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Daily Archives: June 20th, 2009

Midlands 09 (3)The Rally of the Midlands was one of attrition. On the opening evening Gary Le Coadou blew his propshaft on the startline of stage 4 at Mallory Park. By lunchtime on the Saturday cars 1-4 had all retired due to various reasons.  This left an interesting battle for the win with Mark Welch & Andy Wynn (Escort Cosworth) eventually victorious after a day long three way battle. Second place went to the Opel Astra kit car of Chris Wood & Stephen Ritchie some 9 seconds behind after taking a 10 second time penalty for a late departure from parc ferme. The podium was completed by Mark Holmes & Tony Lindsay (Metro 6R4) who were 56 seconds behind almost all of which could be accounted for by doing an extra lap at Bramcote in the morning! Read More »