ROAD RALLY ROUND-UP
The Volkswagen Golf GTI of Dale Furniss/ Michael Gilbey took a narrow victory over perennial bridesmaids Mark Lennox/ian Beamond (Ford Escort) on the Peak Revs Rally – the two crews separated by just three seconds at the finish.
Gary Roberts/ Darren Ikin were fastest on two of the three ‘droppers’ but lost 30 seconds on the third – enough to put them in fifth place at the finish.
Fallen leaves and mud made the lanes treacherous with conditions made worse by torrential rain, which fell throughout the night. Despite this, only four cars failed to make it to the finish.
Similar conditions affected the Dansport Rally, where Guy Robinson/max Freeman (Subaru Impreza) dominated. The Peugeot 306 of Andy Smith/carl Williamson had challenged at one point – indeed, the pair led for some of the rally – but was more than a minute down by the end.
Results Peak Revs Road Rally Organiser: Ludlow Castle Motor Club When: November 19/20 Where: Shropshire Championships: AWMMC Route: 120 miles
Starters: 40. 1 Dale Furniss/ Michael Gilbey (VW Golf GTI) 3m35s; 2 Mark Lennox/ Ian Beamond (Ford Escort) +00m04s; 3 Cadog Davies/ Reian Jones (Proton Satria); 4 Ian ‘Dude’ Roberts/ Gwawr Hughes (Golf GTI); 5 Gary Roberts/ Darren Ikin (Peugeot 205); 6 Matt Barker/
John Connor (Peugeot 206 GTI); 7 Craig Judd/ Martin Phasey (Peugeot 306 GTI-6); 8 Matty Jones/ Osian Davies (Vauxhall Astra); 9 Chris Hand/ Mark Rodway (Escort); 10 Richard Williams/ David Price (Ford Sierra).
Class winners Jamie Crump/james Dowley (Escort); Luke Box/ Shane Cairns (Subaru Impreza). Dansport Road Rally
Organiser: Matlock Motor Club When: November 19/20 Where: Derbyshire
Championships: EMAMC, ANEMMC, ANCC & ANWCC Route: 140 miles Starters: 49. 1 Guy Robinson/ Max Freeman (Impreza) 10m11s; 2 Andy Smith/ Carl Williamson (306) +1m13s; 3 Owen Turner/ Bob Blows (MG ZR); 4 David Leadbetter/ Cath Woodman (BMW 318Ti); 5 Jon Bossen/ Shaun Hughes (Escort); 6 Allan Storer/tom Fenton (Satria); 7 Stan Featherstone/ Sam Spencer (205 GTI); 8 Rob Yates/alan Ogden (Peugeot 106 Rallye); 9 Adrian Green/ Ian Gibbins (Satria); 10 Bevan Blacker/ Nial Frost (106). Classes Paul Dyer/ Dave Aincham (Nissan Almera GTI); Charles Cordon/ Kevin Bardon (Proton Coupe).