Solway Coast Rally

A FAMILY affair saw David Hardie and John McCulloch win Sunday’s UsedCarParts Solway Coast Stages Rally at Dundrennan.

They beat John’s son, Mark, and Craig Wallace by 46 seconds to clinch his first win on this event. Despite living locally, David had never contested this event before.

His time for the eight stages was 48m 43s, with Mark scoring 49m 29s. Jim Sharp finished third on 50m 55s, while Richard Dickson tried to make up lost time after a morning puncture to finish in fourth with 51m 32s. Also making up time as conditions dried out was Lee Hastings, finishing fifth on 52m 45s.

Results:

1 David Hardie/John McCulloch (Subaru Impreza) 48m 43s

2 Mark McCulloch/Craig Wallace (Subaru Impreza) 49.29s

3 Jim Sharp/Helen Brown (Subaru Impreza) 50m 55s

4 Richard Dickson/Nancy Dickson (Subaru Impreza) 51m 32s

5 Lee Hastings/Brian Findon (Subaru Impreza) 52m 45s

6 Steve Retchless/Iain Tullie (Ford Escort MkII) 52m 50s

7 Barry Lindsay/Michael Lindsay (Peugeot 106) 52m 53s

8 Steven Hogg/Phil Short (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO7) 53m 07s

9 Greg McKnight/David Crosbie (Vauxhall Nova) 53m 22s

10 Chris Anderson/Chris Thirling (Ford Fiesta) 53m 23s

Class Winners:

Class 1: Greg McKnight/David Crosbie (Vauxhall Nova) 53m 22s

Class 2: Barry Lindsay/Michael Lindsay (Peugeot 106) 52m 53s

Class 3: Steve Retchless/Iain Tullie (Ford Escort MkII) 52m 50s

Class 4: David Hardie/John McCulloch (Subaru Impreza) 48m 43s