Firefly Road Rally
Sponsored by E Nixon & Son Ltd Haulage Contractors
Broughton & Bretton Motor Club
12th/13th September 2009
Clerk of the Course: Steve Southall
Route: 140 Miles
Maps: 116, 117, 125 & 126
Winners: Steven John Williams/Baz Green (Ford Escort)
Steven John Williams/Baz Green snatched victory at the very last control of the E Nixon & Son Ltd Firefly Rally. They had been five seconds off the lead at the petrol halt, which was taken at two-thirds distance, but a storming run over a farm track near Llysfasi saw them take the win by over half a minute.
Jonty Bloxham/Nick Bloxham were second but could have secured the win if they hadn’t booked in early at the first ITC of the night. Long time leaders Hywel Davies/Richard Morris dropped from first to third on the final section.
A large number of crews picked up huge time penalties as they either got stuck or were held up by other cars on the last test.
Top seeds Neil Roberts/Dale Furniss retired early on when a cambelt failed on their Peugeot. Leigh Powley/Tim Powley had been in the lead when they went out with gearbox problems.