Circuit of Kerry Stages Rally - 29 Mar 09

Posted: April 1, 2009 6:47 PM - 25387 Hits

Fels Point Circuit of Kerry Rally - 29th March 09
Round 3 - 2009 National Rally Championship
Round 2 - 2009 West Coast Rally Championship

  • Elliot/Goodman Win again!

Posted: April 2, 2009 9:29 AM


Photo: Trevor McGrath

In Car

Posted: April 1, 2009 6:48 PM

Video Clips

Posted: April 1, 2009 6:47 PM

ELLIOTT'S THREE IN A ROW IN KERRY
Report courtesy of Dunlop - proud sponsors of the National Rally Championship

Posted: March 30, 2009 6:30 PM

Cavan's, Patrick Elliott/Paul Goodman (Subaru WRC) won the Fels Point Hotel Circuit of Kerry, the third round of the Dunlop National Rally Championship that went down to the eighth and final stage. They finished six seconds ahead of the Subaru of Monaghan's, Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry. On that final stage, Elliott/Goodman overturned a six second deficit to clinch their third win of the current Dunlop series. They now lead Maguire/Sherry by six points after three rounds of the campaign. It was also the third occasion that Elliott has won the Kerry event.
Local Kerry driver, Mike Quinn in a Ford Escort, co-driven by Grainne McEnry, took a sensational third place.

In Group N, that also went down to a final stage decider, Clonakilty duo, Kevin and Martin Kelleher (Mitsubishi) took the category victory ahead of early leaders, Garry Jennings/David Moynihan (Mitsubishi), who endured clutch problems on the final stage.

Kevin Barrett set the best time on the opening stage, Mount Eagle, his Subaru WRC was two seconds faster than that of Niall Maguire's car with reigning Dunlop champion, Patrick Elliott, a further four seconds behind in third spot having lost a few seconds when he spun at a hairpin junction. Darren Gass in the McKinstry hired Subaru WRC occupied fourth and local hero, Mike Quinn in a Mk. 2 Ford Escort, held an impressive fifth place.

Elliott set the pace on the second stage and at the Tralee service halt, where he shared the lead with Maguire, the Cavan driver remarked that he wasn't happy with his level of commitment. Meanwhile, second placed Maguire admitted he was a little too cautious in places. Kevin Barrett, six seconds behind the leading duo, was quite content with his performance.

Darren Gass in fourth place, lost almost half a minute on the final junction of the second test when he spun his Subaru.

Quinn continued to power his Escort through the stages where he set a scorching pace to hold fifth. Garry Jennings, who led the Group N category, reckoned his Mitsubishi was flooding the plugs, a repeat of the problem on the opening round in Nenagh. Alan Ring, on his first outing since Rally Ireland, was in seventh place - four seconds behind Jennings. Thomas Fitzmaurice (Mitsubishi) was next in classification, the current Group N series leader reckoned his car was down on power.
Elsewhere, Donie O'Sullivan had a slight misfire in his Proton Satria S2000 car; Kevin Kelleher (Mitsubishi) reckoned he made an incorrect tyre choice and Brian O'Mahony (Renault Clio S1600) endured a big overshoot on the second stage.

Gass showed a fine turn of speed on the third and fourth stages but spun and lost ten seconds on the sixth test. The Armagh driver moved to third - 12 seconds behind rally leader, Patrick Elliott, who stalled and lost precious seconds on S.S. 5. Kevin Barrett retired when a wheel sheared off his Subaru on S.S. 3.

Meanwhile, Niall Maguire reckoned he was too cautious on some sections of the stages, however, he was only a second behind Elliott - the Monaghan driver had actually moved into a six second lead after the completion of S.S. 3; Elliott then cut the deficit to three seconds on S.S. 4.

Not even a broken hydraulic pipe, that rendered the handbrake ineffective, could deter Quinn, who moved into fourth place. In Group N, Garry Jennings retained the lead but a charging Kevin Kelleher closed to within two seconds of the Fermanagh man, Kelleher's tyre choice on the loop of three stages paid dividends. Jennings overcame the misfire problem by not switching off the engine prior to the stage starts, however, he admitted he couldn't find a good rhythm on S.S. 5. Alan Ring (Mitsubishi) was untroubled in seventh spot - 22 seconds behind Kelleher. The top ten also included Donie O'Sullivan (Proton), Des Moore (Escort) and the Mitsubishi of Thomas Fitzmaurice, that continued to suffer from a lack of power. Elsewhere, Brian O'Mahony (Renault Clio) slipped down to fifteenth when his Renault Clio lost brakes; Anthony O'Halloran (Mitsubishi) retired and Sean Flanagan (Subaru) crashed out.

