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A big well done to Will Arrowsmith on a great third place overall on Carmarthen Motor Club's Autumn Rally with Paul Tod. Will's sporadic outings usually bear fruit and it was no different on this occasion. No doubt there will be an entry in for the Powys Lanes now!
Photo: Brian Gilbert
Brecon Motor Club member Jason Pritchard has achieved the double and taken a second straight British Historic Rally Championship title. Accompanied by Phil Clarke, the pair looked a poor bet after a series of mid season off road excursions and mechanical maladies. The Manx Rally put them back on track and they just needed to finish the Trackrod Rally, held in the Yorkshire forests, to win the championship. On the day a measured approach was taken where everything that was happening around them was ignored and they focused on getting to the finish line in no particular position. It evidently worked and one would guess that a hat trick might be in scope for 2017.
Photo: Chris Lunn
Photo: John Kendrick
All photos courtesy of EDP Photonews
A trio of Brecon Motor Club entries enhanced the starters list of the Patriot Stages at Caerwent, there should have been one more but an injury forced withdrawal for Phil Jones and his Mini. Leading them away was Craig Jones who was looking to take maximum points in the Jelf Mixed Surface Championship. He lies second at the moment but technically he can still win if his main rival retires from the final event (Wyedean) and he doesn't. On the day the familiar Beemer ran faultlessly and four bent rims were the only thing to report from a venue where kerb hopping is essential with 24th overall a great result.
Craig's brother Josh made a rare appearance in his Peugeot 205 and despite lack of seat time and a poorly co-driver he finished a magnificent 29th overall. Not too far behind Craig either it has to be said........................
Back in harness after a lengthy break were Mark Hatton and Allan Hatton in their newly built Renault Clio. Things went well to begin with and they were just starting to challenge Craig when the gearbox went down to two gears and it was premature retirement for the pair. The car looked lovely and with Mark's new svelte figure it can only get better!
Four Brecon Motor Club crews made the journey out to the Isle of Man again this year and again it was mixed fortunes with more good news than bad. Jason Pritchard managed to get his championship aspirations well and truly back on track with a full haul of double championship points. He and the car working perfectly together after a spell of appalling luck recently.
Bob and Dale Gibbons wrapped up the Category One title in their Mk2 Cortina just as Malcolm Rich and Jon Hawkins did last year in the Anglia. Malcolm was out again but in his more powerful Mk2 Escort but a broken cam belt halted proceedings on special stage five, he and Ryland James left on the sidelines as spectators for the rest of the day.
Dai Block and Glyn Price crashed out on the last stage last year but made sure of a finish this year in their well travelled BMW.