The last event was last Sunday at the
Nutts Corner Motorsport Centre
We were back to the superb tarmac multi use
motorsport venue at the Nutts Corner
Motorsport Centre on Sunday the 4th October for round eight of the RSA Summer Championship
Perfect conditions, a full entry of 121 competitors
and a stage that created big smiles all round...it was another RSA
event to remember!
Once again, 'out of the blue', the multi talented
motorcycle racer, supermoto rider & car sprint and build specialist
John McAndrew totally dominated the day in his 'ebay' built race car
nicknamed 'banana' with the best five of seven fastest stage
times to claim the fastest time of the day award by a massive 14
Special congratulations to Mark Woods in his Clio who
took home the Overall Winners Trophy for the fastest rallycar in the
event against some serious opposition.
Congratulations also to the other class winners:
Nathan McQuade (1) John Murray (2), Daniel Kelly (3), Jamie Grant
(5), Barry McArdle (6), Stephen McIlveen (8), Stephen Moore (9) and
Karl Johnston (10).
The next event on our calendar is the final round
of the 2015 Summer Championship at Aghadowey on Saturday the 24th
Entries are now available!
Just click the
'Enter Online' link to
enter by email or alternatively place your entry by phone or text,
9am - 9pm on (+ 44) 07788 598461 and pay the entry fee at reception
on the day. If you don't get an immediate 'live' answer just leave a
brief message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
It is very helpful to have the entry list prepared
prior to the event day to avoid unnecessary start delays so if you
do intend to compete please let us know today and your
entry will be confirmed on the 'on line entry list' which is
available through the Entry List
link on the left side of this page.
All perpetual trophy holders for this championship
last year are asked to return their trophies to us either at
Aghadowey or at our office in time for our prize giving on the 24th
The Championship Prize Giving will be
held at the Brown Trout Country Club immediately after the event.
The Winter Championship dates are now confirmed
further down this page and entries for all the events in that series
both on and off line are now available.
The 2015 RSA Irish Race Buggy
The dates and venues are:
Sat 11th April Aghadowey
Sunday 3rd May Nutts Corner
Sunday 31st May Tynagh
Saturday 27th June Aghadowey
Saturday 18th July Aghadowey
Sat 22nd August Mondello (IGP)
(40 minutes from Athlone)
Sunday 4th October Nutts Corner
Saturday 24th October - Aghadowey
*** Information - 1st June
After further consideration and a close analysis of the performance
of the varying capacities of these machines (between 600 and 1000cc)
and with consideration to the different venues we have in the
championship calendar we have decided to have only one class
for the first year of this Championship.
With this decision, engine tuning and over boring of engines is
permitted and free but will be limited to the use of a maximum
capacity of 1000cc production motorcycle original engine
Tyres are as currently permitted in 2015 for RSA/Motorsport Ireland
regulations however the RSA will be looking at controlling
tyre costs in the future and currently the fuel type is free.
All machines must have a secure device fitted which can be opened
from outside the cab, that prevents the drivers body parts
becoming outside the cab structure in the event of a roll over. FIA
approved harnesses must be 'in date', a minimum capacity 1
litre fire extinguisher must be fitted inside the cab and in the
interests of driver safety, side protection 'nerf type' impact bars
to prevent rear wheel frontal contact with marker tyres and
similar objects are mandatory .
Only 'Registered' competitors are eligible to earn championship
points for this 2015 RSA Irish Race Buggy Tarmac Championship and registration can be
made at a cost of £30 by the end of July. All
registration fees in full will go towards the prize fund and
trophies for the final championship awards and additional sponsored
awards will also be presented.
The 2015 Race Buggy Champion will also
qualify for free entries for the 2016 RSA Irish Championship worth
an estimated £1000!
This Championship is open to ALL machines
types that satisfy our technical requirements under
The remaining date and venues for the
2015 Summer Championship
Saturday 24th October - Aghadowey
(The Prize giving
will be held in The Brown Trout after the last round)
The best seven rounds
will count towards Summer Championship honours
Protosport Race & Rally Rental.
Since 1990 we
have always had a serious interest in the clubman competitor and the
serious development of juniors (youths) in Irish Rally Sport which
has evolved and proved to be very successful.
Our next serious
interest is to introduce another new motorsport opportunity to the
whole of Ireland - race karts, rallycars, (junior class 1 &
senior class 2) and the biggest growth in motorsport in decades,
race buggies......for rent use.
The karts are a
significant jump up from the normal four stroke industrial engined rental karts
used at indoor and outdoor tracks. Our machines are real
Tonykart 125cc two stroke Rotax Max Racing karts for both teenager
and adult use which will open up the opportunity to have the extreme
enjoyment of a genuine karting experience
and introduce anyone to the unique & wonderful world of serious motorsport.
