Northern Ireland Rally Championship 2005
Standings after Round 7 - Lakeland Stages Rally 2005 are now online.
To view please go to http://www.rallymax.tv
and click on 'Points'.
Glenn Allen in the BA Components Toyota Corolla WRC continues to lead the championship by 7 points from Kevin Lynch in the unstoppable KPL Utilities Subaru Impreza S9 WRC. These 2 have dominated the top 2 positions on almost
every round this year with Kevin winning 6 rounds from 6 starts in the series but now is the time for dropped scores to come into play. Round 8 of the championship takes place this Saturday (24th September 2005) and the Dungiven man only has to finish 4th or higher (among championship registered competitors) to leap-frog Glenn into first place and secure his 2nd championship win. The Cookstown man will be doing his very best to stop Kevin making it 7 wins as the Corolla has shown over the last few events to be capable of matching Kevins pace.
Group N leader Neil McCance from Comber is fighting over 3rd place with Clogher man Craig Bennett in his Ford Focus RS WRC and Raymond Johnston from Ballinamallard in a Subaru Impreza WRC. Craig is really looking forward to this weekend as he hopes to have sorted the gravel set-up for the car and with some testing completed, they are confident to do well. The Group N battle will no doubt involve previous rally winner, Robbie McGurk, but the Group N Championship points fight will once again be between Neil and John McGlaughlin from Cookstown. Neil has had the upper hand so far but John is determinded not to make it easy for him.
Round 7/9 - Fisher Engineering Lakeland Stages Rally will be televised on Sky Sports 2, 3 and Xtra from the 5th October.
A more detailed schedule with times, dates and channels can be found on http://www.rallymax.tv
Round 8/9 - McGillin Brother Construction Bushwacker Rally 200 - this Saturday 24th September 2005.
This will also be televised by SVS Productions on Sky Sports - details are also online @ http://www.rallymax.tv
Please note that the published TV Schedule may and probably will change due
to Sky Sports usual shuffle of Live Coverage Programmes.
Any changes to the schedule will be amended on the RallyMax Website.
Any problems or queries please let me know (preferably by email).
Many Thanks and Best Regards,
Terence J. Hegarty
Co-Ordinator, Northern Ireland Rally Championship
Director, SVS Productions