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Bushwhacker Rally - (Sat) 23 Sep 17

Posted: February 11, 2018 9:56 AM - 10155 Hits

Round 6 - 2017 Northern Ireland Rally Championship
Round 7 - 2017 Irish Forest Rally Championship

Full On The Limit Sports TV Program on Line

Posted: February 11, 2018 9:56 AM

Forest Rally Championship Glory for Jordan!

Posted: November 6, 2017 10:53 AM

2017 was another land-mark rallying season for Jordan Hone, from Claudy, Co. Derry. On the Bushwhacker Stages in Omagh the twenty year old driver clinched the Group N title in the Valvoline Motorsport Ireland Irish National Forest Championship, in what was a nail-biting event for Jordan and his co-driving father Paul.
“It was in doubt all day really as on stage one we had a gear change cable breakage, and we were jammed in gear. Thanks to help from some of class rivals we managed to get the car to service and the repair work done, and virtually had to come back up from nearly last position. We just kept at it all day and got into a position to gather enough points to clinch the championship. It was a great feeling at the end, and it’s been an enjoyable year in the forests. We decided to give the series a go this year and we are glad we did, and hopefully we have made a good impression with our speed in our debut year in a four wheel drive car.”

Indeed it has been quite a season, as Jordan quickly settled into the Rallyhire Mitsubishi Evo 9 with three Group N wins and two more podiums and indeed the Irish forests as he tackled many of the events for the first time. Last year it was the BTRDA 1400 series in England that the Queens University Mechanical Engineering student won in a front wheel drive Proton Satria, and this season the switch to the four-wheel drive turbo-charged Evo 9 was taken in Jordan’s stride.

As with any rally season there were highs and lows, and it started with a slight low on the opening Carrick On Suir forest round when Jordan retired the Evo with transmission trouble whilst leading Group N. The team bounced back on the second Moonraker round to take seventh overall and first in Group N. On the third round in Donegal they were up to an impressive third overall in the event, and leading Group N, until a rare slip ended up with the car stuck in a ditch. One of the highs was on the fourth round- Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally, where Jordan recorded a fastest overall time on stage three, on his way to a fabulous result of fourth overall and first in Group N. “That was one of the good events for us and really turned the tide in the championship race”.

Round five, the Lakeland Stages was one that presented a big challenge for Jordan, as it came just after a massive crash in a hired Peugeot 208 R2 on the Ulster Rally.
“The Ulster Rally wasn’t good, we had a couple of small issues from the start and then a heavy crash to end it all. There was no doubt when I got back into the Evo on the Lakeland that it took me a few miles to build up some confidence again. We were well down early on, but managed to pull it back to take another Group N win from Niall McCullagh by just seven seconds. I needed that and again it left us in the hunt entering the final round.” The maturity once again showed on that final event as he overcame the problems and once again climbed back into a position necessary to lift the coveted title. ”We really didn’t know what to expect when we started the Irish Forest championship, especially after contesting the BTRDA , but the quality of the stages this year when on par, if not better. We immensely enjoyed the stages, the competition and the championship and a big thank-you to the organisers for that.”

With no more plans for 2017, the plans for 2018 are to broaden the horizons again, and perhaps have a proper go with a R2 car in the British Rally Championship and also rally further afield in either four-wheel drive or front wheel drive. Support from Premier Car Parts, Rallyhire and Ryan Motorsport Insurance has been vital lately and the search is on to find the necessary sponsorship for 2018. Any support or incentives would mean a lot to help the former N.I Junior Rally Champion move his rallying exploits on. Two championships in two years, could he make it three out of three?

