Bayview Hotel Martin Howley Memorial Harvest Stages Rally ready to go!

Three Donegal International Rally winners head huge field as biggest one day rally in the country provides finale for three Rally Championships while Formula 1 commentator Tony Jardine flies in to compete as tribute to an old friend.

The Organisers of the Bayview Hotel Martin Howley Memorial Harvest Stages Rally have released details of the entry list and itinerary for the Rally, now officially regarded as the biggest one day rally held in the country this year.

Clerk of the Course Karl Reid commented:

“The quality of our entry is fantastic. I am not sure if we have ever had three Donegal International Rally winners as the top three seeds on the Harvest Rally in WRC cars. Number one seed Declan Boyle will be followed off the line by Garry Jennings and 2016 winner Manus Kelly for what looks like a blistering days’ motorsport. Right behind them comes multiple National Championship winner Niall Maguire in another WRC car. It’s an epic entry, right through the field and in every class. The Modified class is a rally in itself, with Club Chairman Brian Brogan, fresh from a brilliant win in the National part of the Cork 20 at the weekend, taking his place among the hottest of categories. Formula 1 commentator Tony Jardine is flying in from London to take part in the rally. He was due to take part in the Donegal International Rally last June but changed to the Harvest when he heard that it was to be named in Martin’s honour. They were great friends and he drove Martin’s rally car on the 2015 International Rally. He will be carrying a special tribute to him on his car. At the last count we had 164 entries in the main field plus 8 Junior entries. The numbers will fluctuate a little before the start but it is easily the biggest entry for a National Rally in the country this year. The organising team is flat out and we are looking at a record day in Killybegs.”

“Our list of Rally programme retailers is now available online and Rally programmes with maps, entry lists and other information are currently on sale. We have released a rally guide and a time and distance schedule online to help competitors with essential information. We want to acknowledge the help from everyone in Killybegs and all the areas affected by the rally stages. We are also working closely with An Garda Siochana and would ask everyone attending to help us make sure that we enjoy a safe and enjoyable event in Killybegs this weekend.”

“We are once again asking for anyone who can act as a marshal to contact the Chief Marshal for the Harvest Rally, Mr. Francie Devine on +353-87-620-5328 and on +44-785-108-4821 as strong spectator numbers are expected.”

Event Secretary Yvonne Watters may be contacted on: harvestrallysecretary@gmail.com

Top 30 Seeded Entry List

2016 Harvest Rally Seeded Entry List
Car No Driver Navigator Car Class
1 Declan Boyle Brian Boyle Fiesta WRC 7
2 Garry Jennings Rory Kennedy Impreza WRC 7
3 Manus Kelly Gareth Doherty Impreza WRC 7
4 Niall Maguire Enda Sherry Impreza S12B 7
5 Joseph Mc Gonigle Ciaran Geaney Skoda R5 5
6 Brendan Comiskey Ronan O Kane Fiesta R5 5
7 Frank Wray Joe Mc Nulty Impreza WRC 15
8 Gary Kiernan Ryan Moore Escort 14
9 Declan Gallagher James Mc Nulty Starlet 13
10 Chris Armstrong Chris Melly Escort 14
11 Brian Brogan Damien Mc Gettigan Escort 14
12 Damien Toner Denver Rafferty Escort 14
14 Damien Gallagher Mac Walsh Escort 14
15 J F Shovelin Terence Furey Impreza WRC 7
16 Enda Mc Cormack Colin Fitzgerald Impreza WRC 7
17 Aidan Wray Kieran Mc Grath Evo X 4
18 Trevor Bustard John Mc Cafferty Evo 9 4
19 Ryan Loughran Brendan Mc Elhinney Escort 14
20 Paul Purtill Raymond Scott Escort 13
21 Shane Maguire Mac Kierans Evo 9 4
22 Michael Carbin Conor Mahon Evo 4 20
23 John Bonner Leon Jordan Escort 13
24 Columba Heena Michael Mc Clafferty Corolla 13
25 Patrick Mc Hugh Pauric O Donnell Escort 13
26 Dessie Keenan James Mc Carville Escort 11R
27 Mark Boyle Charles Gallagher Evo 9 4
28 Tommy Doyle Liam Moynihan Clio R3 13
29 Andrew Stewart Fabian Mc Shane Skoda S2000 5
30 Paul Rowley Brian Doherty Skoda S2000 5

 

RALLY PROGRAMMME SALES OUTLETS

Donegal Town Area
Robert Kee Filling Station Laghy
McIntyre’s Filling Station
Texaco Filling Station

Killybegs Area
Floyds Dunkineely
Barry’s Bruckless
Tamway Filling Station (Gabriel)
Supervalue
Hegarty Centra
Sweetens
Curren’s Costcutters

Kilcar
Hegarty Centra
Byrnes Shop

Carrick
Byrnes Shop

Glen
Byrnes Shop

Ardara
Darnell Filling Station
Maloney Filling Station

Drumkeen
Kernans Top Filling Station

Letterkenny
Brogans Dry Arch

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Martin Howley and Tony Jardine share a joke!

Lettermacaward
Gallagher XL
Clerkins