Skibbereen Fastnet Stages Rally - 26 Oct 08

Posted: October 28, 2008 4:58 PM - 27632 Hits

Round 5 - 2008 Southern 4 Rally Championship

  • Liam McCarthy / Kieran Murphy win rally & Southern 4

Photo: Sideway Shot Motor Sport Photography

Video Clips

Posted: October 28, 2008 5:02 PM



Results

Posted: October 28, 2008 4:40 PM

1 Liam McCarthy/Kieran Murphy (Toyota Corolla WRC) 66m 31s,
2 Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy (Mit. Lancer Evo 9 Gp N) 67m 26s,
3 Kevin Kelleher/Martin Kelleher (Mit. Lancer Evo 9 Gp N) 67m 43s,
4 Washington James/Eurig Davis (Darrian T90 GTR) 68m 04s,
5 James M Stafford/Frank O’Dwyer (Darrian T90 GTR) 68m 09s,
6 Simon Kehoe/Enda Kennedy (Opel Astra GSI) 70m 02s,
7 Fergus O’Meara/Liam Brennan (Ford Escort Mk II) 70m 08s,
8 Tommy Doyle/Colin Fitzgerald (Renault Clio R3) 70m 09s,
9 Leonard Downey/Mark Murphy (Ford Escort Mk II) 70m 10s,
10 Ger O’Donovan/Steve O’Donovan (Subaru Impreza N12B Gp N) 70m 44s.

JUNIOR RALLY:
1 David Fleming/Kieran Doherty (Honda Civic) 43m 38s,
2 Jonathan Roycroft/Christopher Keohane (Suzuki Swift) 45m 04s,
3 Darren Young/Kenneth Quirke (Honda Civic) 46m 37s.

Leaders After:
SS1-7 Liam McCarthy/Kieran Murphy (Toyota Corolla WRC)

Stage Winners
SS1 Liam McCarthy/Kieran Murphy (Toyota Corolla WRC)
SS2 Liam McCarthy/Kieran Murphy (Toyota Corolla WRC)
SS3 Liam McCarthy/Kieran Murphy (Toyota Corolla WRC)
SS4 Liam McCarthy/Kieran Murphy (Toyota Corolla WRC)
SS5 Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy (Mit. Lancer Evo 9 Gp N)
& Kevin Kelleher/Martin Kelleher (Mit. Lancer Evo 9 Gp N)
SS6 Kevin Kelleher/Martin Kelleher (Mit. Lancer Evo 9 Gp N)
SS7 Liam McCarthy/Kieran Murphy (Toyota Corolla WRC)

Full Results:

Rally Preview

Posted: October 21, 2008 1:23 PM

The West Cork Hotel Fastnet Stages Rally will once again be the centre of attention on this October Bank Holiday weekend. Following on from the tremendous success of the last two years, Headquarters, Parc Ferme, Scrutiny and Service are all close to Skibbereen town centre.

This year the rally uses the same unique format of 3 stages used twice and a single run over another stage. This format was introduced last year in an effort to reduce the length of the day for competitors without reducing the total stage mileage. It proved quite popular, particularly as the rally is traditionally run on the first day of ‘Winter Time’ and darkness towards the finish can be a problem.

This year the rally is not a counting round of the National Rally Championship as it has been for the last number of years. It is still, however a counting round in the ever popular 023 Tiles Southern 4 Rally Championship. Indeed this Championship must be decided in Skibbereen on the weekend and there are four crews in with a chance of taking the overall title. The rally is also a counting round of the Skibbereen & District Car Club Championship.

Entries
At the midpoint of the year many people cynically suggested that as the rally was not a counting round of the National Championship this year and bearing in mind the general economic downturn, that the rally would be massively undersubscribed. This, however has proven not to be the case and although the number of entries received was substantially down on last years record number, there were still over 180 seeking to enter although the rally is limited to 151 starters.

Leading the field away on Sunday morning will be top seed, Welshman Melvyn Evans and his Co. Limerick co-driver Sean Mullally. A regular visitor to West Cork Melvyn has won the Clonakilty based West Cork Rally on 2 occasions, however he has not had similar success on the Fastnet Stages. Last year Engine problems saw him retire on the second stage and the previous year he had to be content with fifth place. He has a newer model Subaru now and can be expected to be the pacesetter.

