High-speed action in Brean

DRIVERS put pedals to the metal as the roar of engines rang out in Brean over the weekend.

DRIVERS put pedals to the metal as the roar of engines rang out in Brean over the weekend.

The annual Brean Stages Rally was held this week and the fun-fuelled event attracted around 3,000 eager spectators.

The two-day high-speed spectacular saw 54 cars complete the race, with a staggering 31 having to pull out after malfunctions.

The overall winners were David Kynston and Andy Russell who won the event at Brean Leisure Park last year.

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The rally is organised by Weston Motor Club and spokesman Rod McKenna said: "At the end of Saturday Karl Broad and Roger Grant were neck and neck with David Kynaston and Andy Russell. They were only one second behind so everyone was expecting a real nail-biting finish but unfortunately Karl and Roger's Metro 6R4 had a snapped steering arm on Sunday."

Kynston and Russell won with just 1min 5secs in total time penalties. Fifth place went to Mark resident Duncan Holder and Weston Motor Club member Barry Pavey, who lost both his legs in a motorway accident in 2005, came 49th.

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Weston driver Simon Brace drove his Corsa into 47th position while his fellow Tarnock Garage owner Peter Brace came in 51st in his Renault Gordini.

Although provisional raw times have been released, organisers will not be able to reveal the full set of results for another week.

There were no serious injuries or accidents during the event, which is now in its 12th year.

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