Donegal revs up for Harvest Rally – Brian Brogan & Rory Kennedy

Callum Devine. Photo: Kevin Glendinning

The Donegal Harvest Stages Rally takes place this Saturday, the event, which is the final counting rounds of both the Border Rally Championship and the National Rally Championship is based out of Gortahork and runs stages in Cresslough, Gortahork, Falcarragh and Dunlewey areas.

There will be three stages done three times with over 100 stages kilometres for the competitors.

Centralized service will be based in Falacarragh with HQ at Teac Bhille in Gortahork.

The defending champion Callum Devine will return to the county in a VW Polo with number 1 on the car.

The Derry man had ten seconds to spare on Declan Boyle in his Harvest win last year.

Chasing Devine will be a host of talented drivers like Sam Moffett, Declan Boyle, Robert Barrable, and Eamonn Kelly just to name a few while Kevin Gallagher and Kevin Eves are the top seeds in the two modified section.

Josh Moffett and Keith Moriarty had the series wrapped up earlier in the campaign and don’t travel to Donegal this weekend but there’s still lots to play for.

Armagh’s Jason Black (Toyota Starlet) is in pole position to win the two wheel drive category – his rivals are the Ford Escort duo of Donegal’s Patrick McHugh and Limerick’s Ed O’Callaghan, however, both need Black to hit trouble to deny him the honour. O’Callaghan holds the aces in the quest for the Escort Mk. 2 Challenge Trophy where McHugh is his main rival.

In the Border Championship, Sam Johnston, Mickey Conlon, Jason Black, Brian Armstrong, Michael Carbin, Gary Kiernan and Dara Leonard are in contention for the drivers title while Karl Egan, Dean O’Sullivan, Aodhran Gallagher, Ronan, Comerford, Paul Philips and ThomasScallan can win the co drivers title.

In Highland’s Rally Preview, Oisin Kelly spoke with Donegal Motor Club Chairman Brian Brogan and a man that knows a thing or two about winning the Harvest – Rory Kennedy.