Organiser: Newtown & District Auto Club Date: June 03/04 Where: Mid-Wales Championships:
WAMC, ANWCC & AWMMC Route: 75 Miles Starters: 75.
Having secured a class win on the Severn Valley Stages during the day, Andy Davies/Max
Freeman went on to take an outright victory overnight on the Eagle Road Rally, Round
Six of the Welsh Championship. They were fastest on the opening section and led throughout
the event, finishing over 30 seconds ahead of Irfon Richards/Mike Gilbey and 44 in
front of third placed Mike Roberts/Dafydd Sion Lloyd. Both of those navigators gaining
useful WAMC points.
The event was short, just 75 miles, but highly competitive; the leading crews dropped
time at seven controls, while most were penalised at nine.
Dale Furniss/Nick Bloxham wrong slotting on the first section and dropped 1m34s to
the winners as a result. They finished in fourth place, 1m42s off the lead. Kevin
Davies/Dale Bowen withdrew after losing two minutes on a cleanable section when they
picked up a puncture. Mark Lennox/Ian Beamond had a rare retirement, going out with
a broken fan belt.
It was a very short event for Phil Jones/Iwan Jones, their Escort broke a drive shaft
at the start of the first competitive section.
Motorsport News - 7th June 2017
Eagle Road Rally
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