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Clerk of the Course: Gareth Price
Route: 120 Miles
Winners: Jason Stone/Paul Holmberg (Peugeot 205 GTi)
Broughton & Bretton MC ran their first road rally for some years and gained backing from their local Skoda dealers, Clarks of Wrexham, for the event.
They laid on a 120 mile route using many of the classic lanes on Map 116. Sixty crews started the event, which was a counter towards the North Western Rally Championship. with thirty-eight making the finish at the Pondarosa Restaurant at the head of the Horseshoe Pass.
The clear winners were Jason Stone/Paul Holmberg in their Peugeot 205, the car having had a new gearbox fitted after its retirement on the Night Owl. The pair came home two minutes clear of the field, a result that increased Holmberg's lead in the ANWCC series.
Second place had to be decided by reference to the tie-breaker clock timed to the second with Gary Jones/Dave Pitchford beating Ian Lloyd/Paul Dolby to the runner up spot, both crews were competing in Toyota Corollas. Fourth was taken by the VW Golf of Phil Turner/Nigel Roberts, who had to survive without spotlights for much of the rally.
A few crews had short events with Carl Hawkins/Iain Tullie failing to even make the Start, their Nova dropping a valve as they left scrutineering. Among the crews who retired on the opening section were; Brynli Thomas/Roger Evans (broken gearbox), Chris Rowlands/Jon Madoc Jones (sick engine), John Bossen/Scott Layton (power steering fluid leak leading to a fire) and Steve Prince/Dave Reed (clutch). Steve Massey/Steve Coupland retired later in the event when the fuel pump failed on their Peugeot 205.
A number of crews who had been expected to do well picked up fails, largely due to missed signatures. Mal Acott/Dave Bates would have finished second but booked in a minute early in the first half, the unnecessary two minutes penalty would have dropped them to fourth at the finish but two code board that weren't signed for added two fails to their score and they were finally classified twenty-eighth. Richard Roe/Chris Ware and Dave Jones/Baz Green also picked up fails, the latter for boards on the very last section.
The Semi-Expert Class was won by the Astra of Merfyn Williams/Derwyn Roberts who finished tenth overall. Roger Powley, who famously campaigned a Porsche in the Seventies, was competing on his first rally in twenty years and, partnered by John Smith, took the runner up spot in the Semi-Expert category.
The Novice class was won by Steve Price/Tim Gill in a Corolla, they finished five minutes clear of their nearest class rivals, who were Stan Williams/Andrew Jones. The Standard Production Award was won by the Maestro of Paul Edwards/Cyril Jones.
|1||Jason Stone||Paul Holmberg||Peugeot 205 GTi||4m 00s|
|2||Gary Jones||Dave Pitchford||Toyota Corolla||6m 00s|
|3||Ian Lloyd||Paul Dolby||Toyota Corolla||6m 00s|
|4||Phil Turner||Nigel Roberts||VW Golf GTi||7m 00s|
|5||Paul Edwards||Cyril Jones||MG Maestro||8m 00s|
|6||Simon Cottrell||Marcus Watmough||Subaru Impreza||8m 00s|
|7||Shaun Hardy||Carl Williamson||Toyota Corolla||8m 00s|
|8||Adrian Higman||Steve Herbert||VW Golf GTi||8m 00s|
|9||Paul Tod||Iestyn ap Dafydd||Peugeot 205 GTi||8m 00s|
|10||Chris Leach||Jolyon Robinson||Peugeot 205 GTi||10m 00s|
|11||Merfyn Williams||Derwyn Roberts||Vauxhall Astra||10m 00s|
|12||Wayne Elliott||Nigel Nelson||Toyota Celica GT4||11m 00s|
|13||Roger Powley||John Smith||Toyota Corolla||11m 00s|
|14||Jon Tedstone||Steve Warton||Peugeot 205 GTi||12m 00s|
|15||Simon Gibson||Phil Sant||Ford Escort||14m 00s|
|16||Medwin Jones||Brian Stubbs||Talbot Sunbeam||14m 00s|
|17||Steve Price||Tim Gill||Toyota Corolla||16m 00s|
|18||Lee Wilson||Gareth Williams||Peugeot 205||18m 00s|
|19||Stan Williams||Andrew Jones||Peugeot 309 GTi||18m 00s|
|20||Chris Robinson||Alan Pemberton||Toyota Celica GT||19m 00s|
|21||Trevor Pritchard||Paul Hughes||MG Maestro||20m 00s|
|22||Andrew Matthews||Colin Jones||Vauxhall Cavalier||24m 00s|
|23||John Morris||Vicki Price||Peugeot 309||24m 00s|
|24||Nick Banks||Reg Gradden||Citroen ZX||26m 00s|
|25||Peter Feucht||Elwyn Pritchard||Lada Riva||27m 00s|
|26||Keith Gush||Lynn Gush||Vauxhall Nova||31m 00s|
|27||Steve Barrett||John Dyke||Peugeot 205||313m 00s|
|28||Tony Watkin||Medwyn Evans||Vauxhall Nova||44m 00s|
|29||Mal Acott||Dave Bates||Ford Escort||1F 7m 00s|
|30||Richard Roe||Chris Ware||Toyota Celica GT4||1F 11m 00s|
|31||Justin Sharples||Pete Morris||Subaru Legacy||1F 15m 00s|
|32||Andy Roberts||Stuart Frost||Subaru Impreza||1F 17m 00s|
|33||Alan Williams||Barry Jones||Vauxhall Nova||1F 24m 00s|
|34||John Bray||James Savage||Subaru Legacy||1F 40m 00s|
|35||Steve Edwards||Paul Jones||Ford Sierra||2F 7m 00s|
|36||Dave Jones||Baz Green||Vauxhall Astra GTE||2F 10m 00s|
|37||Mei Jones||Dylan Jones||Vauxhall Astra||3F 19m 00s|
|38||John Jones||Alan Thompson||Renault 11 Turbo||6F 32m 00s|
|39||Gavin Richards||Dafydd Roberts||Vauxhall Nova||6F 36m 00s|
|40||Craig O'Reagan||Jamie Bryan||Peugeot 205||12F 27m 00s|