Mixed Results on Bushwhacker

Posted: September 27, 2016 in Uncategorized

Last Saturday saw the running of the Omagh-based Bushwhacker Rally, a counting round of the Northern Ireland Rally Championship. The all-gravel event consisted of 11 forestry stages. James O’Reilly, fresh off his Isle of Man appearance, guided former Tarmac and multiple Northern Ireland Rally Champion, Derek McGarritty, to 10th overall in a WRC Fiesta. Mac Kierans guided Alan Smyth to 22nd overall and 1st in class in a Suzuki Swift.  Elsewhere there were disappointments for Andrew Grennan & Emmett Sherry. Grennan, who was navigating for Vivian Hamill in his newly built Mk2, retired with a broken wheel. Emmett Sherry, who was co-driving for Tommy O’Connell, retired on Stage 9 when a belt came off.

October Navigation Trial

The Night Navigation season begins this weekend with the October Navigation Trial taking place on Saturday 1st October. Donal McArdle is taking on the role of COC for this event which is a counting round of the Gary Nesbitt Club Navigation Championship and Trader’s Trophy. The Sliabh Beagh Hotel, Knockatallon is the venue for the night. Regulations and Entry forms are available on www.monaghanmotorclub.net 

Potential competitors are also asked to review the new regulations for the coming season with new  requirements on car eligibility. The new regulations are available on the Motorsport Ireland website under 2016 Yearbook Amendments, Articles 33 and 34.

Marshals are required for this event and all those available are asked to attend at the Sliabh Beagh Hotel by 8pm.








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