A total of 15 Junior 1000 entries will start next Sunday’s Killarney Forestry Rally in Castleisland.
J1000 events are open to drivers aged 14 to 19. They are not allowed to drive on rally road sections – instead they must employ an experienced co-driver who will drive the car between stages.
Cars are limited to 1000cc – hence the class name – and typically include smaller cars like Nissan Micras or Toyota Aygos.
The series was first introduced by Motorsport Ireland in 2019 and returns this year after COVID put paid to the last two years.
Of the 15 entries received for the Killarney and District Motor Club, one of them is a Kerry driver.
Not only is Mossy Costello Kerry’s youngest rally, he is also Kerry Motor Club’s first third-generation driver.
His father Jason and grandfather Joe are well known in Irish and Kerry rally circles.
His sister, Megan also competes as a co-driver.
The unseeded Junior 1000 entry list includes two interesting co-drivers…Sam Moffett and Gary Kiernan.
301 Jack Brennan Co. Kilkenny John McGrath Skoda Citigo
302 Mossie Costello Co. Kerry Jonathan Keane Co. Limerick Peugeot 107
303 Tommy Moffett Co. Armagh Sam Moffett Co. Armagh Toyota Aygo
304 Jack Kennedy Co. Wexford Mark Kennedy Co. Wexford Nissan J1000 micra
305 Jack Harris Co. Donegal TBA VW UP
306 Letisha Conn England Conn Stephen Co. Armagh Citroen C1
307 Patrick Gahan Co. Tipperary Conor Moloughney Co. Tipperary Chevrolet Spark
308 Kyle Browne Co. Cork Daniel Hanratty Co. Cork Toyota Aygo
309 Cameron Crozier Co. Down Aine Phelan Co. Kilkenny Nissan Micra
310 Ross Ryan Co. Cork Peter Keohane Co. Cork Citroen C1
311 Vanessa McFadden Co. Mayo Brian Commons Co. Limerick Hyundai I10
312 James Ronan TBA Peugeot 107
313 Bobby Conn Jordan Murphy Citroen C1
314 Tommy Cronin Co. Cork Derek Gibbs Toyota Aygo
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