Ravens Rock Rally

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The 2017 Ravens Rock Rally is over. Terence Kearney and team put in enormous time and effort into the penultimate event of the Carrick on Suir Motor Club calendar. This has been Terence's second year as COC and his wealth of experience and depth of knowledge shows throughout every event he organises or partakes in.
The event itself ran smoothly with cars departing Parc Ferme on The Quay in Waterford after Driver's Briefing to head to Service, based in the Cork Road Campus of WIT. A large thank you is owed to WIT for allowing Carrick on Suir Motor Club hold their service there, in top class facilities. Teams from Ireland, England and Wales lined up ready to hit the stages run through picturesque County Waterford, with 9 stages in total run over 3 routes in Kilmacthomas, Clonea Power and Mothel. The residents of County Waterford as always were obliging to us in disrupting their Sunday routine.
Crews battled it out throughout the day, to try and claim the overall title and the new 1600 Modified Masters. Roy White for a time held the overall position out of Sam Moffett's reach. Alas, Sam Moffett snatched the lead on SS. 5 with only +0:01.1 separating the two. Unfortuantely, White was unable to catch Moffett, who stretched his lead with each passing stage and claimed the Power Stage on SS.9 to take him one step closer to claiming the Triton Showers National Rally Championship.
A special mention should be given to club members Craig Breen and Patrick (Whack) Croke, who finished 3rd overall in a Ford Escort. I'm sure many of us have seen the little snippets that are available on Whack's Facebook page. We needn't say too much more, just make sure you watch them. Whack was also acting as Media Officer for the day. It was definitely a day to remember for both driver and navigator, and a huge achievement also. We know it isn't the last we will see of these two, and we look forward to the next chapter.
Richard Harney in a Ford Escort took home the 1600 Modified Masters title, the first man to do so.
Club members Killian and Conal O'Sullivan took home the Class 16 Juniors title. The team started SS.1 on 3rd in class but hit their flow on SS.2 to hold the lead throughout the day, finishing with 0:14.2 to spare between them and their nearest competitor Aaron Browne and Daniel Hanratty.
History was made in Class 13. In memory of the late Paul Mulcahy, The Paul Mulcahy Memorial Trophy went of the country to very deserving and appreciative winners Adrian Evans and Martin Henry. The Welsh team were thrilled to have won the trophy and are regular visitors to Irish events. 
We would like to thank all of our competitors, spectators, marshals and the team behind the Ravens Rock Rally 2017. We look forward to the 2018 event which, planning will begin in the coming weeks. Also, we would like to remind everyone that 2018 will be the 60th anniversary of the Carrick on Suir Motor Club. Throughout 2018 you can expect a flurry of exciting events and news updates. As our Chariman, James Coleman remarked last night, the aim for 2018 is to bring back the old atmosphere of the Circuit of Ireland into Waterford and we have no doubt, we will do our utmost to achieve this. To all, thank you very much, and we hope to see you at other events throughout 2017 and we look forward to an exciting 2018.