Now that the dust has settled in the service area and the cars are put to bed in Parc Ferme, we can bring you an updated look at the top 10 and some stories from below. The top 10 is dominated by the two Darrians of Mark Straker and James Stafford. The gap of 50″ can be deceptive if you don’t actually back at the six stage times of the first day. Straker only set one stage time faster than Stafford all day, it just happened to be the one that Stafford’s car suffered suspension damage as it jumped and landed too hard over a crest on SS4. In all the other five stages, where Stafford set fastest times for all of those five, he took took back 35″ out of Straker and if that had continued in that vein on SS4, where Stafford lost 1’28” to Straker, would we probably be looking at Stafford leading overnight, the answer would probably have to be yes. In the true spirit of rallying where Straker gave Stafford the suspension part needed to get going again, could this come back to bite him in the rear axle, possibly.

Wesley Patterson was the other driver we needed the results to settle out to show the true picture. The closeness of the gap between him and Stafford is a little false given Stafford’s problems. He is further back pace wise than the 11″ on the time sheet at the moment. The battle Patterson is going to have is with Frank Kelly. The gap between the two is 16″ between the two Escorts. Patterson got the better of Kelly on 4 of the 6 stages, so it will be all to play for between the two for the final place on the podium. To that end, do we count George Condell out of the equation for 3rd? He is only 15″ behind Kelly and bettered Kelly’s times on the first three stages of the six.

Simon Chapman in the Staria is 35″ further back in 6th, 22″ clear of the Evo 10 of Graham Scallan. This might be a lot closer if Scallan hadn’t had problems with a diff that kept locking in dry setting, making the car unsteerable. It is a repeat of the problem that hit the Evo in Monaghan and one that is foxing his crew ashow to cure it. He had to drive most of the day in a wet setting, losing some time during the day possibly. If this cures itself on day 2, or the weather is actually wet, this gap could possibly get closer, or maybe be reversed.

Liam Howlett or Eugene Meegan can’t be taken out of the picture of pushing Scallan for 7th, they are only 6″ & 8″ behind Scallan respectively, with John Stafford 26″ further adrift in 10th. The smallish gap of 30″ between 6th and 9th will hopefully make for a good second day. The look of the top 10 as they will start in the morning could look very different by the time the six stages of the day are finished.

JF Shovlin, Aled Davies, Rathew Roberts, Paul Doyle & Mark Jones are only seperated by 5″ in the battle for 31st to 25th is a great battle to keep an eye on on day two as well as looking at the top 10. Class battles will be the big battles down the field, battles that are every bit as good as the big name duels at the top end. Richard Moore & Thomas O’Rourke will want to hold on to their class leading positions to keep the good local showing. All these battles to pan out over the closing six stages of what is turning out to be a very entertaining rally all around, just what the fans and organisers want.

To make everyone feel they are as important as the rest, we are posting all 120 times for the surviving cars that made it to the end of day 1, even if under super rally rules, take your ti,e to scroll down and see your name if you are still there.

