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Moffett brothers revved up and ready to rule in the Lakelands Stages Rally

By Sammy Hamill

Published 02/09/2016

Sam Moffett was eventually declared winner in a tight round five of the Tuffmac Trailers Lakeland Stages on Saturday
Sam Moffett was eventually declared winner in a tight round five of the Tuffmac Trailers Lakeland Stages on Saturday

The Moffett brothers, Sam and Josh, head up a strong entry list for tomorrow's Lakeland Stages Rally, round five of the Irish Forestry Championship.

Two of the top contenders in the Irish Tarmac and British championships, the Monaghan duo switch to the Fermanagh forests in a pair of Ford Fiestas, Sam driving his WRC version and reigning champion Josh (pictured) in his regular R5.

The line-up also includes former champion Michael O'Brien in another WRC Fiesta plus Pirelli Star Driver winner Mark Donnelly in his S9 Subaru and three-time Northern Ireland champion Kenny McKinstry in his S14 Impreza.

A second McKinstry Motorsport S14 Subaru will be driven by Niall McCullough.

Michael Carbin is the current leader of the series ahead of Gerard Lucey and Adrian Hetherington, all of whom are in the starting list.

Leading forestry driver of the moment, Desi Henry, is also included.

He has won two of the four Irish rounds this season in his R5 Skoda Fabia on top of two podium finishes in the British Championship.

Henry has been supporting the Kevin Carey Fight Against Brain Tumour Foundation and is offering three of those who have donated the chance to join him for a not-to-be-forgotten run through a forest stage in the future.

The raffle will take place during service tomorrow.

The Tuffmac Trailers-sponsored event, which is not included in this year's Northern Ireland Championship, is based at the former Grosvenor Barracks in Enniskillen and features eight stages in the Derrygonnelly and Belcoo areas, the action starting at 10am.

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