Next up is the leading West Cork crew of Liam McCarthy and Kieran Murphy. This pair have won this event on two previous occasions, first in 1988 and again in 1992. Historically they are always on the pace here, but have just lacked that little bit of luck necessary to secure their third victory. This year they have a new Corolla WRC.

Starting at No 3 is another regular visitor from across the Irish Sea, Bob Fowden. He is, as always, navigated by Mallow’s Jerry Hynes in a Subaru and having led this rally in the past, without winning it, will be anxious to improve on previous years.

This year there are a number of two wheel drive cars in the top ten. First of these, starting at No. 4 is Aaron Burkart. The talented 25-year-old German finished second overall on the Junior World Rally Championship this year in his Citroen C2 Super 1600. It is not known if he will have a newer version of the car in time to bring it to Skibbereen, however, if he can adapt to the unique nature of Irish Roads he will be worth watching.

He will be followed by Current Irish Tarmac Group N Champions Kevin and Martin Kelleher. Driving a new Evo 9 this time out, they could spring a real surprise on the World Rally Cars. Kevin will be full of confidence following last weeks win on the Garda Motor Club run Mini-Stages in Baltinglass.

Alan Ring and Adrian Deasy are next up and as leaders of the Southern 4 Championship they have a mission to complete this weekend. They must also exorcise the demons from last year, when they rolled off the road on the first stage.

Last year Eugene Donnelly started at No.1 in a new Skoda Fabia WRC. He is again starting in a new car, however this time at No 7 and in a Peugeot 206 Super 1600. He has never before driven a Front-Wheel Drive car in anger, but the transition will be eased by the fact that he has former WRC co-driver Nicky Grist calling the notes.

Donegal’s Sean Gallagher had another incident free season in the Junior WRC to finish 4th overall and starts at the number 8 berth. Always fast on tarmac, the Skibbereen stages will not be too different from those in his native Donegal and he will not be hanging around!

Regular Waterford visitor Eoin Doyle starts from the number 9 berth and when on form he can mix it with the best.

The top 10 is rounded off by Sean Flanagan in an ex Alan Ring Subaru. He is co-driven by Brian Duggan of Rally.ie, a former navigator of Alan Ring. Their pace has been on the increase all year and they will be involved in the final shake up.

Southern 4 Championship
Although the Championship is led by Alan Ring, it is unclear what may transpire in Championship terms. McCarthy is currently third in the championship, trailing Alan Ring and Washington James. The Championship, however, is decided on the best 4 scores from 5 events. At present if the leading trio dropped their worst scores this moves McCarthy to second and Washington James to third. This make for a thrilling finale and none of this leading trio can afford to be complacent as 4th placed James Stafford still has a mathematical chance of lifting the title. This is likely to happen, only, if the leading trio have major problems or fail to finish.

JWRCs & Super 1600s hit the Fastnet

Posted: October 21, 2008 1:16 PM

A number of JWRC drivers in S1600 Cars are taking part in the Fastnet this weekend

Aaron Buckart with Micheal Kolbach driving a Citroen c2 Super 1600 in class A6 Aaron is from Germany and is the 2004 Germany Junior rally winner
Finished 2nd in this years Junior world rally championship, earning himself a drive in a Citroen C4 wrc on a round of next years championship as a prize in the Citreon C2 Junior Experance competition
His team are evaluating other WRC car drives in the WRC for 2009

Another s1600 entry is that of Shaun Gallagher in his JWRC C2 s1600
Shaun had a very successful JWRC campaign this year finishing 4th in the championship
Shaun won the Rookie section of the Junior wrc in 2007.

One very intriguing entry is that of Eugene Donnelly in a S1600 Peugeot 206, although he may use a C2 S1600
Donnelly is through to be pursuing the s1600 route for a bit of enjoyment and of course cost it remains to be seen what his plan are for next year but he is expected to have some sort of a programme.

Late entry is Darren Gass in another S1600, most lightly a Clio.


RING DOES ENOUGH ON THE “20” TO MAINTAIN HIS LEAD GOING INTO FINAL ROUND.

Posted: October 18, 2008 4:38 PM

Alan Ring managed to hang on to his 023 Tiles Southern 4 Rally Championship lead with an 8th overall finish in the Cork 20 International Rally in September, but with just the Fastnet Rally to go the eventual outcome of the Championship is far from setteld yet.

