Snow meant a slippy start to Cambridge Car Club’s Roger Holmes Trial. Christopher Pettitt and Robin Howard got off to flying starts, with Pettitt cleaning the first set of tests and Howard dropping just one point. Pettitt took the win.
Ben Cutting overcame an early lead by Hannah Ellis in Class 2A for the victory. A trio of Hillman Imps had their own battle at the top of Class 3. Dave Oliver led them home.
The combination of Pakie Duffy and Evin Hughes increased their lead in the Irish National Navigation Trial Championship by taking a fivemark win over Dermot Whelton and Mark Mccarthy in the 1000 Shakes event based in Macroom. Alan and George Shinnors helped complete another Subaru Impreza clean sweep in third. The winners took the lead on the second of four time cards and weren’t challenged.
A pair of narrow victories in Waterford for Steven Ferguson extended his lead to seven points in his quest for a sixth successive Hewison Irish Autotest title in Carrick-on-suir. On Saturday, the Tyrone driver ended the 12 tests 1.6s ahead of Eamonn Byrne. On Sunday, Ferguson’s winning margin was 2.1s over Robin Lyons.
Results Roger Holmes Trial
Organiser Cambridge CC Where Harlton, Cambridge When January 17 Overall winner Christopher Pettitt (Citroen Saxo). Class winners Chris Judge (Saxo VTR); Ben Cutting (Nissan Micra); Robin Howard (Saxo VTS); Dave Oliver (Hillman Imp); Geoff Hodge (RDT Special); Jack Dockray (Saxo). Cork Navigational Trial
Organiser Cork MC Where Macroom, County Cork When January 16/17 1 Pakie Duffy/ Evin Hughes (Subaru Impreza) 8 marks; 2 Dermot Whelton/ Mark Mccarthy (Impreza) +5m; 3 Alan Shinnors/ George Shinnors (Impreza); 4 Owen Murphy/ Daire Hayes (Subaru Forester); 5 Donal Healy/ Denis O’donovan (Toyota Starlet); 6 Aidan Sherry/ Oisin Sherlock (Impreza); 7 Johnny Casey/ Patrick O’sullivan (Peugeot 306); 8 Keith Mcconnon/ Micheal Mccluskey (Impreza); 9 Ray O’neill/ Stephen O’neill (Ford Mondeo); 10 Mac Kierans/ Conor Boylan (Impreza). CW Casey/ O’sullivan; Sherry/ Sherlock; Tim Hayes/ Finian O’donovan (Toyota Avensis). Carrick-on-suir Autotests
Organiser Carrick-on-suir MC Where Waterford City When January 16/17 1 Steven Ferguson (Mini Special) 618.2s; 2 Eamonn Byrne (Mini) +1.6s; 3 Robin Lyons (Mini); 4 Guy Foster (Mini Special); 5 Timmy Lynch (Westfield); 6 Mark King (Vauxhall Nova); 7 David Thompson (Nova); 8 Darren Quille (Westfield); 9 Paddy Power (Mini Moke); 10 Chris Grimes (Mini).
CW Byrne; Foster; Lynch; King; Seamus Anderson (Toyota Starlet); James Mansfield (Mini).
Sunday 1 Ferguson 689.0s; 2 Lyons +2.1s; 3 Byrne; 4 Foster; 5 Coyle; 6 Power; 7 Thompson; 8 White; 9 King; 10 Liam Croston (Nova). CW Lyons; Foster; Quille; Thompson; Anderson; Mansfield.