Video Clips

Posted: November 6, 2017 9:17 AM



In Car

Posted: November 6, 2017 9:14 AM

Alan Carmichael & Ivor Lamont (Mini WRC) SS6


Kyle White & Sean Topping (Peugeot 208 R2) SS5


Niall McGonigle & Paddy McCrudden (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) SS6


Frank Kelly & Emmet Sherry (Ford Escort Mk 2) SS3


Jonny Leonard & Arthur Kierans (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6) SS6


Ruari McCaffrey & Lauren Kelly (Ford Escort) SS6

Sam Seals It on Bushwhacker Rally! 2017 Valvoline Motorsport Ireland National Forest Rally Championship-Round Six

Posted: November 6, 2017 9:11 AM

Sixth place was enough on Saturday’s Bushwhacker Rally to give Sam Moffett and Stephen Thornton in their Ford Fiesta WRC the coveted 2017 Valvoline Motorsport Ireland National Forest Rally Championship title, for both driver and co- driver. In a measured drive, the Monaghan driver lifted the Doc Jackson Memorial Trophy and took his second major title of the season, with a possibility of wrapping up a third next weekend in Cork. “The stages were great today, but we had to stay sensible and get home to the finish with a few points, so we had to stay out of the race on this rally. To clinch the championship is brilliant, and it’s been a great year, a great series, and for Stephen to get the co- drivers title is an extra bonus” said Sam. With Ger Lucey non-starting, second in the series went to two-wheel drive champion David Crossen with Lucey third after another strong season in his Evo 8.

Winner over the six stages laid on by the Omagh Motor Club was last year’s champion Desi Henry in his Skoda Fabia R5, twenty-seven seconds ahead of Jonny Greer’s R5 Citroen, who in turn was four seconds ahead of impressive Scottish visitor Jock Armstrong in his Subaru. Local driver Paul Barrett was a fine fourth in a hired Evo 9, ahead of Derek McGarrity’s R5 Skoda. Sam Moffett took sixth ahead of Alan Carmichael’s Mini WRC, with Alan Smyth’s Evo eighth and a relieved Adrian Hetherington ninth in the right-hand drive R5 Fiesta. “It’s the first proper day I have got to learn this car, and it is very different to anything else, even under braking and the way you apply the hand-brake for the tight chicanes. A day of learning is what it’s been” commented Adrian who claimed seventh in the championship. Retirements included the Mitsubishi of Mark Donnelly on stage two and Martin Cairns who put the Fiesta WRC off the road on stage one.

A fine tenth place overall for Niall McCullagh and first in Group N leader was still not enough to give him the Group N title. That honour went to Jordan Hone with father Paul in the co-drivers seat. It wasn’t clear-cut as Jordan’s Evo 9 was struck with gear selector trouble on stage one. “It wasn’t looking too good at one point, but thanks to Niall Henry and the McCourt’s assistance we made it into service.” Indeed Jordan’s eventual fourth place in Group N was enough to secure the 2017 title. Second on Saturday was Belfast’s Liam Regan who is getting used to his new Evo 9, and Cathan McCourt ended up third despite a stage two spin and the car cutting out on a stage, whilst brother Conor had intercom trouble in his similar machine. Ashley Dickson got caught out with a chicane on stage two but recovered to finish the event even with a big scare on the final stage.

In the Valvoline two-wheel race, David Crossen powered his 2 litre MK2 Escort into eighth overall after two stages, and led Frank Kelly’s bigger engine MK2 by seven seconds, but Frank’s rally was over at the end of stage four with mechanical maladies, and David eased off to claim sixteenth place and first two-wheel drive. “We had a good start on stage one, and on stage two, although we had a moment when the car leapt out of a rut, so it was time to go a little easier. It’s been a brilliant championship, and brilliant to get six 2 wheel drive wins from six starts, so a big thanks to everyone who helped for that “ said the Comber engineer. Vivian Hamill went off the road, and Donall Sweeney retired on stage five, so the second place went to Oran Donnelly who was enjoying being back in the forests with his Escort. Third was former champion Mickey Conlon despite over-heating issues with the MK2 all day. Fourth was the BMW of Damien McGuaran just six seconds ahead of Owen McMackin’s MK2, who was just ahead of class five winner Hugh McQuaid’s eight valve MK2.

