ROAD RALLY ROUND-UP
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