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RALLY NEWS No.2 - Service - Saturday @ 12:31:44
RALLY NEWS NO.2 Omagh Mart/Service/Saturday
1st (8) Martin Cairns/Kevin Flanagan (Impreza W+RC) 9.02
2nd (1) Derek McGarrity/James McKee (Impreza WRC) 9.09
3rd (2) Kenny McKinstry/Noel Orr (Impreza WRC) 9.11
4th (3) Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Impreza WRC) 9.12
5th (5) Colin Britton/Arthur Kierans (Lancer N) 9.18
(6) Mark Donnelly/Sean Ferris (Lancer) 9.18
(17) Frank Kelly/Liam Brennan (Escort) 9.18
8th (16) Vivian & Paul Hamill (Escort) 9.22
9th (4) Vincent & JP McAree (Lancer N) 9.28
10th (7) Stephen Wright/Suzanne Wright (Lancer) 9.29

Martin Cairns and Derek McGarrity were equal fastest through the 3rd short stage in Lough Bradan to leave Cairns leading by 7s. Cairns commented. “It is a big pace. No trouble so far”. McGarrity said. “This is a great car if I could drive”. McKinstry told us. “I got the first corner in stage 2 wrong and just couldn’t settle”. Garry Jennings in 4th has got a clutch problem but reckons it should be just about OK for today. Colin Britton is having a great run so far in his Escort, but said about the cars in front. “We need more power for these WRCs”. Mark Donnelly in equal 5th place commented. “Going OK but the off on the first stage knocked the wind out of me”.

Further stories include – Ian Cochrane lost a few seconds when he stalled his Lancer at a chicane in stage 3. Andrew Purcell made a good start but his Lancer has stopped in stage 2. John Cairns said of his Lancer’s knackered rear suspension. “She’s lying that low she has no shame”. Vivian Hamill has had a brilliant run so far slightly spoiled by a stage 2 spin. Frank Kelly has really upped his pace since his first stage incident with the horse. Frank said about the horse. “I tried to give it as wide a berth as I could, it was obviously very frightened”. Seamus O’Connell in the TOC Utilities Escort slid wide on a K left in stage 1 and lost a little time. Drew Stewart is on a total of 9.48 and reported very little grip. Shay Power had some issue with the tyre pressures on his Escort but is now going OK.

Trevor Ferguson, who has clinched GpN on the Carryduff Forklift NI Championship, feels the rear of his GpN Impreza is a bit loose. Then he said. “Maybe it’s myself!” James Gillen’s Impreza is reportedly beached on a square left in stage 3. Desi Henry in the Citroen reckons he had too hard a compound tyre fitted. Ger Lucey reports no problems with his Escort and is lying just outside the top 10. The reason for Josh Moffett’s retirement was a broken centre diff on his lancer. His brother Sam is still going well but taking a bit of time to settle as he is not used to forest stages.
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