Organiser: Bala & District Motor Club Date: May 20 Where: North-West Wales Championships:
Nobe Route: 15 Tests Starters: 59.
The rescheduled Night Owl Rally was won for the second year in succession by Kevin
Davies/Dale Bowen. Despite a severe misfire, the pair were fastest over the first
section. They stopped to rectify the fault, a process that put them within danger
of going over their time limit for the rest of the very long first ‘half’. They survived
to take another comfortable win.
Their task was made easier by the retirement of three of the other top five seeds;
Andy Davies/Michael Gilbey, Irfon Richards/Dylan Jenkins and Steve Woods/Sean Crowley
all failed to make it to the halfway mark.
Deion Atkinson/Aron Jones were the winners of a closely fought Rally Cwm Cynfal.
They had led for most of the second half before being overhauled on the penultimate
test by Rhys Morris/Med Price. However they managed to retake the lead on the final
test in the Lechwedd Slate Quarry, a stage that is soon to be used on the Rally GB.