Organiser: Newtown & District Auto Club Date: July 15 Where: Mid-Wales Championships:
None Route: 17 Tests Starters: 74.
Telor Pugh/Max Freeman came from the reserve list to win the Holrus Targa Rally on
Sunday. The event used a series of farm tracks, plus a run through the office site
of the under-construction Newtown by-pass, to provide crews with 30 miles of hot
and dusty competition in 17 tests.
Mark Lennox/Ian Beamond led initially but were passed by the eventual winners shortly
before the petrol halt. After the restart Pugh’s committed driving style pulled him
clear of the field and he and Freeman came home almost a minute clear. Dafydd ‘Post’
Evans/Carl ‘Slate’ Jones, winners of the previous weekend’s Dyffryn Twymyn, overhauled
Lennox/Beamond with two tests remaining to secure the runner spot.
Dale Furniss/Ian ‘Dude’ Roberts were an early casualty; their Golf, which had won
the Best Presented Car award, succumbed to fuel pump problems after just four tests.
They wre not alone, only 39 of the 74 starters made the Finish.