Moffett is King of Killarney

Posted: May 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

Sam Moffett & Karl Atkinson made it a perfect fortnight by taking overall victory on the Killarney Rally of the Lakes last weekend, Round 3 of the Irish Tarmac Championship. The Monaghan-Cork pair finished the opening day in third but charged through the Sunday stages to emerge victorious by 16 seconds in the end. The result moved them into the lead of the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship.

Monaghan crews finished in each of the top three positions with Damien Connolly guiding Robert Barrable to 2nd with Stephen Wright/Arthur Kierans finishing 3rd overall.

 

The opening day contained the classic stages of Moll’s Gap, Tim Healy Pass, Cod’s Head, Ardgroom and Kilmackilogue. Alastair Fisher made the early running but dropped out on stage four promoting Roy White into the lead in his WRC Fiesta. Robert Barrable/Damien Connolly led the Tarmac Championship runners in their Hyundai  i20, 18.3 seconds clear of Moffett/Atkinson after the opening day. Stephen Wright/Arthur Kierans were in 4th place but over two minutes adrift. Brendan Cumiskey/Ronan O’Kane held 6th overall in their Skoda.

 

The second day featured another run over Moll’s Gap followed by stages at Ballaghbeama, Caragh Lake & Kilgobnet. Moffett/Atkinson upped their pace over the new stages charging past Barrable into 2nd place on Stage 11. Rally leader Roy White damaged his Fiesta on a chicane while trying to hold off the charging Moffett and was forced to retire, promoting Moffett/Atkinson into the lead. They held off Barrable on the final two tests to secure Sam’s second Killarney win and his first Tarmac Championship win of 2017.

 

Barrable/Connolly took 2nd with Wright/Kierans almost 4 minutes back in 3rd, such was the pace of the top two crews. Brendan Cumiskey/Ronan O’Kane finished in 6th while Darragh Kelly guided Aaron McHale to 7th overall. Pauric Duffy/Kevin Glynn finished in 9th.

 

The Irish Tarmac Championship continues with the Donegal International Rally on the weekend of 16th to 18th June.

May Day Rally Enniskillen

On the St. Angelo Airport based May Day Rally in Enniskillen, Brendan Treanor/Garry Farrelly finished 68th overall, Patrick Connolly/Benny McCrudden were 71st overall and Stefan McCann/Dylan Lennon were 72nd overall

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