Moffett Clinches National Rally Championship!

Posted: July 19, 2022 in Uncategorized

Josh Moffett and Keith Moriarty have clinched the Triton Showers National Rally Championship thanks to their overall win at last weekend’s Stonethrowers Stages Rally which was Round 6 of the championship, based in Clonmel Co. Tipperary. Having won the previous five rounds, Moffett/Moriarty can not be beaten even if they don’t take part in the last two rounds in Galway and Donegal.
On the opening loop, Josh set the fastest time on each of the three stages to hold a lead of 16.6s over Daniel Cronin/Shane Buckley. Gareth MacHale/Ger Conway were in 3rd, a further 13.8s back. Darren Gass had been in 2nd place but unfortunately damaged their Citroen on SS3 and had to retire.
On the middle loop, once again Josh recorded fastest times on each stage. To extend his lead out to 55.1s. Cronin retired on SS5 after he too damaged his car and couldn’t continue. Cronin’s retirement promoted MacHale into 2nd and David Guest/Jonathan McGrath into 3rd.
On the final loop, Josh set two more fastest times plus a joint fastest time on the last stage to seal a comfortable win of 1:09.6s from MacHale. Guest maintained his 3rd place and finished 1:49.1s down on Moffett.
Chris Armstrong/Gavin Doherty were the winners of the modifieds, they ended the day with a 35s advantage over 2n place Patrick McHugh/Pauric O’Donnell.
Brendan Cumiskey/Martin Connolly finished the day in 4th OA, Martin McPhillips/Ciaran Tynan finished 2nd in class 11R and 37th OA. Michael Carbin/Dean O’Sullivan had a tough day and finished 56th OA and 2nd class 20. Gary McCrudden navigated Sam Johnston to 82 OA and 8 class 11F after returning under Rally2.
Kaine Treanor navigating for Ed O’Callaghan retired on the final stage from mechanical trouble while 14th OA and 5th class 14. Paul McPhillips navigating for Eugene Meegan unfortunately crashed out on SS2. Ryan Farrell navigating for Seán Brogan retired on SS6 and Jack McKenna/Emmet Sherry competing in the Junior section retired with engine trouble on SS4 while 2nd OA.
PRO: Oisín Sherlock


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