Rupert North continues his domination of Anglesey's Matthews Auto Salvage trial.
Once again, Anglesey delivered an April sunny day, but the cutting Northerly wind made the marshals' work a misery and drove the competitors to take refuge in their cars… The dry conditions and the nature of the site and the sections led to generally low scores; but then the afternoon arrived and some adventurous clerking provoked a rash of scores and caught some seasoned competitors knapping!
At the lunch break, Neil Mackay (AX GT) had a perfect score of zero penalties, hotly pursued by Roger Holder (Starlet (the car)), Rupert North (Mini), Dave Oliver (205) and John Moffatt (Nova). In Class 1 Dave Walker (Corsa) was 1 ahead of Barrie Parker (MR2) who was 1 ahead of Dale Davies (Swift). Nigel Griffith (Nova) had a commanding lead in Class 4.
With time only for one round in the afternoon, Neil collapsed with a score of 22 whilst Rupert ("I always seem to improve in the afternoon") scored a significant zero. In Class 1, the scores opened up and Dave romped home and was seen driving home the following evening with his smile firmly intact!
The April Welsh Weekend of Car Trials opens with the Matthews Auto Salvage trial on Saturday 14 April near Llangefni, Anglesey. This year will see a revised format – details in the SR's.
Day 2 will be the Dennis Wells Memorial trial in North Wales, near Dyserth; details published separately.
We look forward to seeing a healthy entry for both events and to our long-established dinner and natter on Saturday evening.