The Carlow Stages Rally is back and they’re in for a great weekend as the weather looks to be lovely and warm for the weekend.
The event takes place on Sunday, May 15 after a gap of nearly 6 years and of course, is part of the Motorsport Ireland National Rally Championship.
Entries for the event are full of 150 crews and around 55 other crews waiting on a reserve list, showing how popular the series is.
The event once again is based at the Seven Oaks Hotel in Carlow town and consists of two stages repeated three times.
The winner of the last rally in 2018 that was run by the Carlow Motor Club, Ryan Loughran (Ford Escort) will have the number one decals on the doors of his Mk. 2 Ford Escort.
However, Moffett in his Hyundai i20 R5 will run first on the road as he continues his quest to claim the Vard Memorial Trophy.
Meanwhile, the array of R5 cars continues outside the top ten and includes Kilkenny’s Enda O’Brien (VW Polo GTi R5) and Tyrone’s Gareth Sayers (Ford Fiesta R5).
The event incorporates the Carlow Mk. II Challenge and the likes of Carlow’s David Condell, Monaghan’s Gary McPhillips, Cavan duo Jonny Pringle and Chris Armstrong, Tyrone’s Frank Kelly, Donegal’s JF Shovelin and Tyrone’s Adrian Hetherington, will all be seeking victory in this category.