RALLY driver Sam Davies won the Builth Wells Showground Stages for the second consecutive year, but the final result was decided by a tie-break after 36 miles of racing.

Alongside co-driver Martin Lasper the pairing clocked a time of 42 minutes and 24 seconds around the stages organised by Herefordshire Motor Club.

However, rival pairing Ian Evans and Justin Brooks clocked exactly the same time only to be pushed into second position due to them being one second slower on the opening stage of the day.

As consolation, Evans/Brooks took a class win.

Chris Powell and Jim Lewis were in the mix for an overall challenge too in the Herefordshire Raceway Talbot Sunbeam, lying third after the third test.

They would loose some time with a broken bar on the rear axle on stage four but then retired on the next stage after whacking a large rock.

Equally impressive was the Leominster Car Auctions Escort Mk2 of Theo Bengry and Les Forsbrook, who were at home with the offering of loose and asphalt surfaces.

No dramas saw the pairing fifth overall topped off by a class win.

At just 17 years old and competing on his first ever rally, Josh Jenkins was co-driven by dad Wayne in a Peugoet 205 XS.

Jenkins, from Monkland near Leominster, only passed his driving test a couple of weeks ago and then completed a BARS test to obtain a competition driving licence the day after.

His efforts were rewarded with a finish of 33rd overall.

The youngest co-driver meanwhile was Hereford's Bobby Pugh, who sat alongside his uncle Kevin in the Fiat Stilo Abarth, at the age of just 14 years.

Thoroughly enjoying the day, the pairing would finish 19th overall.