Welshman wins Volkswagen Wexford rally

Welsh driver Steve Wood and his Limerick co-driver Keith Moriarty claimed victory in the Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally over the weekend, finally winning by 46 seconds from Enda O’Brien and John Butler after the lead changed hands several times during the two days.

O’Brien’s Escort led for Saturday’s first four stages, before Wood went ahead, but it was Paddy McVeigh’s Impreza that led overnight.

However, the Tyrone driver crashed out early yesterday and Wood took over once again, only to be briefly headed by Cavan’s Gary Kiernan before he, too, became a casualty and the Welshman once more seized the lead that he held to the finish.

Adrian Hetherington finished third in another Escort, ahead of the Impreza of Kevin Barrett.

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