AND FOR EARLY STARTERS..
We also have
Intrepid Honda and Comer cadet karts for 8 - 12 year olds to get the
champions of the future on the road to success both in the Ulster
and National events!
The Rallycars are Class 1 and Class 2
Corsa's ideal for 'dad and lad' use and we will have the new RSA
Rally & Race Fiestas available soon . The dual use Rally & Race
Buggies are the phenomenal 120+ bhp 600cc Speedcar Xtrem models.
Our vehicles will be
available for testing, practice and for real
competition in proper professional race events at many different venues all
Ireland and everything that is required for a real
race event can be provided. Dual driver use is welcome and will
qualify for the Dual Driver Discount rate.
A racing competition licence is not required.
obstacles to compete in motorsport have been removed - you just arrive 'n
packages are similar to other European professional
race teams where the Formula 1 drivers of today started their
careers and can include driver training and tuition, computerised
performance analysis, race team transportation together with
mechanical and track day support. This is a
real racing experience in real
motorsport events and we are ready to welcome you to our
professional team. Corporate and
additional hospitality facilities can also be supplied on request.
Voucher Packages are available, an ideal Christmas Gift for all ages!
Interested?....just call Alan on +44 (0)7788
WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP DATES 2015/16
Sat 7th November Aghadowey
Sun 22nd November Nutts Corner
Sat 5th December Aghadowey
Sun 27th December Nutts Corner
Sat 9th January Aghadowey
Sun 24th January Nutts Corner
Sat 6th February - Mondello
Sun 21st February Nutts Corner
Sat 13th March Aghadowey
This winter we will have two additional separate
track championships, one at Nutts Corner and one at Aghadowey. The
RSA Winter Championship will be determined by the best three results
at both venues. Detailed information will be available here during
Specific Event Information events at Nutts Corner
The gates to the circuit will be open from 7.30am
and it is advisable to arrive at the track by latest 8.30am to
organize service parking and parking for your trailer which will be
in a remote area separate from the main service area due to space
limitations. If unexpected delays with your arrival occur please do
not worry but it is advisable to phone our event number 07788 598461
so we can organize exceptional paddock access and delayed sign on
Scrutineering including noise testing (see detail
below) will commence at 8.00am in the main paddock area in front of
the circuit shop and the drivers briefing is scheduled for 9.50am
with the observation lap to commence immediately after. Signing on
will take place in the Circuit Clubhouse from 8.00am and number
plates will be provided. It is advisable to bring adhesive (duct
tape) to attach the plates to your car. All competitors will be
required to complete an entry form at signing on (excluding those
entries completed and paid on line)
The event will be held over
seven or eight timed runs through the day with competitors best five
counting towards their score. A trophy presentation for First,
Second and Third place in the eight classes will take place in the
Clubhouse shortly after the last stage has been completed and
the fastest overall driver from all classes (except class 7& 9) will
receive The Overall Winners Award.
The latest edition of the on line
entry list will be available during the week before the event and
for additional information phone 07788 598461.
information for Nutts Corner Events
Please be aware that
all competition cars must
pass a mandatory noise test at
scrutineering and may be subject to random testing throughout the
event with on track meters. Any car which is found to be over the
permitted noise limit of 105dba at
3500 - 4000 rpm
(5000 - 5500 rpm for race buggys) WILL
be disqualified from the session and not allowed to compete until
satisfactory repairs have been completed. Particular
attention will be given to turbocharged and motorcycle engined cars
and anti lag systems are strictly forbidden at this venue. Please
be advised that entry fee refunds or 'carry-overs' will not be
issued to competitors where their car has failed a noise test during
this event. Iphone users can download an appropriate app to measure
noise with phones so testing and modifications should be carried out
before presentation of cars at scrutiny to avoid any disappointment.
Signing On and Scrutineering will be
available from 8.00am in the morning and the drivers briefing will
take place at 10.00am. Late arrivals will be accommodated but may be
penalised with reduced stage runs.
Information for Nova/Corsa Challenge Cars - Class 1 & 2
Class 1 and Class 2 competitors are
advised that we will be conducting detailed random scrutiny at every
event from now on to enforce compliance of the class regulations as
of October 2012, details of which are available by selecting the
appropriate button on the left side of the homepage.
have now passed since the regulations were updated as a result of
competitor requests and we will enforce these regulations in
full. We expect
serious competitors to comply with these regulations and be advised
that we will not permit any non compliant car to compete in either
class 1 or 2 until we are satisfied that it concurs to the class
It is in competitors interest to
ensure that cars conform to the RSA regulations and the
appropriate bolts are drilled ready for mandatory sealing. Any
car found to be unsuitable or unprepared for sealing to comply for
the regulations for class 1 or 2 will
not be permitted to
run in the challenge classes but will be allowed to compete in class