Newby gives TEG Subaru first win
Organiser: Eastwood & district MC When: October 8 Where: Mallory Park, Lincolnshire Championships Roadrunner Phoenix Awards ANEMMC, EMAMC Stages: 10 Starters: 54
Arron Newby and Gary Tomlinson had a comfortable win at Mallory Park, their Subaru Impreza was quickest on every stage to take victory by 47 seconds.
Although Martin Hodgson/ Tony Jones’ Ford Escort had one second in hand over Jamie Elston/shaun Ridlington’s Impreza on the opening stage, Elston gradually eased clear in second after taking the spot on the second stage.
Hodgson was left to defend third and Class 4 from fellow Escort crew Stephen and Jack Tilburn, which he did with 46 seconds to spare.
Gary Wayne/neal Bloor’s Impreza ousted Mike Bayliss/ Sam Bailey’s BMW Compact from fifth on stage two, leaving Bayliss in a day-long duel with Dave Welch/steve Mcnulty’s Impreza. They swapped places almost every stage, before Ross Daniels/paul Mankin took them both and secured sixth from stage seven.
Welch slipped up on the penultimate stage, which finally handed seventh back to Bayliss, while John Griffiths/nigel Wetton’s Impreza claimed a late eighth, from Simon Belcher/stuart Procter’s Impreza and class 2 victors Chris Platt/mick Robinson’s Vauxhall Tigra.