HURSON’S NEW SUBARU RALLY RE­PORTS FURZELAND’S DAY AT PORTREATH TSH Toner re­bounds from stall to take Es­cort vic­tory

For­mer na­tional champ gets S12B to boost his ti­tle chances Lough­gall Stages Rally Sec­ond win in three years for Subaru Im­preza crew as Le Coadou and Trim­ble take sec­ond Dale Stages Rally

Motor Sport News - - Rally News - By Wil­liam Neill Re­sults By Ian Har­den

Or­gan­iser: North Ar­magh Mo­tor Club When: May 21 Where: Lough­gall Coun­try Park, County Ar­magh Stages: 6 Starters: 57

De­spite a mid-rally stall, Damian Toner made it two Lough­gall wins in a row in his Ford Es­cort Mk2 by 22s.

With Den­ver Raf­ferty on the notes, the crew were quick­est on the 3.5-mile SS1 by 7.6s ahead of David Arm­strong. Af­ter SS2 Wil­liam Mc­clurkin (Es­cort Mk2) was clos­est, with early damp con­di­tions to his lik­ing, be­fore con­cen­trat­ing on class po­si­tion.

Keith White and Damian Mccann were a win­ning com­bi­na­tion in 2014 in the Mk1ver­sion Ford Es­cort – and the pair moved into sec­ond fol­low­ing SS3. When Toner stalled the gap was down from 20.4s to 6.2s but the lead was never lost and the ad­van­tage was in­creased by an­other 15.8s.

Arm­strong and Paul Mul­hol­land moved back to sec­ond be­fore White took the place on the fi­nal stage to fin­ish 3.8s up.

The flam­boy­ant Martin Toner took fourth in his Tal­bot Sun­beam. And Mervyn Wed­lock’s park ex­pe­ri­ence placed him fifth.

Furzeland pair­ing came from be­hind to take an­other TSH vic­tory

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