Moffetts Tops in Tipperary

Posted: August 11, 2015 in Uncategorized

Clontibret brothers Sam & Josh Moffett took a 1-2 finish on last weekend’s Tipperary Stonethrowers Rally, both driving Fiesta WRCs. The event was a counting round of the South East Rally Championship. Sam & co-driver Karl Atkinson set the pace on the opening stage pulling out a nine second lead over Welshman Steve Wood. Josh Moffett & co-driver John Rowan were 5th fastest on the first stage and by stage three they had climbed to 2nd place but 19.1 seconds off leader Sam. The brothers would trade fastest times over the remaining stages with Sam always in control, eventually taking the win with 15 seconds to spare.

James O’Reilly guided Gary Kieran to 5th overall and 1st two wheel drive. Michael Conlon & Ciaran McPhillips took 10th overall and 2nd in class 13. Shane Maguire & Paul Kelly finished 19th overall and 2nd in class 4 as they continue to build the speed after accidents earlier in the year.

Monaghan Endurance Trial

 

Plans are well advanced for this year’s Endurance Trial scheduled for Sunday next 16th August, with the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan as HQ. The event will see the return of many popular selectives including Rally School Ireland, Waterson’s Quarry, Latton Hut Cross and Wright’s Quarry. There will also be some new selectives never used previously, with a combination of smooth tarmac, concrete and gravel surfaces. It is hoped that there will be a good entry, given the amount of effort that goes into the running of this event. Entries should be sent to Event Secretary Gary Hall immediately. Regulations available on club website.

Ulster Rally Preview

 

Round 6 of the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship takes place this weekend with the Ulster Rally in Enniskillen. Sam & Josh Moffett will be leading the Monaghan charge as they attempt to emulate their 1-2 finish from Tipperary last weekend. Stephen Wright will be gunning for success in his Ford Fiesta R5. Daniel McKenna takes a break from his JWRC campaign to take the wheel of Brendan Kelly’s Toyota AE86. Arthur Kierans will be calling the notes for Derek McGeehan in his WRC Mini while his son Mac is sitting with Alan Smyth in his Citroen. Paul Sheridan is joining forces with Enda McNulty in his Mk2 Escort. Full report next week.

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