The big news this morning is that overnight leader Paddy McVeigh has crashed out on SS10 and his rally is over. The lead at the end of the stage had passed to Steve Wood going into SS11, but a spin by Wood on the Tullycanna stage passed the lead to Gary Kiernan by 3″. As Keith Moriarty, pace note man for Wood put it, “We lost a ball of time”. All this chopping and changing is making for a very good rally for the vans, but quite a job for us pundits as to try to figure out who will be the victor come 16.30hrs this evening. One could only imagine that Wood will push hard on SS12 to try regain the lead but all the fun in front of Enda O’Brien has made 3rd a little safer for the Escort driver. Adrian Hetherington is almost assured 4th as long as he gets home safely as he has just on two minutes to spare over Kevin Barrett. Michael Conlon is in the long grass 27″ behind should Barrett slip up, while just over 30″ back Richard Moore is in a close battle with Tomas Davies lurks a further 9″ back and Simon Reid is only 12″ further back in 9th. Graham Scallan has moved into the top 10, he should be able to maintain that as there is over a minute to spare over Wayne Evans.

Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally
Overall Results after Stage 11

Pos No Driver/Co-driver Class Vehicle Total
1 3 Gary Kiernan/Ryan Moore 14 Ford Escort 1:31:24
2 2 Steve Wood/Keith Moriarty 7 Subaru Impreza WRC S10 1:31:27
3 6 Enda O’Brien/John Butler 14 Ford Escort RS Mk2 1:31:44
4 5 Adrian Hetherington/Gary Nolan 14 Ford Escort 1:32:15
5 8 Kevin Barrett/Declan Tumilty 7 Subaru S14 1:34:14
6 11 Michael Conlon/Ciaran McPhilips 13 Ford Escort Mk2 1:34:41
7 21 Richard Moore/Brian Halligan 14 Ford Escort Mk2 1:35:13
8 17 Tomas Davies/Eurig Davies 5 Ford Fiesta 1:35:22
9 18 Simon Reid/Billy Ryan 11F Honda Civic 1:35:34
10 12 Graham Scallan/Tom Scallan 5 Mitsubishi Evo 10 1:36:00
11 4 Wesley Patterson/Johnny Baird 14 Ford Escort 1:36:15
12 24 Wayne Evans/John Smithwick 13 Ford Escort 1:36:57
13 32 Neil Hickey/David Byrne 13 Ford Escort Mk2 1:36:59
14 42 Conor Moore/Leo Tector 11F Honda Civic 1:37:37
15 98 John Reddington/Noel Coogan 14 Ford Escort Mk2 1:38:27
16 28 Jason O’Brien/David O’Brien 11F Honda EG6 1:39:00
17 29 Joe Connolly/Richard Connolly 5 Ford R5 1:39:16
18 25 Adrian Evans/Martin Henry 13 Ford Escort 1:39:51
19 39 Tom Barber/Jaime Barber 14 BMW M3 Compact 1:39:52
20 34 Jp Warnock/Jordan Murphy 13 Ford Escort 1:41:27
21 31 Tommy Kelly/Frank Dwyer 11F Honda Civic 1:41:51
22 37 Christy Gallagher/Lee Cullen 11R Toyota Starlet RWD 1:42:12
23 102 Sarah Purcell/Seamus O’Grady 20 Mitsubishi Evo 1:42:23
24 19 Eddie Power/John Rafter 20 Toyota Corolla 1:42:27
25 57 Leon Galvin/Ger Foley 11R Ford Escort Mk2 1:42:51
26 49 Eamon Bates/Aaron Kavanagh 1 Honda Civic 1:42:55
27 54 Brian Harney/Richard Harney 11R Ford Escort Mk2 1:44:10
28 99 Leo Doyle/Aidan Kent 13 Ford Escort Mk1 1:44:13
29 47 Tony Rees/Craig James 13 Talbot Sunbeam 1:44:28
30 27 Richard Cleary/Niamh Holland 13 Ford Escort Mk2 1:45:17
31 61 Joe Gallagher/Ashley Boulton 4 Mitsubishi Evo 9 1:45:19
32 71 Bobby Hennessy/Darragh Smyth 1 Honda Civic 1:47:20
33 84 Joe Nacey/Shay Byrne 11R Toyota Corolla RWD 1:47:25
34 44 Kieran O’Kane/John Frew 14 Opel Ascona 1:49:07
35 100 Seamus Heaney/Michael Culleton 11F Honda Civic 1:49:22
36 70 Kenny O’Brien/Sarah Jane Stamp 9A Vauxhall Nova 1:49:29
37 68 Graham Bradley/Garry Bradley 11F Honda Civic 1:49:48
38 74 Adrian May/Simon May 13 Ford Escort 1:49:53
39 63 Fran Kinsella/Stephen McElroy 10 Vauxhall Nova 1:50:22
40 80 Richie Dalton/Ger Brett 4 Subaru Impreza 1:50:26
41 48 Eoin Neville/Tommy Hayes 4 Mitsubishi Evo 9 1:50:46
42 60 David Walsh/Martin Lynch 13 Ford Escort 1:50:50
43 58 Ciaran Cloke/David Creane 3 Peugeot 306 1:51:58
44 78 Ray Kirwan/David Busher 2 Honda Civic 1:53:01
45 59 Emyr Davies/Gethin Sollis 14 Ford Escort 1:53:29
46 43 Barry Jones/Iwan Griffiths 18 Ford Escort Mk2 1:54:58
47 30 Graham Kelly/Thomas Treanor 14 Ford Fiesta S2500 RWD 2:00:40
48 33 Johnny Murphy/Martin Nolan 13 Ford Escort 2:01:15
49 50 Kelvin Lyons/Paul O’Leary 2 Honda Civic 2:02:26
50 56 Anthony Roche/Tom Delaney 13 Toyota Starlet RWD 2:13:53
51 55 John Pettit/Michael Coleman 11R Ford Escort Mk2 2:18:12
52 69 Andy Hayes/Mickey Walsh 3 Honda Civic Type R 2:20:08
53 62 Steven O’Donovan/Daniel Hanratty 10 Ford Escort 2:39:10

Results by North East Rally Services. Issued at 11:17 on 11 Sep 2016.
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