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Mini Epynt - 4 Jun 17

Posted: June 22, 2017 6:02 AM - 2022 Hits

Round 3 - 2017 R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Championship

Williams tops Fuchs R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Championship

Posted: June 22, 2017 6:02 AM

Neil Williams and Peter James headed the 2017 Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship contenders on round three, the Mini Epynt Stages on Sunday (4 June).

On a day when rain made conditions particularly demanding over the Epynt ranges, Williams was always in control with a masterful display and his established pace on Epynt ensured his second R.A.C. championship win from three events. “We had the wrong tyres for the rain on the first stage and then had a spin and a stall on stage seven,” said Williams. In fact, the time lost on the penultimate stage could have cost him overall victory on the event.

The Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship is organised by the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club and is a dedicated asphalt championship for all categories of historic stage rally cars.

Second among the championship contenders was the BMW M3 of Roger Moran/Keaton Williams, just over a minute down on the Ford Escort Mk2 of Williams. “We had the same problem as everyone else on the first stage,” said Moran after leaving service on dry weather tyres only to have heavy rain fall before the start of the opening stage. That aside, the glorious M3 ran strongly all day.

A second M3 made a welcome debut in the hands of Super Touring racer Paul Smith and co-driver Tudor Jenkins. Smith had a rallying baptism of fire when caught on the wrong tyres on the very wet opening stage. He slid off for over two minutes but later set some very encouraging stage times. “Once it dried out it was amazing,” said Smith, who will return to Epynt for the Harry Flatters in late July and then complete the R.A.C. season on the Isle of Man and Jersey in the autumn.

David Kynaston and Greg Evans turned in a great performance in the Triumph TR7 V8 to be third R.A.C. crew ahead of Lyndon Barton/Simon Hunter (Ford Escort Mk2). The Vintage Car Radiator Company Category 1 was again dominated by the Porsche 911 of Dessie Nutt and Geraldine McBride, after what Nutt described as a difficult day due to ever-changing weather conditions.

Despite exhaust dramas Ian Robertson and Andrew Scott won the Capital Construction Category 2 in their Hillman Avenger Tiger and finished just ahead of the Category 1 MG Midget of Bob Seager/Simon Hannam.

Results

Posted: June 22, 2017 5:59 AM

Seeded Entry List

Posted: May 30, 2017 5:32 AM

Epynt date for Fuchs R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Championship

Posted: May 26, 2017 3:44 AM

Local experts Neil Williams and Roger Moran head the contenders in the 2017 Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship into round three, the Welsh Marches Mini Epynt Stages on Sunday 4 June.

Both drivers have good knowledge of this challenging and spectacular venue and should set the pace among an excellent entry of 15 historics. The Welsh Marches Mini Epynt Stages is unusual in that it only uses the roads at the Western side of the Epynt ranges and the 10-stage event has already proved to be a popular addition to the Fuchs R.A.C. Championship.

The Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship is organised by the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club and is a dedicated asphalt championship for all categories of historic stage rally cars.

Williams and Peter James (Ford Escort Mk2) were winners of round one and will use their established Epynt pace to head the field but can expect a big challenge from the mighty BMW M3 of Moran and Keaton Williams. Excellent news is that a second M3 joins the championship in the hands of Paul Smith and Tudor Jenkins. Fresh from the previous day’s Severn Valley Stages will be the Escort Mk2 of Barry Stevenson-Wheeler/John Pickavance while another crew with prior knowledge of Epynt is Lyndon Barton/Simon Hunter in their Escort.

After a hefty accident on round two in Belgium, Graham Muter and Colin Watson revert to a 1600cc Escort Mk2, while Epynt ace David Kynaston fields his thundering Triumph TR7 V8.

Maintaining the variety that has become a feature of the championship is the Hillman Avenger Tiger of Ian Robertson/Andrew Scott in the Capital Construction Category 2. The Vintage Car Radiator Company Category 1 entry is capped by the Porsche 911 of championship pacesetters Dessie Nutt and Geraldine McBride, with the MG Midget of Bob Seager/Simon Hannam leading the chase.

Joining the field for this event are four crews staying over from Saturday’s Severn Valley Stages to get some Epynt mileage ahead of the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship round on the Harry Flatters Rally at the end of July. Nick Elliott/Dave Price, Rudi Lancaster/Guy Weaver, Simon Webster/Jez Rogers and Ben Friend/Cliffy Simmons are all very rapid Ford Escort Mk2 crews and will be switching their cars to asphalt trim following Saturday’s gravel rally.

The Welsh Marches Mini Epynt Stages is organised by Herefordshire Motor Club.

Entries Received

Posted: April 25, 2017 3:47 PM

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Entries Open / Details / Club Website

Posted: February 23, 2017 5:35 AM

Herefordshire Motor Club Welsh Marches Mini Epynt Stages 2017 - Sunday June 4th Sponsored by APEX MOTOR PARTS

The 9th running of the very Popular MINI EPYNT will take place this year as always in one day, with a challenging route of 45 miles of the finest Tarmac tests in the UK!! We look forward to receiving your entries, on what is always an oversubscribed event - as always be quick as we generally fill in a few days!!

Regs are available electronically only on Monday April 24th

Entry @ STG 220 Classes for all cars, with the usual Class 7
(Class 7 is now only WRC/R5/6R4 - unable to win o/a)

Now a round of KING of EPYNT and RAC Historic Asphalt championships

BRC competitors are able to do this event as practice for the Nicky Grist Stages as there is NO reece.






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