In second place,after a giant killing performace on the “20”is the Darrian of Washington James who took the win on the National section of the rally after a weekend long battle with Manus Kelly and Terence O Shaughnessy,who finished second and third respectively.

In third place overall are the West Cork Crew of Liam McCarthy and Kieran Murphy in their Corolla WRC who are in an excellent position when dropped scores are taken into account.

With dropped scores at the moment,before the Fastnet, the top crews are seperated by very little. Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy hold the lead on 54 points with Liam McCarthy/Kieran Murphy second on 52, James Stafford/Frank Dwyer on 48, Washington James on 47, Sean Flanagan/Brian Duggan are in fifth on 39 and Fergus O Meara is sixth on 37.Fergus’s navigator,Liam Brennan is seventh in the navigators overall standings. The rest of the overall top ten is made up by Mark Nangle,Niall Guinevan,Wesley Patterson and Darragh O Riordan,although dropped scores must come into play for the last four so those positions will change.With 20 points for the overall win it’s still all to play for.

TIGHT CLASS BATTLES
The final round of the Championship also brings us some excellent class battles.

Class 1 has Noel O Regan leading in hisSuzuki Swift while Denis Nagle leads class 2 in his 106 GTI from Stephen Careys Honda Civic Type R.
Class 3 leader is Billy Hayes who has just one point to spare over Aidan Jackson,both of whom are in Civic Type R’s.
Class 4 has an epic battle in store. Alan Ring is in a clear lead here but is looking to be in the shake up for the overalls.That leaves Sean Flanagan,Tom Dunne,Mark Nangle seperated by just 3 points at the top. (Dropped scores still to count)
In class 5 Alan O Riordan has a dominant lead in his KA and should be safe here.
Class 6 shows just 5 points seperating Colm Fordes 206 from Darragh O Riordans Corsa.
Again class 7 is very tight at the top with John Corrigans Focus sharing the lead David Randles’Almera.
Niall Guinevan leads class 8 from Liam McCarthy but with the latter also in the shake up for the overall positions Niall should have enough done.
Turlough Kenny has a comfortable 19 points to spare over Sam Leech in class 9 while Class 10 sees Richrd Lucey with a 3 point lead over the Sheehans after the latter registered a DNF on the “20” there is just another 3 point back to the corsa of Victor Beamish so a good class 10 battle is on the cards.
Class 11 is again a very tight affair. Martin Quirkes Sunbeam has 3 points to spare over John Whites Civic with the Corolla GT of Raymond Heney just a furhter 3 points back.However Paul Browne,Jason O Mahony and Bob Moran and still in with a shout so we should be in for another good battle here.
In class 12 Gerard O Connells MK 2 has 9 points to spare over the similar car of Steve Roberts.
James M Staffors and Fergus O Meara will no doubt be putting on a show as they are sperated by just 2 points going into the final round.
Washington James leads class14 bby 18 points form Wesley Patterson,but as in earlier cases Washington is fighting for the overall awards which means the class 14 battle should be between Wesley Patterson and Kevin O Donoghue..
The top three in class 15 are Vincent O Shea (escort Cosworth),John Hickey(Fubaru) and Philip Cross (Escort Cosworth).

So,whatever takes your fancy in rallying the 023 Tiles Southern 4 Rally Championship and the 2008 Fastnet Rally has something for everyone.

Entry still being taken:

