RALLY and TOURS

Rally Winners 2017

“Tour of Caerwent” Stage Rally 25 March 2018……….View Galleries
“Get it Sideways” Stage Rally 7 April 2018……………View Galleries
Acorn Travel Midsummer Caerwent 10th June 2018.. View Galleries
Valleys and Villages Classic Tour 5th August 2018……View Galleries
Raintite Coated Metals Curzon Wealth Management Patriot Stages 2018.View Galleries

Dominant Dave Willett wins Patriot Stages

Ford Escort Mk2 crew Dave Willett/John Davies eased to a 2 minutes 20 seconds victory on the Raintite Coated Metals Patriot Stages held in the Caerwent training area on the 30th September. A blistering opening stage time put them 29 seconds clear of the field and they would build on their advantage throughout the day heading home fellow Mk2 crew Damian Cole/Steve Durbin with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 of Thomas Cooper/Ian Davis in third. The event also hosted a round of the Junior 1000 championship for drivers aged between 14 and 17 years old which saw Elliot Payne/Dom Adams take the win in their Citroen C1 by 2 minutes 8 seconds from another Citroen C1 crewed by Edward Lewis/Sam Bilham but Rob Wilson/Martin Haggett were fighting Payne/Adams hard with the pair split by just 4 seconds after SS4 before losing 2 and a half minutes on SS5. Words Steve EDP.

 

Devizes and District Motor Club ran their annual “Valleys and Villages Classic Tour” on Sunday 5th August 2018, The Royal Wootton Bassett Mayor flagged the cars away from the Rugby Football Club, the route was varied and included selection of interesting sites and remote driving the lanes on one of the hottest days of the year!

 

Munden masters Midsummer Caerwent
 
Subaru Impreza crew Jim Munden and Jon Leigh took victory on the Acorn Travel Midsummer Caerwent rally organised by Forresters Car Club on Sunday 10th June held in the demanding Caerwent training complex. Eventually going on to win by 1 minute 8 seconds after the six special stages the Bristol based crew were challenged hard early on by the Darrian T90 GTR of David Morgan/Richard Suter who trailed Munden/Leigh by a solitary second after 2 stages before a costly spin dropped them to fourth overall after stage 4 moving the 2-litre Nissan Micra ‘Kit Car’ of Marcus Pagett/Rhys Stoneman and the Mk2 Escort of Llyr Jones/Theresa Fossey up into the podium positions although the order would change again on the final two stages with the Jones/Fossey Escort first to go out with a loss of oil and then on the final stage a battery problem put out the Pagett/Stoneman Micra from second overall promoting the Morgan/Suter Darrian back up to second with the Nissan Sunny F2 ‘Kit Car’ of Carl O’Grady/Sophie King moving up to third 2 minutes 43 second down on Munden/Leigh although this was still a commendable result as O’Grady’s navigator suffered from motion sickness all day!
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