Class 1 went the way of Joe Cunningham/ Marc Fowler (Vauxhall Corsa) by over two minutes after a day-long battle with the Vauxhall Nova of Andy Fawcett/chris Purvis ended when they retired on the penultimate stage. It hadn’t been all plain sailing for Fawcett as a fuel starvation issue hampered his bid on SS1 so he was playing catch up until he went out. Stephen Bethwaite/ann Forster ended up as runners up, with the similar Vauxhall Nova of Andrew and Rachel Foster third.
Steven Irwin/ Neil Bye took an easy Class 2 win in their Vauxhall Nova, seeing off circuit racer Paul Sheard and co-driver Steve Hallmark in their Mazda MX-5 by well over a minute, while brothers Mark and John Gaskin swapped seats for this event and came away with third in their Citroen Saxo, just three seconds back.
Steve Quigley/tom Hutchings won Class 3 after a long battle with the similar car of Alistair and Joe Hutchinson as they were only separated by three seconds at the finish. Stuart Gilks/ Michael Boyns claimed third in their Talbot Sunbeam, albeit a minute further down.
Alan Kirkaldy/ Garry Muir headed Class 4 and took the win nearly four minutes ahead of Mike Taylor/ Martin Haggett (Talbot Sunbeam), with Mike Bayliss/ Ken Bills third in their BMW. Fancied runners James Sharrock/ Martin Kenyon stopped on SS5 to end their bid.
Peter Stephenson/ Ian Windress (Ford Focus WRC) won Class 5, 38 seconds ahead of Barry Renwick/steve Dargan (Proton Millington), with John Stone/tommi Meadows (Ford Fiesta) next, half a minute down.
Class 6 went the way of Philip Thompson/ Fred Roberts, who took the win by 10 seconds over the only other class finishers, John Nicholson/ Peter Littlefield, both crews in Ford Escorts.
Results 1 Guy Smith/ Patrick Walsh (Ford Focus WRC) 55m26s; 2 Ashley Field/ Fred Field (Darrian T90 GTR+) +25s; 3 Paul Swift/ Jessica Swift (Ford Escort); 4 Alan Kirkaldy/ Garry Muir (Ford Escort); 5 Peter Stephenson/ Ian Windress (Ford Focus WRC); 6 Barry Renwick/ Steve Dargan (Proton Millington Satria); 7 John Stone/tommi Meadows (Ford Fiesta S2000); 8 David White/ Kurt Doane (Subaru Impreza); 9 Steve Quigley/tom Hutchings (Renault Clio); 10 Alistair Hutchinson/joe Hutchinson (Renault Clio).