Posted: October 15, 2008 10:38 PM

Entry Lists

Posted: October 15, 2008 10:35 PM

Car No. Driver/Navigator (Car) [Class]
1 Melvyn Evans/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC) [8]
2 Liam McCarthy/Kieran Murphy (Toyota Corolla WRC) [8]
3 Bob Fowden/Jerry Hynes (Subaru Impreza WRC) [8]
4 Aaron Burkhart/Michael Kölbach (Citroen C2 Super 1600) [6]
5 Kevin Kelleher/Martin Kelleher (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
6 Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
7 Eugene Donnelly/Nicky Grist (Peugeot 206 Super 1600) [6]
8 Sean Gallagher/M.J. Morrisey (Citroen C2 Super 1600) [6]
9 Eoin Doyle/Paul Walsh (Subaru Impreza WRC) [8]
10 Sean Flanagan/Brian Duggan (Subaru Impreza N12) [4]
11 Washington James/Duine Eile (Darrian T90 GTR) [14]
12 Wesley Patterson/Martin Mc Garrity (Ford Escort Mill.) [14]
14 Trevor Mulligan/Lisa Roe (Ford Escort Mill.) [14]
15 James F. Stafford/Frank O'Dwyer (Darrian T90 ) [13]
16 Kevin O'Donoghue/Joe O'Leary (Ford Escort Mill.) [14]
17 Fergus O'Meara/Liam Brennan (Ford Escort) [13]
18 Leonard Downey/Mark Murphy (Ford Escort) [13]
19 Shay Power/Martin Croke (Ford Escort) [13]
20 John Kehoe/Colm Kehoe (Ford Escort) [13]
21 John Hickey/Ian Creedon (Fubaru Escort RS 4x4) [15]
22 John Somers/John McGrath (Toyota Celica 185) [15]
23 Philip Cross/David Kearney (Ford Escort Cosworth) [15]
24 Vincent O'Shea/Brian Hickey (Ford Escort Cosworth) [15]
25 Gwyn Thomas/Anthony O'Conaill (Ford Puma Kit Car) [15]
26 Daragh O'Riordan/Sean McCarthy (Opel Super 1600) [6]
27 Eugene Meegan/D Eile (Honda Civic Type R) [7]
28 Tommy Doyle/Colin Fitzgerald (Renault Clio Williams) [7]
29 Mark Nangle/Michael Clyne (Subaru Impreza N) [4]
30 Ger O'Donovan/Steve O'Donovan (Subaru Impreza N12 B) [4]
31 Sean O'Donovan/Harold Atkinson (Subaru Impreza N) [4]
32 Stephen Hernon/Ivan Hernon (Subaru Impreza N) [4]
33 Ray Hilliard/Senan Raggett (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
34 Christy Carey/D Eile (Mitsubishi Evo 9) [8]
35 Mark Hackett/Padraig Barry (Subaru Impreza GpN) [4]
36 Paul Elliott/Brian Doherty (Mitsubishi Evo 9) [4]
37 Niall Guinevan/Leslie Stanely (Subaru Impreza) [8]
38 John Buttimer/Declan Buttimer (Subaru Impreza) [8]
39 Simon Kehoe/Enda Kennedy (Opel Astra GSi) [13]
40 Eoghan Calnan/Conor Calnan (Ford Escort RS) [13]
41 Arwel Evans/Frank Curtin (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [12]
42 Charlie Hickey/Johnny Hickey (Ford Escort RS) [13]
43 Raymond Spense/Ger Somers (Ford Escort 2.5) [14]
44 Diarmuid Keohane/Peter Keohane (Ford Escort RS) [13]
45 David Percy/Owen Percy (Ford Escort Maxi) [13]
46 Shaun Murphy/Claire Murphy (Ford Escort RS) [13]
47 Jason McSweeney/Ruth Guest (Honda Civic) [11]
48 Bernie McGinley/Sorcha Kelly (Toyota Starlet) [11]
49 Garreth O'Mahony/Fox McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
50 David Guest/Eamon Hayes (Honda Civic) [11]
51 Derek Brennan/Robbie Webster (Ford Escort Mk1) [11]
52 Martin Lordan/Rory Hennessy (Ford Escort) [9]
53 Paddy O'Dwyer/Davey Byrne (Vauxhall Nova) [9]
54 John Stafford/Anne-Marie Kennedy (Darrian T9) [9]
55 John Quin/David Dunne (Vauxhall Chevette) [13]
56 Andy Horgan/Kevin Horgan (Vauxhall Chevette) [13]
57 John Curran/John Finnegan (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
58 Mick Walsh/Damien Walsh (Ford Escort G3) [14]
59 Gerard O'Connell/Ken Carmody (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
60 Steve Roberts/Adrian Hayes (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
61 Richard Casey/Brian McNamara (Ford Escort Mk1) [12]
62 DD Murphy/Sum One (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
63 Godfrey Kirby/Robert Tynan (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
64 Michael Osullivan/Brian O'Connor (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
65 Jerry O'Callaghan/D Eile (Toyota Starlet) [12]
66 Lee Perry/Mike Jones (Ford Escort Cosworth) [15]
67 Pat Looney/Ronald Riordan (Vauxhall Chevette) [14]
68 Martin O'Keeffe/Adam Coffey (Opel Manta 400) [14]
69 Patrick Randles/D Eile (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
70 Shane McCarthy/Tony Mulcahy (Peugeot 206) [6]
71 Barry Murphy/D Eile (Citroen Saxo) [6]
72 John Corrigan/Claire Shorten (Ford Focus) [7]
73 Aidan Jackson/Denis Jackson (Honda Civic Type R) [3]
74 Michael McKennedy/Andrew Mahon (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [11]
75 Philip Giles/Buttimer Aoife (Toyota Corolla RWD) [11]
76 Jason Costello/Paddy Costello (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
77 Bob Moran/Derek Tobin (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
