2013 News

3rd for McGeehan at Grizedale....!!!

It was a third place finish for Derek McGeehan and Darragh Mullen in the McGeehan Motorsport John Cooper Works Mini WRC on today's Grizedale Stages Rally in the scenic English Lake District.

With some stiff WRC competition, Derek tackled all 5 stage including an 18 mile final stage through Grizedale Forrest, a great way to round off an amazing 2013 season. 

NI Championship looking good for McGeehan....!!!

Derek McGeehan and Darragh Mullen took the McGeehan Motorsport prepared Toyota Corolla WRC, a big change to their normal JCW Mini WRC, one of the latest spec world rally cars, to ninth overall on the 2013 Bushwhacker Stage Rally outside Omagh. With championship points in mind it was a fantastic day for the Draperstown driver scoring second place points in the penultimate round of the Northern Ireland Championship.

The Northern Ireland Rally Championship will go down to the wire this year with the final round taking place in the three weeks’ time in the scenic forest parks of the Mourne Mountains in Co Down, with Derek McGeehan trailing his championship revival by just a handful of points there’s still everything to play for!

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2 in a row for McGeehan and the Mini WRC....!!!

It's 2 wins in a row now for Derek McGeehan and Darrgah Mullen in the McGeehan Motorsport Hire Mini WRC after their late evening success on the night stages of the Sunset Rally.
The pair dominated the opening loop and held a comfortable lead at the half way service halt in the McGeehan Motorsport yard in Draperstown.

It just kept getting better for the Mini WRC crew, on the final loop of stages they continued to set fastest stage times and returned to the finish ramp in Draperstown in first place.

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McGeehan wins 2013 Ulster National Rally....!!!

After a two day battle through the night stages of Co Fermanagh, the tight chicanes of the St Angelo Airfield and the fast mucky lanes of the tranquil Northern Ireland country side, Derek McGeehan and Co-Driver Darragh Mullen took victory on this years 2013 Ulster National Rally.

After taking an early lead Derek encounted some problems dropping him down to second place during the overnight hault. But on Satuday Derek to the stages with maxamum attach and took back the time lost the previous night in a sometimes close battle with last year rally winner Frank Kelly.

After the Ulster Rally, which was round 6 of the Northern Ireland Rally Championships, the battle for first place has narrowed to just two points with current leader Derek McGarrity on 48 points and Derek McGeehan on 46. It should make for an interesting round 7 when the championship heads to the gravel for the 2013 Lakeland Stages Rally.

"It's great to win the Ulster in the Mini, we tried very hard last year but just didn't quite manage to get it. It was a great battle over the last two days with Frank who drove really well and kept us on our toes. I'd just like to thank my team for doing an outstanding job this weekend and thanks all my sponsors for their support, Draperstown Commercial, Sligo Pallets and JB Tyres."

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Eugene Donnelly back in a Corolla WRC....!!!

Five times Irish Tarmac Rally Champion Eugene Donnelly and 2009 championship winning navigator Paddy Toner will contest the 2013 Cavan Stages Rally this weekend the Ex-McGeehan Motorsport Hire Toyota Corolla WRC (RHD). Eugene is no stranger to this particular car which he has driven on several occasions over the past few years including a second place finish on the 2011 Fastnet Stages Rally and the 2012 Circuit of Ireland National Rally.

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FOR SALE - Porsche 911 '73 FIA.HTP 3.0L Rally Car....!!!

(Full spec and price on Request) RHD Historic Spec 1973 RS3.0L Rally Porsche, recently recommissioned following a period in storage. The car has had very little use since a complete overhaul during 2007-09, including full mechanical rebuild by DSD Motorwerks and final rally preparation at Tuthill's in '09.

Engine is full RS spec on mechanical injection and g.box / drivetrain run rally ratios & LSD plus HD.CV driveshafts. New competition wiring loom fitted in addition to Bilstein dampers, Minilite wheels and ATL fuel cell. Full history and spec sheet available on request. 


Tour of the Sperrins Rally 2013....!!!

Derek McGeehan & Michael Orr in the McGeehan Motorsport John Cooper Work Mini WRC (Right Hand Drive) on stage 6 of the 2013 Tour of the Sperrins Rally.

The footage shown is 30 seconds after the stage start due to a stall on the starting line resulting in the car's anti-lag system (which the onboard camera systems are trigger from) being turned off momentarily.

Lark in the Park Rally 2013....!!!

A brilliant result for Derek McGeehan and Laurie Smyth in the McGeehan Motorsport John Cooper Works Mini WRC (RHD) on last weekend’s 2013 Lark in the Park Rally. The crew took advantage of the amazing conditions on the day and avoided the bail chicanes to finish 2nd overall.


Built by McGeehan Motorsport - Historic Mk1 MSA/FIA Escort BDA....!!!

(Full spec on Request) McGeehan Motorsport are currently building an immaculate MSA/FIA Historic Spec Ford Escort Mk1 BDA with Lucus Mechanical Fuel Injection. The car is currently on Bilstein suspension. Reiger Historic Spec suspension is also available on request.




A last Minute Entry....!!!

At the last minute McGeehan Motorsport's Derek McGeehan has entered his first rally of the year. 2012 Northern Ireland Championship runner up Derek McGeehan will contest the Euro Cables Kirkistown Stages Rally at the Kirkistown race circuit in Co Down tomorrow. The opening round of the Northern Ireland Rally Championships.

2nd for Donnelly in Galway....!!!

With a last minute sponsorship package put together with McGeehan Motorsport and Colm Quin Mini, Eugene in the McGeehan Motorsport John Cooper Works Mini WRC (RHD) was on great pace from the opening stage and continued to set outstanding times for the rest of the day finishing 2nd overall on this the opening round of 2013 Irish Tarmac Rally Championships in Galway.

2012 NEWS

Published on  January 13th, 2014