Galway Grass Autocross
Murphy Claims Top Prize On Galway Grass Autocross
Sixteen year old Noel Murphy from Shrule put in a remarkable performance on last week-end’s Galway Grass Autocross event held at Craughwell. Driving a one litre Nissan Micra with support from West Tyre Ballinrobe and Shrule, the young Mayoman recorded the fastest time of the day on Saturday for a saloon car. Putting the skills he developed last year when he won the National Junior Autocross Championship to good use, Noel made the most of the slippery conditions to defeat many far more experienced drivers in more powerful machinery.
With drier conditions on the second of the two day event, the advantage was back with the more powerful cars, but another strong performance saw Murphy almost claim another win, narrowly losing out to the Honda Civic of Cathal Leonard by a mere 0.24 seconds.