McGarrity Wins in Wet Sperrins Rally!

May 17, 2014 by Andrew Bushe  

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McGarrity en route to victory in the McKinstry Motorsport Imprezza

Round three of the 2014 McGrady Insurance MSA ANICC Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship the Tour of the Sperrins Rally, took place on Saturday. Run by the Magherafelt and District Motor Club, six closed road stages lay ahead across the undulating Sperrins terrain, and heavy rain made the conditions tricky for the eighty-five starters. Starting... [Read more...]

McGarrity Tops the NI Rally Championship Runners on Circuit of Ireland

April 21, 2014 by Andrew Bushe  

Derek McGarrity topped the McGrady Insurance Points in his Mini WRC

Round two of the 2014 McGrady Insurance MSA ANICC Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship took place on the Discover NI Circuit of Ireland Rally, over two days on Good Friday and Easter Saturday. The entry was superb with the top Irish Tarmac Rally Championship crews also mixed into the Circuit National Rally action. This was an important factor as... [Read more...]

McGarrity Takes Mighty Win in Mini at Bishopscourt!

March 20, 2014 by Andrew Bushe  

The top three crews pose for a picture after the event!

Round one of the 2014 McGrady Insurance MSA ANICC Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship took place today at Bishopscourt with a superb entry, and last year’s Northern Ireland Rally Champion, Derek McGarrity took victory in his newly acquired Mini WRC. It wasn’t all plain sailing for the Belfast driver, as on stage one the red Mini spluttered... [Read more...]

McKinstry Wins Down Rally While McGarrity is Crowned Champion!

October 21, 2013 by MediaJAM Communications  

Kenny McKinstry and Kenny Hull, winners of the 2013 Down Rally.

Kenny McKinstry and Kenny Hull at the finish of the 2014 Down Rally

Kenny McKinstry and Kenny Hull emerged victorious from Saturday’s Castlewellan based Down Rally but it was Derek McGarrity and James McKee who had the largest smiles as they were confirmed as the 2013 Carryduff Forklift MSA N.I. Stage Rally Champions! In fact, McGarrity was left celebrating before the event kicked off as his main championship... [Read more...]

Down Rally Hosts N.I. Rally Series Finale!

October 14, 2013 by Jonathan MacDonald  

Kenny McKinstry on his way to victory at the 2010 Down Rally

Derek McGarrity could be crowned Carryduff Forklift MSA N.I. Stage Rally Champion for the fourth time even before this weekend’s Down Rally gets underway after title rival Derek McGeehan revealed on Monday that his entry to the final round of this year’s series is far from certain. “I’m not sure if I’ll be there or not,”... [Read more...]

McGarrity Wins Bushwhacker But Championship Battle Goes Down To Wire!

September 30, 2013 by Jonathan MacDonald  

Derek McGarrity - 2013 McKelvey Bushwhacker Rally

Derek McGarrity and James McKee secured victory at the 2013 McKelvey Bushwhacker Rally. picture:William Neill/NEILLPICS.CO.UK

Derek McGarrity/James McKee in action during the Bushwhacker Rally with their Subaru Impreza WRC. Image from William Neill/NEILLPICS.CO.UK

Derek McGarrity secured victory yesterday at the McKelvey Bushwhacker Rally, round eight of the Carryduff Forklift MSA N.I. Stage Rally Championship, but second placed points for Derek McGeehan has ensured that the title battle will go down to the wire at the Down Rally on 19 October! While McGeehan only managed to finish ninth overall, a little over... [Read more...]

Ulster Rally review- with Art McCarrick

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...]

Ulster Rally Preview- with Art McCarrick

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...]

Donegal International Rally Preview- with Art McCarrick

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...]

Gass wins Mourne Rally, McGarrity takes maximum points!

June 10, 2013 by Andrew Bushe  

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Winner Darren Gass at speed.

Round four of the 2013 Carryduff Forklift MSA ANICC Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship took place on Saturday in the Mourne mountains for the Newry and District Motor Club’s Modern Tyre Service Mourne Rally. The format of three closed road tarmac stages looped three times proved extremely popular and were tackled in superb summer sunshine.... [Read more...]

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