Organiser: Newtown & District Auto Club Date: June 06/07 Where: Mid-Wales Championships:
WAMC AWMMC & ANWCC Route: 110 Miles Starters: 74.
Reigning Welsh Champions Ian ‘Dude’ Roberts/Gwawr Hughes took their first win of
the year on The Eagle Road Rally on Saturday night. The pair finished the event almost
two minutes clear of the field, however this didn’t reflect the intense battle for
the lead that lasted for most of the event.
Mark ‘GT’ Roberts/Dylan Jenkins led initially but they then retired when a driveshaft
broke. This put Kevin Kerr/Huw Rhys Manion into the top spot and they arrived at
Petrol with a lead of 40 seconds over the eventual winners.
However the result was decided immediately after the restart when a tricky to find
slot caused difficulty for many crews. A number, including the erstwhile leaders,
lost minutes on the section, even though a No Board had been placed just beyond the
entrance to the track. Kerr/Manion now trailed Roberts/Hughes by 90 seconds and were
unable to make up the deficit over the remainder of the route.
Alwyn Passant/Denny Harris survived a puncture to win the Expert class and take fifth
overall; however without the lost time caused by the deflating tyre they would have
Top seeds Richard Jerman/Lowri Davies were forced out of the event with overheating
problems on their Escort.
Motorsport News - 10th June 2015
The Eagle Road Rally
Sponsored by Nigel Pugh Motor Engineering
& Viking Motorsport
Newtown & District Auto Club
6th/7th June 2015
Winners: Ian ‘Dude’ Roberts/Gwawr Hughes (VW Golf)