For 25 year old Cal McCarthy and Carbery Plastics employee, 21 year old Conor McCarthy, this weekend’s Killarney Rally of the Lakes will test both them and their Honda Civic’s to the limit. The Carbery Plastics team have had a superb start to the season, and a new website www.carberyplasticsrallying.com has just been activated to keep track of the team’s activities.
The season started off well for Cal McCarthy and co-driver Eamonn Dullea in their newly built Class 11 Honda Civic with an eighth place finish and first in class on the West Cork Rally. It was an ideal start to their Clonakilty Black Pudding Irish Tarmac Modified challenge, and this weekend presents their second opportunity to score vital points. “It won’t be easy” says Cal. “I’ve started the Rally of the Lakes six times and only finished once, and this year the route is tough. You will definitely need to look after your car. They are real driver’s stages and the re-addition of Borlin and Molls Gap down-hill will really help to shake things up.”
The opposition in class 11 this weekend will be very tough, so a hard fought battle is in store. “Rob Duggan is the local master of Molls Gap, and he will go very well. You have also Ken O’Neill in the Puma and Vincent ed-trio.com/buy-levitra-online McSweeney who we had the battle with in West Cork, so there’s a really good entry.” Cal and Eamonn will wheel the Carbery Plastics Honda off the Killarney town centre start ramp at number 38.
Seeded number 4 in the Junior Rally, Conor McCarthy and Dan O’Donavan are aiming to continue a run of success this season. In West Cork Conor drove the EK4 Civic to second in the Junior category, but went one better by taking Junior victory on the Moonraker Forestry event. Conor would very much like to be in the running for the prestigious Billy Coleman Award and so far the 21 year old has shown excellent speed and consistency. Now he has to switch his car and driving style back to tarmac. The Lough Allua stage is close to home, so their will great local support, not least from his father Liam, a former front runner on the Rally of the Lakes.
Keep up to date with the team’s progress on their Facebook page- Carbery Plastics Rally Team and Twitter @CPRallying. The new website www.carberyplasticsrallying.com will also be up-dated with the latest news, as this exciting new two car rally team continues its travels in 2014!
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