Conlon & McPhillips Impress in Wexford

Posted: September 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

Castleblayney’s Michael Conlon & Ciaran McPhillips put in a storming drive to take 5th overall on last weekend’s Wexford Stages Rally. The two-day event was the final round of the South-East Stages Rally Championship. The pair were in a battle for overall championship honours with Waterford’s Eddie Power in a Corolla WRC.

The pair took the class 13 lead on stage two and maintained their advantage throughout the two days. They were 7th after the opening day’s nine stages and climbed to 5th overall on day two. They took the class win by over two minutes in the end. Despite their strong performance it wasn’t enough for Conlin to claim championship honours with Power taking the title on dropped scores. However, Conlon’s navigator Ciaran McPhillips secured the overall navigator title.

Thomas Treanor was sitting with Graham Kelly in 2.5 Ltr Ford Fiesta. The pair were unfortunate to retire on the opening stage but were able to re-enter under Super Rally rules, making steady progress to 42nd overall by the finish. James McCarville with Donegal’s Paddy McCrudden on the notes also made the trip south. They were 2nd fastest in class on stage one but lost several minutes on stage two before retiring completely on stage five.


Navigation Trial Classes

The Navigation Trial season is fast approaching and the Motor Club are gearing up for that all important kick off – the navigation classes! If you have a motor sport interest of any kind the Navigation Trials are the best form of obtaining the correct ‘foundation’ to this sport. The scheduled classes will cover the full range of topics including map reading, timing, car regulations and pace notes for stages rallies.

The classes continue this Friday 16th September at 8pm sharp in the excellent facilities of the Sean Mac Diarmada complex in Threemile House. All interested persons should contact Fintan Clerkin 087 2297024 and register your position on the classes. Registration on the night will also include club membership, maps, romer and all necessary paperwork to complete the 6 week course.

The first event after the summer break is the October Trial on Saturday 1st . COC for the event is Donal McArdle and we look forward to this.


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