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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Results from Weekend 21/22 Jan 2012

New Years Stages, Kirkistown
1.Derek McGarrity/James McKee (Subaru S14) 1408s
2. Darren Gass/Nathan Gass (Subaru) 1410s
3. Kenny McKinstry/Ben Taggert (Subaru) 1435s
4. Derek McGeehan/Laurie Smyth (Mini WRC) 1448s
5. John McGaffin/Norman Russell (Subaru) 1474s
6 George Robinson/Tommy Speers (Mitsubishi) 1489s
7 Keith White/David Lyness (Ford Escort) 1521s
8 Sean Cassidy/Damian McCann (Ford Fiesta)1539s
9 Eoin McErlain/Raymond Henry (Mitsubishi)1539s
10 Gerald McFall/Conor O’Loan (Mitsubishi) 1545s

Full results to follow


1 Pakie Duffy/Colin Duffy (Subaru Impreza) 16 marks,

2 Chris Kelly/Sam Johnston (Subaru Impreza) 17m,

3 Darren Quinn/Nigel McCloughry (Subaru Legacy) 30m,

4 Brian O’Mahony/David Swanton (Vauxhall Vectra) 34m,

5 Colin Fitzgerald/Daire Hayes (Subaru Impreza) 36m,

6 Joseph Shinnors/Greg Shinnors (Subaru Impreza) 42m,

7 Martin Dolan/James O’Brien (Subaru Impreza) 61m,

8 Alan Shinnors/George Shinnors (Subaru Impreza) 75m,

9 Dermot Whelton/Barry O’Sullivan (VW Golf) 84m,

10 Ger O’Connell/Denis O’Donovan (Subaru Impreza) 84m,

11 Alwyn White/Adrian Tobin (Mazda 626) 112m,

12 Andrew Beamish/Eoghan McCarthy (Nissan Sunny) 173m.

Semi-experts: 1 Chris Kelly/Sam Johnston, 2 Brian O’Mahony/David Swanton, 3 Martin Dolan/James O’Brien.

Novices: 1 Darren Quinn/Nigel McCloughry, 2 Alwyn White/Adrian Tobin, 3 Andrew Beamish/Eoghan McCarthy.

Beginners: 1 Matt Shinnors/Catherine Levis (Opel Kadett) 208m, 2 Andrew Whelton/Cyril Maguire (Toyota Avensis) 293m, 3 David Forde/Sean Henehan (Subaru Legacy) 366m.


1 Brian Conlon (Erskine-Honda) 16 marks,

2 Philip Erskine (Erskine-Yamaha) 19m,

3 John O'Reilly (Erskine-Kawasaki) 24m,

4 Christopher Evans (ETE-Yamaha) 26m,

5 John Bolton (Grasshopper VW) 26m,

6 Gordon Erskine (Erskine-Yamaha) 32m,

7 Joe McCann (JMcVW) 32m,

8 Robin Taylor (VW) 37m,

9 Enda Byrne (VW) 37m,

10 Percy Pennefather (Erskine-Suzuki) 38m,

11 Gordon Watkins (Watkins-Yamaha) 39m,

12 Fergil Gregory (Erskine-Yamaha) 41m.

Grade winners: Philip Erskine, Joe McCann, Brian Miley (VW) 45m, James Ralph (Suzuki) 45m.


1 Steven Ferguson (Mini Special) 650.2s,

2 Eamonn Byrne (Mini) 664.9s,

3 Paddy Power (Mini Moke) 673.3s,

4 Daniel Byrne (Mini) 680.6s,

5 Chris Grimes (Mini) 698.2s,

6 David Thompson (Nova) 699.0s,

7 Guy Foster (Mini) 710.0s,

8 Paul Phelan (Mini Special) 711.6s,

9 Andrew O’Donohoe (Westfield) 711.9s,

10 Mark King (Nova) 719.3s,

11 Ian White (Mini) 721.4s,

12 Darren Quille (Westfield) 732.5s.

Class winners: Eamonn Byrne, Paddy Power, Andrew O’Donohoe, Seamus Anderson (Starlet), David Thompson.

