Organiser: Clwyd Vale Motor Club Date: November 25/26 Where: North-East Wales Championships:
ANWCC Route: 140 Miles Starters: 41.
Having led for most of the event Dyfrig James/Emyr Jones secured their maiden win
on the legendary Rali Cilwendeg on Saturday night. A three-way battle for victory
emerged but John Davies/Eurig Evans ended over 20 seconds down in second place, while
Kevin Davies/Max Freeman retired after water contaminated their fuel at the halfway
halt. Derek Arnold, a leading runner in the MN Championship era, took part and was
dumbfounded by the pace of the leading crews; he and Aled Richards finished in 32nd
Ian Lloyd/Cyril Jones won the Automark Farrington Trophy for the second time after
surviving icy conditions throughout the night. The artic weather led to the cancellation
of one section on the roads in the northern part of Clocaeneog Forest; the way became
impassable after only a few cars had been through. Jon Bossen/Rob Bryn Jones spent
ten minutes in a ditch but still did enough to clinch the ANWCC Championship.