European Rally Championship calling for Jon Armstrong

JON Armstrong has said it’s a ‘dream come true’ after it was confirmed that he’ll be driving a an M-Sport prepared Ford Fiesta Rally2 car in the European Rally Championship. The reigning ERC3 champion from Kesh has teamed up with co-driver Eoin Treacy for the eight-round campaign, which will kick off with Rally Hungary in […]

Dáire’s life to be celebrated by the rallying community

THE RALLYING community will be out in force next month to pay tribute to Dáire Maguire who died while competing in the Sligo Stages Rally in Ballymote last July. Mr Maguire, then 46, from Lisnaskea, was the co-driver in a Ford Escort driven by Gene McDonald (35) from Cootehill, Cavan, when the car left the road and […]

Tributes paid to ‘Irish Rallying great’ Austin Frazer

THE Fermanagh community and rallying circles across Ireland have been left saddened following the passing of the much-loved Austin Frazer. Formerly of Lough Shore Road in Enniskillen, Mr Frazer passed away yesterday (Thursday) peacefully, surrounded by his family. Mr Frazer was a leading figure in Irish rallying, working alongside some of rallying greats, including Fermanagh’s […]

Armstrong delighted to end his season on a high

JON Armstrong was delighted to have ended his season on a high after finishing fourth overall at Rallye Du Var in France. Driving the same M-Sport Poland Rally3 Ford Fiesta he suffered a massive crash in at Barum Czech Rally during his European Rally Championship winning season, the Kesh native produced a consistently fast performance […]

Armstrong’s ‘Hungary’ for more after latest podium

THROUGHOUT the Junior World Rally Championship, Jon Armstrong and Sami Pajari were slugging it out for the title with the Finnish teenager pipping his Fermanagh rival at the final round in Spain. At the weekend, however, the two foes became team-mates as they battled together against the rest of the field in two M-Sport Poland […]

Armstrong going head to head

KESH native Jon Armstrong has launched a new online eRally Series that will give keen drivers and gamers the chance to go head-to-head. The former World eRally Champion and top class real life rally driver has teamed up with his hardware partner Thrustmaster to develop this opportunity. The 25-year-old, with the backing of Thrustmaster, the […]

Hoy and Devine’s European Championship debut in doubt

Young rally co-driver Brian Hoy should be well through his European Rally Championship debut by now but like a whole host of other sporting events, the future of the rally season is in doubt due to this ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Hoy admits it was very disappointing to hear the news that the Championship had been […]

McGirr wins in summer rally

Enniskillen motor club’s popular rally time trial was staged with great success in the confines of P.Clarke and Sons quarry in Lisnaskea last weekend.