Fow­den in fine form to tri­umph on Dale Stages

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Or­gan­iser: Teifi Val­ley Mo­tor Club When: May 22 Where: Dale Air­field, Wales Cham­pi­onships: Welsh Na­tional Tar­ma­cadam; Welsh His­toric; FMP Rally Challenge. Stages: 8 Starters: 68

Bob Fow­den and co-driver Paul Wakely dom­i­nated the Dale Stages Rally in their Subaru Im­preza WRC, win­ning by 1m06s from Robert and James Tout (Mit­subishi Lancer E10), with Wayne Evans/sion Jones (Ford Es­cort) third, 2m26s be­hind.

Overnight rain made the air­field tracks slip­pery, but Fow­den stormed straight into a lead that he never lost. De­spite re­ceiv­ing a one-minute penalty for a jumped start, he went on to set six out of eight fastest times.

Tout lay sixth early on, due to a slow stage one time. But he in­creased pace as the rally pro­gressed and as the track dried out he over­hauled the bat­tle for the other podium places be­tween sev­eral crews, in­clud­ing Phil Turner/si­mon An­thony and Sacha Kakad / Andy Davies (both Mit­subishi Evos). When they both re­tired on stages four and five re­spec­tively, Evans’s all-day con­sis­tent pace reaped re­wards as he held off John Lewis / Paul Jones (Darrian) by 13s.

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