Dean dropped his only five marks on Pheasants Run, one better than fellow DP Wasp driver Mike Chatwin. These weren’t the lowest scores on this section but they both cleaned all the others. Deans success came when, along with Mike, Aaron Haizelden (Reliant Scimitar) and Nick Cleal (Peugeot), he was in the elite group that came out the top of Merves Swerve.
It was a very tough trial with the rain making Axe a real mud bath and Cowcombe Wood becoming so slippery the sections were cancelled as the access tracks were becoming dangerous.
Dan Keat won The Exmoor Trial with the only clean sheet. There were eight car competitors on zero at the start of Floyds Bank, the last section on the trial but the other seven all lost one mark making Dan the winner of the event.
Chris Lidstone was the best motorcycle overall with a zero score as were Steve Urell & June Williams on their combination in Class D.
It was muddy trial with a few delays. The event was dominated by the Haizelden family, with Dave having to give best to Aaron on ST times after they both finished with five marks lost. Sam Holmes was third in his Beetle also dropping five.