Return to the hot seat a success for Emma Mckinstry in Lurgan Park


Banbridge driver Emma McKinstry made a return to the driving seat on Saturdays Lurgan Park rally organised by North Armagh Motor Club. Co-driven by Kenny Hull and with backing from local businesses William Bell & Co. funeral directors and The Bridge Bar Banbridge.


Despite not having driven competitively since February Emma settled in from the word go in the McKinstry Motorsport subaru impreza wrc.


After 5 stages Emma and Kenny were lying 8th overall only 0.3 seconds ahead of Wesley Patterson and with less than 10 seconds covering 5th to 8th place.


The final 3 stages would see the route reversed, which seemed to suit Emma. While the battle for overall honours continued between Kenny McKinstry and Garry Jennings, Emma was the best of the rest setting 3rd fastest time on all three remaining stages, coming as close as 3 seconds to Kenny in the S14, and climbing the leaderboard to finish the day 5th overall and first in class.


Emma and Kenny would like to thank all at McKinstry Motorsport for a faultless car and also sponsors William Bell & Co. and The Bridge Bar.


Emma will now turn her attention to securing a budget to compete on the forthcoming Ulster Rally in two weeks time. Emma & Kenny  would be delighted to hear from any businesses that would like to lend their support.









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