The Valvoline Junior Section was as ever closely fought and winner on the day was Derek Mackeral in the Vauxhall Nova, continuing his good form from the Lakeland Rally. The class 16 championship was to be decided however and Omagh’s Stephen Dickson emerged as the champion for the second season in the R2 Fiesta after a third-place finish behind the hard trying Johnnie Mulholland. Mallow’s Jonny O’Sullivan had the disappointment of retiring his Fiesta after service with mechanical woes, but then the elation at the finish of clinching second in the Junior championship, and more importantly first Motorsport Ireland licensed driver which nets him an automatic Billy Coleman Award nomination.

Again we would like to give special thanks to all our championship sponsors for their help this season– Valvoline, Andrew Fanning Motor Factors, M. O'Brien Plant Hire, Suirway Group Forklifts & Farm Machinery, Jelf Motorsport Insurance, Exact Signs & Graphics, Pottinger Machinery, Ears Motorsport / Kumho Tyres, Colton Pump & Heating Services, Coillte, Concept Fire Services Ltd, Gordon Automotive Services, Barron Pix & SVS Incar Cameras.

It’s been quite a season in 2017 for the Valvoline Motorsport Ireland National Forest Rally Championship, and the Bushwhacker event with its 109 starters provided a fitting finale to an action-packed forestry year. With plans already in place for 2018, the championship looks to be continually growing, as the next big event is the annual prizegiving on 25th November at the Bridge House - Tullamore.

Greer Takes Title Fight to the Wire! Round Six of the 2017 MSA ANICC McGrady Insurance Northern Ireland Rally Championship!

Posted: November 6, 2017 9:09 AM

Desi Henry and Liam Moynihan powered their Skoda Fabia R5 to an impressive twenty-seven second victory on the Omagh Motor Club’s Bushwhacker Rally, round six of the 2017 MSA ANICC McGrady Insurance Northern Ireland Rally Championship. It was a great performance from the Portglenone driver, who won the recent Tyrone Stages, but for the championship race itself Jonny Greer’s second place finish in his Citroen DS3 R5, was extremely significant and sets up the series for an exciting winner takes all finale on 4th November.

When number one seed Mark Donnelly retired on stage two, Jonny Greer and Kirsty Riddick where running first on the road in the R5 Citroen.
“It’s the first time I have ran first on the road on gravel, but the stages are in good condition, everything is going well and our times are there-abouts” said the Carryduff driver, as he took that important second place. For championship leader Derek McGarrity, on his second outing in an R5 Skoda, fifth place was the eventual position, as he freely admitted the pace at the front was hot.
“I maybe wasn’t sharp enough out of the box on the first stages, but Desi and Jonny are flying. Ok they know there cars better, but they still have to drive them and fair play to them.”

In third place overall was Scottish visitor Jock Armstrong with local co-driver Graham Henderson after a remarkable run in his Subaru Impreza, and fourth place was another exceptional drive from Omagh’s Paul Barrett out in a hired Mitsubishi Evo, a far cry from the Historic MK2 Escort that he has campaigned more recently. Monaghan’s Sam Moffett had a steady run to sixth in his Fiesta WRC, whilst Ballymoney’s Alan Carmichael really enjoyed his return to the forests after a nine year absence, and it was his first forest foray in the Mini WRC. He claimed seventh just one second ahead of local driver Alan Smyth, who recently moved from his front wheel drive Suzuki to a four wheel drive Evo 10. Adrian Hetherington was learning his right hand drive R5 Fiesta all day, finding it very different to the MK2 and the Corolla WRC, and was happy with ninth. Eleventh overall was Enniskillen’s Jonny Leonard in his Evo 6 with former N.I champion Kenny McKinstry dropping to twelfth in the afternoon in his WRC Impreza.

