Organiser: Aberystwyth & District Motor Club Date: April 18/19 Where: Ceredigion
Championships: WAMC & ANWCC Route: 100 Miles Starters: 84.
An incident packed Night Owl Rally was won by Richard Williams/Cadog Davies, giving
the driver his first rally victory and the navigator an Aberystwyth DMC double as
he had won the same club’s Ystwyth Rally last year.
The organisers had laid out a route that became progressively harder as the night
went on. Two crews, Lewis Morgan/Max Freeman and Rali Bro Caron winners Steffan ‘DR’
Davies/Justin Davies, arrived at Petrol clean of any penalties. Neither of these
were destined to have a good second halt. The Escort of Davies/Davies developed a
severe misfire, which was eventually traced to a plug lead core breaking up. They
cut route and limped to the Finish; they ended as the last placed finishers. Morgan/Freeman
were slowed initially by an axle problem and then went off the road on the last section.
They regained the road and finished in seventh place.
The winners had been in seventh at Petrol but a storming second half saw them leap
their rivals to take first place. This was despite picking up a puncture on the penultimate
The runner up spot ended with two crews on the same penalties and the position had
to be decided by a ‘furtherest clean’ tie break; Rhodri Evans/Dilwyn John edging
out Dale Furniss/Debbie Furniss after being quickest by 17 seconds to TC4S.
The top two seeds Mark ‘GT’ Roberts/Dylan Jenkins and Ian ‘Dude’ Robert/Gwawr Hughes
lost time on the seven mile section leading up to Petrol when they came across a
set of arrows that had mysteriously been altered after the passage of the course
cars; this caused them to do an extra loop and led to the section being scrubbed
at the Finish.
Rali Llyn winners Kevin Kerr/Huw Rhys Manion were an early retirement when their
Escort broke a shaft.
Motorsport News - 22nd April 2015
Night Owl Rally
Sponsored by Cambrian Hyundai
Aberystwyth & District Motor Club
18th/19th April 2015
Winners: Richard Williams/Cadog Davies (Ford Escort)