Sep 11, 2017
Welsh driver Steve Wood and his Limerick co-driver Keith Moriarty dominated the Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally over the weekend for the second year in succession, with their Subaru Impreza winning by 40 seconds from the Fiesta of Ian Barrett and Eoin O’Flaherty.
Wood and Moriarty opened out an overnight lead of 41 seconds over Barrett and O’Flaherty, and were content to hold that gap through yesterday’s nine stages. The Escort of Gary Kiernan and Ryan Moore held third position for most of the two days, finishing just eleven seconds behind the runners up in the highest placed two wheel drive car.
National title holder Ian O’Connell was the winner of the Westmeath round of the Naas Driving Academy Training Solutions Grass Autocross Championship at Killucan, with John Nolan taking top place in the Cavan Multi Venue Autotest at Latton.
Results for 9/10 September 2017
WEXFORD M C VOLKSWAGEN STAGES RALLY AT WEXFORD (ROUND 3 OF SUIRWAY GROUP
SOUTH EAST STAGES CHAMPIONSHIP):
1 Steve Wood/Keith Moriarty (Impreza WRC) 113m 37s,
2 Ian Barrett/Eoin O’Flaherty (Fiesta WRC) 114m 17s,
3 Gary Kiernan/Ryan Moore (Escort) 114m 28s,
4 Stephen McCann/Damien Fleming (Fiesta S2000) 114m 46s,
5 John Bonner/Jonathan McGrath (Escort) 118m 58s,
6 Richard Moore/Brian Halligan (Escort) 119m 19s,
7 Joe Connolly/Richard Connolly (Fiesta R5) 120m 24s,
8 Kyle McGettigan/Dale McGettigan (Escort) 120m 31s,
9 John Reddington/Lorcan Moore (Escort) 121m 27s,
10 Leon Galvin/Ger Foley (Escort) 121m 50s.
Group N Production class: Neil Tohill/Gerard Tohill (Lancer Evo 9).
Historics: 1 Walter Ainsworth/Lorraine Nixon (Golf).
Juniors: 1 Eamonn McCarthy/Eric Calnan (Civic) 69m 13s,
2 Killian O’Sullivan/Conal O’Sullivan (Civic) 69m 49s,
3 Michael O’Mara/Denise Rowan (Civic) 72m 33s.
WESTMEATH & DISTRICT M C GRASS SURFACE AUTOCROSS AT GREENHILLS, KILLUCAN, CO
WESTMEATH (ROUND 5 OF NAAS DRIVING ACADEMY TRAINING SOLUTIONS NATIONAL
Best time of day (Special): Ian O’Connell (Berrisford Suzuki).
Best time of day (Saloon): Kevin Callanan (Peugeot 106).
Best time of day (Super Saloon): Bernard O’Leary (Fiesta).
Class winners: Tommy Donlon (Peugeot 106), Pat Driver (Peugeot 106), Gerard
O’Brien (Astra), Brian Keegan (Impreza), Aidan Whyte (Kawasaki Special),
Whitby Moynan (Toyota Special), Adam Grace (Ka), Nathan Moloney (Swift),
Eoghan McMahon (Semog Buggy), John Kellett (Buggy), Sharon Mooney (Rage
CO CAVAN M C MULTI VENUE AUTOTEST AT HUTT CROSS, LATTON, CO MONAGHAN:
1 John Nolan (Starlet) 1109s,
2 James Mansfield (Mini) 1152s,
3 Martin Tynan (Starlet) 1158s,
4 Kevin O’Rourke (Starlet) 1166s,
5 Stefan Walsh (Starlet) 1201s,
6 Colin Sheridan (Starlet) 1235s.
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