Tenth overall and first in Group N was Niall McCullagh in his Evo 9 after a trouble free day’s sport, with Liam Regan in his similar machine fourteenth overall and second in the category. Cathan McCourt took third despite losing power on one stage, and Jordan Hone fourth after a gear selector problem on stage one. In the two wheel drive battle Comber’s David Crossen in his MK2 Escort was first home in a fabulous sixteenth overall. He was as high as eighth after two stages, but backed off on the later tests, as rival Frank Kelly retired with mechanical maladies after four stages. Oran Donnelly had a fine run to claim second two-wheel drive in his MK2 Escort, but Vivian Hamill who went off and Donall Sweeney who had mechanical issues where notable MK2 Escort retirements.

Last year’s ANICC Junior 1000 Rally Champion, Josh McErlean took the 1600cc class honours in his Citroen C2 R2 Max, the young Kilrea driver edging out Belfast’s Kyle White in his Peugeot 208 by eleven seconds. Class one winner Gareth Deazley in his Honda Civic from Dromore, County Tyrone also had much to celebrate. As the Junior category leader in the N.I series, after the Bushwhacker he was awarded the valuable Road to Wales prize of a free entry to Wales Rally GB National (WRGB). The rally this year is on 26th-29th October, which is just before the final N.I Championship round, and it will quite a challenge should young Gareth take it up.

Other class winners on the Bushwhacker event were: Derek Mackeral- class 3 (Vauxhall Nova), Josh McErlean- class 4 (Citroen C2), Hugh McQuaid-class 5 (MK2 Escort), Mickey Conlon- class 7 (MK2 Escort).

There has been much work behind the scenes in recent weeks as the Magherafelt Motor Club will run their reserve championship rally on 4th November, following the cancellation of the Down Rally. With their preferred forests not in ideal condition after recent heavy storms, it’s looking likely now that the final decisive McGrady Insurance round could take place on tarmac at a single venue location, with full details expected to be announced very shortly. Both Derek McGarrity and Jonny Greer go well on these type of events, with McGarrity a master of Bishopscourt, and it’s all building up to a unique and exciting finale to the 2017 championship. Will Derek make it eight titles, or can Jonny claim his first major rally title?

Photos

Posted: November 6, 2017 9:09 AM

Results

Posted: November 6, 2017 9:05 AM

1 Desi Henry/Liam Moynihan (Skoda Fabia R5) 37:45
2 Jonathan Greer/Kirsty Riddick (Citroen DS3 R5) 38:12
3 Jock Armstrong/Graham Henderson (Subaru Impreza WRX) 38:16
4 Paul Barrett/Gary McElhinney (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X) 38:28
5 Derek McGarrity/James O Reilly (Skoda Fabia R5) 38:34
6 Sam Moffett/Stephen Thornton (Ford Fiesta WRC) 38:42
7 Alan Carmichael/Ivor Lamont (MINI WRC) 39:03
8 Alan Smyth/Mac Kierans (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X) 39:04
9 Adrian Hetherington/Gary Nolan (Ford FIesta R5) 39:18
10 Niall McCullagh/Ryan McCloskey (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX) 39:20


Class Winners
Class 1:  Gareth Deazley/Ashley Boulton (Honda Civic)
Class 2:  Niall McCullagh/Ryan McCloskey (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
Class 3:  Derek Mackarel/Muireann Hayes (Vauxhall Nova)
Class 4:  Josh McErlean/John Rowan (Citroen C2)
Class 5:  Hugh McQuaid/Denver Rafferty (Ford Escort MkII)
Class 6:  David Crossen/Damien Fleming (Ford Escort)
Class 7:  Mickey Conlon/Ciaran McPhillips (Ford Escort MkII)
Class 8:  Jock Armstrong/Graham Henderson (Subaru Impreza)
Class 9:  Sam Moffett/Stephen Thornton (Ford Fiesta WRC)
Class 10:  Desi Henry/Liam Moynihan (Skoda Fabia R5)
Class 12:  Raymond Johnston/Marc Johnston (Ford Escort MkII)

