Ian Beveridge/Paul Price and Philip Burton/Mal Capstick were the major winners on the opening round of the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship, today’s Red Kite Stages (Sunday 1 February).While Capstick and Burton marked their championship debut with victory in the Open Category in their Ford Escort Mk2, Beveridge and Price turned in a mighty performance to win Category 1 in their rare Volvo PV544. An inspired tyre choice for the opening snow and ice-bound stage in Crychan set Beveridge on course for victory.The Red Kite was a great start to the new R.A.C. Championship season and the hard work and professionalism of the organising team at Amman and DMC was rewarded with a fine day’s sport. Great credit is due to all the marshals and officials out on the stages for keeping the event running smoothly in challenging conditions.Category winners were:Category 1: Ian Beveridge/Paul Price (Volvo PV544)Category 2: Stuart Cariss/Linda Cariss (Ford Escort Mk1)Category 3: Grahame Standen/Jane Edgington (Ford Escort Mk2)Category O: Philip Burton/Mal Capstick (Ford Escort Mk2)The Red Kite Stages was organised by Amman and District Motor Club. A more detailed event report will be circulated during Monday (3 February).