78 Vincent Bennett/William Buttimer (Toyota Corolla) [11]
79 Sean Hickey/Noel Flemming (Ford Fiesta Rwd) [11]
80 Michael Hally/Ray Fitzpatrick (Honda Civic) [11]
81 John Spillane/David Carr (Peugeot 106 Cup Car) [11]
82 John Paul Ruth/D Eile (Peugeot 205) [12]
83 Ian Pericho/John Hannigan (Ford Escort) [12]
84 Stephen Sheehan/Paul Sheehan (Talbot Sunbeam) [10]
85 Gerry O'Mahony/Willie Buchanan (Ford Escort) [10]
86 Victor Beamish/Susan Beamish (Vauxhall Nova) [10]
87 Paul Casey/Orla Whyte (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
88 Ciaran Casey/Steven Clarke (Talbot Sunbeam) [10]
89 Roland Doherty/P.j O'Dowd (Opel Corsa) [9]
90 James Collins/TJ Deasy (Vauxhall Nova) [9]
91 Peter Desmond/Brian Mangan (Vauxhall Nova) [9]
92 John White/Alan O'Mahony (Honda Civic 1.6VTI) [11]
93 Shawn Quin/Shane Horgan (Toyota Corolla) [11]
94 Denis Hourihan/Sean Egan (Honda Civic) [11]
95 Liam Graham/Sarah Kenny (Honda Civic) [11]
96 George McKenny/Kevin Malone (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
97 David Calnan/John Calnan (Subaru Impreza GpN) [15]
98 Pat Lowbridge/Dwayne McEvoy (Subaru Impreza GpN) [15]
99 Tom Dunne/Christine O'Leary (Subaru Impreza GpN) [4]
100 Tony Calnan/Fearghal O'Donoghue (Subaru Impreza GpN) [4]
101 Stephen Carey/Mark Lee (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
102 John Matthews/David Woodcock (Peugeot 206) [6]
103 Patrick Calnan/Trevor McMarthy (Peugeot 106) [6]
104 Ger Power/Willie Kehoe (Vauxhall Nova) [9]
105 Charlie Donnelly/Suzie (Suzuki Swift) [9]
106 Adrian Levis/Eric Deane (Suzuki Swift) [9]
107 Adam Clews/Peter Williams (Ford Puma Kit Car) [5]
108 Pat Casey/Kenneth Fuller (Peugeot 106 GTi) [11]
109 Patrick Maguire/Joe Fitzgibbon (Toyota Corolla) [11]
110 Raymond Heney/Paul Murphy (Toyota Corolla GT) [11]
111 Martin Quirke/John Hurley (Talbot Sunbeam) [11]
112 Micheal Gaine/Niall Lynch (Ford Escort) [10]
113 Shane Kenny/Sean Balfe (Opel Corsa) [10]
114 Anthony Whelton/Thomas Deasy (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
115 Kieran Hayes/Noelle O'Reilly (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
116 Shay Byrne/John Delaney (Talbot Sunbeam) [10]
117 Richard Lucey/Jason O'Callaghan (Talbot Sunbeam) [10]
118 Batt O'Donoghue/Pat Nolan (Vauxhall Nova) [9]
119 Noel McCarthy/D Eile (Toyota Starlet) [9]
120 John Fleming/Aidan Kennedy (Austin Mini) [9]
121 Ray O'Sullivan/Derek O'Brien (Vauxhall Nova) [9]
122 Brian O'Mahony/Michelle Gallwey (Peugeot 106) [2]
123 Brendan O'Mahoney/Gerard Conway (Peugeot 205) [10]
124 Tommy Kelly/Raymond Nash (Opel Corsa) [10]
125 Tony Canny/Aidan Canny (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
126 Alan Clarke/James Kingston (Vauxhall Nova) [10]
127 Arthur Jagoe/Brian Giles (Talbot Sunbeam) [10]
128 Sam Leech/Shane Griffin (Ford Fiesta XR2i) [10]
129 Michael Lynch/Connie Lynch (Honda Civic) [11]
130 Adrian Tobin/Jonathan O'Mahony (Toyota Corolla) [11]
131 John Hendy/D Eile (Toyota Corolla RWD) [11]
132 Denis McKerring/Darragh Enright (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [11]
133 James Fitzgerald/Ger Cowig (Honda Civic) [11]
134 Paul Scannell/Mossy Griffin (Ford Escort) [11]
135 Vincent Goggin/Brian Goggin (Peugeot 205) [12]
136 Kevin Guinane/Mick Cott (Peugeot 205 GTi) [12]
137 Don O'Connor/Gavin Sheehan (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [11]
138 Marc Butler/Michael Kelleher (Honda Civic) [11]
139 Christopher Dineen/D Eile (Honda Civic) [11]
140 Andrew Leacy/D Eile (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [11]
141 Jason Roycroft/Kieran Daly (Suzuki Swift) [9]
142 George Jagoe/Alan Mulligan (Suzuki Swift) [9]
143 Donal McCarthy/Henry Reidy (Opel Manta) [10]
144 Donal Dinneen/Kieran O'Regan (Peugeot 205) [10]
145 Colum Browne/Lawrence McGrath (Honda Civic) [2]
146 Thomas White/Robert Murphy (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
147 Pat Canny/Sinéad Canny (Citroen Saxo) [2]
148 Joe Nacey/PJ Maloney (Honda Civic) [2]
149 Noel O'Regan/Jeremy Holland (Suzuki Swift) [9]
150 Kenny McCarthy/Eric McCarthy (Suzuki Swift) [9]
151 Finbarr Hegarty/Michael O'Connell (Honda Civic) [9]
152 Colin Fisher/Shane Buckley (MG ZR) [1]
153 Richard Bradfield/Michelle McCarthy (Toyota Corolla) [11]
154 Trevor O'Callaghan/Noel Gough (Honda Civic) [11]
155 Mike Smith/David Ryan (Volvo 142) [12]
156 Owen Crowley/John Caverly (Ford Escort Mk2) []
157 John O'Toole/Seán O'Toole (Honda SIR) [2]
158 Thomas O'Sullivan/Tony Dineen (Peugeot 205) [10]
159 Gavin Walsh/Keane Jonathon (Honda Civic) [11]
160 Jack Newman/Ray Green (Honda Civic) [11]
161 Danny McEvoy/Michael Walshe (Ford Escort G3) [12]

