Ken Wharton Memorial International Autotest & other events
Ireland’s TDC supported Autotest team took runner up position, behind old rivals Northern Ireland, in the Ken Wharton Memorial International Autotest at Alcester, in Warwickshire, at the weekend. After seven long, demanding tests, totalling well over two thousand seconds, there was just 20 seconds between the two teams from this island, with England, Scotland and Wales trailing behind.
Kilkenny’s Ian White, making his debut in the event, was the star of the Irish team, finishing second in the individual competition, behind English veteran Malcolm Livingston, with NI team leader Paul Blair next in line. Leitrim’s David Thompson finished fourth, taking a class win. This was Northern Ireland’s 36th win in the long history of the event, another new record.
20 year-old Navan driver Keith Donegan finished the Final of the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch yesterday in second place, just one tenth of a second behind winner Joey Foster, after battling his way through from sixth position on the grid. Earlier, Donegan also finished as runner up in his heat and third in his semi-final, giving him his best results of the year in this blue riband event of the FF1600 class.
At Mondello Park, defending Parts for Cars Irish National Rallycross Champion Derek Tohill kept his unbeaten record this year, winning the Super Final well ahead of Noel Greene.
The Kilkenny crew of Enda O’Brien and John Butler have recorded a resounding victory on the Garda Síochána Motor Club’s 2017 Germaines of Baltinglass Mini Stages Rally. They were outright fastest on four of the event’s six stages in their Ford Escort RS, their final margin of victory extending to fifteen seconds.
Image attached Enda O’Brien and John Butler took victory by eighteen seconds in the Garda Siochana Motor Club’s Germaines of Baltinglass Mini Stages Rally. Photo: Johnny Sweeney.
Results for 21/22 October 2017
KEN WHARTON MEMORIAL TROPHY CRANMORE GARAGE INTERNATIONAL AUTOTEST AT ARROW MILL, ALCESTER, WARWICKSHIRE:
1 Northern Ireland (Paul Mooney, Robin Lyons, Paul Blair, Mark King) 2264.5s,
2 Republic of Ireland (Ian White, Chris Grimes, Timmy Lynch, David Thompson) 2284.6s,
3 England (Malcolm Livingston, Dave Mosey, Richard Pinkney, Mark Thornton) 2313.2s,
4 Scotland (Stuart Perren, Mike Biss, Willie Keaning, Warren Gillespie) 2553.3s,
5 Wales (Dave Evans, Ash Slights, John Moffatt, Dafydd Roberts) 2557.7s.
1 Malcolm Livingston (Lindsay Special) 546.2s,
2 Ian White (Mini Special) 553.5s,
3 Paul Blair (Striker) 556.7s,
4 David Thompson (Nova) 563.4s,
5 Dave Mosey (Mini) 563.7s,
6 Richard Pinkney (Caterham) 564.6s,
7 Mark King (Nova) 567.1s,
8 Paul Mooney (Mini-Nova Special) 567.5s,
9 Robin Lyons (Mini) 573.2s,
10 Chris Grimes (Mini) 581.7s,
11 Timmy Lynch (Westfield) 586.0s,
12 John Moffatt (Westfield) 588.0s.
Class winners: Dave Mosey, David Thompson, Paul Blair, Ian White.
1 Ashley Lamont (Westfield) 547.9s,
2 Alastair Moffatt (Mini Special) 555.4s,
3 Chris Chapman (Striker) 561.4s,
4 Peter Grimes (Mini) 564.3s,
5 Steven Ferguson (Mini-Nova Special) 565.2s,
6 Guy Foster (Mini Special) 567.1s.
Class winners: Peter Grimes, Jamie McMillan (Nova) 599.3s, Ashley Lamont, Alastair Moffatt.
MONDELLO PARK SPORTS CLUB RALLYCROSS AT MONDELLO PARK, CO KILDARE (ROUND 6 OF PARTS FOR CARS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP):
1 Derek Tohill (Ford Fiesta Mk 7) 3m 42.59s,
2 Noel Greene (Mitsubishi Mirage) 3m 55.63s,
3 Peter McGarry (Vauxhall VX220) 4m 05.13s,
4 Pearse Browne (BMW Compact),
5 Lloyd Spendlove (Lotus Exige).
1 Derek Tohill (Ford Fiesta Mk 7) 3m 54.72s,
2 Noel Greene (Mitsubishi Mirage) 4m 07.66s.
1 Willie Coyne (Opel Corsa) 4m 06.81s,
2 Michael Coyne (Vauxhall Nova) 4m 12.14s,
3 Peter McGarry (Vauxhall VX220) 4m 13.02s,
4 Lloyd Spendlove (Lotus Exige),
5 Pearse Browne (BMW Compact),
6 Scott Singleton (Vauxhall Nova).
1 Derek Lenehan (Citroen Saxo) 4m 24.39s,
2 Ciaran Murphy (Peugeot 106) 4m 24.58s,
3 Damian Farrell (Peugeot 205) 4m 34.04s,
4 Dermot Gargan (Peugeot 205),
5 Luke Browne (Peugeot 205).
RALLY CARS FINAL:
1 Dick Sheenan (Opel Corsa) 4m 27.41s,
2 Thomas O’Rafferty (Vauxhall Nova) 4m 34.08s,
3 Jason Keogh (Peugeot 205) 4m 37.66s,
4 P J Doyle (Peugeot 205),
5 David Byrne (Vauxhall Nova),
6 Patrick Donoghue (Peugeot 205).
FORD FIESTA ZETEC FINAL:
1 David Maher 4m 42.76s,
2 Sean Hession 4m 43.89s,
3 Denis McCrudden 4m 44.15s,
4 Gary Bradley,
5 Brian Matthews,
6 Sean Lacey.
1 Conor Kehoe (Ford Fiesta) 4m 43.81s,
2 Jack Byrne (Ford Fiesta) 4m 46.91s,
3 Ben Mullins (Nissan Micra) 4m 48.43s,
4 Jyles Harding (Nissan Micra),
5 Christopher Grimes (Toyota Starlet),
6 Aaron Whelan (Nissan Micra).
GARDA SIOCHANA M C GERMAINES OF BALTINGLASS MINI STAGES RALLY AT BALTINGLASS, CO WICKLOW (FINAL ROUND OF LOUGHRANSIGNS.COM MIDLANDS EAST CHAMPIONSHIP):
1 Enda O’Brien/John Butler (Escort) 44m 59s,
2 Ed O’Callaghan/Raymond Scott (Escort) 45m 17s,
3 David Condell/Eugene McGrath (Escort) 46m 08s,
4 Johnno Doogan/Ciaran Marrow (Escort) 46m 32s,
5 Keith White/Damien McCabe (Escort) 46m 43s,
6 Wayne Evans/John Smithwick (Escort) 46m 58s,
7 Fintan McGrady/Cormac McGrady (Escort) 47m 15s,
8 Rodney White/Sam McMullan (Sunbeam) 47m 16s,
9 Jason Roche/Noel Coogan (Escort) 47m 17s,
10 Alan Atcheson/Thomas Wedlock (Fiesta) 47m 25s.
Juniors: 1 Michael Cunniffe/Cian Irwin (Peugeot 106) 54m 47s,
2 Katie Quinn/Erik Honan (Civic) 59m 57s.