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Enniskillen Press Release Two Trailer Parts and Spares Lakeland Stages Rally 2017

Written on 20th August 2017 by TJ Hegarty

Media Library - Hugh McQuaid 2017


The countdown is well and truly on for the Trailer Parts and Spares Lakeland Stages Rally. With entries open for just over two weeks Gerry Cavanagh and his team are delighted with the level of interest. Forty plus entries received and much more have expressed their intentions to submit their entries in the coming days, it has the making of one of the most competitive rallies of the year. 

The leading contenders from both the McGrady Insurance Northern Ireland Rally Championship and Valvoline Forestry Championship are expected to roll over the start ramp on Saturday the 2nd of September. Enniskillen Motor Club members have been working hard behind the scene, ensuring all the stages and the service area is in the best possible condition for the competitiors.

Closer to the event the motor club will provide a programme which will be available locally. This will have full details of the location and time of the stages, plus the entry list. With rallying throughout Ireland and the UK going through a difficult time, the organisers are asking any spectators who intend coming along to obey the marshals and officials who are there to help and assist. Safety is of the utmost importance and the team would have no hesitation in cancelling stages if they felt safety is being compromised in any way. It is important to be aware that cars can throw up stones, can run wide and indeed crash so it is important to expect the unexpected. 

“Remember only a safe rally is a good rally”! 

Gerry and his team are looking forward to giving a warm Fermanagh welcome to, competitors, their crews, officials and marshals. Gerry said “I am slightly biased but I feel we have the best team here and we intend to organise the best rally of the year” Gerry went on to say “Northern Ireland Championship leader Derek McGarrity intends debuting his Skoda Fabia R5 with us, Adrian Hetherington has an entry submitted in a Fiesta R5 and no doubt his committed style will see him close to the top of time sheets, also Lauren Kelly daughter of the legend Frank Kelly has returned from baby blues latest foreign adventure to sit with Ruari McCaffrey. Gerry continued 

“There is always a large local interest in the Trailer Parts and Spares supported Rally and this year is no exception. Jonny Leonard is flying high after the last round of the Forestry Championship he took a highly commended second overall, Connor Woods is stepping up to a GpN Mitsubishi Evo9 and Drew Chambers will return in his Talbot Samba. All the classes have exceptional quality and I would like to encourage competitors to get their entry forms completed as soon as possible”.

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