Belfast Telegraph

Moffett knows the score in race for Irish silverware

By Sammy Hamill

The battle for the Irish Forest Rally Championship goes down to the wire in the Glens of Antrim tomorrow with either Michael O'Brien or Josh Moffett destined to be 2015 champion.

On paper, London-based O'Brien leads the Valvoline-sponsored series in his WRC Ford Focus but when drivers discard their lowest scores from the six previous rounds, Moffett, in his Evo 9 Mitsubishi, comes into play and the outcome may be decided by who finishes highest in the Mid-Antrim's Club's Ringsend-based event.

Moffett, who will switch from the Mitsubishi to his WRC Ford Fiesta and join brother Sam in heading to the final round of the World Championship, Wales Rally GB, next week, said: "It is very close but first or second in the points would be enough to clinch the series when dropped scores are taken into account."

Although not part of the Northern Ireland Championship this year, the RiverRidge Recycling-sponsored rally has attracted a strong Ulster entry, including three-times champion Kenny McKinstry in his S14 Subaru and Mark Donnelly in the same S10 Impreza.

Leading the line-up is last year's Glens of Antrim winner Desi Henry in another Impreza.

The drivers will tackle eight stages, starting at 10am.

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