There are just two weeks to go to the Quality Hotel Clonakilty West Cork Rally, and the number of entries across all categories has passed the 150 mark. Cork Motor Club will be extending the closing date for entries, but anybody who wants to be on the published seeded list are advised to get their entry in by next Wednesday 8th March. The entry list will be published by lunchtime on Thursday 9th March.
Donagh Kelly will be the man to catch as he bids to become the first driver to win the rally four times and having won on all three of his previous attempts will be the pre event favourite. In terms of the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Championship of which West Cork is the second round, Ford, Skoda, Hyundai and Citroen should all be represented in their R5 form which will make interesting viewing for spectators.
The National entry is also very strong with drivers such as Wesley Patterson, Brian Brogan, Eugene Meegan, Gary Kiernan, Frank Kelly and Damien Tourish to name but a few, all in with a chance of a very good result. The junior entry is close to being oversubscribed while the Historic to date has a healthy entry of 17 cars. As always there is a lot of interest from overseas with 27 entries coming from drivers in the U.K. and U.S.
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