Hall back on track with class win around Nutts Corner

Donagh Kelly - a two-time Irish champion in 2015 - enjoyed a welcome appearance within the 140-strong Winter Championship field.
Donagh Kelly - a two-time Irish champion in 2015 - enjoyed a welcome appearance within the 140-strong Winter Championship field.

Freddie Hall celebrated his return to racing after five years with class success at The Rallysport Association’s Winter Championship.

Hall, a former champion, picked up victory across class three as one of four drivers from the area in the points.

Aaron Beattie, Alan Cassells and Karl Johnston also headed home from Nutts Corner Motorsports Centre with silverware.

The main winner was Kilkeel’s Stephen McIlveen, with Ronan Mackle from Newry the fastest of the meeting.

A special appearance by Donagh Kelly, a double Irish rally champion across 2015, alongside son Eamon proved a welcome addition to the 140-strong field.

See this week’s Portadown Times (January 8 edition) for the full story.