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Andy Davies & Dale Bowen on their way to 3rd in Class & 9th o/a
Photo Courtesy of  Phil Griffiths (c)
The Forestry’s of Mid Wales recently played host to The Severn Valley Rally with such stages as Cefn, Crychan, Halfway & Gwibedog attracting several Lampeter & District Motor Club Members.
Seeded at car 7 were the Pairing of Dylan Davies & Llion Williams in their Subaru Impreza. After stage 1, the 1st of 2 passes through Cefn, the pair were lying 3rd in class & 4th o/a. After a push on the next stage, Crychan 1, Dylan & Llion climbed to 3rd in class & 3rd o/a where they finished the event. 
Out in his usual Historic Ford Escort Mk2 was Tomas Davies.  With the ever present Eurig Davies on the notes, the pair were seeded car 21 &  had a good run over Cefn 1 & Crychan 1.  This resulted in them being 3rd in class & 24th o/a.  Due to recent guidelines issued by the MSA, Tomas & Dylan were seeded together in main field of the rally & not in separate Modern & Historic sections as in previous years. A gradual climb up the leaderboard resulted in the next 6 stages before Tomas & Euring eventually won their class & finished 12th o/a. 
For the last number of years, Llanarth mechanic & LDMC member Andy Davies has been driving his road rally spec Subabru Impreza to some consistent results all over Wales in the WAMC Road Rally Championship.  But Andy decided to take a step back from road rallying & bought himself a Group N Subaru Impreza to compete in the woods.  
A series of mechanical issues has resulted in some unfortunate DNF’s for Andy in the Group N car thus far.  With 2013 Rali Bro Caron winning co-driver Dale Bowen alongside him, Andy was seeded car 16 for the Severn Valley. The pair had a consistent run over the first few stages, securing 3rd in class & 8th o/a after stage 4, Gwibedog 1.During the last 2 stages of the event, Halfway 2 & Gwibedog 2, the pair managed to consolidate 3rd position in class & finished the rally 3rd in Group N & 6th o/a
It was a remarkable result for Andy as during the week leading up to the event.  Greg Evans, Andy’s father-in-law, unfortunately lost his battle with illness.  The pair were extremely close & shared their interest of all things rallying.  As well as being Lampeter & District Motor Club’s President, Greg was well know in the rallying fraternity as co driver, sometimes driver but an all round good guy.  He would offer his advice & help at the drop of a hat & took great pride in seeing the next generation of motorsport fans enjoy the sport he loved. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him


Greg Evans doing what he loved