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Clerk of the Course: Martyn Allen
Route: 116 Miles
Winners: Mike Hart/Polly (Ford Escort)
Mike Hart and 'Polly' swapped their regular driver and navigator roles and duly won the Starlight Novice Rally. The Wolverhampton & South Staffs CC event gave non-Expert crews a 116 mile route to tackle. Most coped well, with 21 of the 28 starters making it to the Finish.
Amongst those that failed to make it were Trevor Pritchard/Paul Hughes who put their Meastro off the road.
Hart/'Polly' cleaned the route except for the single timed to the second section and came home a minute and a half clear of Mike Bradley/Gareth Hall, with Paul Saunders/Erik West a further minute behind.
The top novice crews filled positions six to eight - Ian Jarman/Dave Lewis secured the class win, with Paul Price/Vicky Price and Duncan North/Steve Brown taking the other awards. The winners of the Beginners category, Simon Pinnock/John Moffatt, made it into tenth place, five places clear of their nearest rivals Richard Jordan/Robert Demand.
Unlike Hart other navigators turned drivers didn't fare as well - both Dave Pitchford/Richard Askew and Andy Oakes/Dean George finished well down the field after picking up three fails each. Top seeds and 1999 winners Mike Harrison/Andrew Rousell never featured after losing nine minutes with a puncture on the first section.
|1||Mike Hart||Polly||Ford Escort||2m 57s|
|2||Mick Bradley||Gareth Hall||Peugeot 309 GTi||4m 35s|
|3||Paul Saunders||Erik West||Vauxhall Nova GSi||3m 29s|
|4||Lee Bartlett||Richard Edwards||Peugeot 309 GTi||5m 42s|
|5||Michael Bishop||Stephen Bishop||Ford Escort Sport||7m 17s|
|6||Ian Jarman||Dave Lewis||Ford Escort||8m 09s|
|7||Paul Price||Vicki Price||Vauxhall Nova||12m 24s|
|8||Duncan North||Steve Brown||Rover 213s||17m 26s|
|9||Jim Male||John Griffiths||Vauxhall Cavalier||1F 6m 07s|
|10||Simon Pinnock||John Moffatt||Peugeot 205||1F 7m 21s|
|11||Jeremy Rogers||Paul Grantham||Rover Metro||1F 8m 42s|
|12||Andrew Clayworth||Andrew Davies||Ford Focus||1F 8m 52s|
|13||Michael Harrison||Andrew Rousell||Ford Escort||1F 11m 01s|
|14||Rick Traves||Chris Thompson||Peugeot 205 GTi||1F 15m 06s|
|15||Richard Jordan||Robert Bemand||Ford Escort||2F 15m 17s|
|16||Richard Suff||Rebecca Wareham||Peugeot 205 GTi||2F 25m 42s|
|17||Andy Oakes||Dean George||Toyota Corolla||3F 6m 33s|
|18||Dave Pitchford||Richard Askew||Ford Escort||3F 11m 01s|
|19||Clive Price||Peter Watts||Ford Sierra Sapphire||4F 5m 26s|
|20||Richard Robinson||Simon Gretton||Ford Fiesta||6F 8m 39s|
|21||Stephen Darlington||Sally Eynon||Vauxhall Astra GTE||7F 15m 20s|