It is getting closer at the top now as Steve Wood has pulled in a small bit of the gap between him and Paddy McVeigh. Enda O’Brien is still 3rd in his Escort but now has Gary Kiernan breathing down his neck only 7″ back in 4th. Adrian Hetherinton is comfortable in 5th if he can hold his gap on the final stage with Kevin Barrett over a full minute behind him in 6th. Just under half that gap separates Barrett and Michael Conlon, who in turn has 14″ to spare over Tomas Davies Patrick McHugh is only 4″back in 9th, with 10″ separating him and Richard Moore in 10th. The battle is really on here, there is hardly the width of a cigarette paper between Moore and Simon Reid in 11th, with Graham Scallan waiting another 12″ back if the battle for 10th ends up in tears.

Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally
Overall Results after Stage 8

Pos No Driver/Co-driver Class Vehicle Total
1 1 Paddy McVeigh/Gary McElhinney 7 Subaru WRC S12b 1:07:48
2 2 Steve Wood/Keith Moriarty 7 Subaru Impreza WRC S10 1:07:54
3 6 Enda O’Brien/John Butler 14 Ford Escort RS Mk2 1:08:08
4 3 Gary Kiernan/Ryan Moore 14 Ford Escort 1:08:11
5 5 Adrian Hetherington/Gary Nolan 14 Ford Escort 1:08:46
6 8 Kevin Barrett/Declan Tumilty 7 Subaru S14 1:10:17
7 11 Michael Conlon/Ciaran McPhilips 13 Ford Escort Mk2 1:10:32
8 14 Patrick McHugh/Pauric O’Donnell 13 Ford Escort Mk2 1:11:00
9 17 Tomas Davies/Eurig Davies 5 Ford Fiesta 1:11:01
10 21 Richard Moore/Brian Halligan 14 Ford Escort Mk2 1:11:13
11 18 Simon Reid/Billy Ryan 11F Honda Civic 1:11:14
12 12 Graham Scallan/Tom Scallan 5 Mitsubishi Evo 10 1:11:37
13 4 Wesley Patterson/Johnny Baird 14 Ford Escort 1:12:23
14 32 Neil Hickey/David Byrne 13 Ford Escort Mk2 1:12:25
15 24 Wayne Evans/John Smithwick 13 Ford Escort 1:12:30
16 42 Conor Moore/Leo Tector 11F Honda Civic 1:12:48
17 35 Kyle McGettigan/Dale McGettigan 11R Toyota Corolla 1:13:16
18 28 Jason O’Brien/David O’Brien 11F Honda EG6 1:13:39
19 25 Adrian Evans/Martin Henry 13 Ford Escort 1:13:49
20 39 Tom Barber/Jaime Barber 14 BMW M3 Compact 1:14:18
21 29 Joe Connolly/Richard Connolly 5 Ford R5 1:14:26
22 34 Jp Warnock/Jordan Murphy 13 Ford Escort 1:15:36
23 37 Christy Gallagher/Lee Cullen 11R Toyota Starlet RWD 1:15:39
24 31 Tommy Kelly/Frank Dwyer 11F Honda Civic 1:15:43
25 41 Andy Nash/Ray Nash 11F Honda Civic EK4 1:16:30
26 19 Eddie Power/John Rafter 20 Toyota Corolla 1:16:57
27 99 Leo Doyle/Aidan Kent 13 Ford Escort Mk1 1:17:09
28 49 Eamon Bates/Aaron Kavanagh 1 Honda Civic 1:17:12
29 51 Fergal Allen/Brian Sharkey 14 BMW M3 1:18:46
30 27 Richard Cleary/Niamh Holland 13 Ford Escort Mk2 1:20:30
31 33 Johnny Murphy/Martin Nolan 13 Ford Escort 1:34:41

Results by North East Rally Services. Issued at 17:11 on 10 Sep 2016.
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