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Clerk of the Course: Neil Bye
Route: 175 Miles
Maps: 97 98 & 103
Winners: Stuart Newby/Paul Holmberg (Subaru Impreza)
Stuart Newby/Paul Holmberg took their Simpson Motorsport prepared Subaru Impreza to victory on Pendle District MC's Witch Way Rally.
However this was only after the quickest crew of the night, Carl Hawkins/Iain Tullie, picked up a ten minutes penalty for failing to get confirmation signatures for two code boards. The two crews had only been separated by 30 seconds on time penalties, but the minor slip put the Nova crew way behind on the final results.
Stew Dale/Scott Layton brought their 1300cc Astra into third place, with Gaven Smith/Michael Ogram fourth.
The 185 mile event was a round of a number of championships and attracted 52 entries. They faced a difficult night as icy roads combined with patchy fog; these factors were reflected in the results, as even the winners dropped penalties of over 40 minutes.
Christopher Day/Richard Chalmers had led up until second petrol but then picked up two fails after missing a number of controls in the final section. Similarly Jon Lawson/Chris Pringle missed out on a good result as they headed for second place but dropped to 12th after getting a triangle control wrong.
The previous year's winners, Mark Whitford/Steve Porter, withdrew from the event after losing time with a puncture on an early section. The conditions claimed the Corolla of Ian Scott/Jez Harris as an accident put them out of the rally.
David Howell/Stephen Taylor were leading Semi-Experts, coming in 23rd overall. David Bell/Barney Pilgrim were the last car away but easily the first novice crew home, finishing in 13th in place.
|1||Stuart Newby||Paul Holmberg||Subaru Impreza||40m 25s|
|2||Carl Hawkins||Iain Tullie||Vauxhall Nova||49m 48s|
|3||Stew Dale||Scot Layton||Vauxhall Astra||54m 05s|
|4||Gaven Smith||Michael Ogram||Peugeot 205 GTi||57m 42s|
|5||Stuart Etherington||Rod Carter||Peugeot 205 GTi||1h 8m 40s|
|6||Simon Cottrell||Marcus Watmough||Subaru Legacy||1h 12m 13s|
|7||Malcolm Grisdale||Bob Hargreaves||Subaru Coupe||1h 14m 31s|
|8||Malcolm Holdsworth||Richard Holdsworth||Toyota Corolla||1h 16m 32s|
|9||Chris Melling||Chris Wood||Vauxhall Astra GTE||1h 27m 19s|
|10||Brynli Thomas||Paul Edwards||Ford Escort RS||1h 30m 18s|
|11||Nigel Bowers||Richard Todd||VW Golf||1h 57m 21s|
|12||Jon Lawson||Chris Pringle||Subaru Legacy||1F 43m 52s|
|13||David Bell||Barney Pilgrim||Honda Civic||1F 1h 19m 03s|
|14||Terry Martin||Simon Bentley||Peugeot 205 GTi||1F 2h 9m 09s|
|15||Christopher Day||Ric Chalmers||Nissan Pulsar GTi-R||2F 44m 22s|
|16||Chris Bebbington||Carl Williamson||MG Maestro||2F 1h 58m 11s|
|17||Ian Jones||Peter Tomlinson||VW Golf||3F 1h 59m 13s|
|18||Cliff Washbrook||Brian Harrison||Ford Escort||3F 2h 35m 45s|
|19||Sandie Taylor||Paul Taylor||Peugeot 205||4F 2h 18m 51s|
|20||Jason Turner||Alasstair Crosby||Peugeot 309 GTi||4F 2h 33m 12s|
|21||M Fox||G Wilcox||Peugeot 309 GTi||4F 2h 36m 48s|
|22||Bernard Watkins||Adam Roper||Vauxhall Cavalier||5F 3h 48m 21s|
|23||David Howell||Stephen Taylor||Ford Sierra 4x4||6F 3h 15m 17s|
|24||Simon Daly||Russ Moore||Ford Fiesta||8F 3h 14m 51s|
|25||Ali Proctor||Jason Crook||Vauxhall Astra||9F 3h 31m 16s|
|26||Andy Whittaker||Charlie Tynan||Peugeot 205 GTi||11F 4h 10m 37s|
|27||Steve Edwards||Richard Vaughan||Ford Sierra||15F 3h 6m 27s|