Wexford Stages Rally 2015
Overall Results after Stage 6

Pos No Driver/Co-driver Class Vehicle Total
1 1 Mark Straker/Michael Coady 14 Darrian T90 GTR 0:51:50
2 5 Wesley Patterson/Johnny Baird 14 Ford Escort RS Mk2 0:52:51
3 4 James Stafford/Richard Cleary 14 Darrian T90 GTR 0:52:55
4 7 Frank Kelly/Liam Brennan 14 Ford Escort Mk2 0:53:07
5 12 George Condell/Paul Twomey 13 Toyota Starlet RWD 0:53:22
6 10 Simon Chapman/Ashley Trimble 20 Proton Satria 0:53:57
7 11 Graham Scallan/Tom Scallan 5 Mitsubishi Evo 10 0:54:19
8 14 Liam Howlett/John McGrath 13 Ford Escort RS Mk2 0:54:25
9 18 Eugene Meegan/Sarah Whelan 14 BMW 1M 0:54:27
10 17 John Stafford/Amy Ryan 13 Peugeot 205 RWD 0:54:53
11 30 Wayne Evans/Sion Jones 13 Ford Escort Mk2 0:55:17
12 24 Tony Rees/Geraint Thomas 14 Darrian T90 GTR 0:55:31
13 33 Adrian Evans/Martin Henry 13 Ford Escort Mk2 0:55:48
14 37 Trevor Wilson/Nigel Wilson 13 Ford Escort 0:55:54
15 38 Andrew Fanning/Derek Gibbs 20 Ford Fiesta 0:56:04
16 22 Richard Moore/Brian Halligan 11F Honda Civic eg6 0:56:38
17 44 Shane Cullen/Elaine NÍ Shé 13 Ford Escort 0:56:45
18 153 Alister Fingleton/Deborah Fingleton 13 Ford Escort 0:56:54
19 40 Neil Hickey/Enda Kennedy 13 Ford Escort Mk2 0:56:57
20 52 Jason Roche/John McCarthy 13 Ford Escort Mk2 0:57:02
21 68 JF Shovelin/Terence Furey 15 Subaru Impreza 0:57:14
22 36 Aled Davies/Gwynfor Jones 13 Ford Escort Mk2 0:57:15
23= 45 Mathew Roberts/Llion Williams 11F Citroen Saxo 0:57:17
23= 62 Paul Doyle/Robert Nolan 12 Ford Escort Mk2 0:57:17
25 23 Mark Jones/Andrew Beamish 14 BMW M3 0:57:19
26 50 Joe Connolly/John Smithwick 5 Ford Fiesta 0:57:28
27 20 James Bradley/Maria Kehoe 11F Honda Civic 0:57:29
28 47 Brian Davis/Ian Davis 13 Ford Escort 0:57:37
29 57 Gavin Kelly/Mark Wilson 4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 0:57:39
30 59 Liam Bowhan/Gerard Kennedy 13 Toyota Starlet 0:57:42
31 27 Thomas O’Rourke/Tommy Foley 2 Honda Civic Type R 0:57:52
32 76 Simon Reid/Collins Paul 11F Honda Civic 0:57:55
33 25 Barry McKenna/Mac Kierns 13 Ford Escort Mk2 0:57:59
34 41 Rory Byrne/Nowak Semi 5 Mitsubishi Evo x 0:58:10
35 95 Marty Gallagher/Dean O’Sullivan 11F Honda Civic 0:58:15
36 42 William Creighton/Regan Liam 2 Peugeot 208 R2 0:58:19
37 34 Terry Browne/Den Golding 19 Ford Escort RS1800 0:58:44
38 29 Patrick McHugh/Pauric O’Donnell 13 Ford Escort Mk2 0:58:49
39 85 Tony Canny/Joe O’Brien 13 Ford Escort Mk2 0:58:51
40 75 Kyle McGettigan/Dale McGettigan 11R Toyota Corolla 0:58:57
41 78 Brian Harney/Richard Harney 11R Ford Escort Mk2 0:59:16
42 135 Johnny Jordan/Joey Kane 11R Toyota Starlet RWD 0:59:18
43 64 Joe Gallagher/MO Downey 4 Mitsubishi Evo 9 0:59:37
44 113 Declan Byrne/Gary Deegan 2 Honda Civic 0:59:45
45 107 Carl Gower/Noel Coogan 13 Ford Escort Mk2 0:59:47
46 74 Robert Adamson/Jane Nicol 18 Ford Escort RS1800 0:59:56
47 80 Eamonn Bates/James Sinnott 1 Honda Civic 1:00:21
48 137 Ruari McCaffrey/Seamus McTigue 1 Honda Civic 1:00:29
49 79 John Pettit/Michael Coleman 11F Honda Civic EK4 1:00:36
50 73 Niall Fitzpatrick/Gary Fitzpatrick 10 Ford Escort Mk1 1:00:41
51 143 Timmy Foley/Barry Meade 9 Ford Escort Mk2 1:00:48
52 148 Tommy Doyle/Jeffrey Case 13 Renault Clio Maxi 1:01:07
53 81 Steven Brennan/John Rooney 2 Honda Civic 1:01:08
54= 140 Wyn Hughes/Elgin Davis 13 Ford Escort Mk2 1:01:20
54= 147 Declan McShane/Emmet Brosan 1 Honda Civic 1.6VTI 1:01:20
56 82 Derek Walker/Shane Walker 11R Toyota Corolla Twin Cam 1:01:21
57 110 Fergal Kelly/Tim Maher 13 Ford Escort G4 1:01:29
58 134 Steven O’Donovan/Mike Cleary 10 Ford Escort 1:01:44
59 86 Nigel Molloy/Robert Murphy 10 Ford Escort 1:01:47
60 118 Cyril Kerr/Ambrose Dunne 11F Honda Civic 1:01:54
