Peak Revs Road Rally
Sponsored by Ludford Parts Ltd
Ludlow Castle Motor Club
17th/18th November 2012
Clerk of the Course: Anthony Gluyas & Richard Preece
Route: 120 Miles
Maps: 138, 148 & 149
Winners: Kevin Davies/Matthew Maidment (Ford Escort)
The last minute partnership of Kevin Davies/Matthew Maidment took a close fought victory on The Peak Revs Rally. They had held a lead of just one second from Reian Jones/Ceri Davies at the Petrol halt, but they extended this to 21 seconds at the Finish.
Their mission as helped by the fact that Jones/Davies had to deal with a couple of problems during the latter part of the rally. Firstly their Seat’s engine started to burn up its oil, fortunately they were able to get a top up from a fellow competitor, this saw them survive to the end. They also had a major scare when the bonnet flew open as they drove away from Petrol.
Geraint Davies/Dilwyn John put in a storming drive to win the Expert class and take third overall. This gave Davies top Welsh Championship points, his first score of the year.
The Peak Revs was the final round of the Welsh series and its result would decide the destination of the title. Richard Jerman/Lowri Davies led before the rally but, due to dropped scores, could not add much to their points tally. The matter was in the hands of Meirion Evans/Iwan Jones, as long as they were amongst the top ten Championship finishers, they would get the title. On the night Evans/Jones finished fourth overall and, subject to official confirmation, are the Champions.
Despite the slippery conditions there was a very low attrition rate with 70 of the 77 starters making it to Petrol and 64 being classified as finishers. There were two notable non-finishers: Mark ‘GT’ Roberts/Dylan Jenkins had a short rally, hitting a stone and bending the rear beam within a few miles of the start; Mark Jukes/Dale Bowen topped a poor night by being excluded for a give way infringement.