Leaders After:
SS1-6 Desi Henry/Liam Moynihan (Skoda Fabia R5)

Stage Winners
SS1 Desi Henry/Liam Moynihan (Skoda Fabia R5)
SS2 Desi Henry/Liam Moynihan (Skoda Fabia R5)
SS3 Desi Henry/Liam Moynihan (Skoda Fabia R5)
SS4 Desi Henry/Liam Moynihan (Skoda Fabia R5)
SS5 Desi Henry/Liam Moynihan (Skoda Fabia R5)
SS6 Alan Carmichael/Ivor Lamont (MINI WRC)
& Paul Barrett/Gary McElhinney (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X)
& Jonathan Greer/Kirsty Riddick (Citroen DS3 R5)

Forest Finale In Omagh Forests! 2017 Valvoline Motorsport Ireland National Forest Rally Championship-Round Six

Posted: September 23, 2017 5:30 AM

The sixth and final round of the 2017 Valvoline Motorsport Ireland National Forest Rally Championship, gets underway at the Silverbirch Hotel in Omagh on Saturday, for the Omagh Motor Club’s Bushwhacker Rally. “The Omagh Grand Prix” as it’s nicknamed has attracted a bulging entry of over one hundred and twenty cars, showing the increasing upwards trend in forestry rallying. Forty stage miles lie in store with the famous Killeter test now nine miles long, Lough Braden over six miles added to the Carrickaholten stage, which is all done twice.

Championship leader going into this final round is Sam Moffett, and the Monaghan man is looking to complete a unique treble in Irish Motorsport. Already crowned National Tarmac Champion, he could add the National Forest series to that this weekend, and the Irish Tarmac Championship to that next weekend in Cork. It’s been quite a season for Sam, and he needs a solid finish on the Bushwhacker to wrap up the series. No doubt Sam will be looking for overall rally honours and with the N.I Rally Championship contenders also in town, it will be a real tight battle. Other Valvoline championship battlers in four-wheel drive machinery include Adrian Hetherington who is hoping for more miles this time in the R5 Fiesta, Martin Cairns- WRC Fiesta, David Condell- Focus WRC, Jonny Leonard- Evo 6, Niall Henry- Evo 10 and Ger Lucey in his Evo 8 who is currently joint second in the points standings.

The Group N title still has to be decided and Jordan Hone in his Evo 9 leads the contenders into the final round. Conor McCourt, Ashley Dickson and Cathan McCourt would all have a chance at the title. In the Valvoline two-wheel drive race, newly crowned champion-David Crossen wheels out his trusty MK2 Escort, and the County Down driver is in for a real challenge on Saturday. Frank Kelly is making a foray back into the forests, and with Vivian Hamill, Mickey Conlon and Owen McMackin all also in MK2’s the Escort’s will be flying through the forests. But they will all have to watch out for the Starlet of former 2wd champion Shane McGirr returning to the Omagh forests. Sadly not competing this weekend is championship supporter John Gordon who had a big accident in his MK2 in Wexford. We wish John a speedy recovery.

The Valvoline Junior Section is always dramatic, and Stephen Dickson in his R2 Fiesta has an eight-point lead heading into his home stages where it will all be decided. Mallow’s John O’Sullivan is second in his Fiesta R2, with Johnnie Mulholland also Fiesta mounted in third just one point ahead of Shane Kenneally in the Honda Civic. Derek Mackeral who took a maximum score on the Lakeland is hoping that the good fortune continues in the Nova.

Again we would like to give special thanks to all our championship sponsors – Valvoline, Andrew Fanning Motor Factors, M. O'Brien Plant Hire, Suirway Group Forklifts & Farm Machinery, Jelf Motorsport Insurance, Exact Signs & Graphics, Pottinger Machinery, Ears Motorsport / Kumho Tyres, Colton Pump & Heating Services, Coillte, Concept Fire Services Ltd, Gordon Automotive Services, Barron Pix & SVS Incar Cameras.