Maguire was quickest through S.S. 6 and moved two seconds ahead of Elliott. On the penultimate test, he gleamed four seconds and entered the final stage with a six second lead. Gass retired after the completion of S.S. 6 when his Subaru broke a suspension strut. His retirement promoted Quinn to third overall. Brian O'Mahony (Renault Clio) retired with an electrical problem. Having moved up to eleventh overall, Paul Elliott was forced out when his Mitsubishi developed transmission problems.

On the final stage, Elliott took a dramatic victory, his tyre choice proving to be the difference. It was heartbreak for Maguire, who is six points adrift of Elliott in the race for the title.

Quinn took an incredible third while Kelleher, having drawn level with Jennings on the penultimate test, came through to take the Group N victory over Jennings, who had clutch trouble on the final test.
Alan Ring came through to take sixth ahead of Des Moore (Escort), Thomas Fitzmaurice (Mitsubishi), Trevor Bustard (Mitsubishi) and Ed Synan, who overcame brake problems to take the final spot in the top ten. Fitzmaurice retains his lead in the Patterson's RallyNews Group N award. Donie O'Sullivan (Proton Satria) finished eleventh.

Posted: March 30, 2009 6:28 PM


1st 2WD and 3rd Overall - Mike Quinn/Grainne McEnery (Ford Escort Mk II)

Photos

Posted: March 30, 2009 6:23 PM

Results

Posted: March 30, 2009 6:12 PM

1 Patrick Elliott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC) 68m 44s,
2 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC) 68m 50s,
3 Mike Quinn/Grainne McEnery (Ford Escort Mk II) 72m 30s,
4 Kevin Kelleher/Martin Kelleher (Mit. Lancer Evo 9 GpN) 72m 33s,
5 Garry Jennings/David Moynihan (Mit. Lancer Evo 9 GpN) 72m 57s,
6 Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy (Mit. Lancer Evo 9 GpN) 73m 09s,
7 Des Moore/Arthur Kierans (Ford Escort Mk2) 74m 03s,
8 Thomas Fitzmaurice/Fionn Foley (Mit. Lancer Evo 9 GpN) 74m 47s,
9 Trevor Bustard/Kenny Bustard (Mit. Lancer Evo 8 GpN) 75m 15s,
10 Ed Synan/Denis O’Connell (Ford Escort Mk2) 75m 18s.
Group N Production class:
1 Kevin Kelleher/Martin Kelleher,
2 Garry Jennings/David Moynihan,
3 Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy.

JUNIOR RALLY:
1 Patrick Kelly/Derek Flynn (Civic) 43m 40s,
2 Stephen Greaney/Kieran Feeney (Civic) 44m 03s,
3 Patrick Slattery Jnr/Chris Campbell (Civic) 44m 19s.

Leaders After:
SS1 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS2 Patrick Elliott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
& Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS3-4 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS5 Patrick Elliott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS6-7 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS8 Patrick Elliott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)

Stage Winners:
SS1 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS2 Patrick Elliott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS3 Darren Gass/Diarmuid Falvey (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS4 Darren Gass/Diarmuid Falvey (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS5 Patrick Elliott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS6 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS7 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS8 Patrick Elliott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)

ELLIOTT/GOODMAN HOPING FOR GOLD IN KERRY
(Preview courtesy of Irish Dunlop – sponsors of the Irish National Rally Championship)

Posted: March 27, 2009 1:51 PM

With victories on the opening two rounds, reigning Dunlop National Rally Champion, Patrick Elliott (Subaru WRC) is seeking his third straight victory in this years' campaign on the Fels Point Circuit of Kerry Rally, the third round of the series on Sunday next ( March 29th ). 

