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The final results of The Turkington Stages Rally on the 5th April are available  - Click results to view

Updated 07 April 2014

   

Turkington Stages Rally- Portadown - 5th April 2014

 The RSA's first ever 'home' event on tar and concrete in Portadown took place on Saturday the 5th of April and it was a great homecoming with plenty of action, a mix of wet and dry conditions during the day and some exciting moments from the 88 competitors who started.

The venue proved to be first class for a seriously challenging rally and with the benefit from hindsight from other MSA regulated events held at this venue we were able to rectify any problems with the layout of previous stages created here and we all enjoyed a fantastic opening round to our Speedy Parts Summer Championship 2014

Congratulations to all the class winners Shea Rafferty (1), William Graham (2), Garth Neill (3), Mark Woods (4), Adrian Grant (5), Keith McClelland (6), Michael McDaid (7), Thomas McCullough (10) and to our overall winner Barry Morris in his class 8 Mitsubishi EVO.

So its now on to round two of this years summer championship at Nutts Corner on Sunday the 11th May and entries are available on-line, however if you prefer to enter by phone you can do so or by text on +44 7788 598461 or by phone only on (048) 38 39 33 44. Due to our other current daily commitments you may not get an immediate answer but please leave a message on our voicemail and we will return your call later probably at an early evening time.  Alternatively send a text message entry with all your details and your entry will be confirmed on the on-line published entry list.

The entry list will be published here during the week before the event however if you require urgent confirmation just call +44 7788 598461

Summer Championship 2014

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

The years Championship kicks off with round one of 'The Speedy Parts Summer Championship' with our first ever visit to a new venue, previously approved by the MSA at the former BTCC Champion, Colin Turkington's fathers industrial estate in Portadown. It is a superb venue and provides us with another challenging and exciting RSA stage for the first round of the 2014 Summer Championship.

If the feedback we expect to receive is positive this will give us another venue option in the future. On line entry options are now available. As with all new venue visits we expect a considerable interest for entries and restrictions may apply so it is in your interest to make your entry as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

We return to Mondello Park for round five of the Summer Championships on Saturday the 23rd August which will also incorporate The 2014 RSA Irish Grand Prix and with it being a 'one day' event this year it will surely be another 'Mondello Cracker' with our friends from all parts of the country coming together to take part!

Also included in the race calendar is the RSA non championship event at 'The Car Culture Live'Motorsport Festival which will take place at the former Shackelton Barracks Airfield at Ballykelly on the Sunday the 6th July. The stage we have designed is suitable for all types of RSA class machinery including the ever expanding class 7 race cars and race buggies so join in and put on the best show possible for all the spectators that will attend the venue who will also be there to see drag racing, drifting and other exciting and interesting contemporary motorsport events.

The interest for places at our events at the Nutts Corner Motorsport Centre during the Winter said a lot to us so we have given our competitors another five days of high speed fun and spectator action in this Summer Championship there during 2014 and with a 'bit o luck' in warmer and dryer conditions.

So the 2014 Summer Championship will be about the combination of power, driving skill and the ability to learn new stages and set up quickly on the day........class craic, only at RSA ......bring it on! 

We still have plans for an additional event at Portumna in Galway this year and details will be available in late June.

 

 

  DATES AND VENUES FOR SPEEDY PARTS  SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP and EVENTS 2014

Sat 5th April  Turkington Ind Est, Portadown

Sunday 11th May Nutts Corner

 Sunday 15th June Nutts Corner

Sunday 6th July  Shackelton, Ballykelly (non champs)

 Saturday 19th July Nutts Corner

Sat 23rd August Irish GP at Mondello 

 Sunday 21st September Nutts Corner

Sunday 12th October Nutts Corner (Prizegiving)

 

The best six rounds will count towards Summer Championship honours

 The next Winter Series will start in mid November 2014.

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The current remaining dates and venues for The Winter Championship 2013/14 

Saturday 22nd March Aghadowey  (Prizegiving) 

 The best five rounds of the six round series will count towards Winter Championship honours 

The Summer Series will start on Saturday the 5 April 2014.

 

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Nutts Corner Event Sunday 11th May 2014

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 (7000 - 7500 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.

Fourteen months and two championships have now passed since the regulations were updated as a result of competitor requests and we have decided to 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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Special Parts Prices for Rallysport Association Competitors

The series sponsors are 'Speedyparts' of Portadown who will support the 2014 Rallysport Association Summer Series. This arrangement will allow us to hold our entry fees at really reasonable rates for the another six months and possibly longer. So we need you to give them your support.

 We have organised special Rallysport Association prices for OEM standard parts which are supplied by Speedyparts who can deliver next day in Northern Ireland and in 48 hours throughout the rest of Ireland (vat free if number supplied) by courier.

They carry huge stocks of OEM quality general parts especially for cars over five years so please, where possible try to give them your business. If you are a professional motor vehicle garage and want to increase your profit, best to call Alan on 07788 598461. 

The prices below have been arranged for RSA competitors for Vauxhall Nova and Corsa cars

Parts Prices for Vauxhall Nova/Corsa cars 87- 93 

Front Wheel Bearing (66mm dia)                   24.20 

Front Wheel Bearing (66mm dia)                    8.44 

Front Wheel Bearing (64mm dia)                   18.08 

Front Wheel Bearing (64mm dia)                    8.64 

Inner CV Joint                                                23.38 

Outer CV Joint                                                25.07 

Bottom Ball Joints                                           7.33 

Fan Belts                                                         3.09 

Timing Belts                                                    8.81 

Brake Pads                                                   11.19 

Brake Shoes (to 91)                                      15.50 

Brake Shoes (91 on)                                     11.20 

Handbrake Cable (R/H)                                  4.31 

Handbrake Cable (L/H)                                   5.47 

Wheel Cylinders                                             4.87 

Track Rod Ends                                              4.87 

Rocker Cover Gasket                                     1.89 

Head Gasket                                                   9.01 

Oil Filter                                                           1.83 

Clutch Cable                                                   7.71 

Brake Hoses                                                   10.91

 Delivery around Ireland available - All prices plus vat

Phone (048) 3839 2020 talk to Brent and ask for:

'RSA prices'

and remember your support for them will subsidise your entry fees!

HELP REQUIRED!!

** Class 1/2 Corsa B shell needed please phone John Murray on 07831 270563 ASAP! - Tks!

 

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