Organiser: Bala & District Motor Club Date: June 25/26 Where: North Wales Championships:
WAMC & ANWCC Route: 95 Miles Starters: 69.
Having maintained a consistently high pace throughout the night Dale Furniss/Nick
Bloxham achieved their second Welsh Championship win of the year on the PK Memorial
Rally. In a nicely timed event the winners dropped time at four controls but just
reached their target at a number of others.
Ian ‘Dude’ Roberts/Gwawr Hughes were never far behind and took second place, a result
that makes it look as if these will be the two crews fighting for the championship
at the end of the season. A VW Golf 1-2-3 was rounded off by Mark ‘GT’ Roberts/Dylan
Carwyn Evans/Dylan John Williams might have challenged for the win but lost three
minutes changing a puncture in the first half. They were the quickest crew over the
second half and recovered to ninth at the Finish. Punctures also led to the retirements
of top seeds John Paul Williams/Max Freeman and Mark Lennox/Ian Beamond.
Two time MN Road Rally Champion John Millington took the start on Saturday night’s
PK Memorial Rally. This was his first appearance on a road event since the JJ Brown
Memorial Rally 1985, the very last MN Championship event. Navigating for Guy Woodcock
he was in eight place at the petrol halt but was denied a finish after their car
failed the damage check at the end of the rally. The former M-Sport WRC Coordinator
won the MN Championship in 1981 and 1985, on both occasions navigating for Ron Beecroft.