In a rally that the one thing we know that we are going to have a first time winner for the first time in donkeys years, Enda O’Brien’s Escort is setting the fastest pace on the Oldcourt test being the only car so far under 10 minutes. He has a 7″ advantage over the Subaru of Steve Wood, who in turn has a 1″ advantage over Paddy McVeigh and Gary Kiernan. These two cannot be separated even by a coat of paint. Adrian Hetherington, with local man Gary Nolan on the notes, and Liam Howlett take up local interest in the next two places, Howlett tied on time with David Condell, with Kevin Barrett and Michael Conlon tied for 8th, Wesley Patterson rounds out the top 10, only 3 seconds back. The top 10 is only covered by 29″, a tight rally ahead methinks.

Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally
Overall Results after Stage 1

Pos No Driver/Co-driver Class Vehicle Total
1 6 Enda O’Brien/John Butler 14 Ford Escort RS Mk2 0:09:56
2 2 Steve Wood/Keith Moriarty 7 Subaru Impreza WRC S10 0:10:03
3= 1 Paddy McVeigh/Gary McElhinney 7 Subaru WRC S12b 0:10:04
3= 3 Gary Kiernan/Ryan Moore 14 Ford Escort 0:10:04
5 5 Adrian Hetherington/Gary Nolan 14 Ford Escort 0:10:08
6= 7 David Condell/Eugene McGrath 14 Ford Escort 0:10:15
6= 10 Liam Howlett/Enda Kennedy 13 Ford Escort RS Mk2 0:10:15
8= 8 Kevin Barrett/Declan Tumilty 7 Subaru S14 0:10:22
8= 11 Michael Conlon/Ciaran McPhilips 13 Ford Escort Mk2 0:10:22
10 4 Wesley Patterson/Johnny Baird 14 Ford Escort 0:10:25
11 103 Paul Purtill/Michael Coady 13 Ford Escort 0:10:28
12 12 Graham Scallan/Tom Scallan 5 Mitsubishi Evo 10 0:10:29
13 14 Patrick McHugh/Pauric O’Donnell 13 Ford Escort Mk2 0:10:30

Results by North East Rally Services. Issued at 10:21 on 10 Sep 2016.
Software by Tynemouth Computer Services.

 

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