After a long break, Tommi Meadows finished sixth overall, one second back from the top five, at the Junior 1000 rally championship round three in Haverfordwest.
Meadows, who has recently started the build of a new car, was confident after having been very quick at the twisty venue last year before clutch problems halted any progress.
The teenager and one-off co-driver Jamie Foster set some promising pace, helped by a new TAROX brake set up, to sit fifth overall and mid table after the first loop of stages.
With stages five and six cancelled due to an accident, this left only two stages between Meadows and a top five finish. However, the car running ahead overshot a corner, getting stuck in a ditch. Meadows was forced to crawl past, affecting his time.
A big push on stage 8 was be in vain, as they couldn’t overhaul Tom Williams.
Tommi thanks A-Frame Engineering, TAROX Brakes, Cybox Exhausts, Fuchs Lubricants and Proflex Shock Absorbers for their help.