JAMES CULLEN GETS back behind the wheel of a rally car today when he takes to the start line of the Heartlands Mini Stages Rally in Portlaoise.
Letterkenny man Cullen is on the comeback trail for next weekend’s Joule Donegal International Rally to mark 25 years since he won the first of his two Donegal Rally titles.
In preparation for Donegal, Cullen will take to the stages of Laois today in the MK 2 Escort his team has secured from Ryan Loughran.
Picture caption: James Cullen examines the artwork of a ‘Pink Panther’ on the MK 2 Escort he’s driving in rallies in Laois and Donegal in the next two weekends. Picture by Kevin Glendenning.
The 61-year-old Letterkenny man was persuaded to commemorate the 25the anniversary of his win in Donegal in 1991 by entering again.[adrotate group=”11″]
A ‘Cullen4Donegal’ team, led by the likes of Stephen Sheridan, Aidan Caddye and Denis Orr, has been working hard behind the scenes lately.
Cullen will have Joe Friel on the notes today, but Damien Connolly will call the notes in Donegal.
Cullen won Donegal in 1991 in the famous pink Sierra ‘The Pink Panther’ and won his home event in an Impreza. Ellen Morgan, who passed away ten years ago now in 2006, was Cullen’s navigator for both wins.
Also competing in Laois are PJ McDermott, Barry McGill and ‘The Milkman’ Declan Gallagher.