June 20, 2014 by Art McCarrick
Stephen & Susanne are condident despite the challenge of taking on their most competitive field yet.
Motorsport Ireland Young Rally Driver of the Year Stephen Wright heads back to Belgium this weekend to take on the challenge of the Geko Ypres Rally in his Peugeot 208 R2. The rally is one of the most popular on the European continent and has attracted a stellar entry including over 40 cars in the R2 category alone and will provide a stern test for... [Read more...]
May 2, 2014 by Art McCarrick
Stephen in action on the Circuit of Ireland. Image from Sean Hassett.
Stephen Wright has reached the end of his hectic April schedule that saw him tackle 3 rallies in 3 weekends in Ireland and Belgium behind the wheel of his Peugeot 208 R2. Stephen’s first event of the month saw him travel to the TAC Rally in Belgium, which is based around the town of Tielt. Despite challenging roads and foggy conditions on some of... [Read more...]
February 20, 2014 by Art McCarrick
Stephen and Susanne Wright are looking forward to their Belgian Adventure
This weekend marks the beginning of Stephen and Susanne Wright’s European adventure as the pair get ready to tackle the Haspengouw Rally, the opening round of the BFO Belgian Rally Championship Stephen, who is the current Motorsport Ireland Young Rally Driver of the Year, is keen to build on his recent successes in Ireland and feels the Belgian championship... [Read more...]
October 4, 2013 by Art McCarrick
Can anyone stop Garry Jennings taking his first Tarmac Championship this weekend? (pic Art McCarrick)
The Irish Tarmac Rally Championship rolls into Millstreet this weekend for the Cork 20 International Rally. Since 1993, Cork has provided the final round of the championship and over those 20 years the event has thrown up a few real surprise results. James Cullen taking an outright win in a Group N Escort Cosworth in ‘93, Stephen Finlay throwing away... [Read more...]
August 29, 2013 by Art McCarrick
Garry Jennings took his second Irish Tarmac Championship win of the season on last weekend’s Ulster Rally
In normal circumstances, a win of 1 minute 18.7 seconds on a round of the Irish Tarmac Championship would be considered comfortable but Garry Jennings had to dig deep to claim his first Ulster Rally win and his second championship victory this season. Many struggled on the tough stages in Fermanagh and Tyrone but it was the most innocuous of stages... [Read more...]
August 23, 2013 by Art McCarrick
The Irish Tarmac Rally Championship gets back into gear this weekend as the Todds Leap Ulster Rally rolls into Enniskillen. Nine weeks have passed since the previous round of the championship in Donegal which provided plenty drama and the Ulster promises to be no different. St. Angelo Airport at Enniskillen hosts the service park for the weekend and... [Read more...]
August 22, 2013 by Art McCarrick
Moffett- ready for the Ulster Challenge!
After a nine-week hiatus the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship revs back into life as the crews head to Enniskillen for the Todds Leap Ulster Rally and Sam Moffett, who won the last round of the championship in Donegal, is relishing the challenge that lies ahead. The Monaghan flyer, who currently lies joint second in the championship standings, couldn’t... [Read more...]
June 28, 2013 by Art McCarrick
Sam Moffett and James O'Reilly en route to a popular victory in Donegal. Image from Patrick Regan.
For over 30 years the Moffett name has been appearing on entry lists of rallies up and down the island of Ireland and for over 30 years an international win had always eluded them. Eluded them that is, until last weekend, when Sam Moffett took a dramatic win on 2013 Donegal International Rally. At the finish ramp Sam said, “There’s a lot of Moffetts... [Read more...]
June 20, 2013 by Art McCarrick
It’s the rally everyone wants to win but who will take the spoils in Donegal come Sunday?
June. Donegal. Rallying. 3 words that have been inexorably linked together for the best part of half a century and it has to be said, there’s something a little bit special about the Donegal International Rally. The only 3 day event left in Ireland, crews face changeable weather over classic stages set against superb scenery. It’s a challenge that... [Read more...]
May 8, 2013 by Art McCarrick
As Art predicted, Jennings was victorious! Image from Aidan O'Connor
Garry Jennings is usually an upbeat, chirpy and energetic character but even he seemed almost subdued when he crossed the finish line of the Cartell Killarney Rally of the Lakes. The enormity of the win seemed too much for him to grasp and there were tears in Jennings’ eyes when he spoke at the end of the final stage. “It’s hard to take in, it’s... [Read more...]