It’s all systems go for this year’s 2013 Sean Conlon Memorial Forestry Rally promoted by Tipperary Light Car & Motor Club (LC&MCC), with intense preparation undertaken for the clerk of the Course - Noel Reynolds. Noel and his team have been working long hours to ensure all the stages, service area and documentation are in tip-top shape. This year’s rally will see the running of the famous Combaun Stage (approx 9.5km), Kilcoran Stage(approx 12.5km) and Kilworth Stage (approx 13km). Entries are up this year so far, with the event counting for double points for several competitors. An entry list is expected to be published on www.tipperarymotorclub.com in the coming days.
This year’s event will count as round four of the Valvoline National Forest Rally Championship 2013, round four of the Triton Showers South East Stages Rally Championship 2013 and will be a counting round for the Tipperary LC&MCC Club Championship 2013.
After a dramatic event at round three - PlasticBags.ie Wm Loughman Forest Rally, where Owen Murphy and James O’Brien in their Evo 9 took victory, Michael O’Brien still maintains his lead (76 points) over Owen Murphy(40 points). However, Philip Morrow (59 points) will be out to impress in Mitchelstown, and try to replicate his victory at the start of the year in round 1 - West Limerick Mini Stage Rally. The Two Wheel Drive standings after round four see Shane McGirr (41 points) in his starlet maintain a convincing lead over Desi Henry(29 points) and Michael Conlon (29 points).
With points at the top of the leader board so close, it’s sure to be exciting event which must not be missed. Please come out and support the event either as a competitor, marshal or spectator. Any help is greatly appreciated by the COC, his team and LC&MCC. First car will be due on Stage 1 - Combaun at 9.30am.
For more information on the event please visit www.tipperarymotorclub.com where regulations, entry forms, entry lists, interactive Google map of service and stage areas will be available.