Semi-expert award: Rory Power (Mini) 761.3s.

Novice awards: Timmy Lynch (Westfield) 776.4s, Jamie McMillan (Nova) 845.7s, Peter Falvey (Corsa) 925.2s.


1 Steven Ferguson (Mini Special) 526.7s,

2 J J Farrell (Mini Special) 536.6s,

3 Paddy Power (Mini Moke) 551.7s,

4 Eamonn Byrne (Mini) 567.8s,

5 Daniel Byrne (Mini) 571.5s,

6 Chris Grimes (Mini) 574.8s,

7 Norman Ferguson (Mini) 577.7s,

8 David Thompson (Nova) 578.4s,

9 Paul Mooney (Nova) 583.1s,

10 Guy Foster (Mini) 588.1s,

11 Paul Phelan (Mini Special) 600.7s,

12 Ian White (Mini) 602.9s.

Class winners: Eamonn Byrne, J J Farrell, Darren Quille (Westfield) 607.3s, Seamus Anderson (Starlet), David Thompson.

Semi-expert award: Paul Mooney.

Novice awards: Jamie McMillan (Nova) 673.8s, Peter Falvey (Corsa) 762.2s.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Year Stages Entry List

1 Kenny McKinstry TBA Banbridge 2.0t Subaru Impreza
2 Derek McGarrity James McKee Glengormley 2.0t Focus WRC
3 Darren Gass TBA Armagh 2.0t Subaru Impreza
4 Connor McCloskey Francis Regan 2.0t Subaru Impreza
5 Derek McGeehan Laurie Smyth Magherafelt 1.6t Mini WRC
6 Sean Cassidy Damian McCann Magherafelt 2.0t Ford Fiesta 4x4
7 John McGaffin Norman Russell Banbridge 2.0t Subaru Impreza
8 George Robinson Tommy Speers Ballymena 2.0t Mitsubishi
9 Gerard McFall TBA Bushmills 2.0 Mitsubishi E 9
10 Kieron Graffin TBA Toomebridge 2.0t Mitsubishi E9
11 Niall Henry John Rowan Portglenone 2.0t Subaru Impreza
12 Keith White David Lyness Crumlin 2.5 Ford Escort
14 Andy Johnston TBA Killinchy 2.3 Vxl Chevette
15 Fintan McGrady Cliodhna Belfast 2.0 Ford Escort
16 James Kennedy TBA Antrim 2.0 Ford Escort
17 Mark McDonald Robin Pitts Dungannon 2.0 Ford Escort G3
18 Roy Haslett Brian Larmour Ballygowan 2.0 Ford Escort F2
19 Eoin McErlain Raymond Henry Kilrea 2.0t Mitsubishi E6
20 Simon Woodside Suzanne Woodside Templepatrick 2.5 BMW M3
22 Drew Wylie Billy Miskelly Belfast 2.0 Ford Escort
23 Andrew Bustard David Young Castlederg 2.1 Ford Escort
24 Jay Colville TBA Belfast 2.3 Ford Escort
25 William McClurkin Louise McClurkin Antrim 2.0 Ford Escort
26 Stephen McFerran Thomas McErlain Dunloy 2.0 Ford Escort
27 Jeremy Carey Brendan Ingram Dunloy 2.0 Ford Escort
28 Ian Green Amanda Green Ballynahinch 1.9 Peugeot 205 GTi
29 Richard Tannahill TBA Ballymoney 1.6 Ford Fiesta
30 Stephen Smith TBA 1.6 Honda Civic
31 Paul Barrett TBA Banbridge 1.6 Citroen C2R2
32 Liam McAuley TBA Loughgiel 2.0 Ford Escort
33 Colin Price Drew Stewart Kells 2.0 Ford Escort
34 Jason Curran Barbara Love Newtownards 2.0t Mitsubishi E8
35 Johnny Hart Mark McElwee Carryduff 2.0t Mitsubishi E9
36 Chris Byers Joan Gilmore Portaferry 2.0 Ford Escort
37 Maurice McCarthy Brian Fitzmaurice Kircubbin 2.0 Ford Escort
38 Raymond Doyle Marc Nugent Pomeroy 1.6 Ford Escort
39 Robert Irwin Jimmy Grahame Drumbo 1.6 Toyota Corolla
40 Davy McLaughlin Paul McLaughlin Ballygowan 2.0 Opel Kadett
41 Alan Simms Chris Simms Newry 2.0 Ford Escort
42 Willie McKee John Leecocke Antrim 1.8 Talbot Sunbeam
43 Paul Williamson Leslie Armstrong Crumlin 2.0 Ford Escort G3
44 Colin McAleese Robert Stevenson Balnamore 2.0 Ford Escort
45 Alan Courtney Laura Soutar Carrickfergus 4.5 Porsche 928
46 Rory Tougher Harry Armour 1.3 Mini Cooper
47 Harry Brown Martin McGrath Maghaberry 1.6 Hillman Avenger
48 Jonathan MacDonald Gareth McKay Donaghadee 2.0t Mitsubishi E 1
49 Brian Vance TBA Portaferry 1.6 Toyota Corolla
50 Seamus Connolly TBA Middletown 1.6 Toyota Corolla
51 Ian Graham TBA Belfast 2.0 Ford Fiesta ST
52 Robert Haslett Dessie McLaughlin Ballygowan 2.0 Vauxhall Astra
53 David Kennedy Graeme Kennedy Kells 1.6 Vauxhall Corsa
54 Simon Hemphill Ciaran McMenamin Castlederg 1.6 Vauxhall Nova
55 Michael McCarroll Damian McAuley Cloughmills 2.0 Ford Fiesta
56 Robert Coulter Olivia Coulter Crumlin 1.5 Ford Anglia
57 Amanda Gaffney Michael Gaffney 2.0 Vauxhall Astra

