The sun eventually started to shine down on the Cowes event after competitors tackled the first two runs on a wet and slippery grass surface.
First to set the pace was John Dutch posting a time of 66:24 seconds, closely followed by Wayne Hole with a time of 68:53 seconds and then Steve Brett with a time of 69:60 seconds. Run 2 saw Andy Williams posting a blistering time of 60:94 seconds, boosting the challenge for all.
By Run 3 the track grip was getting much better and the times were coming down fast – Darren Taylor and Dan Morgan setting a new equal joint fastest time of 57:01 seconds with John Dutch close behind on a 58:17 seconds.
Taking the championship crown after a successful 2013 season, Ryan Munt came from nowhere later in the day to set a new fastest time of 53:83 seconds in his 4WD Subaru, followed by James Robbins with a 55:14 seconds.
Run 6 was the final chance for everyone to get their fastest time and knock Ryan off the top of the leaderboard. Chris Wilson got close with a 53:55 sec, Darren Taylor with a 54:23 sec, Wayne Hole 54:46 sec, Brian Robbins 54:65 sec and John Dutch 54:71 seconds.
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Photo shows Andy Williams.