Sunday 15 November 2015

Rally - Rintoul's Kingdom

It was so cold at Crail yesterday, it would have frozen the chilblains off a snowman. At least it was dry, unlike Wales! Fortunately, the pace was a bit hot and gave the chilled ranks of spectators a bit of excitement. John Rintoul took the win in his Hyundai, but by only 14 seconds from Bruce Edwards in the Frisbee.

It was pretty slippy over the first two of the day’s six stages and that gave Rintoul and early advantage. But when it dried out later, Edwards was in heat seeking mode, faster over the next four stages but not by enough to snatch victory.

Gary Adam and John Paterson finished the day 35 seconds apart in their Escorts but at one point they were so close they became quite intimate, Gary’s driver’s door showing a dunt which matched the dent on the passenger side of John’s machine!

Chris Collie was on the case till a propshaft sheared and Donnie MacDonald didn’t get the chance to be quick when the Lancer head butted an awfy big bale and flattened the radiator on the first stage!

There will be a full report up on the on-line mag mid-week.

Kingdom Stages Top Ten:
1,  John Rintoul/Ross Hynd  (Hyundai Accent WRC) 58:41 

2,  Bruce Edwards/Jim Smith  (Darrian T9 GTR) 58:55 

3,  Gary Adam/Gordon Adam (Ford Escort) 59:10 

4,  John Paterson/Craig Wallace (Ford Escort) 59:45 

5,  Shaun Sinclair/Sarah Sinclair (Subaru Impreza) 59:46 

6,  Barry Renwick/Steve Dargan (Proton Millington) 59:56 

7,  Alistair Inglis/Colin Inglis (Lotus Exige) 60:22 

8,  Alan Kirkaldy/Garry Muir (Ford Escort Mk2) 60:29 

9,  Nigel Feeney/Shona Hale (Subaru Impreza) 60:34 

10,  Colin Gemmel/Derek Keir (Subaru Impreza) 60:37 

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