Tohill secures Irish Rallycross Championship title
Double European Touring Car Rallycross champion Derek Tohill yesterday scored his third win in a row at Mondello Park to clinch the Parts for Cars National Championship for the first time on home ground. The Dubliner’s Fiesta Mk 7 dominated every race it contested, taking the day’s main event, the Super Final, by a clear 14 seconds from the Mitsubishi of Noel Greene, who just held off a strong challenge from outgoing title holder Willie Coyne.
Coyne, whose two wheel drive Opel Corsa was completely outclassed by the four wheel drive supercars of his rivals, had a great drive to finish less than half a second behind Greene after earlier winning the Modified A Final.
John Ward won the Stock Hatch Final ahead of Derek Lenehan, while victory for Shane Duggan in the Junior Final gave him the class title.
Cork crews dominated the Skibbereen Carbery Navigation Trial, with Owen Murphy and Daire Hayes taking top place ahead of Dermot Whelton and Mark McCarthy after an 85 mile route based on Leap.