Tommi is fourth in Welsh rally

Tommi Meadows

Tommi Meadows

First published in Sport

CLITHEROE’S junior rally ace Tommi Meadows achieved a season’s best result at the Brawdy Stages in Pembrokeshire.

The 14-year-old and his navigator Ian Oakey made the six-and-a-half-hour journey to Brawdy Airfield for Tommi’s fourth ever rally. Due to the stages being so open and fast, that meant the venue would suit the more powerful cars meaning that Meadows and Oakey would have to push extra hard to get a good result.

The pair set the sixth fastest time on stage one.

One of the Bowland High School pupil’s main rivals, Zak Hughes, retired on stage three with fuel pump issues.

That meant that Meadows took the opportunity to move up to fifth, where the crew spent most of the day before another move up in position on the final stage.

“I’m over the moon with the result,” said Meadows. “After having mechanical issues which slowed us down on the previous rally, it is brilliant that the car worked fine all weekend and allowed us to push.”

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