Snow Show for some of weekend’s motorsport events
The weather played havoc with the weekend’s motorsport schedules, with two major championship events having to be curtailed or abandoned yesterday. The opening round of the Parts for Cars National Rallycross series at Mondello Park was halted before any of the finals could take place as sleet turned to heavy snow in mid-afternoon, with three times Irish champion Derek Tohill set to start the Supercar Final from pole position based on his heat results.
Limerick MC’s Forestry Stages Rally at Rockchapel was another casualty of the conditions, being stopped for safety reasons after the two opening stages.
Former National champions Pakie Duffy and Evin Hughes scored a narrow win in the Cavan Navigation Trial at Madabawn by a single mark from current title holders Derek Mackarel and Muireann Hayes, while Siobhan McCann took her second Sporting Trial victory of the season in the MEC Three Rock event at Brittas.
Results for 2/3 March 2019
CO CAVAN M C NAVIGATION TRIAL AT MADABAWN, COOTEHILL, CO CAVAN (ROUND 6 OF MOTORSPORT IRELAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AND ROUND 2 OF SQUEALING PIG BAR & RESTAURANT BORDER CHAMPIONSHIP):
1 Pakie Duffy/Evin Hughes (Subaru Impreza) 41 marks,
2 Derek Mackarel/Muireann Hayes (Subaru Impreza) 42m,
3 Mickey Tynan/Ciaran Tynan (Subaru Impreza) 60m,
4 Aaron Dixon/Dylan Lennon (Subaru Impreza) 86m,
5 Peter Deery/David McCrudden (Subaru Impreza) 112m,
6 Aaron McIntyre/Ben McIntyre (Subaru Impreza) 118m,
7 Shane Dalton/Seamus McTigue (Subaru Impreza) 120m,
8 James Fitzgerald/Ken Carmody (Subaru Impreza) 134m,
9 Gene McDonald/Colm McKeever (Subaru Impreza) 142m,
10 Mac Kierans/Conor Boylan (Subaru Impreza) 150m.
MOTOR ENTHUSIASTS’ CLUB THREE ROCK TROPHY SPORTING TRIAL AT AUGHFARRELL, BRITTAS, CO DUBLIN:
1 Siobhan McCann (JMcVW) 13 marks,
2 John Alvey (Sheane VW) 16m,
3 Fergil Gregory (Erskine-Yamaha) 22m,
4 Percy Pennefather (Erskine-Suzuki) 23m,
5 Enda Byrne (VW) 26m,
6 Tony Farrell (Erskine-S&S) 28m,
7 Joe McCann (JMcVW) 28m,
8 Ian Sweeney (Sweeney-Suzuki) 28m,
9 Morgan Evans (Mog-Honda) 31m,
10 Dennis Burke (VW) 34m,
11 John Bolton (Grasshopper VW) 34m,
12 Tony Hennessy (Hennessy-Harley Davidson) 36m.
Grade winners: Fergil Gregory, John Alvey, Dennis Burke, Tony Hennessy.