Final Instructions / Time & Distance

Posted: September 21, 2017 2:31 PM

Available on the new Club Website:

Seeded Entry List

Posted: September 19, 2017 6:35 AM

No. DRIVER/CO-DRIVER (CAR) [CLASS]
1 Mark Donnelly/Stephen O'Hanlon (TBA) [9]
2 Jonathan Greer/Kirsty Riddick (Citroen DS3 R5) [10]
3 Sam Moffett/Stephen Thornton (Ford Fiesta WRC) [9]
4 Desi Henry/Liam Moynihan (Skoda Fabia R5) [10]
5 Jock Armstrong/G Henderson (Subaru Impreza N11) [8]
6 Derek McGarrity/James O Reilly (Skoda Fabia R5) [10]
7 Mark Donnelly/Barry McNulty (Ford Fiesta WRC) [9]
8 Adrian Hetherington/Gary Nolan (Ford Foesta R5) [10]
9 Kenny McKinstry/Noel Orr (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [9]
10 Martin Cairns/Rory Kennedy (Ford Fiesta WRC) [9]
11 Brendan Cumiskey/Conor Foley (Ford Fiesta R5) [10]
12 David Condell/Michael Coady (Ford Fiesta R5) [10]
14 Alan Carmichael/Ivor Lamont (Mini WRC) [9]
15 Jonny Leonard/Arthur Kierans (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [8]
16 Alan Smyth/MacKierans (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X) [8]
17 Cathan McCourt/Brian Hoy (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [2]
18 Niall McCullagh/Ryan McCloskey (Mitsibishi Evo IX) [2]
19 Darren McKelvey/Aaron Johnston (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [8]
20 Paul Barrett/Dan Breslin (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) [8]
21 Jordan Hone/Paul Hone (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [2]
22 Jon Armstrong/Aimee McManus (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X) [2]
23 Gary Donoghue/Andrew Browne (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [8]
24 Conor McCourt/Caolan McKenna (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [2]
25 Niall Henry/Damien Duffin (Mitsubishi Lancer) [8]
26 Gerard Lucey/Jj Cremin (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [8]
27 Paul Britton/George Tinsley (Subaru Impreza STI N12) [2]
28 Michael Carbin/Conor Mohan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4) [8]
29 Frank Wray/Aidan Wray (Subaru Impreza WRC S11) [9]
30 Andrew Bustard/David Young (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [8]
31 David Crossen/Damien Fleming (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
32 Frank Kelly/Sean Ferris (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
33 Vivian Hamill/Andrew Grennan (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
34 Liam Regan/David McElroy (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [2]
35 Gareth Sayers/Gareth Gilchrist (Ford Fiesta Proto) [8]
36 Mickey Conlon/Ciaran McPhillips (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
37 Anthony Cairns/Mark Preston (Subaru Impreza) [8]
38 Oran Donnelly/Paul Hughes (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
39 Donall Sweeney/Dean Osullivan (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
40 Owen McMackin/Barry Ferris (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
41 Stephen Baxter/Fearghal McDonald (Ford Escort) [6]
42 Gareth Mimnagh/J Barry McCarney (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V) [2]
43 Dermot O'Hagan/Pierce Jnr Doheny (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6) [8]
44 Shane McGirr/Martin McGarrity (Toyota Starlet) [6]
45 Ashley Dickson/Lorcan Moore (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [2]
46 Robert McKelvey/Declan Campbell (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [2]
47 Niall McGonagle/Paddy McCrudden (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [2]
48 Colm McFall/Dermot McClafferty (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [2]
49 Kyle White/Sean Topping (Peugeot 208 R2) [4]
50 John O'Sullivan/Kaine Treanor (Ford Fiesta R200) [4]
51 Johnnie Mulholland/Jeff Case (Ford Fiesta R2) [4]
52 Stephen Dickson/Tommy Hayes (Ford Fiesta R2) [4]
53 Trevor McConnell/Shaun Lafferty (Subaru Impreza) [8]
54 David Dennison/Gareth Lewthwaite (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [2]
55 James Kennedy/Heather Kennedy (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
