TONER DEFENDS LOUGHGALL RALLY TITLE

TONER DEFENDS LOUGHGALL RALLY TITLE

Last year’s rally winner, Damian Toner in his 2.5 litre MK2 Escort with navigator Denver Rafferty is set to headline the entry list of 55 cars, received by North Armagh Motor Club Ltd for this weekend’s Rainbow Communications Loughgall Country Park Rally.

For the first time the list includes a number of four wheel drive entries in this highly popular Clubman event, now in its 19th year, amongst which is Derek McGeehan in his WRC Mini.

Among the regular top two wheel drive entries this year are Martin Toner, Dessie McCartney, James Kennedy, William Mc Clurkin, Fintan McGrady, Shane Cullen and JT Warnock.

First timers to Loughgall include Strabane man Stanley Ballintine, Mitsubishi X1 and Oldcastle’s Paul McCann, Skoda S2500.

Organisers North Armagh Motor Club Ltd are most grateful to Rainbow Communications, Armagh City Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council for their generous support and also, DAERA Government Department for the use of the splendid Loughgall Country Park, the perfect venue for this event.

Rally action begins at 9.30am and will include six Special Stages using 100% tarmac roads and will conclude at 5.00pm.

Admission to the event for adults is £10 including programme and accompanied children under the age of 16 are admitted free. Spectators can also enjoy the Historic and Classic car display adjacent to the paddock area.

A few entries are still available at namcc.com or contact David Bingham on 07543 890871.

Anyone willing to Marshall, please contact Caroline McGuinness on 07792 037441.

Top five entries:

Damian Toner/Denver Rafferty Ford Escort MK2 Armagh Class 7

Derek McGeehan/Laurie Smyth Mini WRC Draperstown Class 9

Martin Toner/Sharon Clarke Talbot Sunbeam Armagh Class 5

Dessie McCartney/Geraldine McBride Darrian T90 Groomsport Class 7

James Kennedy/Rebecca Kennedy Ford Escort MK2 Antrim Class 6

For further information please contact William Fullerton at North Armagh Motor Club Ltd on 07703 219742 or Barry Taggart on 07771 892423

 

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