Last season, the Cavan driver won in Kerry, however, it took a tie-break to get verdict over arch rival, Niall Maguire.  This season, Elliott has shown fine form on both the Nenagh and Mayo events and has opened up a four point advantage at the top of the Dunlop leaderboard.  He was very fortunate on the last round in Castlebar when he spun at high speed, he managed to retain the lead and over the final stages eked out a few precious seconds to finish six seconds ahead of Maguire.
Down through the years, Maguire has been involved in no fewer than three tie-break finishes in Kerry, winning on just one occasion.  In 1999, he lost out to Gabriel Snow whilst in 2002 he edged out Jim Harrison.  The former triple Dunlop champion he has yet to find the pace and consistency that he displayed last year and really needs to turn the tables on Elliott. 
Third seed, Kevin Barrett, also in a Subaru WRC and one of the most ardent supporters of the Dunlop series, was forced to back off on the last round in Mayo due to the inclement weather conditions, however, on the closing stages, he reeled in Gareth MacHale for third spot.  The Maynooth driver will endeavour to close the gap to his rivals in Kerry.

The entry in Kerry is both impressive and interesting, seeded behind the Dunlop trio is Armagh's, Darren Gass in a Subaru WRC and it will be interesting to see how this young and talented driver will equip himself against the opposition. 

Killarney based Cork born driver, Donie O'Sullivan will drive the Proton Satria Neo S2000 car.  A planned outing in the recent West Cork Rally was abandoned when he failed to get clarity on certain aspects of the insurance cover.  It will be the second event in succession that an S2000 car competes in the Dunlop series.  In Mayo, Gareth MacHale debuted his Opel Corsa S2000 and finished fourth overall.

The traditional Group N entry in Kerry is fascinating and features Fermanagh's, Garry Jennings, Kerry's, Alan Ring, Cork's, Kevin Kelleher and current Patterson's RallyNews Group N leader, Kerryman, Thomas Fitzmaurice, all in Mitsubishis. 

Jennings, having retired on the opening round in Nenagh, bounced back to take maximum points in Mayo, he will be co-driven by David Moynihan.  Reigning champion, Alan Ring, is making a sporadic appearance in the current campaign and having retired en-route to the final stage of Rally Ireland, will be determined to secure a strong result.  Meanwhile, Kevin Kelleher returns to Dunlop action after missing out on the Mayo event, he netted maximum points in Nenagh and his battle with Jennings is eagerly awaited.  Kerryman, Thomas Fitzmaurice has shown consistency on the first two rounds finishing seventh and eight overall to move into the category lead.

The top ten is completed by Cork's, Brian O'Mahony onboard his Renault Clio S1600.  He is one of the contenders for the inaugural rally.ie award and having taken an impressive 13 points in Mayo he is just two points behind leader and late entry in Kerry, Trevor Mulligan (Ford Escort).  O'Mahony was on course for a category win in Nenagh only for fuel problems to force his retirement a few kilometres from the finish. 

Clare's, Anthony O'Halloran (Mitsubishi) had a disappointing outing in Mayo and was at a loss to explain his form, no doubt, the Ruan native will be keen to show good form over the eight stage Kerry. The quality of the Group N entry is hugely impressive and it also includes Meath's, Sean Flanagan (Subaru), Trevor Bustard (Mitsubishi), Eamonn Daly and local duo, Tim Enright and Mike O'Leary, all in Mitsubishis.

The modified category features the aforementioned Mulligan along with fellow Mk. Escort drivers - local man, Mike Quinn, Limerick's, Ed Synan, Donegal's, John O'Donnell, Monaghan's, Des Moore and the Kerry trio of Kevin O'Donoghue, Fergus O'Meara and Charlie Hickey.  In addition, Monaghan's, Anthony Hand, Limerick's, Gary Reidy and Aidan Walsh, both in Ford Escorts and Monaghan's, Jim McKenna in a Toyota Starlet provide a fine array of opposition.

Elsewhere, the entry includes Andrew Bushe (Citroen Saxo S1600), Paul Elliott (Mitsubishi) and Galway's, tom Flaherty (Escort, who completes the top thirty.

Final Instructions / Time & Distance / Late Entries

Posted: March 23, 2009 9:47 AM

And the winners are.......