Junior Rally Entry
Car No. Driver/Navigator (Make/Model) [Class]
J01 Billy McCarthy/John Falvey (Nissan Micra) [17]
J02 Darren Young/Kenneth Quirke (Honda Civic) [17]
J03 David Fleming/Kieran Doherty (Honda Civic VTi) [17]
J04 David Duggan/Sean Murphy (Toyota Corolla) [17]
J05 Jonathan Roycroft/Christopher Keohane (Suzuki TBA) [17]
J06 Jonathan O'Callaghan/Raymond O'Conaill (Peugeot TBA) [17]
J07 Shane Kenneally/Eamonn Harte (Honda TBA) [17]
J08 Shane Lenihan/Damien Doolan (Honda Civic) [17]
J09 Damien Fleming/John McCarthy (Honda TBA) [17]
J10 Kevin Donnelly/Tony Dineen (Toyota Starlet) [17]
J11 Sean Liston/Ciaran Fitzgerald (Toyota Corolla GTi) [17]
J12 Donie O'Brien/Sum One (Suzuki Swift) [17]
J14 Shane McAuliffe/John Nugent (Ford TBA) [17]
J15 Brian Liddy/Conor O'Neill (Ford Escort Mk2) [17]
J16 Liam Howlett/Duine Eile (Talbot TBA) [17]
J17 Mark O'Shaughnessy/Eoin O'Donoghue (Peugeot 106) [17]
J18 John O'Sullivan/Denny O'Riordan (Toyota Corolla Twincam) [17]
J19 John (jnr) O'Connor/Carrie Moroney (Ford Escort G3) [17]
J20 Alan Ryan/Luke McCarthy (Toyota Corolla) [17]

