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Desi Henry and Conor Mohan have won the McKelvey Asbestos Bushwhacker Stages Rally, round six of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Rally Championship, after grabbing the rally lead with two stages to go!

Based in the forests near Omagh, Henry struggled to match the pace of his rivals during the early stages as he was running first on the road – a disadvantage for the Fiesta WRC pilot as he lost time sweeping away the loose gravel. He was as low as sixth overall after the opening two stages of the Omagh Motor Club organised event. Read More »

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The battle for the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Rally Championship crown resumes this Saturday (21 September) in the forests surrounding Omagh with the McKelvey Asbestos Bushwhacker Rally and a thrilling event is on the cards!

All of the main championship contenders have placed their entries for what is round six of the series. We’re at the business end of the season where every single point is crucial and it’s still impossible to predict the outcome of the intense title battle. Read More »

Josh Moffett and Stephen Thornton have won the McKelvey Asbestos Bushwhacker Rally but Derek McGarrity and Paddy Robinson have been provisionally crowned as the 2018 McGrady Insurance MSA Northern Ireland Stage Rally Champions – and for McGarrity it’s a record eighth title!

Despite retiring from today’s Omagh Motor Club organised event with an oil leak, McGarrity’s two main rivals – Desi Henry and Alan Carmichael – still had to win the rally to stay in the title hunt. Read More »

The demanding forestry stages are starting to take their toll on competitors at the McKelvey Asbestos Bushwhacker Rally, round six of the McGrady Insurance N.I. Rally Championship. Following Derek McGarrity’s retirement after stage three with an oil leak, Barry McKenna is the latest of the top seeds to join the retirement list. His Fiesta has slid into a ditch and although it reportedly has little damage, he is struggling to get back on the road.

Meanwhile, at the top of the order, Josh Moffett and Stephen Thornton continue to lead the event but a spin has caused them some worries for the Fiesta crew.

“We spun and hit the front wheel quite hard,” Moffett said as he entered service. “Something is bent.” Read More »

The McGrady Insurance MSA Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship bursts back into action this Saturday when the Omagh based McKelvey Asbestos Bushwhacker Rally gets underway!

Omagh Motor Club has received a stunning entry of more than 120 crews in a variety of machinery for the 11-stage event which could see Derek McGarrity and Paddy Robinson crowned as the 2018 N.I. Champions. Read More »