Posted: March 23, 2009 9:44 AM

Winners Of The Free Entry To This Years Fels Point Hotel Circuit Of Kerry Rally Are Car No J5 Patrick Kelly/Derek Flynn

Winners Of A Twin Room For Friday & Saturday Night Of Rally Weekend Are Car No 41 Michael Hally/Ray Fitzpatrick

Entry List

Posted: March 19, 2009 11:26 AM

Car Driver/Navigator (Car) [Class]
1 Patrick Elliott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC) [ 8]
2 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC) [ 8]
3 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC) [ 8]
4 Darren Gass/Diarmuid Falvey (Subaru Impreza WRC) [ 8]
5 Donie O'Sullivan/Paul Nagle (Proton Satria Super 2000) [ 4]
6 Garry Jennings/David Moynihan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [ 4]
7 Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [ 4]
8 Kevin Kelleher/Martin Kelleher (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [ 4]
9 Thomas Fitzmaurice/Fionn Foley (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [ 4]
10 Brian O'Mahony/John Higgins (Renault Clio Super 1600) [ 6]
11 Anthony O'Halloran/Charlie McEnery (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [ 4]
12 Sean Flanagan/Brian Duggan (Subaru Impreza N12) [ 4]
14 Mike Quinn/Grainne McEnery (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
15 ED Synan/Denis O'Connell (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
16 John O'Donnell/Baird Johnny (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
17 Des Moore/Conor Foley (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
18 Trevor Bustard/Kenny Bustard (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [ 4]
19 Kevin O'Donoghue/Joe O'Leary (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
20 Eamon Daly/Sean Moriarty (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [ 4]
21 Fergus O'Meara/Liam Brennan (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
22 Tim Enright/Stephen Buckley (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 7) [ 8]
23 Frank Sweeney/Seamus O'Connor (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
24 Anthony Hand/ Emmet Sherry (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
25 Gary Reidy/Stephen Reidy (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
26 Jim McKenna/Thomas Treanor (Toyota Starlet RWD) [11]
27 Aidan Walsh/Jim Casey (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
28 Andrew Bushe/Frank Curtin (Citroen Saxo S1600) [ 6]
29 Paul Elliott/Brian Doherty (Mitsubishi Evo 9) [ 4]
30 Tom Flaherty/Patrick Curley (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
31 Charlie Hickey/Johnny Hickey (Ford Escort RS) [13]
32 Noel O'Donnell/Ronan Murrin (Peugeot 205 GTi) [12]
33 Derek Brennan/John Rafter (Ford Escort) [ 1]
34 Pat Kelly/Noel Lambert (Subaru Impreza STI) [ 8]
35 Eamon Hanley/Padraig Doody (Citroen Saxo) [ 6]
36 Vincent O'Shea/Brian Hickey (Ford Escort Cosworth) [15]
37 Mike O'Leary/Mike Moriarty (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [ 4]
38 Paraic Cummins/Joe Smullen (Ford Escort G4) [13]
39 William Cavanagh/Cavanagh Dorothy (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
40 John Hickey/ TBA (Fubaru Escort RS 4x4) [15]
41 Michael Hally/Ray Fitzpatrick (Honda Civic) [11]
42 Jason Costello/Thomas Costello (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
43 Paul Ahern/Kieran Murphy (Subaru Impreza) [ 4]
44 Pat Price/Stephen Price (Subaru N12 B) [ 4]
45 Dan Mulcahy/Donnacha O'Callaghan (Ford Escort Cosworth) [15]
46 Padraig Neville/Amy Ryan (Subaru Impreza N12B) [ 4]
47 Declan Gallagher/Eoin Gallagher (Toyota Starlet RWD) [11]
48 Bob Moran/David Carmody (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
49 Ger O'Brien/Connor Walsh (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
50 Neil Pierce/Enda O'Leary (Honda Civic) [11]
51 Paddy O'Rourke/Tony Healy (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
52 Richard Casey/Brian McNamara (Ford Escort Mk1) [12]
53 Eoin Duffin/Brenda Duffin (Ford Escort G3) [12]
54 Seamus Doyle/Kevin Barry (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
55 Eamon Lee/Kanneth Shiel (Honda Civic) [13]
56 John Collins/Jason O'Brien (Honda Civic) [11]
57 Ian Roche/ Paul Roche (Peugeot S1600) [6]
58 Sean Moran/Con Mulcahy (Toyota Corolla RWD) [11]
59 Peter Howley/Martin Leonard (Toyota Starlet RWD) [14]
60 Anthony Collins/Donal Falvey (Honda Civic) [13]
61 John O'Donnell/Brendan Furlong (Toyota Starlet) [ 9]
