Mayo Success at Trition Rally & Valvoline Forestry Awards

The 2016 Triton Showers National Rally Championship Awards were held at the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone on Saturday 19th of November last. Almost three hundred guests attended the glittering prizegiving where competitors from all over the country and some from overseas were honoured for their endeavours for the eight round series. Among the Mayo crews connected were Achill’s Brain Lavelle who picked up 3rd place in Class 1 in his Honda Civic, Ballina’s Jared Gill who finished top navigator in Class 9 and Foxford’s James McGreal and his Navigator Chris Mitchell who topped Class 15 in their Mitsubishi Evo.

Meanwhile, London based Westport man Ed Muldoon was another member of Mayo & District Motorsport Club to round of a superb year when he collected the overall Group N crown at the Valvoline Motorsport Ireland, National Forest Rally Championship Awards, held on Saturday 26th of November in the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore. Speaking afterwards a delighted Ed reflected back on 2016, thanking those involved in his success.  “It was very much a team effort.  My co-driver Mark Byrne did a brilliant job all year; he’s never missed a beat.”  DJ Rally Hire prepared an absolutely brilliant car, Derek and the team always had the Evo in great shape for the 7 round championships that seen Ed travel to forest trails the length and breadth of the country, he also expressed thanks to the Championship committee who organised a great championship, and hopefully he will be back again next year to defend his title.