Saturday 1 September 2018 the Donegal Hillclimb at Knockalla had six club members competing. Results were Willie Barrett and James O'Rourke third in class, Gerard O'Connor driving James O'Rourke's Punto fourth in class, Ben O'Brien, Declan Gannon and Thonas Sheedy fifth in class. Thomas nearly had an early finish but he "happened to find" a spare drive shaft on the side of the road in the paddock.
Sunday at the hillclimb started sunny but there were concerns about the clouds in the sky. An oil spill during practice delayed matters. Run 1 had an accident (driver OK car not) delaying the event again. At the start of run 2 there was a light mist of rain but as the run went on things became worse. Only 11 cars did run 3 and four on run 4. There were improved results for the Limerick drivers Jamie O'Rourke taking back his usual seat from Gerard O'Connor took second in class 8, Ben O'Brien was second in a very competitive class 3B. Willie Barrett took class 2 third again with Thomas Sheedy fourth.
Cork MC autotest at Ballyvourney
Mike Mulcahy fourth in class b and 10th overall. Rob Fenlon Third B1 13th overall. Mark Guerin second class C 14th overall. Billy Neville first class F 18th overall. John Fenlon second class D 19th overall. This was the final round of the Munster Autotest Championship and first of the Hewison National championship.
Sligo Stages Rally
Ed Synan and Thomas Collins finished 5 in class 14 and 18th overall. Ger Lyons and Steve O'Brien were fourth in class 11F and 40th overall.
And from the previous weekend
Monaghan Endurance Trial 26 August 2018
Father and son team Peter and Aaron Cummins finished first in class A1 and 23rd overall of over 50 finishers. Endurance trials consist of navigation to tests in yards and fields.
Peter and Aaron Cummins in action at the Monaghan Endurance trial. Photo courtesy of Lorna Kennedy LK Motorsport Media Pix