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Clerk of the Course: Clive Greves, Rob Duke & Huw Davies
Route: 130 Miles
Maps: 145 146 & 159
Winners: Paul Evans/Patrick Walsh (Ford Escort)
Paul Evans/Patrick Walsh won the Valley service Road Rally, heading home a Ford Escort 1-2-3. The 130 mile event, based at the organising club's home town, wasn't in any championships, but still attarcted a capacity 75 entry. Four non-starters meant that 71 cars took the flag. Amongst the missing crews were 2000 Valley Services winners and top seeds, Gary Jones/Dave Pitchford.
Evans/Walsh were on the pace from the off; they dropped just one second on the openings ection through Cwmtywyll Valley. No other crew were within half a minute of their time. By Petrol the Escort crew were 1m 08s ahead. They then cleaned the whole of the second half to finish with a victory margin of 1m 17s.
Toby Adam/Byron Jones took the runner up spot. The Valley Servies continued their successful partnership; their six starts together had netted four wins and two second places. Ceri Richards/Aled Jones completed the Escort triumph, taking third, the position they had held at the halfway point.
Martyn O'Conner/Peter Collins broke the Ford domination by bringing their Vauxhall Astra into fourth. They may have challenged for the win, but lost two minutes after picking up a puncture 200 yards from the start of the first section; they dropped two minutes changing the wheel. They recovered by dropping just one second in the second half.
Another Astra GTE, that of Elgan Jones/Paul Bevan, completed the top six finishers. They had been tied with Steven Davies/Eurig Evans at Petrol, but the latter crew fell back to 11th at the Finish.
The Semi-Expert Class was won by Carwyn Evans/Mark Andrew (Vauxhall Astra), who finished in ninth place overall, almost four minutes ahead of their nearest class rivals.
Adam John/Rhidian John (Ford Escort XR3i) were even more emphatic winners of the Novice Class; they ended almost 25 minutes in front of the second in class.
John 'Mark One' Thomas/Owen Dodd had a big off, narrowly missing a telephone post as they crashed. They tried to continue, but were forced out by a broken alternator bracket.
|1||Paul Evans||Patrick Walsh||Ford Escort||1m 28s|
|2||Toby Adam||Byron Jones||Ford Escort||2m 45s|
|3||Ceri Richards||Aled Jones||Ford Escort||3m 19s|
|4||Martyn O'Connor||Peter Collins||Vauxhall Astra GTE||3m 24s|
|5||Elgan Jones||Paul Bevan||Vauxhall Astra GTE||3m 55s|
|6||Mark James||Dilwyn John||Suzuki Swift||4m 21s|
|7||Michael Pedley||David Pedley||Ford Escort DB4||5m 30s|
|8||Jon Stobbs||Gary Robbins||Toyota Corolla||8m 45s|
|9||Carwyn Evans||Dorian Evans||Vauxhall Astra GTE||12m 12s|
|10||Alyson Acreman||Matthew Maidment||Honda Civic||14m 15s|
|11||Stephen Davies||Eurig Evans||Ford Escort||15m 39s|
|12||Alun Probert||Martin Jones||Ford Sierra||15m 54s|
|13||Paul Jenkins||Aled Richards||Ford Escort||16m 45s|
|14||Delfryn Owens||Jeff James||Renault Clio||16m 56s|
|15||Paul Tod||Iestyn ap Dafydd||Peugeot 205 GTi||17m 43s|
|16||Jason Harries||Geraint Jones||Peugeot 205||18m 36s|
|17||Barry Davies||Hefin Owens||Ford Escort||19m 38s|
|18||Carwyn Davies||Mark Davies||Vauxhall Astra||24m 15s|
|19||Adam John||Rhidian Jones||Ford Escort||29m 38s|
|20||Robert James||Hefin Owens||Rover 216||30m 15s|
|21||Lee Heywood||Mark Hamilton||Ford Escort||34m 57s|
|22||Mike Cartwright||Steve Warrington||Vauxhall Nova||40m 12s|
|23||Mark Daniels||Hywel Ifans||Vauxhall Nova||40m 41s|
|24||Darren Thomas||Matthew Warner||Ford Escort||41m 47s|
|25||Gary Jenkins||Eric Tong||Peugeot 205 GTi||45m 53s|
|26||Andrew Thomas||Hefin Thomas||Peugeot 205 GTi||46m 44s|
|27||Andrew Groom||Carl Darby||Ford Fiesta XR2||48m 43s|
|28||Gareth 'Gog' Jones||Dylan Evans||Ford Escort XR3i||1F 10m 03s|
|29||David Wilmer||Mark Powell||Ford Escort||1F 26m 50s|
|30||Mario Mangano||Leighton Williams||Fiat Tipo||1F 31m 37s|
|31||Mike James||Richard Evans||Vauxhall Astra GTE||1F 35m 03s|
|32||Gareth Williams||Owen Jones||Peugeot 205 GTi||11F 54m 02s|
|33||Ceri Jones||Adrian Monk||Peugeot 205 GTi||12F 46m 56s|
|34||Hefin Jones||Llinos Jones||Peugeot 205 GTi||12F 50m 29s|
|35||Gethin Humphries||Delyth Morgan||Ford Escort||12F 1h 16m 52s|
|36||Rhidian Rees||Nigel Smith||Ford Escort||15F 1h 18m 54s|
|37||Gareth Thomas||Barry James||Vauxhall Astra||18F 49m 56s|
|38||Arwel Davies||Jonathan Davies||Ford Escort Van||27F 45m 55s|
|39||Jason Sugden||Darren Beynon||Vauxhall Nova||28F 1h 03m 36s|
|40||Euros Evans||Emyr Evans||Ford Sierra||35F 1h 04m 59s|