56 Connor Woods/Chrissy Corry (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [8]
57 John Cairns/James Cairns (TBA) [2]
58 Joe Hegarty/David Turkington (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6) [8]
59 Raymond Johnston/Marc Johnston (Ford Escort RS 1800) [12]
60 Hugh McQuaid/Tbc Tbc (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
61 Tony McKenna/Stephen Griffith (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
62 Damien McGauran/Darren Curran (BMW 320) [6]
63 Gary Kiernan/Daren O Brien (ford escort) [4]
64 Ruairi Maguire/Grace O'Brien (Vauxhall Corsa) [3]
65 Derek Mackarel/Muireann Hayes (Vauxhall Nova) [3]
66 Stewart McClean/Jonny Holdsworth (Vauxhall Nova) [4]
67 Daryl McCanny/Cathain Colton (Vauxhall Corsa) [4]
68 David Kerr/Thomas Nugent (Peugeot 106) [4]
69 John Brazier/Alex Brazier (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX) [2]
70 Ken Graham/Tba Tba (Hillman Avenger) [3]
71 John Mulholland/Aidan O Connor (Subaru Impreza) [2]
72 Conor McCrossan/Chris Melly (Skoda Fabia S2000) [10]
73 Derek Jobb/Barney Mitchell (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [8]
74 Niall Magee/Sean Devlin (Subaru Impreza Grp A) [8]
75 Chris McGurk/Tba Tba (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [8]
76 Mervyn Galbraith/Aine McGuigan (Vauxhall Nova) [3]
77 William Herron/Geoff Patterson (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [2]
78 Mervyn Wilson/Ricky Gamble (Ford Escort) [3]
79 Brian Tolan/Colin Irvine (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [2]
80 Damien Conlin/Paul Mimnagh (Vauxhall Nova) [3]
81 Lukasz Czapnik/Piotr Szadkowski (Subaru Impreza) [8]
82 Stephen McFerran/Marty McBrearty (Ford Escort) [5]
83 Gerry Farmer/Declan McGee (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6) [2]
84 Gary Mvbrien/Nigel Hodgins (Suburb Impreza) [2]
85 Paul McCann/Paddy Plunkett (Ford Escort RS Cosworth) [8]
86 Pauric Sheridan/Sean Brunton (Ford Escort RS Cosworth) [8]
87 Vio Dobasu/Tba Tba (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [8]
88 Seamus Goodfellow/Christopher McLaughlin (Subaru Impreza) [8]
89 Eamonn McNabb/Tba Tba (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6) [8]
90 Ruari McCaffrey/Lauren Kelly (Ford Escort) [5]
91 Travis Humphrey/Ruairi Maguire (Peugeot 205 GTI) [3]
92 Drew Chambers/Wendy Blackledge (Talbot Samba) [3]
93 Damien McAleer/Ivan Wilkinson (Ford Escort) [5]
94 Brian Little/Eathan McColgan (Ford Escort G3) [5]
95 Ian Dickson/Darragh Mullen (Ford Fiesta ST) [1]
96 Ashley Rutledge/Brian Robinson (Honda Civic) [1]
97 Gareth Deazley/Shane Byrne (Honda Civic) [1]
98 Michael McCarroll/Ronnie Craig (Ford Fiesta ST) [1]
99 Benny Quinn/Patrick Corey (Ford Escort) [5]
100 Ciaran McCullagh/Tba Tba (Vauxhall Nova) [3]
101 Mike Garahy/Iarla McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
102 Jason Dickson/Jared Gill (Ford Fiesta R2) [4]
103 Alexander Cochrane/Chris Johnston (Ford Escort) [3]
104 Ryan Murray/Adrian Kielt (Peugeot 205 GTI) [3]
105 Dean Humphrey/Nigel Brennan (Vauxhall Corsa) [3]
106 Danny Meenagh/John Meenagh (Subaru Impreza) [8]
107 Darren Connelly/Geard Hyland (Vauxhall Nova) [3]
108 Josh McErlean/Tba . (Citroen C2R2 Max) [4]
109 Andrew McCormick/Rudy Tate (Vauxhall Chevette) [6]
110 Martin Collins/Mikaela Woods (Peugeot 106) [1]
111 Keelan Maguire/Eamon Conway (Honda Civic) [1]
112 Darren Collins/Tba Tba (Peugeot 205) [3]
113 Michael McGarrity/Damien Garvey (Ford Fiesta R2) [4]
114 Adam Semple/Karl Egan (Honda Civic) [4]
115 William Graham/Seamus McTigue (Vauxhall Corsa) [3]
116 Karl Fallis/Tony McGover (Honda Civic) [1]
117 Jamie Grant/Raymond Coulter (Toyota Starlet) [5]
118 Damien Hynds/John Magilton (Nissan Micra) [3]
119 Allen Dobasu/Tba Tba (Honda Civic) [1]
120 Jonny McAleer/Joe McAleer (Vauxhall Corsa) [3]
121 Mark McAleer/Sean McAleer (Citreon Saxo) [1]
122 Derek Robinson/David Forde (Toyoto Corolla) [1]
123 Al McClenahan/Caleb McClenahan (Land Rover Freelander) [8]
124 Bill Arbuthnot/Jason McGuckin (Subaru Impreza) [8]

