ROAD RALLY ROUND-UP

Motor Sport News - - Rally News - Re­sults Ian Mills

Guy Wood­cock was called in by Matt War­ren with just 12 hours to spare to drive his un­con­quered Es­cort and to part­ner Andy Pul­lan on the Devil’s Own Rally.

Wood­cock/pul­lan went on to dom­i­nate the tough event, com­ing home al­most three min­utes ahead of the field.

The Kirkby Lons­dale Mo­tor Club event was re­turn­ing to the HRCR Club­man Cham­pi­onship af­ter a 10-year break and the or­gan­is­ers de­cided on a unique for­mat for the se­ries – start­ing at lunchtime and run­ning the rally into the night, the sec­ond half be­ing en­tirely in the dark.

Andy Beau­mont/an­drew Fish set the early pace, but a cone fault de­nied them the lead and then a bro­ken drive­shaft ended their rally. De­spite fears of rusti­ness, Wood­cock had hit the front af­ter the batch of five tests that opened the event. Then, with Pul­lan’s usual su­perb per­for­mance on the reg­u­lar­i­ties, the pair charged away to vic­tory.

The top prize on the Hill Billy Sprint for the fastest in­di­vid­ual time af­ter eight at­tempts at a stage, was won by Dai ‘Dot’ Davies, who also had the fastest to­tal time as well. How­ever his win was a close one as Lynn Mor­gan shared the fastest time and it took their fifth fastest times to sep­a­rate the two.

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