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Clerk of the Course: Roddy Daniels & Jon Stobbs
Route: 130 Miles
Maps: 135 & 146
Winners: Alan Gaunt/Eurig Evans (Peugeot 205 GTi)
The last minute partnership of Alan Gaunt and Eurig Evans proved a success as the pair, who started at Car 20, took their Peugeot 205 to victory on Barcud MC's Suzanne Crowley Memorial Rally. The 130 mile road rally, which was a round of the North Western Championship, started and finished at Tregaron and took in the maze of lanes to the south-east of Abersywyth.
Deian Rees was hoping to make it a hat trick of wins as navigator on the event, however he and driver Elgan Jones failed to make it as far as Petrol after their Astra's radiator ruptured on the fourth section. Alyson Acreman/Byron Jones were also an early retirement; they picked up punctures on the first section.
With a pre-plot route there were over twenty crews still clear of penalty at the halfway halt, however there was to be a short plot and bash tie decider early in the second half, this started near Llangwyryfon. Times dropped here decided the final top ten places.
Gaunt/Evans emerged from the vital section just two seconds faster than the Sierra of Huw James/Neil Spiers. Thirty seconds further back were Huw Evans/Eryl Rees, the navigator making an impressive return after a long layoff from rallying.
Kevin Ikin/Chris Rowlands were the top scoring North Western Championship contenders in ninth; the result allowing Ikin to close the gap on runaway series leader Paul Holmberg, who non-started. The Semi-Expert class was won by Brian Harrison/Clifford Washbrook, while the Novice award went to the Hyundai of Rhydian Jones/Christopher Winn.
The Standard Production category fell to the eighth-placed Toyota Corolla of Geraint Davies, who was navigated by the newly married Sarah Gluyas, nee Preece. Sarah's husband Tim had a less successful night; he was naviagting for Sarah's brother, Richard, they picked up three fails and ended up in 28th place.
|1||Alan Gaunt||Eurig Evans||Peugeot 205 GTi||0m 20s|
|2||Huw James||Neil Spiers||Ford Sierra||0m 22s|
|3||Huw Evans||Eyrl Rees||Ford Escort||0m 50s|
|4||Tony Davies||Patrick Walsh||VW Golf GTi||1m 14s|
|5||Gethin Lewis||Aled Jones||Ford Escort RS||1m 28s|
|6||Rob Thomas||Iestyn Leyshon||Ford Escort||1m 40s|
|7||John Edwards||Owen Dodd||Ford Escort||1m 41s|
|8||Geraint Davies||Sarah Gluyas||Toyota Corolla||1m 42s|
|9||Matthew Warner||Aneurin James||Opel Manta||1m 46s|
|10||Kevin Ikin||Chris Rowlands||Ford Escort||2m 00s|
|11||John Jones||Dave Stocking||Renault 11 Turbo||2m 05s|
|12||Michael Pedley||Paul Griffin||Hillman Avenger||2m 12s|
|13||Clive Greves||Rob Duke||Vauxhall Chevette||2m 20s|
|14||Will Whitehurst||Phil Ralphs||Ford Escort RS||2m 20s|
|15||Brian Harrison||Cliff Washbrook||Ford Escort||4m 00s|
|16||Nigel Davies||Karen Davies||Ford Escort||4m 31s|
|17||Roger Harris||Beth Evans||Vauxhall Astra||5m 46s|
|18||Marc Jones||Bill Williams||Mazda 323||7m 22s|
|19||Paul Jenkins||Stephanie Lomax||Ford EScort||11m 33s|
|20||Steve Durbin||Mark Robinson||Vauxhall Cavalier SRi||14m 20s|
|21||Rhydian Jones||Chris Winn||Hyundai Accent||14m 23s|
|22||Iwan Rees||Aled Rees||Ford Escort||21m 38s|
|23||Dylan Parry||Mark Lloyd||Ford Escort||23m 45s|
|24||Meirion Evans||Dylan Jones||Ford Escort RS2000||27m 32s|
|25||Jason Harries||Huw Evans||Ford Escort||1F 7m 28s|
|26||Robert Rees||Ann Rees||Ford Escort||2F 17m 59s|
|27||Emyr Morgan||Carwyn Lloyd||Ford Escort||2F 21m 30s|
|28||Richard Preece||Tim Gluyas||Ford Escort||3F 9m 37s|
|29||Ben Corbett||Marcus Watmough||Talbot Sunbeam||3F 12m 45s|
|30||Nick Giles||James Martin||Ford Sierra||3F 19m 06s|
|31||Chris Tindall||Stephanie Lloyd||Vauxhall Chevette||3F 28m 18s|
|32||Dyfed Owen||Caren Williams||Ford Escort||4F 8m 42s|
|33||Nick Evans||Alan Hands||Ford Escort||6F 3m 17s|
|34||Richard Briddon||Mark Andrew||Toyota Starlet||15F 33m 00s|