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

All systems go

It's all systems go for the start of the Irish Rallying and Racing seasons and it looks like there maybe some healthy battles on the back roads and race circuits of Ireland this year.

On the racing front the recent announcement by the Leinster Motor Club that they will host a 2 day race meeting at the Bishopscourt track on May 12th and 13th has got many competitors excited about this new challenge. It has taken almost six months since Gary Manning first contacted the circuit manager, Wilson McKibben, to get the track examined and approved (subject to certain works being undertaken). A further announcement of classes and the MSA santioned club which will be granted the permit to run the event will released shortly. Keep an eye on Leinster Motor Club and Bishopscourt Circuit for more news and details

One class that definitely plans to be in Bishipscourt in May is the Irish Touring Car Championship who themselves have made a few announcements in recent days. The first of these was the news that tyre manufacturer Yokohama is to be the title sponsor for this years championship and through their wide range of tyres supply the control tyre for all the cars competing this year. Support will also come from Yokohamas Irish dealer Murray Motorsport. The second announcement from the ITCC organisers was that the top points scorers in both Super Touring and Touring classes at the Bishops Court event, Rounds 3 and 4, will win a VIP trip to the WTCC event in Estoril, Portugal. With this added incentive the Bishopscourt event will be eagerly contested by all drivers. More info on the championship can be found on ITCC

Meanwhile the start of the rally action in Ireland for 2012 actually heads for the race circuits this weekend with the UAC run New Years Stages taking part at Kirkistown on Saturday and COC Ronnie Mitchell is pleased to say that over 60 entries have been submitted for the event with Derek McGarrity and Derek McGeehan using the event to test their latest aquasitions, either a FOcus WRC or S14 Impreza for McGarrity and a John Cooper Works Mini Cooper for McGeehan, also entered for Saturdays event is Kenny McKinstry who will be behind the wheel of one of his hire fleet Imprezzas.
Video of handover and test of the McGeehan Motorsport MINI WRC