62 Pat Ryan/Jack Dalton (Ford Escort Mk2) [ 9]
63 Keith Power/Colin O'Toole (Peugeot 106) [ 6]
64 John Murphy/Martin O'Connor (Subaru Impreza) [ 8]
65 Paul Quinn/ TBA (Ford Fiesta ST) [ 3]
66 Mike Dennehy/James Kissane (Ford Sierra) [14]
67 Mark Kane/Don Mongomery (Citroen C2 R2) [ 1]
68 Tommy O'Sullivan/Mags Costello (Ford Escort RWD6) [13]
69 Thomas Doody/Jonathan Keane (Honda Civic) [11]
70 Eoin Woods/John Shiels (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
71 Thomas White/Robert Murphy (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [ 1]
72 Kevin O'Sullivan/Marcus Treacy (Honda Civic Type R) [ 3]
73 Jason Clifford/ TBA (Vauxhall Astra) [ 7]
74 Kenneth Kelliher/Brendan O'Connor (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
75 Kieran Daly/Keith Moriarty (Ford Puma S1600) [ 6]
76 John McQuaid/David Smyth (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
77 Eddie Kennelly/TP McNamara (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
78 Richard Burke/Frank Byrnes (Subaru Impreza) [15]
79 AL Meaney/Pat Meaney (Suzuki Swift GTI) [ 9]
80 George Wiley/Kevin Wiley (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
81 Eamon Dervan/David Gardiner (Honda Civic) [ 2]
82 Martin Kelly/ TBA (Subaru Impreza GpN) [15]
83 Liam Mulcaire/Shane Meade (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
84 John Lernihan/ TBA (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4) [15]
85 Gerard McQuaid/Gareth Quinlan (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
86 Gavin McMenamin/ TBA (Honda Civic VTi) [11]
87 John Gleeson/Mike O'Connor (Citroen Saxo) [ 6]
88 Anthony Neville/Brian Sinnott (Subaru Impreza GpN) [ 4]
89 Brendan O'Mahoney/Richard Maes (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
90 Micheal (ray) Stack/Katie Quinn (Ford Escort Mk4) [10]
91 PJ O'Dowd/ TBA (Peugeot 106 GTi) [ 1]
92 Shane Maguire/Stephen Thornton (Peugeot 205) [10]
93 Alan Fair/Brian McNamara (Honda Civic) [ 6]
94 Maurice McElligott/Neillus O'Carroll (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
95 Martin Horgan/Thomas Joseph Flahive (Honda Civic) [ 1]
96 Kenneth McHale/Derek McCarthy (Toyota Yaris) [ 1]
97 Kevin Donnelly/Tony Dineen (Toyota Starlet) [ 9]
98 Chris O'Donoghue/ TBA (Vauxhall Astra) [13]
99 Sam Leech/Shane Griffin (Ford Fiesta XR2i) [10]
100 James Power/Declan Kelly (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
101 Denny Greaney/Davie Hallinan (Vauxhall Nova) [ 9]
102 Francis Kelly/David Murphy (Honda Civic EK4) [ 2]
103 Fred Homes/Alan McGovern (Toyota Corolla Twincam) [11]
104 Mark Martley/Joey Hearns (Talbot Sunbeam) [11]
105 John Moran/Dave Cummins (Honda TBA) [11]
106 Eamonn McCafferty/Catherine Levis (Ford Puma) [ 5]
107 John Mannion/Gerry Costello (Vauxhall Nova) [10]
108 Stephen Murphy/Pat Duggan (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
109 Triona Kelly/Raymond Coppinger (Peugeot 106 Rallye) [ 9]
110 Colin Fisher/ TBA (MG ZR) [ 1]
111 Damian Murtagh/Jason Ollerenshaw (Honda Civic EK4) [ 2]
112 Anthony Madigan/Donal Balfe (Peugeot 106 GTi) [ 6]
113 Diarmuid Cronin/Colm Cronin (Peugeot 206 XSI) [ 6]
114 Cathal O'Reilly/Gerard O'Reilly (Ford Focus) [ 7]
115 Declan Gannon/Sean Maher (Honda Civic) [11]
116 Donncha Keane/ TBA (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
117 Niall Donoghue/ TBA (Honda Civic) [ 2]
118 Johnny Fitzgerald/Niall Lynch (Ford Escort) [10]
119 Denis Dineen/Donal Dineen (Ford Escort) [12]
120 Chris Molloy/Adam Coffey (Peugeot 206 XSI) [ 6]
121 Pat Neville/ TBA (Honda Civic) [ 2]
122 Philip Callanan/Seamus Daly (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [11]
123 Patrick Melia/Michael Ward (Honda Integra) [ 7]
124 TJ O'Connell/Stephen Casey (Vauxhall Corsa) [10]
125 Trevor Hutton/ TBA (Ford Puma Kit Car) [ 5]
126 Mike Dolan/ TBA (Honda EG6) [11]
127 Stephen Carey/Mark Lee (Honda Civic EK4) [ 2]
128 Michael O'Shaughnessy/Craig McSweeney (Ford Escort) [10]
129 Mick Costello/Paddy Costello (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
130 Niall Walsh/ TBA (Honda Civic) [ 9]
131 Joe McCarthy/Noel Spencer (Toyota Corolla GTi) [11]
132 Sean Kennedy/Adrian O'Gorman (Toyota Corolla Twincam) [11]
133 Stephen Coffey/Micheal O'Mahony (Ford Escort Mk1) [10]
134 John Coughlan/Mark Parsons (Ford Escort Mk1) [12]
135 Philip Darcy/TBA (Toyota Corolla Twincam) [11]
136 Robert Leech/TBA (Vauxhall Nova) [9]

