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The RSA Winter Championship - Round 3

Saturday 4th February - Aghadowey Motorsport Centre

We now look forward to the next event on our calander which is Round three of this seasons RSA Winter Championship on Saturday 4th February at Aghadowey Motorsport Centre and entries are now available.

Entries can be made on-line by selecting the Enter Online link on the left side of this page and alternatively can be made by phone or text on our direct entry number:  07788 598461.

On line entries are simple and reduce competitors administration time on the day and are welcomed in winter time. Phoned or text entries can finish the entry process by completing the entry form at our admin trailer on the morning of the event.    

The first edition of the entry list will be available on the evening of Wednesday the 1st February and can be viewed through the Entry List link on the left side of this page. This list will be updated periodically as we make the approach to the event

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Saturday 18th February

RSA Irish Championship 2017

We are back at Mondello Park  on Saturday the 18th February for the 2017 Irish Open and Round 1 of the first ever RSA Irish Championship which this year is included as Round 4 of the current RSA Winter Championship, not round 5 as stated above!

This new five event Championship consists of three rounds at Mondello on the 18th February, 29th July and 4th November and two rounds at Tynagh on the 16th April and 1st October.

We are very grateful for the support we have received for our individual events in Tynagh and at Mondello Park over the last few years and we believe that the next development is to reward that support with a proper full Irish Championship programme in 2017 to find our first ever 'All Ireland RSA Champions'.

We do hope we can count on your continued support and if any of you are interested in supporting this Championship or events within the Championship as sponsors in any way please contact us on info@therallysportassociation.com or by phone or text on 0044 (0) 7788 598461

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RSA Winter Championship 2016/17

Dates and Venues

Another exciting Winter Championship is now in full swing! We enjoyed events during summer 2016 at several different venues around Ireland and we started our Winter campaign at our old favourite, Aghadowey in Co Antrim on Saturday the 19th of November and we enjoyed another Christmas Cracker at Nutts Corner on Tuesday the 27th December . The best ever Winter Championship of events have been lined up this season  

We have put in our greatest efforts to give our competitors the largest possible range of diverse venues and locations to enjoy a great winter of motorsport with the RSA and we are glad that we were still able to offer them all at our very competitive entry fees!

Entries are always equally welcome for just one event, a few events or for the full championship and casual and new competitors are always welcome.

Saturday 5th November Mondello Park (non champs)

Saturday 19th November Aghadowey 

Tuesday 27th December Nutts Cr. (Xmas Cracker) 

Saturday 4th February Aghadowey 

Saturday 18th February Mondello Park  (Irish Open) 

Sunday 19th March   Nutts Corner (Prizegiving) 

Competitors five rounds excluding the 5th November event will count towards Winter Championship honours 

Our plans for this year are for two separate All Ireland and Northern Ireland RSA Championships - details are now available 

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Bluestone Gravel Series in 2017

In May of 2016 we held a test event on the gravel stages at the original Alltrak/RSA venue at Bluestone in Craigavon in Co. Armagh. All competitors enjoyed perfect conditions that day and the following feedback from the event was extremely positive. We are very pleased to announce that we have secured three dates next Spring/Summer for a gravel series for rallycars, autograss cars and race buggies.

The dates for the 2017 RSA Gravel Championship are:

Saturday 27th May

Saturday 1st July

Saturday 19th August

Rally cars, Race buggies and Autograss cars are all invited to enter.

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 The dates for the Three 2017 Summer RSA Championships are now listed below.

The Irish, The Northern and The Gravel Series

Saturday 1st April North West option A NI 

Sun 16th April Tynagh Irish 

Saturday 20th May   North West option B NI 

Saturday 27th May Bluestone Gravel Champs

Sun 11th June Nutts Corner (King of the Corner) NI 

Saturday 1st July Bluestone Gravel Champs

 Saturday 29th July Mondello (IGP) Irish  

 Saturday 12th August Moneyglass NI 

Saturday 19th August Bluestone  Gravel Champs

 Saturday 9th September Aghadowey NI 

Sunday 1st October Tynagh Irish 

Sunday 22nd October Nutts Corner NI Champs prizegiving 

Saturday 4th November Mondello Irish Champs prizegiving 

All six rounds in NI excluding Bluestone events will count towards 2017 RSA NI Summer Championship honours. 

