Organiser: Welsh Border Car Club Date: August 10/11 Where: Welshpool Championships:
None Route: 85 Miles Starters: 60.
Aled Stephens/Clive Jones took their maiden rally win on the Classic Lanes Rally.
On the driver’s home territory, they had built up a half minute lead by Petrol and
extended this to over a minute before the final section of the night. A puncture
within the last few miles cost them time, but they still came home 43 seconds ahead
of the field.
The attrition rate amongst the top crews was very high, with only seven of the top
twenty starters completing the route. The crews who held second to fourth place at
the halfway halt all retired in the second half. Most notable amongst these were
Mark Lennox/Max Freeman who broke a drive shaft on their Escort. These mishaps allowed
former winning driver, Glyn Price, who had Ryan Griffiths navigating, to move into
the runner spot at the Finish.
A notable result was achieved by Zac Lewis/Alun Horn; they won the Novice Class and
finished fifth overall.
Motorsport News - 14th August 2019
Classic Lanes Road Rally
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Welsh Border Car Club
10th/11th August 2019
Winners: Aled Stephens/Clive Jones (Vauxhall Astra)