Caerwent ace Willett takes another victory in his Escort Mk2
Organiser: Forresters CC When: September 30 Where: Caerwent Training Area Championships: CMSG; ASWMC; Junior F1000 Rally Challenge; FMP Rally Challenge; AWMMC Heart of England Stage Rally Championship Stages: 6 Starters: 100 There was no stopping Dave Willett/john Davies who took a dominant win on the Patriot Stages.
Driving their recently rebuilt Ford Escort Mk2, the pair were fastest on every stage, ending the day with a winning margin of over two minutes.
An early spin cost Damian Cole/steve Durbin some time, and when their Escort suffered gearbox paddleshift issues later on, they weren’t able to challenge Willett.
Quick times on the final two stages enabled Thomas Cooper to overtake his grandfather Phil Turner for the final podium position in his Mitsubishi Lancer E9, as Mark Jasper/don Whyatt dropped out of the top three with fuel problems in their Escort.
In the Junior F1000 event, Elliot Payne/dom Adams were also clear winners, taking the category by over two minutes in their Citroen C1.
1 Dave Willett/john Davies (Ford Escort Mk2) 1h 07m 45s; 2 Damian Cole/ Steve Durbin (Escort Mk2) +2m20s; 3 Thomas Cooper/ Ian Davis (Mitsubishi Lancer E9); 4 Phil Turner/ Simon Anthony (Lancer E9); 5 Richard Merriman/ Kath Curzon (Darrian T90); 6 Craig Jones/ Ian Taylor (Lancer E9); 7 Llyr Jones/ Ian Meakin (Escort Mk2); 8 James Self/ Nick Vigors (Ford Fiesta R5); 9 Glyn Cartwright/ Adrian Wilkes (Escort Mk2); 10 Trevor Keeble/ Daniel Jones (Escort Mk2).
Class winners: Paul Davis/ Keith Richings (Vauxhall Corsa); Tony Rendell/ Lisa Simeone (Ford Escort Mk 1); Merriman/ Curzon; Graham Hicks/ Steven Hicks (Escort Mk 2); Cole/ Durbin; Cooper/ Davis; Thomas Kevin Davies/ Owen Rowcliffe (Peugeot 206); Stuart Hart/ Catherine Farrell (Mini 1275 GT); Elliot Payne/ Dom Adams (Citroen C1).