Exciting year ahead for Jennings
January 22, 2013 by Paul McClay
Garry Jennings Motorsport will be launching his NEW 2013 Championship Car on Friday the 1st of February at The Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, Galway at 7:30pm,
Prior to the start of the 2013 Irish Tarmac Championship Opening Round, The Safety Direct Galway International Rally.
They will be introducing the NEW car, The Driver and Navigator, and support team to the assembled Media and guests.
Entry is free, and EVERYONE is welcome to attend.
There will be interviews with Garry and his NEW team, where assembled guests will get to see, and get pictures with the New car.
There will also be the First Viewing of Garry Jennings Motorsports NEW Clothing Range, and members of the Public will be able to Purchase items for the first time on the night.
Garry, who is synonomous with tarmac rallying, both here in Ireland, and abroad, and who is the Current Irish Forestry Championship Winner, and a close Runner Up in the Irish Tarmac Championship, (1 better than 2011 when he finished 3rd overall) and 2nd Overall in the Irish Tarmac Group N Championship. He has had scores of Wins under his belt over the years.
2012 Started off on Gravel For Garry, where he and Navigator Barry McNulty took an overwhelming victory in the opening round of the Irish Forestry Championship, very close to his home, just over the border in The Abbey Hotel Donegal Forestry Rally, in a Subaru Impreza 555. His Winnings ways continued in Tyrone, in the Tyrone Spring Rally. It was Garrys 1st ever time to compete at this event. He led from as early as the 2nd stage and never looked back. He won the Event by 16 seconds Overall.
In The Safety Direct Galway International Rally Last Year in His Mitsubishi Evo 9, he and Legendary Donegal Navigator Rory Kennedy won The Group N Production Class, as well as finishing, a creditable 4th Overall.
He went on to Carrick on Suir, for the Wm Loughman Forestry Event, where he finished a creditable 2nd overall to none other than Craig Breen.
He then travelled down to Munster for the Moonraker Forest Rally, as the Series Leader, and picked up another creditable 2nd overall.
His next Outing on Tarmac was at the Circuit Of Ireland which was an IRC Series Event, where he and navigator Barry McNulty took Production Class 3 Honours again, ahead of local rival Donagh Kelly.
Due to a scrutiny issue Garry did not start the Cork Forest Rally.
On Tarmac Next it was Down to Killarney for the Cartell.ie Rally Of The Lakes, where he took the Production Group N Class win once again, and a creditable 3rd place Overall with Barry McNulty calling The Notes.
Next On Tarmac came the Ultimate Success Of 2012, where Garry this time, Partnered up with Donegal Navigator Neil Doherty, in a hired Subaru Impreza WRC, took victory by over a minute in the Topaz Donegal International Rally. (Victory Was Bittersweet in this case as Neil Doherty’s Father who was in hospital, died the Following day)
Next it was back to the forests, and down to cork for the Sean Conlon Memorial rally, where Garry Took victory alongside Dave Moynihan calling the notes. The Bushwhacker Rally in around Omagh in Tyrone wasnt one to remember for Garry, amd navigator Rory Kennedy, but he still lead the Irish forestry championship points table.
The Todds Leap Sponsored Ulster Rally was Next in The Irish Tarmac Championship series. 2nd Overall, in a hired Subaru Impreza, with Rory Kennedy Calling the notes, was painful, as he suffered handbrake woes on day 1, and a 10sec penalty, but a teriffic, never say die attitude, of Garry brought him back to finish 2nd overall.
Garry Decided to concentrate his efforts on the Local Rallys after this, here he competed in a Corolla WRC in the Sligo Stages Rally, and in the Local Lakelands Forestry Event.
He also finished 3rd Overall in The 2012 Lurgan Park Rally with Kerry His Wife Navigating a subaru impreza.
County Donegal was his most sucessful county last year, competing in the Abbey Hotel Sponsored Harvest Stages Rally where he took Victory for the 3rd time in 3 years, making Donegal a clean sweep, the Forestry Rally, The International Rally, and The Harvest Rally, his crowning glory for 2012.
Garry did claim a title in 2012, The Irish Forestry Championship.
He Finished 8th Overall in the Last Event – The Glens Of Antrim Forest Rally, but, this was enough to claim the title Overall.
Garry Didnt Compete in the Last round of the tarmac championship, the Cork ’20′, so Victory in the overall championship went to his friend and rival Darren Gass From Armagh.
Garry Jennings Motorsport ITRC 2013
This year Garry Jennings will be driving a Subaru Impreza S12b in the ITRC Championship.
The car has been prepared & looked after by Ttec Car Prep -Colm Grant Engineering from Cork.
Colm Grant stated that:
“The Subaru Impreza 12b is a really competitive well built car that works very well on the Irish roads,the car has under gone substantial rebuilding over the christmas period to get ready for the ITRC 2013. We at Ttec engineering based in cork are delighted to be working with such a talented driver in Garry and are looking forward to the challenges involved in keeping the car competitive this year.”
A lot of sweat and tears have went into the Garry Jennings motorsport rally project for 2013. With his NEW car a new Team has been developed with the focus of securing the ITRC.
We are delighted to announce the continued support of our MAIN Sponsors & new are thankful of new sponsors to ensure we stay competitive for the season.
Garry Jennings stated that:
“There is a strong team ethos & spirit for this upcoming Rally year with a very strong belief in the team that we can do well this year. Clubman Rallying, as for most Irish Drivers, is a thing that is very close to my heart, having competed in many clubman events since the early 1990′s, the pinnacle of a local clubman would be to win the ITRC.
2013 championship is looking to be a hotly contested year with new machinery coming out of the woodwork and by all accounts theres alot of guys thats going to be pushing really hard ,which makes for an exciting rally year.”
Having Recently got married to his wife Kerry, who is also a rally fanatic, has made Garry even more competitive, and this eagerness to do well and win, is plain to see.
Garry Jennings motorsport will be launching their NEW 2013 range of Rally clothing at the Galway Rally and it can be found for sale directly form the merchandise team in service.
All The Garry Jennings Motorsport Team would like to thank all our loyal supporters & fans for believing in the team & wish the best of luck to all competitors & Rally organisers in 2013.
Garrys Sponsors for the New Car include:
Ink Nite Club Letterkenny, Co.Donegal.
Voodoo Bar Letterkenny, Co.Donegal.
Jennings Fuels, Kesh, Co.Fermanagh. www.jenningsfuels.com
Donegal Bay Fuels, Donegal Town, Co.Donegal. www.donegalbayfuels.com
Kumho Tyres. www.kumhotyre.co.uk
Sligo Pallets Limited, Sligo.
CBM Signs, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal.
RG Rally Insurance. www.rgrally.com