Disappointing return to the stages- with Tonya Fortune

May 19, 2013 by Tonya Fortune  

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Tonya sporting the motorsport.ie logo on the Carlow Stages Rally. Photo: John Carey

Sunday 12th May saw my return to the stages, on the Carlow Stages Rally, on the back roads around Tullow. Myself and Dan arrived at the rally hoping for a good result, following all the work that had been put into improving the car over the course of the last few months. The morning saw us greeted by rain as we prepared to head out onto the first loop... [Read more...]

Tonya Fortune: My experiences in the rallying world

January 25, 2013 by Tonya Fortune  

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Myself and Dan flying on the Stonethrowers in 2012. Photo: John Carey - www.johncareyphotography.com

Hi everyone, my name is Tonya Fortune, and I’m delighted to be able to bring you my stories from my experiences in the rallying world. I am a rally driver, living and working in Wexford, and have been a motorsport and car fanatic all my life! Some of my earlier memories of rallying in Wexford were from sitting on the ditches watching Eamonn Boland... [Read more...]

Willie Loughman Forest Rally gets Facelift for 2013

January 7, 2013 by Trevor McGrath  

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Craig Breen & Gareth Roberts, winners of the 2012 Willie Loughman Forestry Rally. Photo: Trevor McGrath

Whether you’re a forest rally regular or a virgin to the woods, the 2013 Willie Loughman Forest Rally is the one event you need to enter next year! The Carrick Motor Club are giving ‘Willie’ a total revamp and are giving YOU the competitor an opportunity not to be missed. As new Clerk of the Course, Andrew Purcell states, “This is... [Read more...]

Wexford Rally 2012

July 12, 2012 by Karen O'Dowd  

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Wexford's compact 2 day format is always popular with competitors

The 2012 Wexford Motor Club Dick Bailey Stages Rally will once again run from the Riverbank House Hotel in Wexford and promises to be a fantastic event with great value and a compact route for competitors. Event details include: €550 Entry Fee/€245 Juniors Approx 240km over a compact route of 12 tarmac stages Road Rally Car & Historic Class... [Read more...]

The BIG Preview: Ravens Rock Rally 2012

June 21, 2012 by Trevor McGrath  

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This years event programme cover features a fitting tribute to last years winning co-driver Gareth Roberts

Over the past two years the last Saturday and Sunday of June has signified a octane fuelled weekend in the Marble City. This is set continue this year as the Carrick on Suir Motor Club brings the Ravens Rock Rally to Kilkenny City and County for the third successive year with the tarmac rally taking place next Sunday. Sponsored by Suirway Farm Machinery... [Read more...]