The Crafted Fitted Furniture & Joinery Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally is ready to run on next Sunday August 14th . The work is done, the stages are in superb condition and the rally is centrally based in Mallow.
Cork Motor Club has made a serious effort to centralise all aspects of the rally which start with Documentation- which is in the Cork Co. Council grounds in Annabella, as is the Parc Ferme, and Finish ramp. Service is in Quarter Town industrial Estate and the Rally HQ for the weekend is The Roundabout Inn, Mallow.
The stages are in the Nadd ,Banteer area and there is huge interest in the new stage this year Duhallow 16km of superb gravel road this stage has already been described as EPIC.
At the time of going to press entries include Mark Donnelly Fiesta s2000, Adrian Hetherington in the Corolla WRC, Former Champion Pat O Connell in an Evo and Championship leader Michael Carbin in an Evo however many think the battle for the win will be between Desi Henri in the Skoda and Mick O’Brien in the Fiesta WRC with CMC member Liam Brennan on the notes.
In the 2 wd category the battle will be for the Mk2 Master Of The Woods , this battle should be worth looking at with drivers like David Crossen, Seamus O Connell , Mickey Conlon, David Condell , local ace Paul Fitzgerald and Shane McGirr to name but a few .
Clerk Of The Course Brian O’Connell said really happy with the way things have gone so far got great help from his committee and the Cork Motor Club members. We at Cork Motor Club are indebted to our title sponsor The Crafted Fitted Furniture &Joinery Company, the town of Mallow, The Roundabout Inn, Mallow Chamber of Commerce, the Gardai, Cork County Council, Mallow Development Partnership, the traders of Mallow and the Country Fire Service for all their support.
Thanks to our neighbouring Motor Clubs who are helping us on the day and to the competitors who have come from far and wide.
The event will, once again, be televised and will showcase Mallow town and its immediate surroundings.
The event starts on the first stage at approx. 10 o clock with the finish at approx. 4 o clock. Full details will be available in the event programme, details of outlets will be available from www.corkmotorclub.com – the first stop to keep up with all that’s happening on the rally.
Main Image from KG Rally Pics