Belfast Telegraph

Joe Armstrong aims to turn the tide on his home territory

By Staff Reporter

Jon Armstrong has not enjoyed much luck in his bid to earn himself a fully-funded drive on the British round of the World rally championship in November.

Despite winning two rounds of the Carryduff Forklift Road to Wales competition, 20-year-old Armstrong has slipped to fourth.

Two non-finishes have cost Armstrong dear, seeing him slip 18 points behind Duggan who has also won twice and has finished every round so far. But with the final three rounds all in the Kesh driver's home territory of Fermanagh and Tyrone, starting this afternoon with the Todds Leap Ulster Rally, where he won a Pirelli Star Driver nomination in 2013, he has every chance of turning the tide.

The CFR2W contenders also include Calvin Beattie, Callum Duffy from Scotland, Frazer Mulholland and Neil Monaghan as well as last year's Irish and UK Junior 1000 Challenge champion William Creighton.

The winner of the competition will get the opportunity to enter Wales Rally GB in an R3 Citroen DS3 provided by the DGM team from Carryduff.

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