Carryduff Forklift MSA Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship

Round 2: McGrady Insurance Stages, 17 March

Derek McGarrity extended his championship lead with victory on round two, the McGrady Insurance Stages.

McGarrity set the pace throughout the event, winning every stage to open out a winning margin of 51 seconds over Kieron Graffin. Missing out on the runner-up spot by just 1.2 seconds was Derek McGeehan, who nonetheless retains second place in the standings.

John McGaffin took fourth ahead of David Graham, the leading Group N driver. The top two-wheel-drive finisher was James Kennedy in sixth overall.

Results1 Derek McGarrity / James McKee (Mini WRC)  32mins 49.5secs2 Kieron Graffin / Neil Doherty (Subaru Impreza S9) 33m40.5s3 Derek McGeehan / Alan McGeehan (Mini WRC) 33m42.2s

Championship positions (provisional) after Round 21 Derek McGarrity – 24 points2 Derek McGeehan – 193 Kieron Graffin – 14= John McGaffin – 14 5 Ray Brammer – 9