Stonethrowers July 2013
Boyles clinch Dunlop title with fifth win
Donegal cousins Declan and Brian Boyle in their Subaru Impreza WRC won their first Dunlop National Rally Championship after an emphatic win in the Tipperary Stonethrowers Rally.
The battle for second and third place saw Roy White of Tipperary in an MG Rover edge out James Belton from Wales in his Subaru WRC.
Local man David Carney from Westport, who had Ray Fitzpatrick from Laois on the notes, was on an intermission from the British Rally Championships. The pair had a rewarding day competing, winning Class Six and finishing thirteenth overall in their Citroen C2R2.
The Dunlop title win for the Donegal cousins sees the Vard Memorial Trophy pass from last year’s champions, Cork’s Brian O Mahony and John Higgins from Kiltimagh.