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RALLY NEWS No.4 - Lurgan Park - Saturday @ 14:40:07
RALLY NEWS NO.4 Lurgan Park Paddock – Saturday

1st (1) Garry Jennings/Michael Moran (Impreza WRC) 10.33.3
2nd (3) Derek McGeehan/Laurie Smyth (Mini WRC) 10.37.6
3rd (4) Kenny McKinstry/Michael Gilmore (Impreza WRC) 10.41.2
4th (2) Derek McGarrity/Alan Beattie (Impreza WRC) 10.52.5
5th (7) Stuart Biggerstaff/Stephen Jess (Impreza WRC) 11.01.3
6th (12) Jonny & Geraldine Leonard (Lancer) 11.10.6
7th (10) Pat O`Connell/Mark Wiley (Lancer) 11.11.5
8th (6) Kevin Kelleher/Sean Mullally (Impreza WRC) 11.19.3
9th (41) Wesley Patterson/Johnny Baird (Escort) 11.20.6
10th (11) Denis Biggerstaff/Adam Carson (Metro 6R4) 11.20.9
11th (9) Ray Brammer/Mo Downey (Impreza WRC) 11.21.7
12th (15) Paul Barrett/Declan Tumilty (Impreza N) 11.26.5

The complexion of the rally changed somewhat through stages 4 and 5 when early rally leader Derek McGeehan lost a few seconds in stage 4 when his Mini overshot a dusty junction at the end of the paddock straight. In conjunction with that Garry Jennings seemed to find renewed impetus and set scorching times through stage 4 and 5. Derek McGarrity dropped a couple of seconds in stage 4 so he was not able to close the gap on the leaders. Kenny McKinstry went well but not well enough to trouble the flying Jennings. Garry said when his Subaru arrived back into service. `There is more grip now it is really good.

Eleven time Lurgan Park winner McKinstry may not be challenging for the lead at the moment but he is still having a ball and entering into the Lurgan Park spirit. When he brought his Subaru into service after stage 5 he had his little grandson Will sitting on his lap pushing the sophisticated buttons on his Imprezas WRC steering wheel. Stuart Biggerstaff set a very good time through stage 5 to reinforce his 5th place. Jonny Leonard, with his mother Geraldine on the pace notes, has been doing a fabulous job to get into the top 6, although his Lancer was spluttering slightly at the end of that stage 5, so hopefully it is not too serious a problem.

Paul Barrett continues to lead group N in his Subaru from Mark Massey, but there is less than 2s between the 2 cars. Alan Smyth leads the 2 wheel drive with Callum Devine, Kyle White and Lloyd Hutchinson not too far in arrears.

Robert Woodside is no up to 28th o/a in his Tuthill Porsche and is fitting slick tyres on the big 911 as it is now starting to roll about. Robert`s co driver Rachael Robinson seems to be coping well on the pace notes on her time co-driving. In the Historic category Raymond Johnston in his escort has a very slender lead over Stephen Mawhinney (Sunbeam Lotus). Paddy White, on his first rally since winning the ALMC 8 years ago, is in 33rd place. Paddy and his 21 year old daughter Aisling are having a wonderful time in the McKinstry Subaru. Of course it is a massive learning exercise for Paddy driving this world rally car and he was asking us at the control could we maybe persuade the Mayor to close the Park for him next weekend, so he can have a bit of practice!

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