||Paul Middleton||Ford Escort||2m 54s|
|2||Gary Jones||Dave Pitchford||Toyota Corolla||3m 08s|
|3||Gareth 'Gog' Jones||Patrick Walsh||Subaru Legacy||3m 50s|
|4||Toby Adam||Pat Gadsby||Ford Escort||4m 00s|
|5||Paul Webb||Justin Brooks||VauxhalL Astra GTE||4m 29s|
|6||Aled Evans||Eyrl Evans||Ford Sierra XR4x4||4m 32s|
|7||Andy Sheppard||Mike Hart||Toyota Corolla||4m 35s|
|8||Dennis Quinn||Dave Evison||Ford Escort||4m 42s|
|9||Hefin George||Carl Williamson||Nissan Sunny GTi-R||5m 18s|
|10||Nick Broadway||Andy Oakes||Ford Escort||5m 26s|
|11||Michael Pedley||David Pedley||Ford Escort G4||5m 28s|
|12||Adrian Higman||Cyril Jones||MG Maestro||6m 00s|
|13||Richard Roe||Chris Ware||Talbot Sunbeam||6m 14s|
|14||Pete Cotton||Duncan Pinnegar||Ford Escort||7m 16s|
|15||Martin Bradley||Gordon Bradley||Ford Escort||7m 42s|
|16||Roger Tristram||Stan Appleton||Peugeot 205 GTi||7m 43s|
|17||Grant Parker||Mark Robinson||Toyota Corolla||7m 47s|
|18||Iain Scott||Jez Harries||Toyota Corolla||8m 33s|
|19||Alan Jones||Mark Andrews||Vauxhall Astra GTE||8m 33s|
|20||Alyson Acreman||Byron Jones||Peugeot 309 GTi||8m 34s|
|21||Jerry Jones||Ian Cooke||Mini Clubman||8m 53s|
|22||Mark Harris||Neil Bevan||Peugeot 205 GTi||9m 01s|
|23||Andrew Lewis||Justin Davies||Ford Escort||9m 44s|
|24||Delwyn Price||Steve Herbert||Ford Escort||10m 00s|
|25||Mick Bradley||Dean George||Peugeot 309 GTi||10m 23s|
|26||John Powell||Worton||Vauxhall Astra GTE||11m 47s|
|27||Wayne Elliott||Paul Edwards||Toyota Corolla||11m 56s|
|28||Keith Thomas||Chris Froome||Vauxhall Cavalier GLi||12m 35s|
|29||Richard Preece||Tim Gluyas||Ford Escort||12m 37s|
|30||Simon Cottrell||Marcus Watmough||Talbot Sunbeam||12m 38s|
|31||Andrew Roberts||Stuart Frost||Ford Escort||12m 38s|
|32||Martin Lloyd||Heath Griffiths||Ford Escort||13m 24s|
|33||Brian Harrison||Cliff Washbrook||Ford Escort||14m 43s|
|34||Metcalfe||Dave Stocking||Ford Escort RS2000||15m 57s|
|35||Graham Evans||Ian Mills||Toyota Corolla||18m 23s|
|36||John Jones||Alan Thompson||Renault 11 Turbo||18m 30s|
|37||Trevor Ridge||Simon Ridge||Ford Escort||18m 56s|
|38||Chris Stratton||James Griffiths||Rover Metro||20m 07s|
|39||Gordon Smith||Sharon Clarke||Ford Escort||21m 09s|
|40||Mick Cooper||Chris Wilson||Ford Escort||21m 13s|
|41||Neil Arden||Giles Corbett||Ford Escort Mexico||22m 21s|
|42||Christian Prynne||Doody Farmer||Peugeot 205 GTi||22m 21s|
|43||Steven Owen||Will Lynes||Ford Escort||23m 27s|
|44||Anthony Ellis||Ian Jarman||Ford Escort||27m 34s|
|45||Haydn Davies||Michael Evans||Toyota Corolla||29m 21s|
|46||Bob Ward||Paul Biddle||Ford Escort||33m 45s|
|47||Mal Jones||Ian Felllows||Peugeot 205 GTi||1F 22m 37s|
|48||Ian Jones||Peter Tomlinson||VW Golf GTi||1F 24m 59s|
|49||Baron Glaze||Pete Davies||Ford Escort||2F 6m 50s|
|50||Mark Hatton||Robin Moses||Hillman Avenger||2F 35m 44s|
|51||Duncan Edwards||Matthew Preece||Ford Escort||3F 19m 53s|
|52||Ashley Morris||Michael Hardwick||Peugeot 205 GTi||5F 24m 49s|
|53||Chris Wright||Erik West||Mini Cooper S||5F 31m 55s|
|54||Alan Lewis||Huw Davies||Nissan Micra||5F 46m 02s|
|55||Elfed Williams||Darren Garrod||Toyota Corolla||6F 17m 27s|
|56||Russell Carson-Brown||Chris Wood||Ford Escort||8F 25m 11s|
|57||Richard Tuckey||Marcel Andrews||Toyota Corolla||9F 24m 08s|
|58||Kim Jordan||Michael Field||MG Maestro||24F 23m 14s|