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woodpecker15 (5)A murky start made way to a pleasant afternoon and the Woodpecker provided a tight finish between the top 3. Luke Francis & John Roberts (Evo IX) took first blood and a 4 second lead on stage 1 before a fastest time for Stephen Petch & Ian Windress (Fiesta R5+) on stage 2 saw them take over the lead into first service. Jamie Anderson & Jon Scott (Lancer WRC) set a stunning time on stage 3, 12 seconds faster than anyone else to climb up to joint 3rd with Francis behind Petch and Charlie Payne & Carl Williamson (Fiesta) before Francis was fastest on stage 4 to regain the lead by just 2 seconds from Anderson and a further 1 ahead of Petch. After 2nd service stage 5 saw Petch go fastest and move ahead of Anderson in to 2nd place.

It all came down to Haye Park 2 where Anderson went fastest to snatch victory by just 3 seconds from Petch with Francis slipping down to 3rd, 5 seconds away from the win. The top 2WD crew were Matt Edwards & Phil Clarke (Escort MkII) after an extended absence from rallying and ahead of a whole host of local aces. In the 1400’s David Bennett & Alistair McNeil (Corsa) took a dominant victory as all their main rivals fell by the wayside.

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