Two out of three ain't bad!



Daniel "Lwni" Jones and Dale Furniss on their way to victory on the Night Owl - Photo courtesy of DA Photographic


Dale Furniss continued his winning ways on the road rallying scene when he secured two excellent wins on the recent Night Owl and Border 100 rallies.

     The Bro Teifi (9/10th of April) would however see Dale and fellow club member Dan "Lwni" Jones suffer an early a retirement with engine problems after already aquiring two punctures on the event beforehand. The retirement unfortunatly saw Dan lose his early championship lead after securing two maximum point hauls on the opening two rounds. Kevin Davies and Dorian Evans were to have much better luck on the night finishing an excellent 3rd O/a and 2nd in class just two minutes behind the leaders in their Ford Escort and were to be the first LDMC crew in the overall results. Justin Jones and Rhodri Morgan finish just outside the top 10 in 11th closely followed by Chris Palmer in 12th in his Escort. Marc Hughes took the class 2 honours navigating for Andy Davies in the Subaru Impreza in 18thO/a. Geraint Wright and Thomas Lloyd followed closely in 19thO/a in their Ford Puma just twelve seconds adrift of Davies/Hughes.

     The Night Owl rally, just a fortnight after the Bro Teifi, was to host the fourth round of the WAMC Road Rally Championship starting in Penweddig school. After the dissapointment of a retirement on the previous round, Dan "Lwni" Jones and Dale Furniss bounced back with an impressive win on the Night Owl against some tough competition with a winning margin of just under thirty seconds giving Dan his third maximum points haul for the championship. Justin Jones and Rhodri Morgan finished an excellent 6th O/a on the event improving massively on their seeding after starting at car 32. Robert Walters finished 13th O/a navigating for Richard Ress in the Honda CRX whilst  event sponsor Edryd Evans and Aneurin James finished 18th O/a in the Honda Civic Typer R. Geraint Wright and Thomas Lloyd brought their Ford Puma home in 26th O/a whilst Meirion Evans and Richard Briddon were just behind in 28th. Patrick Crowley made the long journey  from London to guide Steffan Jones to 55th O/a in his Ford Sierra.

     Welsh Border Car Club's Border 100 rally was held on the following bank holiday weekend in Llanfyllin. Dale Furniss, this time navigating for Richard Jerman, would top the table once again taking a hard fought victory against last years Border 100 and Breidden rally winners, Phill Turner and Wyn Roberts. Just outside the top 10 in 11th O/a but winning the Experts class was Anthony Litchfield navigating for local driver Geraint Parkes in a Ford Escort Mk2. George Eadon would finish the event 40th O/a navigating for Clive Baty in another Ford Escort Mk2.

     May sees a further three events being held with Lampeter members competing. The Eagle Road Rally held in Newtown (14/15th May), the fifth round of the WAMC Road Rally Championship, the 1000 Lanes held in South Wales (21/22nd May) and the Classic Tracks held on Sunday 29th of May at West  Wales Rally Spares in Llandysul.



Justin Jones and Rhodri Morgan on the Bro Teifi - Photo Courtesy of DA Photographic