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The third round of the Valvoline Irish Forest Rally Championship, the Moonraker Forest Rally run by the Munster Car Club took place in Ballyvourney, Co Cork, on Sunday. Four members of Mayo and District Motorsport Club made the trip south as part of a quality entry list competing on 64 kilometres of forestry rallying.
Monaghan’s Niall Maguire and Enda Sherry stormed to an emphatic victory on Sunday’s Hotel Ballina and Kennedy Motors Mayo Stages Rally, finishing just over a minute ahead of their nearest rivals Frank Wray and Kieran McGrath. Wray, finishing in a career best second place, was closely followed by Mayo and District Motorsport Club crew Aaron McHale and Paul McGee.
Martin Tynan from Monaghan beat all challengers to claim victory on Mayo and District Motorsport Club’s Loose Surface Autocross on Sunday. Driving a Mitsubishi Evo 8, he had to do it the hard way, coming from behind on the final run to beat local favourite Derek Deane.
There were a number of Mayo competitors in action last Sunday in the Sligo Loose Surface Autocross, achieving some impressive results.
Mayo and District Motorsport Club member Darragh Mullen, from Ballisodare, has made it two wins in a row now for himself and his driver, Derek McGeehan, in their Mini World Rally Car, after their success on the night stages of the Sunset Rally held in the forests around Draperstown, Northern Ireland, on Friday night last.
Michael Conlon in his buggy took his maiden victory at round four of the Mayo and District Motorsport Club’s Loose Surface Autocross at Harrington’s Quarry near Swinford. In a tight battle he finished just over a second ahead of Derry man James Cassidy in his similar buggy, with Ronan Mackle from Down rounding off a buggy filled podium in third. Despite not being able to participate due to family commitments however, it was Derek Deane from Williamstown in his JB Buggy who had done enough in the earlier rounds to take the title for 2013. Deane won the first three rounds to see him win the coveted championship, as the best three rounds from the four events of the year count towards the final points tally.
Derek Deane’s run of good luck continued as he annihilated the competition at round three of the Mayo and District Motorsport Club’s Loose Surface Autocross at Harrington’s Quarry near Swinford. Since his first win Deane seems unstoppable as he now makes it three wins in a row. Deane put in an incredible time on the third run of the day to finish over five seconds ahead of his brother Mervyn driving a similar JB Buggy. Mervyn managed to fend off the challenges of Martin Tynan in his impressive Mitsubishi Evo 8 to finish second. Foxford’s James McGreal was the next top Mayo man, finishing to round off the top 10 in his sprightly Subaru Impreza. The Mayo and District Club Award was won by Adrian Deane. The event was also the fourth counting round of the inaugural 2013 National Loose Surface Autocross Championships, a series that coincidentally Derek Deane has been victorious on the opening three rounds off.
The Deane family name is rapidly gaining a high calibre reputation in the sport of autocross. On Sunday last Derek Deane extended his winning streak on the National Loose Surface Autocross Championships to three, with a commanding performance in his JB buggy.
The last nuts and bolts are being tightened on rally cars, race suits and helmets are being dusted down for the weekend. The final countdown to the Hotel Ballina and Kennedy Motors Mayo Stages Rally 2013 is under way before the high-octane action takes place this weekend. With competitors arriving from this afternoon, the first task for the drivers and co-drivers after signing-on to the event on Saturday morning will be to drive the route and take pacenotes, before their cars go into scrutineering for the final checks, before being locked away until the start.