Steve Wood has become the Wexford Volkswagon Stages rally for 2016 after bringing his Subaru home safely over the last two stages. With a healthy advantage over Enda O’Brien, he managed to drive a a pace fast enough to stay on the money concentration wise, but slowing ever so slightly to not risk any last minute accident and ruin two days hard graft. He will now become one of the select few overseas crews that have taken the win in Wexford following the likes of Geoff Kitney, Damian Cole and a small few other that have taken the ferry over and gone back with a winners trophy. In a rally that has had four different leaders over the weekend, Wood was the one to make sure he was the one that had the lead at the finish and that was when it mattered. Enda O’Brien hung on and battled and took a great 2nd place ahead of Adrian Hetherington. Kevin Barrett, Michael Conlon and Tomas Davies took the next three places as they had for most of the second day. Richard Moore almost took 6th place only falling 4″ of Davies after 16 hard stages. Wesley Patterson, Neil Hickey & Wayne Evans finished out the top ten.

 

Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally
Overall Results after Stage 15

Pos No Driver/Co-driver Class Vehicle Total
1 2 Steve Wood/Keith Moriarty 7 Subaru Impreza WRC S10 2:06:20
2 6 Enda O’Brien/John Butler 14 Ford Escort RS Mk2 2:07:06
3 5 Adrian Hetherington/Gary Nolan 14 Ford Escort 2:07:27
4 8 Kevin Barrett/Declan Tumilty 7 Subaru S14 2:10:43
5 11 Michael Conlon/Ciaran McPhilips 13 Ford Escort Mk2 2:11:21
6 17 Tomas Davies/Eurig Davies 5 Ford Fiesta 2:11:36
7 21 Richard Moore/Brian Halligan 14 Ford Escort Mk2 2:11:40
8 4 Wesley Patterson/Johnny Baird 14 Ford Escort 2:12:05
9 32 Neil Hickey/David Byrne 13 Ford Escort Mk2 2:13:37
10 24 Wayne Evans/John Smithwick 13 Ford Escort 2:13:53
11 98 John Reddington/Noel Coogan 14 Ford Escort Mk2 2:15:43
12 42 Conor Moore/Leo Tector 11F Honda Civic 2:16:04
13 12 Graham Scallan/Tom Scallan 5 Mitsubishi Evo 10 2:16:11
14 29 Joe Connolly/Richard Connolly 5 Ford R5 2:16:25
15 28 Jason O’Brien/David O’Brien 11F Honda EG6 2:17:36
16 25 Adrian Evans/Martin Henry 13 Ford Escort 2:18:13
17 39 Tom Barber/Jaime Barber 14 BMW M3 Compact 2:20:04
18 102 Sarah Purcell/Seamus O’Grady 20 Mitsubishi Evo 2:20:13
19 19 Eddie Power/John Rafter 20 Toyota Corolla 2:20:53
20 31 Tommy Kelly/Frank Dwyer 11F Honda Civic 2:21:05
21 34 Jp Warnock/Jordan Murphy 13 Ford Escort 2:21:05
22 27 Richard Cleary/Niamh Holland 13 Ford Escort Mk2 2:21:43
23 57 Leon Galvin/Ger Foley 11R Ford Escort Mk2 2:22:07
24 54 Brian Harney/Richard Harney 11R Ford Escort Mk2 2:22:54
25 99 Leo Doyle/Aidan Kent 13 Ford Escort Mk1 2:23:17
26 47 Tony Rees/Craig James 13 Talbot Sunbeam 2:23:22
27 49 Eamon Bates/Aaron Kavanagh 1 Honda Civic 2:24:36
28 61 Joe Gallagher/Ashley Boulton 4 Mitsubishi Evo 9 2:25:41
29 71 Bobby Hennessy/Darragh Smyth 1 Honda Civic 2:29:07
30 60 David Walsh/Martin Lynch 13 Ford Escort 2:30:03
31 74 Adrian May/Simon May 13 Ford Escort 2:31:10
32 70 Kenny O’Brien/Sarah Jane Stamp 9A Vauxhall Nova 2:31:15
33 100 Seamus Heaney/Michael Culleton 11F Honda Civic 2:31:22
34 68 Graham Bradley/Garry Bradley 11F Honda Civic 2:31:26
35 63 Fran Kinsella/Stephen McElroy 10 Vauxhall Nova 2:32:24
36 80 Richie Dalton/Ger Brett 4 Subaru Impreza 2:33:05
37 43 Barry Jones/Iwan Griffiths 18 Ford Escort Mk2 2:34:49
38 78 Ray Kirwan/David Busher 2 Honda Civic 2:35:04
39 84 Joe Nacey/Shay Byrne 11R Toyota Corolla RWD 2:36:15
40 88 Ger Kelly/Des Curtis 10 Peugeot 205 GTi 2:36:25
41 59 Emyr Davies/Gethin Sollis 14 Ford Escort 2:36:37
42 30 Graham Kelly/Thomas Treanor 14 Ford Fiesta S2500 RWD 2:39:04
43 94 James Fennelly/Alistair Wyllie 11F Honda Civic EK4 2:39:52
44 87 Alan Maloney/Mark Furlong 9 Suzuki Swift 2:40:31
45 97 Shane Caulfield/Liam Walsh 1 Honda Civic 2:41:35
46 91 Brian Walker/Paul Walker 11F Ford Puma 2:43:04
47 72 Tommy Foley/Adam Darcy 11F Honda EG6 2:43:58
48 50 Kelvin Lyons/Paul O’Leary 2 Honda Civic 2:44:11
49 89 Pierce Snr Doheny/Eilish Dunne 10 Opel Corsa 2:45:22
50 85 Tonya Fortune/Damian Lawlor 3 Honda Civic Type R 2:45:56
51 56 Anthony Roche/Tom Delaney 13 Toyota Starlet RWD 2:53:34
52 96 Paul Dempsey/James Sinnott 11R Toyota Starlet 2:58:44
53 55 John Pettit/Michael Coleman 11R Ford Escort Mk2 2:58:48
54 92 Christopher Lewis/Christopher Johns 12 Ford Escort Mk1 3:05:11
55 90 Colin Roche/Lisa Knox 10 Ford Escort 3:06:04

Results by North East Rally Services. Issued at 18:33 on 11 Sep 2016.
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