Wexford Stages Rally - 7-8 Sep 13

Posted: February 7, 2014 12:21 PM - 15512 Hits

Round 7 - 2013 MSA Asphalt Rally Championship
Round 7 - 2013 South East Stages Rally Championship

Puncture Thwarts Bird's Irish Bid

Posted: February 7, 2014 12:21 PM

Langwathby driver Paul Bird saw his hopes of winning the REIS Get Connected MSA Asphalt Rally Championship dented when he retired from this weekend's Wexford Stages Rally in Ireland after a puncture on SS5.

The former ANCRO National Champion was making his debut on the event and after winning two rounds of the championship this season by taking victories on the Manx National Rally and ALMC Stages, he was well placed for another good result in the MinxFlix.com, Fuchs Titan, Rapid Solicitors and Kick Energy-backed, Pirelli-shod FBP Ford Focus WRC07 he was sharing with Welsh co-driver Aled Davies.

Holding second place in the registered championship contenders after the opening series of stages, Bird was steadily upping the pace when he clipped a wayward rock which had been displaced which instantaneously punctured the tyre and damaged a wheel which caused him to retire.

Despite the disappointment, the MotoGP and British Superbike Championship team boss still has aspirations for the title but knows that he needs to at least score a victory on one of the remaining two rounds which incorporates the season-ending Cheviot Rally on October 20th or the Patriot Stages later this month.

Paul Bird:
"I was just getting into the swing of things as conditions were starting to play into my hands when I came round a corner and hit a big rock. I was unsighted so couldn't avoid it and knew straight away after the big bang that it was the end of our rally. It's still possible to win the title; we just have to make sure we beat our main rivals on one of the next two events so I've not thrown the towel in just yet."

Video: Full TV Program

Posted: January 30, 2014 11:26 AM

In Car

Posted: January 30, 2014 11:21 AM

James Stafford & James Stafford (Darrian T90 GTR) SS4


Damian Cole & Elliott Edmondson (Ford Focus WRC) SS6


Steve Simpson & Patrick Walsh (Subaru Impreza WRC)


Adrian Hetherington & Gary Nolan (Ford Escort Mk II) SS12

Photos

Posted: January 30, 2014 11:11 AM

Puncture Thwarts Bird's Irish Bid

Posted: January 30, 2014 11:10 AM

Langwathby driver Paul Bird saw his hopes of winning the REIS Get Connected MSA Asphalt Rally Championship dented when he retired from this weekend's Wexford Stages Rally in Ireland after a puncture on SS5.

The former ANCRO National Champion was making his debut on the event and after winning two rounds of the championship this season by taking victories on the Manx National Rally and ALMC Stages, he was well placed for another good result in the MinxFlix.com, Fuchs Titan, Rapid Solicitors and Kick Energy-backed, Pirelli-shod FBP Ford Focus WRC07 he was sharing with Welsh co-driver Aled Davies.

Holding second place in the registered championship contenders after the opening series of stages, Bird was steadily upping the pace when he clipped a wayward rock which had been displaced which instantaneously punctured the tyre and damaged a wheel which caused him to retire.

Despite the disappointment, the MotoGP and British Superbike Championship team boss still has aspirations for the title but knows that he needs to at least score a victory on one of the remaining two rounds which incorporates the season-ending Cheviot Rally on October 20th or the Patriot Stages later this month.

Paul Bird:
"I was just getting into the swing of things as conditions were starting to play into my hands when I came round a corner and hit a big rock. I was unsighted so couldn't avoid it and knew straight away after the big bang that it was the end of our rally. It's still possible to win the title; we just have to make sure we beat our main rivals on one of the next two events so I've not thrown the towel in just yet."

Results

Posted: January 30, 2014 10:59 AM

1 James M Stafford/James F Stafford (Darrian T90 GTR) 118m 35s,
2 Damian Cole/Elliott Edmondson (Ford Focus WRC) 119m 44s,
3 Steve Simpson/Patrick Walsh (Subaru Impreza WRC) 120m 57s,
4 Ashley Field/Gary McElhinney (Darrian T90) 124m 30s,
5 Graham Coffey/Jenny Gaebler (Subaru Impreza WRC) 125m 38s,
6 Alex Laffey/Jack Morton (Ford Fiesta S2000) 128m 02s,
7 Chris Armstrong/Tommy Clinton (Ford Escort MkII) 128m 13s,
8 Jack Maguire/Andy Hayes (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) 128m 51s,
9 Michael Curran/Sean Hayde (Ford Escort MkII) 129m 39s,
10 Keith Power/Des Moran (Renault Clio S1600) 130m 33s.

Group N Production class:
1 Alex Laffey/Jack Morton.

