Wood and Moriarty steer Subaru to Wexford win
Organiser: Wexford Motor Club When: September 10/11 Where: Wexford, Ireland Championship Suirway Group South East Stages Rally Championship Stages: 15 Starters: 89
Welshman Steve Wood and his co-driver Keith Moriarity took a fine victory in their Subaru Impreza WRC on the Wexford Rally as tricky conditions on Sunday morning caught out a number of frontrunners.
Ford Escort Mk2 driver Enda O’brien took a surprise lead of the two-day event early on, but slid into a chicane on stage five gifting Wood the lead.
As the stages dried on Saturday afternoon, Paddy Mcveigh powered his Subaru Impreza into the lead, but he and overnight third place man Gary Kiernan went off on Sunday morning.
Wood retook the lead, despite spins on the final day, to head O’brien and Adrian Hetherington/gary Nolan’s Ford Escort Mk2.
Eddie Power in his Toyota Corolla WRC finished 20th overall which was enough to clinch the top driver spot in the class-based South East Stages Championship.
Mickey Conlon was a fine fifth in his Escort, which gave his co-driver Ciaran Mcphillips the top co-driver Award in the SE Championship.