Organiser: Caernarvonshire & Anglesey Motor Club Date: November 23/24 Where: Anglesey
Circuit Championships: ANWCC Stages: 14 Starters: 55 + 18 Juniors.
In a dominant performance on the Glyn Memorial Trophy Rally Charlie Payne/Carl Williamson
secured their fourth win of the year. They took fastest time on all of the two-day
event’s fourteen stages. By the end of Saturday’s eight stages their lead was 57
seconds; this was extended to over a minute by Stage Nine and was in excess of two
minutes when the rally was brought to a premature end after 14 tests.
It had been intended to run 16 stages but oil dropped onto the track while recovering
a Junior Rally contender’s car on that event’s final run, didn’t allow time to clear
the slick, run the final two stages and dismantle the stage furniture before darkness
fell on Sunday.
Like the lead, second and third places did not change throughout the rally. The first
time pairing of Mark Kelly and Neil Simon took second fastest on nine stages, dropping
down the stage order only on Sunday morning when they struggled with getting their
Escort balanced on Hankook Tyres. The last-minute entry of Wesley Simpson/Joe Ford
were third overall in their Proton Millington.
Top seeds Wil Owen/Paul Maund withdrew after picking up a stage maximum for taking
the wrong route on a stage. They had been in sixth at the time of their indiscretion.
Roger Moran/Ashley Trimble debuted their newly acquired Darrian, but retired with
wheel bearing failure on Sunday morning.
The Junior Rally was won by Rob Wilson/Martin Haggett. Having taken ten fastest stage
times, they finished almost a minute and a half ahead of Ioan Lloyd/Jonathan Jackson.
The latter crew survived a lurid high-speed spin into the pit wall on Saturday morning.
Elliot Payne did exactly the same but suffered a broken rear axle which meant that
he missed a stage. Without this he would have challenged for the lead.
Motorsport News - 28th November 2018
Glyn Memorial Stages
Sponsored by Pentraeth Automotive Group
Caernarvonshire & Anglesey Motor Club
24th-25th November 2018
Winners: Charlie Payne/Carl Williamson (Ford Fiesta WRC)