Large field for Pembrey races
CARMARTHEN Motor Club's Peter Lloyd Rallying Stages has again attracted a bumper field of more than 90 applications for the 70 places available on the event, which runs at Pembrey on Sunday.
Event sponsor and Pembrey specialist Peter Lloyd will miss the event as he will be in Jersey preparing for his next rally. This leaves the field wide open with no less than five former winners in the top 10.
Favourite in his absence must be Damian Cole, fresh from his recent win in Wexford — the first Welshman to do so for 20 years.
The vastly experienced Bob Fowden makes a rear local visit to Pembrey in his Group A Subaru, ahead of four local regulars who will be engaged in their own personal battle.
Robert Tout in his Mitsubishi has plenty of recent seat time and is consistent in his performances, while Bryan Davies, in a similar car, certainly has the pace if he can mould this into a result.
At five will be the most recent winner at Pembrey, Nigel Jones, who will be looking to repeat his February performance.
In addition to the open field, the event again accommodates the popular Junior series for 14 to 17-year-olds in cars of under 1000cc.
After an inaugural year which saw 10 competitors in 2009, this year will welcome 16 juniors.
The first of five stages runs at 9.30am, and the action continues until mid-afternoon.