Top seed Steve lives up to his billing

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS -

sTEVE Wood lived to his top seed­ing and favourite’s billing by lead­ing this year’s Wex­ford Volk­swa­gen Stages Rally from start to fin­ish.

He held off a chal­lenge from Iam Bar­rett and Gary Kier­nan for the whole week­end.

Kier­nan was in­volved in his own bat­tle for third spot with Stephen McCann.

This heated up on Sun­day when McCann edged ahead of Kier­nan only for Kier­nan to take third back and hold on to it to the fin­ish.

On the lo­cal end of things, Richard Moore, Liam Howlett and Leon Galvin were well in con­tention in the top 10 all week­end only for Howlett to suf­fer a punc­ture at the third stage on Sun­day which scup­pered his chances. Moore and Galvin held on and fin­ished in the top 10.

Frank Kin­sella and Em­met Cleary ran the event un­der the banned of Rally for Hope fol­low­ing the death of Em­met’s wife two weeks af­ter last year’s rally, and raised sig­nif­i­cant funds for the Hope Cen­tre as well as fin­ish­ing sec­ond in their class.

Win­ners Steve Wood and Keith Mo­ri­arty cel­e­brate.

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