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The results for Winter Championship Round 5 at Moneyglass are now available, just click on 'Results' to view.  

Updated 28 February 2015

    The last event was at Moneyglass on Saturday 28th February and it was terminated due to dangerous weather conditions.

The last event on our calendar was at 'The Game of Thrones' castle venue at Toome in Co Antrim on the challenging lanes of The Moneyglass Estate which sustained very heavy rainfall after stage four and sections of the stage became seriously dangerous. Several cars had aquaplaned out of control on several sections of the stage and in the interests of safety for all it was decided to cancel the event towards the end of the fifth stage.

The event results were determined at the end of stage four with all stages counting towards competitors scores, so congratulations once again to Barry Morris in his Mitsubishi EVO who claimed yet another creditable overall win in this Championship. The final results will count towards championship points awards.

Congratulations also to the other class winners:

Ryan McKenna (1), Jonny Magee (2), Keith Stewart (3), Gary Cassidy (4), Hugh Watson (5)Paul Monaghan (6) & Stephen Moore (9).

The full results are available by selecting the 'Results' link on the left side of this page.

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2014/15 Winter Championship Final Round & Prize giving

Aghadowey Motorsport Centre - Saturday 21st March 2015

The final round in our Winter Championship will take place at the upgraded Aghadowey Motorsport Centre on Saturday the 21st March with the Championship Prize giving taking place in The Brown Trout Country Inn immediately after the event.

Entries for this event are now available. 

It is very important to us that we have an idea of the number of competitors that intend to take part prior to 'race day' in order to make our final set up preparations and plans so if you want to take part please make your entry as soon as possible and your entry fee can be paid on line or at signing on.

For your convenience entries can be made 24 hours a day and paid by credit and debit card on line through the 'Enter Online' link on the left side of this page or if you prefer you can phone on (048) 38 39 33 44  and phone or text on (00 44) 07788 598461. If you do not get an immediate answer please leave a clear message or text at this number with your driver and car details and the entry will be confirmed on the last on line version of the event entry list prior to the start of the event.  If you would like to discuss any matter please leave a clear message and you will receive our earliest possible reply.

The  entry list will be published during the week before the event which will confirm your entry. To view, select the 'Entry List' link on the left side of this page.

If you have difficulties with that entry list, try our Alternative Entry List link.

The special class 7 for non rally cars has been changed as a result of the growth of entries of the lightweight race buggies which have now been given their own class 9. All other 'special cars' will continue to compete in class 7. Please note that neither class can compete for the 'Overall Winners' award under the original RSA rally structured rules but a new 'Fastest Competitor of the Day' award will be presented to the fastest cumulative time on the day. 

The entry fee for this event is the normal 2015 standard fee of £85 however due to the considerable changes recently with £ sterling and Euro exchange rates the entry fee if paid in Euro is E120. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  

 For more detailed information regarding any RSA events phone:

0044 7788 598461


 Event in Galway Sunday 31st May 2015

We can confirm that we will be holding an event at The Pallas Motorsport Centre, Tynagh venue near Balinasloe in County Galway on Bank Holiday Sunday 31st May 2015. It is a fantastic full car and kart race venue with a wide tarmac track which gives us many stage options.

We will finalise all the details and information for the event in the near future and all the details will be available here.  We can all look forward to our first event at this new venue in May in another beautiful part of the country.

If you have an interest in our 'Western Adventure 2015'  please contact us so we can take your contact details to keep in touch with you with all the latest information.     


Winter Championship 2014/15

Full details of this years six round Winter Championship are detailed below  and as always if you ever need to get in touch just call me, Alan on 07788 598461.

The points positions up to and including Round Five will be published here shortly.

The remaining date and venue for the 2014/15 Winter Championship are:

Saturday 21st March - Aghadowey  (Prizegiving) 

The best five rounds scores from the six rounds will count towards Winter Championship final positions. 

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This years Championship kicked off with Round One with another visit to the 'testing' venue of the 2014 BTCC Champion, Colin Turkington's fathers industrial estate in Portadown. It is a superb venue that was enjoyed by many in the Summer series and gave us another challenging and exciting RSA venue for the first round of the 2014/15 Winter Championship.

This rally sprint included our first ever event in the dark and part of the event was held under the venues floodlights which was a first ever for a rallysprint in Ireland. Despite the torrential rain on the day the new experience proved to be a great success.        

 Round Two took us back to a considerably developed Aghadowey with a new clean and improved pit and service area and many track improvements and was given the 100% 'thumbs up' by all competitors. This venue was the birthplace of many of Irelands current generation of top rally stars who started their career in the junior classes of The Rallysport Association.

Round three in frosty January was held at the superb facilities of the Nutts Corner Motorsport complex in cold and variable track conditions and for Round four we went to a 'foggy experience' at Irelands premier International standard motorsport venue at Mondello Park which was also The Rallysport Association Irish Open 2015 which attracted 120 competitors from all over Ireland.

We returned once again to The challenging concrete and tarmac lanes through the fantastic country estate and 'Game of Thrones' filming venue at Moneyglass near Toome in Co Antrim for the penultimate round at the end of February but unfortunately the event was settled at the end of stage four due to serious rainfall which had created difficult and dangerous driving conditions.

 Our final round and championship prize giving will be back at the 'new look' and upgraded Aghadowey in March which was 'The prep - school' for many of the current generation of Irish Rally front runners including Alistair Fisher, Stephen Wright and The Moffett brothers on Saturday the 21st March. 

We have brought a greater variance to the selection of venues for this years Winter Series to not only satisfy the different appetites of our competitors from all parts of 'rally' and also 'race' Ireland but to also create a step up of the challenge for the next generation of our future Irish Rally and Race Champions.  


The dates and venues for the 2015 Summer Championship are:

Sat 11th April – Aghadowey 

Sunday 3rd May – Nutts Corner 

 Sunday 31st May –Tynagh, Co Galway  

Saturday 27th June – Aghadowey 

 Saturday 18th July – Aghadowey 

Sat 22nd August – Mondello (IGP) (prov) 

 Sat/Sun 19 or 20th Sept – Moneyglass/Tynagh (prov) 

Sunday 4th October – Nutts Corner 

Saturday 24th October - Aghadowey

(Prize giving in The Brown Trout) 

The best seven rounds will count towards Summer Championship honours 

The next NI Winter Series will start in November 2015.

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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 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 and scrutiny. 

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 or six 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) 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.


Additional 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. 

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Special 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.

Several championships 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 regulations.

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 3. 

 

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If you are a freelance event photographer and wish to be included in this list of approved media business' participating at our events please send your application details via email to us  to obtain your registration certificate and annual event pass.

Only registered photographers will enjoy annual promotion on this site.

contact:  info@therallysportassociation.com

 Please remember only registered personnel are permitted free access on stages to conduct photography business at our events!

Please be advised that our marshals are also responsible for media control and have the responsibility of spectator management. If any person is found to be on our stages without prior approval they will be immediately removed from the 'active' area of the venue into established spectator areas.  

 

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