All four rounds in ROI plus the Irish Open event at Mondello on the 18th February will count towards the 2017 RSA Irish Championship honours.

New!!...the All Ireland RSA Mini Cup.....full details available very soon!  

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FREE ENTRY COMPETITION!  

Win a free Entry - To qualify - Just Enter on Time!

Any competitor who enters before the Wednesday evening preceding any of our events and competes on the day will qualify for a draw to win a free entry to the next calendar event or the next event at the same venue. This prize winner will be announced at the drivers briefing so remember all... 

'if you are not in you cannot win'!     

The first edition of the event entry list for the next event will be available on Wednesday the 16th November and can be viewed by selecting the the Entry List link on the left side of this page.

To enter 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 also very important to have the entry list prepared prior to the event day to prepare the scrutiny and noise test lists and other details including the new entry prize draw. We also like to avoid unnecessary start delays so if you do intend to compete please simply contact us either by phone, text, Facebook or email with your entry details.

 Entries will be taken by phone, text, email and on-line and then confirmed on the Entry List when available to view.

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ATTENTION ALL COMPETITORS

We have noticed for some events during 2016 that many competitors abuse our very cooperative entry methods and leave it to the last minute to enter which makes it extremely difficult for us to arrange for the commitment of all the support services required eg staff, time keepers, ambulance and catering.

We cancelled an event in January 2016 for this reason!

We naturally need to be sure that our events are viable to run and that means having the minimum number of competitors taking part, so it is in everybody's interest that we have received All Entries  by the Wednesday preceding each event to prevent further cancellations.

Other organisers issue fines and even reject late entries which we want to avoid so it is in all competitors interest to cooperate with us by making that simple call or text well before the event day.

For Direct Entries phone/text: (00 44) 7788 598461

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Class Structures

Since the formation of the RSA we have always tried to keep our class structure simplified as in the 'early days' we started with six classes and we found this suited our 'pool' of original competitors and it has worked pretty well over the years.  Over the last 16 years car performance has changed considerably and to maintain a fair class structure within the RSA in the future we feel that some relatively minor modifications to class organisation are  necessary to move forward with the current times.

Our research has discovered a basis for a class structure that we believe to be suitable for us which is commonly used throughout the UK in MSA regulated events at similar venues and events that are very similar to the RSA formula.

 Class 1 - Cars up to and including 1250 cc (12 - 17 yrs) *

      Class 2 - Cars up to and including 1250 cc (18 Yrs +)

Class 3 - Cars over 1251cc up to and including 1400cc

Class 4 - Cars over 1401cc up to and including 1600cc

Class 5 - Cars over 1601cc up to and including 2000cc - 8 valve

Class 6 - Cars over 1601cc - with 16 and more valves and cars over 2001cc - 8 valve  

Class 7- Specials, (RX, Race & 'Other' non rally cars)

Class 8 - All Turbocharged/ Supercharged and 4 WD rally cars

Class 9 - Race Buggies - 600cc original engine capacity

Class 10 - Race Buggies - 750cc original engine capacity

Class 11 - Race Buggies - 1000cc original engine capacity

* Class 1 & 2 cars must be of types 10 years old and greater, be built to recognised (MSA/MI) rally car safety standards and be fitted with a homologated and stamped roll cage from an FIA approved manufacturer. Cars must use all standard components that were associated with the original build as it left the manufacturers factory. No form of tuning is permitted. The suspension may be up-graded to a competition specification however coil over units are prohibited. Comprehensive details will be available in due course but in the meantime for any clarification on build and eligible specification please contact the RSA on (+44) 07788 598461. (9am - 6pm phone, text 24 hr)      

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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 may 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 and scrutiny. 

Scrutineering excluding noise testing (see detail below) will commence at 8.15am in the service area behind the main building individually at each competitors service area. The drivers briefing is scheduled for 10.00am with noise testing and 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 six or seven timed runs through the day with competitors best five counting towards their score. A trophy presentation for First, Second and Third place in the 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, 10 & 11) will receive The Overall Rallycar Winners Award  and there will be an additional award for the Overall Race Buggy Winner from classes 9, 10 & 11.

The latest edition of the on line entry list will be available during the week before the event and for additional information phone + 44 (0)7788 598461.

 
 

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