61 72 Ciaran Cloke/Creane David 3 Peugeot 306 1:01:55
62 90 Richard Scallan/Aaron Kavanagh 2 Peugeot 206 1:02:05
63 51 Colin O’Toole/Seamus O’Grady 2 Ford Fiesta 1:02:06
64 54 Eilir Morris/Tuder Jenkins 18 Ford Escort RS1800 1:02:10
65 93 Paschal O’Shea/Robert Hennessy 10 Ford Escort Mk2 1:02:17
66 128 Neil Phelan/Joe Kearns 9 Ford Escort Mk2 1:03:00
67 96 Graham Bradley/Garry Bradley 2 Honda Civic 1:03:26
68 106 Kev Price/Ella Ryan 3 Honda Civic Type R 1:03:53
69 71 Ned Doherty/Rafter John 11R Opel Corsa 1:03:54
70 105 Richie Dalton/Ger Brett 1 Honda Civic 1:04:34
71 3 Steve Wood/Keith Moriarty 7 Subaru Impreza S10 1:04:37
72 111 Fran Kinsella/Stephen McElroy 10 Vauxhall Nova 1:04:55
73 116 Shay Byrne/Leo Tector 10 Talbot Sunbeam 1:04:56
74 126 Thomas Walsh/John Byrne 10 Peugeot 205 1:05:13
75 112 Des Forristal/Mick Boland 10 Ford Escort 1:05:33
76 60 Justin Smyth/Gregory McQuillan 9 Ford Escort 1:05:34
77 124 Brendan Furlong/Majella Wickham 10 Peugeot 205 GTi 1:05:58
78 129 Joey Leacy/Mary Tynan 11R Ford Escort 1:06:14
79 32 Johnny Murphy/Martin Nolan 13 Ford Escort Mk2 1:06:38
80 125 Pierce (snr) Doheny/Eilish Dunne 9 Opel Corsa 1:07:00
81 131 Colin Roche/Lisa Knox 10 Ford Escort 1:08:08
82 94 Jonathan Ford/Peter Thomas 18 Ford Escort RS2000 1:08:20
83 130 JJ Furlong/Stephen Shore 11R Talbot Sunbeam 1:08:31
84 69 Michael McKennedy/Andy Mahon 11R Toyota Corolla 1:08:34
85 142 Chris Lewis/Alan Hinton 12 Ford Escort 1:09:20
86 136 Aidan Devlin/Stacey Brady 9 Suzuki Swift GTI 1:09:36
87 144 Brian Walker/Paul Walker 11F Ford Puma 1:10:04
88 92 Colin Davies/Katie Davies 10 Ford Escort Mk2 1:10:52
89 123 Niall Murray/Niamh Holland 11F Honda Civic 1:11:06
90 61 Simon Evans/Barry Faul 9 Austin Mini Cooper 1:11:18
91 150 John Barry/David Busher 9 Austin Mini Cooper 1:12:14
92 109 Brendan O’Reilly/Keith McConnon 9 Ford Escort Mk2 1:13:07
93 48 Llyr Jones/Jason Davies 12 Ford Escort 1:14:05
94 39 Tommy Kelly/Frank Dwyer 11F Honda Civic 1:16:03
95 101 Seamus Flynn/Ray Kirwan 7 Subaru Impreza 1:16:11
96 87 Brian Kirwan/David Byrne 14 Ford Escort G3 1:16:13
97 133 Anthony Roche/Mossey Delaney 13 Toyota Starlet RWD 1:16:16
98 102 Bobby Hennessy/Sarah Jane Stamp 11R Ford Escort Mk2 1:16:49
99 70 Kenny O’Brien/Tommy Cullen 9 Vauxhall Nova 1:16:54
100 122 Martin Dunbar/Thomas Tutty 10 Ford Escort Mk2 1:18:51
101 115 Brian Nugent/Paul Moore 15 Subaru Impreza WRX 1:19:04
102 28 Mark Nangle/Nollaig Breen 20 Subaru Impreza 1:19:56
103 9 Sean Crowley/Emma Jones 20 Mitsubishi Colt 1:20:03
104 77 Robert Leech/Conor Flynn 2 Proton Satria 1:20:15
105 56 Pa. Bellew/Willie Fitzpatrick 11R Ford Escort Mk2 1:21:00
106 91 Joe Kiernan/Karen O’Dowd 13 Renault Clio Maxi 1:22:12
107 117 Ger Kelly/Des Curtis 10 Peugeot 205 GTi 1:22:15
108 58 Pauric Sheridan/Sean Brunton 20 Mitsubishi Evo 1:22:28
109 63 Paul Cloke/Aidan Kent 2 Proton Satria 1:23:07
110 19 Stephen McCann/Killian Reilly 20 Mitsubishi Evo 9 1:23:36
111 103 Jason Roycroft/Nicole O’Shea 2 Honda Civic Type R 1:24:06
112 127 Michael Coffey/Gerry Ryan 12 Ford Escort 1:26:26
113 84 Mark Hayden/Paul Furlong 11R Ford Escort Mk2 1:27:56
114 114 Martin Tracey/Martin Costello 12 Ford Escort 1:28:04
115 89 Liam O’Neill/Declan O’Neill 12 Ford Escort Mk2 1:28:11
116 108 Andrew Leacy/Aaron Johnston 11R Toyota Corolla 1:28:16
117 49 Mark Kennedy/Ian O’Leary 11F Suzuki Swift maxi 1:30:37
118 120 Alan Maloney/Mark Furlong 9 Suzuki Swift GTI 1:33:10
119= 132 Fiona Driver/Alan Hourigan 10 Ford Fiesta Mk1 1:35:10
119= 145 Padraig Connolly/Pauric Corrigan 10 Peugeot 106 1:35:10

Results by North East Rally Services. Issued at 22:28 on 12 Sep 2015.
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