On Sunday the annual IRCA Marshals payback day happens when a group of marshals from all over the country get treated to some highspeed passenger laps of the Mondello race track as a way of saying thank you for their help on the events during the year. The list of drivers and cars so far includes the following

No First Name Surname Car Class
1 Eamon Bates Swift1.3 1
2 Larry Power Swift1.3 1
3 Patrick Johnson Astra 2.0 2
4 Michael Melia Sierra 2.5 2
5 William Lawerence Escort 2.0 2
6 Donal Ryan Impreza 2.0 3
7 Jason Ryan Starlet 1.6 1
8 Patrick Ryan Civic 2.0 2
9 Brian Kirwin Escort 2.1 2
10 Niall Fortune Escort 2.1 2
11 Neill Perry Sierra 4x4 3
12 Brian Smith Corolla 1.6 1
13 Paul Browne Civic 1.6 1
14 John Pringle Escort 2.0 2
15 Ben Donnelly Escort 2.0 2
16 Joe McCarthy  Civic 1.6 1
17 Anthony Breen Impreza 2.0 3
18 Moss Fitzgerald Corolla 1.6 1
19 Patrick Donegan Escort 2.4 2
20 Nicky Brunton Civic 1.6 1
21 Anthony Masterson Integra 1.8 2
22 Colin Roche Starlet 1.6 1
23 David Coady Swift 1.3 1
24 Leon Galvin Escort 1.6 1
25 Fergal O' Connell Starlet 1.6 1
26 Adrian McElvanny subaru 555
27 Moris Moffit Starlet 2.5
28 David Moffit starlet 2.0
29 Anthony Hand Escort 2.0
30 Gavin Furhey Escort 2.0
31 Declan Stafford civic 1.6
32 George Condell Striker 2.0
33 Ian Barrett subaru 555
34 Paul Barrett evo 6
35 Kevin Barrett subaru wrc
36 Kenny Mckinstry subaru wrc
37 Joe Connolly escort2.5
38 Gary Mcphillips escort 2.5
39 Jim McKenna escort 2.5
40 Martin Mcphillips Corolla 1.6
41 Ed Colton Peugeot306
This year the IRCA have teamed up with the Share A Dream charity and will be provided some passenger runs for some children linked to the charity. If you wish to make a donation you can on the day or follow the IRCA donation link on My Charity

A seeded entry list for the Galway Int Rally is expected shortly and with entries having surpassed the 170 mark it has proven that the idea of shortening the event to a single day has been successful. More info on the rally can be found on the Galway Motor Club Website

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Events this weekend

DATE: 21/22.1.12
CLUB: Carrick-on-Suir MC
EVENT: Autotest
VENUE: Industrial Park, Brown’s Road, Waterford
START TIME: Sat 11.00, Sun 10.30
WEBSITE: Carrick on Suir Motor Club

DATE: 21.1.12
CLUB: Garda Siochana MC
EVENT: Sporting Trial
VENUE: Bohernabreena, Tallaght, Dublin 24
WEBSITE: Garda Motor Club

DATE: 21/22.1.12
EVENT: 1000 Shakes Navigation Trial (NT)
VENUE: HQ: Macroom Community Leisure Centre, Macroom, Co Cork
WEBSITE: Cork Motor Club

DATE: 21.1.12
EVENT: New Years Stages Rally
VENUE: Kirkistown Racing Circuit, Kircubbin, Co.Down

DATE: 18/22.1.12
CLUB: Automobile Club de Monaco.
VENUE: HQ: MONACO (98000), Automobile Club de Monaco, 23, boulevard Albert Ier
WEBSITE: Automobile Club de Monaco