ANWCCAssociation of North Western Car Clubs (UK)
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Matt Edwards, 27 of Rhos on Sea currently leads the Pirelli MSA Welsh Forest Rally Championship with two rounds to go and will be pushing hard to make this a second title this year, having already won the Association of North Western Car Clubs' (ANWCC) Forest Rally Championship with three events remaining.
Ellis, who is no stranger to motorsport finishing runner-up in the 2016 ANWCC Championship, is more accustomed to racing the clock through the forests of Wales with a navigator but decided to try something new and enjoyed a pair of podiums on his debut in the sport.
Kendall won the Association of North Western Car Clubs (ANWCC) Junior and Novice Driver titles in 2003.
The event forms the opening round of the Fuchs MSA British Historic Rally Championship (BHRC), which is joined by the Pirelli MSA Welsh Rally Championship, the new Rally2 series, The ANWCC Forest Rally Championship and the Suzuki Swift Shining Stars series.
MATT EDWARDS took a convincing second place on the Bill Gwynne Rallyschool Coracle Stages Rally recently to secure the Association of North Western Car Clubs' (ANWCC) Forest Rally Championship title and regain his lead in the Motor Sports Association (MSA) Welsh National Rally Championship.
With only a finish required to take the ANWCC Forest Rally Championship, Ellis and Chester-based Dan Nieroda took the Landsail Tyres-backed Nissan Sunny to Mitcheldean for the season finale of both the ANWCC and Welsh Rally Championships.
Leader Several road and single venue rallies followed with him co-driving for successful clubman drivers taking numerous ANWCC class winner trophies until in 1998, Gareth competed alongside David Muir from Somerset on one of his first forestry stage rallies, the Cambrian Rally, and was quickly hooked on gravel-surfaced rallying, the partnership going on to do more events and recording top-place finishes.
"We dropped time in the afternoon, costing us some places, but the car is still in one piece and we continue to lead the ANWCC series."
Warrington and District Motor Club organised the event which formed a round of the Anglesey Rally Challenge and the Association of North Western Car Clubs (ANWCC) Stage Rally Championship with 53 crews competing over 10 stages totalling some 50 competitive miles.
Dolgellau's Sion Ellis continues his ANWCC Rally Championship campaign on the Nicky Grist Stages.
Pitting drivers and their cars against pre-determined staked courses on steep grassy slopes, the trial is one of the oldest forms of motor sport and this event is a qualifying round of the MSA British Trials Championship, the BTRDA Trials Championship and the ANWCC Trials Championship.
Ellis, from Dolgellau, was looking to add to his points haul in his Welsh Rally Championship and ANWCC campaigns with regular navigator Dan Nieroda, from Chester, alongside in their Nissan Sunny GTi car.