Jennings targets recovery from engine issues ahead of push for fourth successive Lurgan Park rally honour

Celebrating this year's Lurgan Park rally are, from left, Brian Stinson (Orchard Motorsport), Keith Somerville (event secretary), Frank Kelly (driver), Councillor Glenn Barr (Leisure Services Committee chairman), William Fullerton (event director), the Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Councillor
Garath Keating, James Blane (North Armagh Motor Club president), Simon Fullerton (Roadside Motors Ltd), Kenny McKinstry (driver). Pic by Gary Craig.
Celebrating this year's Lurgan Park rally are, from left, Brian Stinson (Orchard Motorsport), Keith Somerville (event secretary), Frank Kelly (driver), Councillor Glenn Barr (Leisure Services Committee chairman), William Fullerton (event director), the Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Councillor Garath Keating, James Blane (North Armagh Motor Club president), Simon Fullerton (Roadside Motors Ltd), Kenny McKinstry (driver). Pic by Gary Craig.

Garry Jennings will tackle tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) Lurgan Park rally aiming for improved fortunes in pursuit of a fourth consecutive crown.

A treble run of triumphs in the Orchard Motorsport-sponsored showcase marks Jennings as one to watch this weekend.

However, he will be hoping for an end to his mechanical issues following a forced retirement from the Donegal International due to engine trouble.

The North Armagh Motor Club’s meeting is set to featured a packed programme of events plus family fun from 10 o’clock.

Other names expected to push hard for honours include Declan Boyle, Kenny McKinstry, Derek McGeehan, Derek McGarrity, Robert Woodside, Adrian Hetherington, Ray Brammer, Callum Devine and Shane McGirr.

The entertainment will include static classic car displays and performance by the Trialstar motorbike display team.

Thanks go to Orchard Motorsport, Roadside Motors (Peugeot) Ltd, Pacenotes Rally Magazine and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council for continued support.

KARTS

Gilford’s Scott Greenaway finished fifth at Kirkistown across the Superkarts 250 Division One race.

STOCKS

Jonny Murdock from Loughgall came home third in the Two-Litre National Bangers’ King Of Krash title race at Tullyroan Oval.

Other winners were Stephen McCready (ProStocks Tullyroan Challenge Cup), Aaron Rainey (1300 Stock Cars), David Wilson (Thunder Rods) and Stewart Hanna (Ninja Karts) in the stock cars meeting sponsored by the Tandragee-based Vault Bistro.

The next meeting will take place at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday, July 16 from 6.30.

Everyone is welcome.