Maguire hauls another Mayo Stages Rally win!
Three times National Rally champion Niall Maguire and his co-driver Enda Sherry once again dominated the 2015 Hotel Ballina-Kennedy Motors Mayo Stages Rally, taking the lead on the opening stage in their Subaru Impreza WRC and never losing it all day. The Monaghan pair finished just over a minute clear of nearest rivals Frank Wray and Kieran McGrath in another Impreza.
Aaron MacHale/Paul McGee (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Gp N) took third place overall, beating Shane Maguire, the son of the outright winner and International road transport operator, and Stephen Thornton to top place in the Group N Production class in a similar car.
2015 MAYO & DISTRICT MC HOTEL BALLINA/KENNEDY MOTORS MAYO STAGES RALLY
(ROUND 1 OF SLIGO PALLETS BORDER CHAMPIONSHIP):
1 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Impreza WRC) 68m 33s,
2 Frank Wray/Kieran McGrath (Impreza WRC) 69m 35s,
3 Aaron MacHale/Paul McGee (Lancer Evo 9 Gp N) 69m 57s,
4 Shane Maguire/Stephen Thornton (Lancer Evo 9 Gp N) 70m 34s,
5 Pat Donegan/Alan Keena (Escort) 70m 45s,
6 David Moffett/Fintan Sherry (Starlet) 71m 02s,
7 Trevor Bustard/John McCafferty (Lancer Evo 9 Gp N) 71m 17s,
8 Jonathan Pringle/Martin Byrne (Escort) 71m 40s,
9 Declan McNaughton/Ronan O’Neill (Escort) 72m 01s,
10 David Armstrong/Paul Mulholland (Escort) 72m 01s.
Group N Production class: Aaron McHale/Paul McGee
Historics: 1 John Coyne/Christy Farrell (Sunbeam Lotus) 52m 01s.
Juniors: 1 Paul Crosby/Fintan Lennon (Escort G3) 51m 52s,
2 Justin Ryan/John Burke (Civic) 53m 05s,
3 Keelan Maguire/Martin McGarrity (Civic) 57m 55s.