Racing: James Belton to lead Carlow rally
Welsh driver James Belton and co-driver Jamie Edwards will lead a capacity field this weekend on the Seven Oaks Hotel Carlow Stages Rally.
Belton, a regular competitor here, has recently switched to a Ford Fiesta S2000 but he will face stiff competition from a number World Rally Car mounted drivers.
Steve Wood starts at number 2 in his Subaru followed by Paddy McVeigh in his slightly newer version. Local diver Stephen Cullen is also Subaru WRC mounted while Valvoline Irish Forestry Championship leader Michael O'Brien has entered in his Ford Focus.