Firefly Road Rally
Sponsored by E Nixon & Son Ltd Haulage Contractors
Broughton & Bretton Motor Club
13th/14th September 2008
Clerk of the Course: Paul Dolby
Route: 120 Miles
Maps: 116, 117, 125 & 126
Winners: Neil Roberts/Dale Furniss (Peugeot 205 GTi)
Neil Roberts/Dale Furniss ran out convincing winners of the Firefly, finishing over 17 minutes ahead of their nearest rivals Kev Parry/Paul Holmberg. This margin of victory was largely due to the fact that they managed to avoid being held up by other cars getting stuck on the numerous tracks used on the event. Despite these circumstances it wasn’t a win gifted by luck, the pair had forged into the lead while other leading crews struggled with the conditions. This meant that they pulled clear of the carnage behind them.
Mei Jones/Iwan Jones had led at the early petrol halt but they lost time after becoming stuck on one white. A similar fate also befell Arwel Jones/Dylan John Williams, who had been in second. Top seeds Mark ‘GT’ Roberts/Steve Price were forced out by damage caused by clipping a rock, while Richard Jerman/Roger Evans ran out of spares after two punctures.