SPONSORED BY: My biggest supporter is my Wife, Vicky, for sponsoring me the time to do this, thanks Honey. Followed closely by the family business EandD Motor Parts, Abbey st. Tralee, (big THANK YOU to all our customers over the years). Then there’s CASTROL, DENSO, PROBOOST and FERODO (thanks for the help).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text css_animation=”right-to-left”]DRIVER: Graham Kelliher (Rae Kelliher’s not so Young Fella)
NAVIGATOR: David O Brien (Jim O Brien’s Young Fella)
YOUR SERVICE CREW: Car and Crew supplied by West Cavan Rally Hire, hence the vagueness about the details.
WHERE IS THE CREW FROM: Tralee
CLASS ENTERED: 9
CAR MODEL: Mark 2 Escort 1977 (I think)
ENGINE CAPACITY: 1400 with about 170hp ( Apparently)
GEARBOX: 5 Forwards and 1 Reverse (I hope)
TYRES: Black Rubbery Sticky ones ( I really hope)
Q1. When did you start Rallying: First Rally was the 2012 Circuit of Kerry in a beautifully prepared Honda Civic, and the Honourable Kevin Savage (the Tall one) sitting in with me.
Q2. What was your best moment in Rallying: My Best Moment in Rallying was passing two cars on my very first Rally stage, Headley’s Bridge, followed shortly after by my Worst Moment in Rallying, getting stuck in a mucky drain on Desmond’s Grave, at least I have a corner named after me now.
Q3. What are your plans for the Circuit of Kerry 2014: Plans for this Circuit of Kerry? Well, this is my first time driving a rear wheel drive (except for my Hiace) so, I’d hope to be looking out the front and side windows a lot more than the back window, and to get the car home in one piece, maybe have a bit (a lot) of fun along the way. I won’t be chasing any sort of honours, I won’t even be looking at the time sheets, just Finnish and Fun.
Q4. Anything else you want to say about Rallying? ‘ve been following rallying since I was big enough to hang around the service area or sit on a ditch watching Dad. It took me a long time to get around to doing a Rally and I have to say to anyone who’s thinking about it, there are plenty of people renting good cars and giving a great package (West Cavan Rally Hire) so get off the ditch, organise your licence and get your helmet on, it’s way better in the car than on the sideline.The Circuit of Kerry is the ideal place to start. Enjoy the Rally,[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]