Kenneth Quirke’s first American Rally of the Year ended on the eighth stage of the Rally of the 100 Acre wood in Missouri.
The event ran on March 18 and 18 – a perfect way to celebrate St Patrick’s weekend in America.
The West Kerry and his driver John O’Sullivan were up to sixth overall in the second round of the American National Rally Championship.
They were in good company, at the time the rally was being led by Ken Block who was driving the first Hyundai i20 WRC to arrive in America. Eventual winner Brandon Semenuk was in second place at that with co-driverKeaton Williams in their Subaru WRX STi.
Former ARA champion Barry McKenna and Leon Jordan were next up ahead of superstar Travis Pastrana. Briton Tom Williams was in fifth place at the end of Saturday – one place ahead of Quirke and O’Sullivan.
The Ford Fiesta crew were ahead of teammates Enda and Liam McCormack.
However it all went wrong on Saturday morning and they went off the road.
“Was right in the mix too,” said Quirke. “Ah well that’s rallying.”
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