Organiser: South Hams Motor Club Date: February 05/06 Where: Devon Championships:
ASWMC Route: 130 Miles Starters: 28.
Phil Harris/Dan Pidgeon in an Impreza emerged as winners of the Primrose Rally after
being involved in a night long battle for the lead with Tim Owen/Jake Ramsden. On
an event timed wholly to the minute, Harris/Pidgeon were the only crew to clean the
opening section through Haldon Forest. Owen/Ramsden drew level and took the lead
as the route headed south to the Teignmouth area. The positions stayed the same between
the first and second petrol halts, however the Citroen crew dropped a minute at each
of two controls as the rally circled Christow, and the winners took a lead they weren’t
Roger Holder/Peter Barnard were third but were 11 minutes behind the runners-up at
the end, just one minute ahead of Alan Frame/Shaun Layland. James How/Nic Jones had
a problematic night; they were pulled out of a ditch by Harris early on and also
missed a PC later. They finished in fifth.
Kevin Jones/Justin Davies had held third position at the first petrol halt, on the
same penalties as the winners, but retired soon afterwards after they became beached
on a triangle control.