Mackarel takes victory in Cork

Posted: January 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

Derek Mackarel scored overall victory on the 1000 Shakes Navigation Trial based in Kanturk, Co. Cork.

Local navigator Muireann Hayes again joined forced with the Stonebridge man.

A gruelling 120 mile route was organised by experienced navigator Greg Shinnors. It proved to be a tough night with high penalties for many competitors.

In the end, Mackarel/Hayes came out on top by a five penalty margin over Owen Murphy & Muireann’s brother Daire Hayes. This boosts their National Championship hopes after a steady start to the year.

A storming effort by the Novice crew of Emmet McCooey/Christopher McMahon netted them a terrific 3rd overall and victory in the Novice class.

Peter Deery/David McCrudden took victory in the Semi-Expert class and 8th overall.

James McCabe/Shane Farrell were 2nd in the same class and 9th overall.

Colm & Conor Mohan came home 2nd in the Novice class.

The National Championship continues with another Cork round organised by Skibbereen Motor Club in a fortnight’s time.

Top 12:
1 Derek Mackarel/Muireann Hayes (Subaru Impreza) 49 marks,
2 Owen Murphy/Daire Hayes (Subaru Impreza) 54m,
3 Emmet McCooey/Christopher McMahon (Subaru Impreza) 76m,
4 Alan Shinnors/George Shinnors (Subaru Impreza) 98m,
5 Colin Duffy/Sam Johnston (Subaru Impreza) 107m,
6 James Fitzgerald/Ken Carmody (Subaru Impreza) 113m,
7 Dermot Whelton/Mark McCarthy (Subaru Impreza) 136m,
8 Peter Deery/David McCrudden (Subaru Impreza) 183m,
9 James McCabe/Shane Farrell (Subaru Impreza) 195m,
10 Johnny Casey/Patrick O’Sullivan (Peugeot 306) 238m,
11 Colm Mohan/Conor Mohan (Subaru Impreza) 258m,
12 Trevor O’Callaghan/Patrick O’Leary (Subaru Impreza) 276m.



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