McKelvey Asbestos & Construction Ltd Bushwhacker Rally 2017

Posted: September 13, 2017 6:43 AM

Omagh Motor Club Ltd. are delighted to once again have the support of McKelvey Asbestos & Construction Ltd as headline sponsor to this year’s Bushwhacker Rally which will be held on Saturday 23rd September 2017.This popular event is both the penultimate round of the McGrady Insurance MSA Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship and also the final round of the Valvoline Irish Forestry Championship with a full entry of over 100 cars anticipated.

As similar to the event held two years ago, a road closure order has been granted to the Club which will entail a compact format of 3 stages completed twice consisting of approx. 40 stage miles and is based at the traditional Lough Bradan, Carrickaholten and Killeter forests. Start and finish venues will be held at the Silverbirch Hotel with central servicing at Aikens Caravan yard on the Drumquin Road outside Castlederg.

All stages this year have been extended with a 9 mile stage on the combined Slievedoo and Glenderg forests at Killeter and a testing 6.5 mile stage on the combined Lough Bradan North and South forests.

As small linkages of public road are required, spectators will be restricted to four viewing areas in total on the Lough Bradan and Killeter stages and no access on the Carrickaholten stage will be permitted. Also, access to the stage start and finish areas will be prohibited and strictly reinforced by marshalls.

Further access information can be obtained in the rally programmes and these will be available a few days prior to the event at various outlets as listed on the Club’s facebook page.

Entries Received / On Line Entry

Posted: August 31, 2017 4:02 PM

Event Poster

Posted: August 16, 2017 4:10 AM

Bushwacher to be a Round of the 2017 Valvoline Motorsport Ireland National Forest Championship.

Posted: July 20, 2017 8:48 AM

"Sadly as most of you are now aware, Rathfriland mc have had to cancel the Down rally which was to form part of our Valvoline Motorsport Ireland National Forest Championship. We are now in a position to announce with thanks to Omagh Motorclub that this years Bushwhacker Rally on September 23rd will replace the Down rally in this years Championship.
We looking forward to working with Omagh MotorClub on this years & future Championship events.
Thanks also to Rathfriland MC for their efforts in supporting us this year,
Meanwhile we look forward to seeing you all for Jim Walsh Cork Motor Club forest rally ,entries still welcome"

Ray Fitzpatrick

Club Website

Posted: July 20, 2017 8:47 AM

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