Omagh MC Targa 2018 Posted in News by Derek Smyth November 18th, 2018 Dougie Reid and Craig Manly just nicked the victory on the very last test to win by one second. share on facebook share on twitter A selection of Tyrone crews who were competing at the Carrickmore Flying Club Targa Rally on 17 November 2018, plus a few who used more of the road than others!. Eric Patterson and Raymond Donaldson were leaders at the half-way stage and came out in third place overall at the finish. Norman Ferguson from Stewartstown, navigated by Keith Hall, took a fine 14th place overall and 5th in Class 1. Going into the last test, David Burns and Connor Murphy could have been excused for thinking they would run out winners, but it only took two seconds for Douglas Reid to steal the win from them. Ryan McIvor and Kevin Devlin on their way to a top-30 place overall, and 4th place in a massive Class 6. Ballygawley’s Leslie Hawe and Cousin Gareth Hawe in their trusty MX5. Paul Hughes and Declan Campbell took third place in Class 6, the biggest class of the day with 38 cars in it. Trevor and Stephen Ferguson were 5th Overall and 3rd in Class 2. Eric and Suzanne McIvor had a trouble free day and took 8th place in Class 4, finishing well inside the top-30 at 23rd Overall. Third place in Class 3 was the reward for Darrell and Jordan Burns in their Ford Fiesta. At 25th place Overall, this was a great result. Donaghmore driver Leslie McLean and Stephen McComb get the back of the MX5 sliding to circle a cone on Test 1. Dungannon Brothers Dougie and Glenn Millar brought their classic VW Golf into 22nd place overall, and second in Class 3 against much more powerful opposition. Dungannon’s Alan Jardine brought his immaculate Mk2 Escort to Carrickmore, and with Raymond Knox in the navigator’s seat they came 8th place in Class 6 out of 38 competitors in that class. The ever-exciting Neil Fletcher drifts his Mk1 Escort Mexico round a pylon on Test 1 like an autotest pro. He and navigator Anne Smyth would take a fine 15th place overall and 6th in Class 4. Dungannon resident Chris Nelson pinched navigator Kyle Thompson from his Dad for the day and really enjoyed drifting neatly around the pylons. Malcolm McQueen keeps a close eye on that pylon as he pilots navigator Ciaran McGaughey into Test 8 at Carrickmore Flying Club. Cookstown’s Philip and Kim Hunter had a great run to finish just outside the top 10 overall in 11th place, and took 3rd place in Class 4. Liam and Erin Shaw from Kilrea take a wide line on test 8. Colleen and Bill Barker get wide on the grass on test 8. Chris Dunne and Matty McClurg use all the road and then some to get their MG round the pylon. Cookstown driver Robin Pitts and navigator Jonathan McKnight keep a close watch on the pylon during the first test of the day at Carrickmore Flying Club.