South Australian Ford Escort team, Andrew Cavalli and Michael Dale have extended their lead on day two of the Classic Adelaide Rally. Cavelli and Dale had edged out to a 1 minute, 13 second lead after 12 stages with Victorian driver Peter ...
South Australian Ford Escort team, Andrew Cavalli and Michael Dale have extended their lead on day two of the Classic Adelaide Rally.
Cavelli and Dale had edged out to a 1 minute, 13 second lead after 12 stages with Victorian driver Peter Kyriakidis holding onto second place despite damaging a radiator after colliding with a tree.
Ric Bates and Jenny Brittan in the Panama-Alaska winning Porsche 911 have moved up into second to challenge Cavalli and Kyriakidis. After experiencing handling problems yesterday, Bates fitted new tyres to the Porsche and has now started his move to the front.
At the front of the competition in the Parade section, Sir Jack Brabham and the international visitors to the rally are delighting the spectators with waves and making themselves available at the lunch venues.
Paul Vestey¹s Ferrari 250GT succomed to mechanical failure, leaving Vesty and navigator, famed author Doug Nye, to transfer to a Lotus Cortina for tomorrow¹s stages.
"The car is 39 years old, it is bound to have some trouble sometime," Vestey said.
Three times British Touring Car Champion and Bathurst 1000 winner, Win Percy has been spectacular driving an Australian built Ford Cobra replica owned and navigated by Melbourne born Ford dealer Stephen Coffey.
"It is a wonderful event and the car has been fantastic to drive," Percy said.
"I'd love to come back again next year."
Provisional Top Ten - Friay 19th November (after 12 stages)
1. Andrew Cavalli/Michael Dale - Ford Escort 2. Peter Kyriakidis/John Caldicott Ford Escort - +1:13 3. Rick Bates/Jenny Brittan Porsche 911 - +1:19 4. David McDonough/Ian Lawson Ford Capri Perana - +1:29 5. Richard Anderson/Bruno Fulcher Alfa Romeo Montreal - +1:38 6. John Spencer/Tony Best Datsun 1600 +1:54 7. Scott Kent/Leigh Kent Ford Mustang - +2:00 8. Jeff Beaumont/Jim Caudle Porsche 911 - +2:49 9. Mark Forgie/Peter Kowalenko Porsche 911 - +3:20 10. Brian Dermott/Linda Dermott Austin Healy 3000 MKII - +3.27
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