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Clerk of the Course: Neal Summerfield, Anthony Davies & Alun Davies
Route: 135 Miles
Maps: 145 & 146
Winners: Paul Evans/Patrick Walsh (Ford Escort)
For the second year running, Paul Evans/Patrick Walsh won the Valley Services Road Rally in their hired Ford Escort.
The Llandysul Motor Club event, started and finished in the club's home town. It had a 135 mile route, which had a pre-plot format and consisted of eight regularity sections. Despite not being in any of the major regional championships, the rally attracted a capacity 75 car entry.
It proved to be a tough test; an intricate route meant that only five crews completed the route without incurring a fail.
John 'Mark 1' Thomas/Eurig Evans (Ford Escort) were the initial leaders, they, along with John Davies/Neil Bevan (Vauxhall Nova) cleaned the section to ITC3, where Evans/Walsh had dropped 20 seconds. However Thomas/Evans then missed the code board at RC9 and incurred a fail.
Mei Jones/Steve Herbert (Peugeot 205) had also picked up a fail when they missed RC7. They picked up another in the second half when they failed to find an entrance to a farmyard and collected a wrong approach at PC32. Ceri Richard/Aled Jones (Ford Escort) had a below par night, picking up a penalty of 2m 04s for an early arrival at ITC1 and then a fail at RC17.
Evans/Walsh cleaned the section leading to the time control at the end of the second section and took the lead as Davies/Bevan picked up a 30 second penalty here. These were the positions when the crews reached Petrol. Arwyn Thomas/Dyfan Davies (Ford Escort) withdrew at this point with the navigator unwell.
Martyn O'Connor/Peter Collins (Vauxhall Astra) had only got as far as PC1 before suffering a broken drive shaft and retired. Meanwhile Huw Myfyr/Carwyn Evans were excluded for a give way infringement.
All the leading runners dropped time at ITC9. Both Evans/Walsh and Davies/Bevan were 22 seconds late here, so the lead remained at ten seconds. The matter was decided at RF6 where Evans/Walsh dropped 1m 16s, but Davies/Bevan were 2m 29s late. This meant that at the Finish the winners had a victory margin of 1m 23s.
Richard Briddon/Edryd Evans (Toyota Starlet) were third overall, but almost ten minutes behind first place. Alun Probert/Martin Jones (Ford Sierra XR4i) were fourth and won the Semi-Expert Class. David Wilmer/Mark Powell (Ford Escort), another Class 2 crew, were fifth and the last competitors free of fails.
Phillip Evans/Darren Williams (Ford Escort) were the clear winners in the Novice Class, finishing in 20th place overall.
|1||Paul Evans||Patrick Walsh||Ford Escort||1m 58s|
|2||John Davies||Neil Bevan||Vauxhall Nova||3m 21s|
|3||Richard Briddon||Edryd Evans||Toyota Starlet||11m 40s|
|4||Alun Probert||Martin Jones||Ford Sierra XR4i||13m 48s|
|5||David Wilmer||Mark Powell||Ford Escort||21m 40s|
|6||John Mk1 Thomas||Eurig Evans||Ford Escort||1F 3m 14s|
|7||Kevin Jones||Paul Bevan||Vauxhall Astra GTE||1F 5m 40s|
|8||Chris Bowen||Mark Robinson||Ford Escort RS||1F 7m 17s|
|9||Kevin Davies||Martin Richards||Ford Escort||1F 9m 53s|
|10||Ceri Richards||Aled Jones||Ford Escort||1F 10m 57s|
|11||Mark Daniel||Hywel Ifans||Peugeot 205||1F 11m 28s|
|12||Ian Williams||Elgan Davies||Ford Escort||1F 11m 41s|
|13||Hefin Jones||Llinos Jones||Ford Escort RS||1F 16m 03s|
|14||Andy Oakes||Dave Pitchford||Toyota Corolla||2F 10m 55s|
|15||Gary Jenkins||Eric Tong||Peugeot 205 GTi||2F 11m 58s|
|16||Lee Heywood||Mark Hamilton||Peugeot 205||2F 12m 10s|
|17||Eifion Thomas||Afan Thomas||Ford Sierra||2F 17m 47s|
|18||Roy Thomas||Michelle Thomas||Peugeot 205||2F 21m 11s|
|19||Gareth Owens||Aled Richards||Ford Escort||2F 22m 21s|
|20||Phillips Evans||Darren Williams||Ford Escort||2F 31m 02s|
|21||Barry John||Seyyan John||Ford Escort||2F 44m 11s|
|22||Hefyn Thomas||Paul Morris||Vauxhall Astra GTE||2F 52m 25s|
|23||Mei Jones||Steve Herbert||Peugeot 205||3F 6m 24s|
|24||Dai Hands||Ryan Hands||Honda CRX||3F 17m 38s|
|25||Fred Harris||Dai Roberts||Peugeot 205||3F 25m 19s|
|26||Daniel Maclachlan||Ian Morgan||Ford Escort||4F 11m 00s|
|27||Mark Jonah||Delyth Brown||Peugeot 205||4F 15m 23s|
|28||Owen Llwyd Edwards||Darren Williams||Vauxhall Astra||4F 17m 49s|
|29||Robert Brown||Alex Gill||Peugeot 309 GTi||4F 17m 54s|
|30||Kevin Evans||Owain Thomas||Vauxhall Nova||4F 30m 26s|
|31||Dylan Evans||Carwyn Davies||Vauxhall Astra||4F 36m 30s|
|32||Geoff Williams||Stuart Oulton||Vauxhall Nova||4F 37m 35s|
|33||Andrew Jones||Glen Summers||Peugeot 205||4F 50m 33s|
|34||Sion Jones||John Hands||Ford Escort||5F 05m 44s|
|35||Dafydd Lewis||Andrew Edwards||Ford Escort||5F 14m 25s|
|36||Gareth Williams||Owen Jones||Peugeot 205 GTi||5F 18m 47s|
|37||Mike Cartwright||Steve Warrington||Vauxhall Astra||5F 20m 04s|
|38||Gary Davies||Gavin Perry||Ford Escort XR3i||5F 31m 09s|
|39||Ieuan Reeves||Philip Evans||Ford Escort||6F 14m 45s|
|40||Darren Draper||Robert Jones||Peugeot 205||12F 43m 02s|
|41||Kevin Jones||Dilwyn John||Ford Sierra 4x4||35F 09m 11s|