Historic Rally Entry
Car No. Driver/Navigator (Make/Model) [Class]
H01 Jeremiah O'Flynn/Sean O'Flynn (Ford TBA) [16]
H02 David Cremin/Johnny O'Shea (Ford Escort Mk1) [16]
H03 Martin Sheahan/Willie Bulman (Ford Escort Mk1) [16]
H04 Edward Hallahan/Barry Murphy (Ford Escort Mk1) [16]
H05 Diarmuid Lynch/Eoin McCarthy (Ford TBA) [16]
H06 ED Murphy/Shane Devane (Ford Escort Mk1) [16]
H07 Joseph Leacy/Michael Leacy (Austin Mini) [16]
H08 James Symington/Jonathan Jennings (Hillman Avenger) [16]

Time and Distance Schedule

Posted: October 15, 2008 10:32 PM

Some Entries to Date:

Posted: October 14, 2008 10:36 AM

GroupA Liam McCarthy
Melvyn Evans
Eoin Doyle

GroupN
Kevin Kelleher
Alan Ring
Sean Flanagan
Jer ODonovan
Sean ODonovan
Ray Hilliard
Steven Hernon
Mark Nangle

CLASS9
Paddy o Dwyer
John Stafford
Martin Lordan
Roland Doherty

CLASS10
Stephen Sheehan
Jerry oMahony
Victor Beamish
Paul Casey
Ciaran Casey

CLASS11
Jason MacSweeney
Gareth OMahoney
Bernard McGinley
Derek Brennan
Michael McKennedy

CLASS12
Gerard OConnell
Steve Roberts
Michael OSullivan
Jerry OCallaghan
Godfrey Kirby

CLASS13
Leonard Downey
Fergus OMeara
Shay Power
John Keheo
Charlie Hickey

CLASS14
Washington James
Wesley Patterson
Trevor Mulligan
Pat Donegan
Kevin ODonoghue
AdrianHetherington

Fastnet Modified Challenge Heats Up With Silverstone

Posted: September 30, 2008 7:08 AM

The Fastnet Rally saw Silverstone Tyres come on board last week as part sponsors of the Modified Challenge prizes. The Skibbereen & District Car Club decided that for The Challenge they would give ‘worth while’ prizes, and afterall every rally car needs tyres. The Club were delighted when Silverstone Tyres gave their interest from the very beginning.
When Silverstone gave the confirmation of their sponsorship, the Club decided to go one further and increase the amount of the prizes that would be presented. The Prize List now includes: 1st overall –Voucher for 4 rally tyres, 2nd overall – Voucher for 2 rally tyres, 3rd overall- Voucher for 2 rally tyres, as well as a voucher for 2 rally tyres for 1st in each of the 7 modified classes; 9, 9a, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14, with the overall winners keeping exempt from the class prizes.

Access to the regulations and the entries is below:

On Line Entry Available

Posted: September 18, 2008 7:51 PM

Regulations available

Posted: September 17, 2008 4:52 PM

Event Poster

Posted: September 2, 2008 12:05 PM

-New Modified Challenge!
-West Cork Hotel to be main sponsor and HQ
-WRC interest as preparation for Rally Ireland
-Revival of classic stages

Posted: September 2, 2008 9:10 AM

Skibbereen & District Car Club are delighted to invite crews to battle it out in the new Fastnet Modified Challenge! The Fastnet remains as the final round of the 023 Tiles Southern 4 Championship, but due to being in the ‘opt-out’ year of the Dunlop National Championship, the Club decided to use this opportunity to their advantage and give the benefit of the extra spaces to the modified clubmen. The Challenge incorporates classes 9 to 14 and is presenting the valuable prizes of 4 Rally Tyres for the overall modified winner and 2 Rally Tyres to the winner of each class.

The Fastnet Rally is pleased to have once again The West Cork Hotel as their main sponsor. This creates the ideal centralised situation of having headquarters, service, parce ferme and scrutiny all within 100meters of each other in Skibbereen.

Last year The Fastnet rally had the privilege of seeing Andreas Mikkelsen and Eugene Donnelly leading the field. Again this year, with Rally Ireland just around the corner, The Fastnet Rally is providing the ideal opportunity as a ‘shakedown’ preparation for the event.

The rally has a total stage length of 120km and is staying with the 7 stage format while offering increased stage kilometres. Along with offering the new modified challenge the experience will be further increased with the revival of some of the older classic stages, taking the crews and spectators out along the scenic Mizen Head Peninsula.

More Details and Regulations later.

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