Sam wins in Cork – Junior Title for Jenna

Sam Moffett completed a perfect 2017 season when he took victory on the AceSigns Cork 20 International Rally, the final round of the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Championship. Crowned champion when he started the event, Sam had an event long battle with his brother Josh with the lead swapping a few times. On the final stage with Josh holding a 2.3 second advantage he went off the road and into retirement leaving Sam with yet another victory this year. Alastair Fisher overhauled Joe McGonigle for second place on the final stage by less than a second and this pair finished second and third overall in the championship as well.

William Mavitty took the Group N title in his Mitsubishi Lancer while James Wilson in a Peugeot 208 was the winner of the International 2WD section after rival William Creighton retired. William Eves and Keith McIvor won the National and Historic sections of the rally respectively and the one major category to be decided prior to Cork was the junior title. Jenna McCann took victory overall on the event as well as the championship title in her Fiesta R2 after a superb year. Justin Ryan was in with a chance to win the title if Jenna hit trouble but an early excursion on Sunday made a tough job impossible and for the second year in a row he had to settle for the runner up spot after a very competitive season.