Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 31 January 2015

McGeehan out to boost championship bid

It is going to one of the main attractions of the National Rally which follows in the wake of the main Todds Leap Ulster International.

Derek McGeehan has chosen to enter his Mini WRC in the secondary category which counts towards the Northern Ireland championship.

There are, in fact, only two of the Prodrive-built Minis in Ireland and both reside in the Draperstown stable of McGeehan Motorsport.

Driver/engineer Derek, who has masterminded the Ulster victories of Eugene Donnelly and Tim McNulty in the past, will be behind the wheel himself in the newest right-hand-drive version and will be looking to follow up on his Dogleap Rally victory earlier in the month.

McGeehan is currently joint second with Drew Stewart in the McGrady Insurance NI standing, the two of them trailing some distance behind leader Derek McGarrity.

The Mini starts at No.2 behind the Mitsubishi of Pat Kirk in a line-up which features a host of the fastest Ford Escort drivers in the country including Stewart, Camillus Bradley, Frank Kelly and Declan McNaughton.

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