Powys Lanes Rally
Sponsored by DG Jones Agri Ltd
Epynt Motor Club
5th/6th February 2011
Clerk of the Course: Ceri Davies & Doody Farmer
Route: 115 Miles
Maps: 147, 148 & 161
Winners: Kevin Davies/Dale Furniss (Ford Escort)
Kevin Davies/Dale Furniss lost time with an excursion on the opening section but the recovered to win the Powys Lanes Rally. This was the inaugural running of the Epynt MC event and the first time the club had run a road rally in 23 years. They achieved a challenging competition that, despite the wet conditions, was very well run.
Davies/Furniss found themselves in third place at Petrol behind Will Arrowsmith/Dylan Jenkins and Gethin Morgan/James Morgan. They pushed through the second half to end up 21 seconds ahead of Arrowsmith/Jenkins, who in turn were a minute ahead of Morgan/Morgan. The veteran crew of Jonathan Gwilym/Neil Spiers took fourth.
Conditions were slippery. Meirion Evans/Dale Bowen would have been in contention but lost eight minutes after sliding off the road and getting bogged down. They eventually finished in eighth. Simon Naughton/Gareth Thomas were less fortunate they ended their rally in a ditch.