ROAD RALLY ROUND-UP

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A tough Night Owl Rally was won in dom­i­nant style by Lewis Mor­gan/ Max Free­man. They romped home more than two min­utes ahead of the field as many ri­vals fell by the way­side.

At the petrol halt, taken at around two-thirds dis­tance, the win­ners led but would have had Ian ‘Dude’ Roberts/gwawr Hughes just seven sec­onds be­hind.

How­ever, Hughes had made an un­char­ac­ter­is­tic er­ror and booked in four sec­onds early at one time con­trol. This mis­take gave her a fail, the first in over two years of com­pe­ti­tion, and, with no prospect of a top re­sult, she and Roberts with­drew.

Reian Jones/ Michael Gil­bey moved up from fourth at the fuel halt to take the run­ner-up spot ahead of Dale Fur­niss/ Nick Blox­ham in an over­heat­ing VW Golf.

John Davies/aled Richards re­tired af­ter their Vaux­hall As­tra got beached on a small hedge and St­ef­fan ‘DR’ Davies/ Dy­lan Jenk­ins were forced out by rear sus­pen­sion fail­ure. Re­sults Or­gan­iser: Aberys­t­wyth & District Mo­tor Club When: April 16/17 Where: Mid Wales Cham­pi­onships: WAMC & HRCR Premier Route: 110 miles Starters: 90. 1 Lewis Mor­gan/ Max Free­man (Ford Es­cort) 8m05s; 2 Reian Jones/ Michael Gil­bey (SEAT Ibiza) +2m03s; 3 Dale Fur­niss/ Nick Blox­ham (VW Golf GTI); 4 Wyn Owens/jenny Evans (Ford Es­cort); 5 Ge­orge Wil­liams/ Daniel Jones (Ford Es­cort); 6 Steve Knibbs/ Dorian Evans (Pro­ton Sa­tria); 7 Jor­dan Reynolds/jor­dan Dziad­ulewicz (Toy­ota Corolla); 8 Si­mon Sum­mer/ Roger Evans (Ford Puma); 9 Steve King/jon Richard­son (BMW 318Ti); 10 Gor­don Meakins/alan James (Pro­ton Sa­tria).

Class win­ners Ex­perts: Owens/ Evans; Semi-ex­perts: Iwan Wil­liams/ El­lie Wil­liams (Subaru Im­preza); Novices: Aled Wyn Jones/ Gerry Kelly (Vaux­hall As­tra). Ian Mills

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