Andy Davies & Max Freeman on their way to winning the recent Cwrt Garage Ystwyth Rally @
Photo Courtsey of Neil Constable ©
The ever Popular Cwrt Garage Ystwyth Rally was recently held in the Sweet Lamb Rally
Complex in Mid Wales. Organized by Aberystwyth Motor Club, the event attracted a
maximum 75-car entry and leading the field away in car 1 was last year’s winner
Lewis Steaky Morgan with LDMC co driver Cadog Davies alongside. After some committed
driving from the pair, a repeat of last year’s win wasn’t to be as they retired with suspension
failure, a rare DNF for the John MK1 Hire car.
Seeded at car 5 was Andy Davies. Having recently acquired what Andy deemed his
“Dream Road Rally Car”, the immaculate prepare Subaru of Adrian Forge Jones, and Andy
was hell-bent on riding himself of the bridesmaid tag on this event, having finished 2nd
o/a for the last 2 years. He was on a charge from the off & led the event throughout before
going on to claim his maiden rally win. Another hard charging LDMC driver intent on
improving his recent run of good results but breaking down was Rhdri Evans.
With LDMC member & Rali Bro Caron winning navigator Justin Davies on the maps, the pair
eventually finished 2nd in class & 3rd o/a.
Seeded at car 14 was Jason Thomas. The LDMC member only had the call to compete a
couple of days before the rally. However, he went off on one of the tests that made up the rally &
couldn’t get back onto the road which resulted in a dnf
Oliver Methuen & Karl Johnson were originally down as reserves but managed to get a run at
car 24. Their sump guard mounting cam loose which resulted in it dragging on the floor for a
couple of the tests. This didn’t stop the pair finishing 4th in class & 23rd o/a. Seeded the car
behind Methuen & Johnson was another pair originally on the reserve list, Gareth Hughes &
Daniel Evans in their 206. After a couple of near misses, the pair eventually had to retire
due to a hole in the sump. Marc Mayes’s usual outing on this event with James Davies along
side started the day at car 28 but the pair didn’t last long due to the gearbox on their Escort
failing. Another LDMC driver to make the list of started was Michael Jones. He started at
car 30 & went on to finish 12th in class & 24th o/a
Car 32 was the unusual 4 door Mk1 of the all LDMC crew of Lewis & Andrew Rees. The pair
have been impressing watchers with their pace on recent events but had to retire due to rotor
arm failure. Tim Evans & Twm Lloyd’s rally came to an abrupt end when they crashed out of
the event, resulting in ripping the sum guard off and causing considerable damage to the front
of their Proton. Car 48 contained another all LDMC crew of Iwan Williams & OWEN McCONOCHIE.
The Pair were out in the freshly Home built Impreza and went on to finish the event 11th in class
& 40th o/a. Car 52 was driven by LDMC member Arfon Jones who went on to finish 5th in class
18th o/a. It was disaster from the off for the LDMC crew of car 55 Stefan Daniels & Wayne Jones.
They broke a shaft on their 206 within yards of the start of the rally but eventually finished the event
15th in class & 48th o/a.
The only LDMC crew in class 3 were car 59, Carwyn Evans & Andrew Davies. The finished a creditable
3rd in class & 21st o/a. There were also DNF’s for LDMC drivers Paul Jones in car 36 & Anwen Davies
navigating in car 47
The 2015 Lampeter and District Motor Club Road Rally, 1400cc and Overseas Rally Championship points tables have all been updated following the Barcud Road Rally and Stonethrowers Rally this weekend.
The points tables can be found here
The results of the Barcud rally Can be found here
The results of the Stonethrowers Rally can be found here
The minutes available for the 2015 WAMC meetings have been added to the news section, along with the latest WAMC Newsletter and MSA Rallies Committee Report.
The details can all be found here