Hexham 12 Car Series

Mick Davison and Ali Proctor won an incident packed Clive Elliott Memorial Rally, enjoying a smooth run on a night when most other crews encountered all manner of problems, the Proton mounted crew dropping a mere 40 seconds to emerge as clear winners ahead of runners up Luke Tait/ Chris Dodds, out in the drivers Escort Mexico , it’s first outing after a complete rebuild.

The evenings dramas started even before the rally began when Sally-Ann Hewitt/ Mark Lewis were forced to pull out when their Mini Clubman developed a servo problem then Andrew Magee, sitting in for the first time with Alan Bennison , arrived at the start to discover all his gear was still at home, 25 miles away, while he made a frantic dash back to retrieve the missing items, Alan sat nervously in the Dr. Syntax while the organisers re-scheduled his start number and, fortunately, Andrew arrived back in the nick of time and they were able to start.