Leader After
SS1-12 James M Stafford/James F Stafford (Darrian T90 GTR)

Stage Winners
SS1 James M Stafford/James F Stafford (Darrian T90 GTR)
SS2 James M Stafford/James F Stafford (Darrian T90 GTR)
SS3 Damian Cole/Elliott Edmondson (Ford Focus WRC)
SS4 James M Stafford/James F Stafford (Darrian T90 GTR)
SS5 James M Stafford/James F Stafford (Darrian T90 GTR)
SS6 James M Stafford/James F Stafford (Darrian T90 GTR)
SS7 Damian Cole/Elliott Edmondson (Ford Focus WRC)
SS8 Damian Cole/Elliott Edmondson (Ford Focus WRC)
SS9 Damian Cole/Elliott Edmondson (Ford Focus WRC)
SS10 James M Stafford/James F Stafford (Darrian T90 GTR)
SS11 Steve Simpson/Patrick Walsh (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS12 Steve Simpson/Patrick Walsh (Subaru Impreza WRC)

Updated Entry List /Late Entries Available

Posted: September 4, 2013 9:36 AM

Marshal Meeting Points

Posted: September 4, 2013 9:34 AM

Saturday Stages:

    Stages 1+3+5
    Marshals Rendezvous Point @ 7:45am Service Station,Ballinaboolla between Wexford and New Ross approx 25kms out of Wexford Town on the Main N25
    GPS: 52.369114 -6.837502

    Stages 2+4+6
    Marshals Rendezvous Point @ 8:15am Old Filling Station Newbawn Village
    Travel 25kms out of Wexford to Ballinabola on N25 turn left onto the R736.
    Newbawn is 4kms down. Note: Shop Facilities in Ballinabola.
    GPS: 52.340137 -6.800001
Sunday Stages:
    Stages 7+9+11
    Marshals Rendezvous Point @ 6.45am Service Station , Ballinaboolla between Wexford and New Ross approx 25kms out of Wexford Town on the Main N25
    GPS: 52.369114 -6.837502

    Stages 8+10+12
    Marshals Rendezvous Point @ 7.30am Cullens Service Station Adamstown.
    Travel approx 18kms out the N25 from Wexford.
    Turn right at Carrickbynre onto the R735. Adamstown is approx 5kms on.
    GPS: 52.393353 -6.718885

Time and Distance Schedule

Posted: August 16, 2013 2:36 PM

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Rally Launch - (Sat) 17 August

Posted: August 13, 2013 1:44 PM

Wexford Motor Club presents the launch of the Wexford Stages Rally 2013 in association with the Riverbank House Hotel.

The launch will take place on Saturday August 17th in the Riverbank House Hotel kicking off at 3pm with a family day including bouncy castles & face painting.
Also come along and meet the drivers, get up close to their cars and have Mammy or Daddy take your photograph with the best of them.

Wexford Motor Club along with the RSA will be promoting road safety with lots of giveaways on the day so come along and enjoy the fun for free. Wexford Garda Traffic Corps along with the Rescue Services will give an insight into their day to day duties.

In the evening from 8:30pm, we will have an evening with the best of Ireland's drivers having a question and answers session open to the floor, followed by a meet and greet with them all.

To finish the night off there will be a disco to dance the night away.

Entries Received

Posted: August 13, 2013 1:43 PM

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On Line Entry Open

Posted: July 25, 2013 1:52 PM

Entries are now open for the Wexford Stages Rally 2013 in association with the Riverbank House Hotel.

Headquarters for the rally will again be at the Riverbank House Hotel, The Bridge, Wexford Town, who we have great pleasure in welcoming back on board again as our main title sponsors for this year’s event.

This year the rally will again be a two-day format with 12 smooth stages, two 20km stages, each run 3 times on Saturday and the same format again on Sunday. A very compact route has been planned which will enable crew to complete their full recce within one day. Entry fee for the main field/historics and road rally class is €580 and juniors is €260, this can be paid in installments.

Historic and Road Rally class will compete on all 12 stages and will be seeded among main-field competitors in accordance with their expected performance. Juniors will compete on all 6 stages on Sunday.

New for this year, and new to Irish rallying, will be a re-start procedure available to crews retiring during the event (please see full details contained in the event regulations). A Sunday run will also be allowed for those crews that are unable to qualify for a re-start should they retire on Saturday.

This year’s event will also be a counting round of the REIS – Get Connected MSA Asphalt Rally Championship 2013 and the 2013 Triton Showers South East Stages Championship.

Regulations are now available and online entries are now open at

Poster

Posted: June 30, 2013 8:07 PM

Regulations / Club Website

Posted: June 30, 2013 7:52 PM

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