J1 Darren Young/Kenneth Quirke (Honda Civic) [16]
J2 Stephen Greaney/Kieran Feeney (Honda Civic) [16]
J3 Patrick Slattery Jnr/Chris Campbell (Honda Civic) [16]
J4 Patrick Divilly/Caroline Divilly (Toyota Corolla RWD) [16]
J5 Patrick Kelly/Derek Flynn (Honda Civic) [16]
J6 Martin Casey/Harding PA (Honda Civic Vtec) [16]
J7 Brian Liddy/Conor O'Neill (Ford Escort) [16]
J8 Damien Doolan/Shane Lenihan (Vauxhall Nova) [16]
J9 Daniel O'Leary/Colm Lenihan (Honda Civic) [16]
J10 Jack O'Shea/Tara Duggan (Austin Cooper S) [16]
J11 Timmy Foley/Conor Collins (Honda Civic) [16]
J12 Patrick McAuliffe/Lilian McAuliffe (Ford Escort Mk3 G3) [16]
J14 Patrick Sheehan/Anthony O'Shea (Honda Civic) [16]
J15 Daniel O'Leary/ TBA (Honda Civic) [16]

Rally Launch - Monday 16th March

Posted: March 12, 2009 1:35 PM

Kerry Motor Club will be hosting the annual Circuit of Kerry Rally this year on Sunday 29th March. Once again the headquarters for the event is Fels Point Hotel, Tralee with the event taking place over three stages in the North Kerry area. The Clerk of the Course this year will be Mr. Senan Raggett.

The club will be hosting a launch for the event at 8.00pm on Monday 16th March at Fels Point Hotel, Tralee and all are welcome.

Closing Date Extended

Posted: March 11, 2009 4:23 PM

The closing date for entries for the Circuit of Kerry Stages Rally has been extended to Wednesday March 18th.

The seeding list will be published on Thursday the 19th March 2009.

A Chance To Win Your 2009 Fels Point Circuit Of Kerry Entry Fee Back

Posted: March 3, 2009 2:39 PM

Organisers of the Fels Point Circuit of Kerry Rally which will take place on the 29th of March 2009 have decided to offer a prize of a free entry to the event and also a separate prize of a twin room in rally headquarters the Fels Point Hotel on Friday and Saturday of rally weekend.

To be eligible for the draw competitors must post their entry form with entry fee included, to be received by the entry secretary Anne Talbot by the closing date for the event.

Entries forms received without entry fee will not be entered in draw. Both prizes are non transferable and must be used for the 2009 Fels Point Circuit of Kerry Rally

Entries Open:

Posted: February 17, 2009 10:58 AM

Press Release 1

Posted: February 6, 2009 11:25 AM

Rally which will be held on the 29th of March. The rally will be counting rounds of both the Dunlop National Rally Championship (Rnd 3) and the Top Part West Coast Championship (Rnd 2). Clerk of the Course will once again be Senan Raggett and he is delighted to welcome back the Fels Point Hotel as main sponsors of the rally.

After the success of last years rally Senan and his team have once again put in place a very competitor friendly format with the service area and Parc Ferme both within 100 metres of the rally Headquarters and will use a 4 x 2 stage format totalling 155 km with 161 competing cars been permitted to start.

Entries will open on 16/02/09 and close on 10/03/09 and will be available from the club website - link below:

Event Website / Details

Posted: January 1, 2009 12:01 AM

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