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Huber, Vanos, repeat winners at Galway-Cavendish Forest Rally Saturday (August 10)

The performance rally team of driver Ryan Huber of Mississauga and co-driver John Vanos of Markham took top honours Saturday at the 12th Galway-Cavendish Forest Rally organized by the Peterborough Motor Sports Club (PMSC). Itís their second consecutive GCFR win.

But the victory was a narrow one. Huber and Vanos, in a 2000 Subaru Impreza STI, edged the team of Chris Martin and Alan Ockwell in another Subaru Impreza by only 10.3 seconds over the 12 high speed stages.

Third place was taken by Bruce Leonard and Dan Breznicar in another Subaru Impreza, more than four minutes behind the leader.

Twelve cars started the Galway-Cavendish Forest Rally, which ran on a closed forest access road and a road to the Parnell Quarry just off County Road 507 near Catchacoma. This year another four kilometer stage was added inside the quarry.

Three cars retired due to mechanical breakdown or off-road excursions.

More than 50 volunteers from the local club and volunteers from other parts of Ontario and Quebec, including nearly 30 Amateur Radio Operators, helped run Saturdayís event.

The Galway-Cavendish Forest Rally is part of the Ontario Performance Rally Championship series.

The next OPRC event is September 6-7 and runs as part of the Rallye Defi in Ste-Agathe, Quebec, part of the Canadian Rally Championship series.

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