Another great finish for the two Craigs

The two Craig's in action during the Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally at Castle Douglas.

The two Craig's in action during the Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally at Castle Douglas.

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Rallying co-driver Craig Wallace and driver Craig McMiken had another top 10 finish in the Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally at Castle Douglas.

This was the final round of the ARR Craib Scottish Rally Championship and with all top crews entered it was a feisty affair with a significant number of awards still to be won or lost.

During stage one the Mitsubishi Evo 9 performed well over nearly seven miles of slippery gravel and they emerged from the stage in 10th overall.

Stage two went equally well but there was a touch of over-exuberance in stage three as they went into a jump just a little too hard. When they went into the first service it was clear that damage had been done to the radiator and oil the cooler.

But fortunately all turned out to be well and, while the car was not in the same shape it had been at the start, the crew was able to get the car ready on time for the next stage.

The next two stages at Cairn Edward and Glengap proved very successful with a good pace taken throughout.

Back at Castle Douglas for the second service and the service crew had a slightly more relaxed time with no body repairs to carry out.

Emerging from the final stage at Dalbeattie Forest, the two Craigs still had to reach the final control in Castle Douglas which they did in eighth overall.

Craig said: “It was a great event - Scottish rallying at its best.

“It has good stages, good marshalling and great organisation.

“Everything about the car worked well and the service crew, as ever, worked hard despite the weather.”