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Aghadowey Motorsport Centre.

The final round of the RSA Summer Championship took place last Saturday at Aghadowey in some of the best weather of the year. Ninety starters set off on another classic Aghadowey stage for seven timed runs and each competitors best five times determined their score. Congratulations to Barry McArdle in his Class 4 RWD Peugeot 205 who won the Rally Car Event and congratulations also to Seamus Donnelly in his 750cc Casmat buggy who finished top of the podium in the Buggy Event.

Congratulations also to the other class winners: Gareth Hughes (1), John Dobbin (2), Thomas Madden (3), Jamie Grant (5), Mark Graham (6), Seamus McDaid (8),Chris Quinn (9) and Darren Hutchinson (10).

The registered photographers for the event was: - EAMON PONSONBY - ORRJAY PHOTOGRAPHY



This years championship was not only about the venues but was also about the preparation in the workshop. We had seven championship visits over four different venues giving our competitors totally different event challenges ranging from race circuits to country estates. It was the most diverse venue championship in the 16 years for the RSA.

 Just to add to the mix we went to Bluestone in May for a full gravel event and then onto the international race circuit at Mondello in July for two non championship events, it was without doubt the best Summer of RSA Rallysport ever!

Congratulations to the 2016 RSA Irish Summer Championship Winners: Barry McArdle (Rallycar) and Chris Quinn (Race Buggy).

Congratulations to all the other RSA 2016 Class Champions:

Darragh Kelly (1), Martin McCann (2), Thomas Madden (3), Jamie Grant (5), Sean O'Brien (6), Stephen McIlveen (8), Terry McKay (10) & Darren Hutchinson (11).

The RSA Summer Championship final points positions are now available by selecting the Results link on the left side of this page.


Our Next Event!


Entries are now available and can be made on-line through Enter Online link on the left side of this page, on Facebook or by phone or text on our direct entry number below.      

+ 44 (0) 7788 598461

To qualify for the Free Entry Draw (see below) entries must have been received before the first edition of the Entry List on the evening of Wednesday 2nd November


 The gates to Mondello Park will be open from 7.30am on Saturday morning. Signing on will commence at 8.00am and scrutineering will start at 8.15am in the Scrutineering Bay in the middle of the paddock. For any additional information please select the Mondello 2016 link on the left side of this page.

The drivers briefing will also take place at 9.50 at the Control Tower and all competitors, including the fathers of juniors who must attend and a roll call may take place to ensure full attendance. The 'Free Entry Draw' will also take place at the end of the drivers briefing.

All competitors will be offered seven stages and the best five will be counted to score. There will be a live timing screen on view throughout the event and the running results will be posted at the end of each stage.

The prize giving will take place in the hospitality suite above the garages at the end of the event.


RSA Winter Championship 2016/17

Dates and Venues

Another exciting Winter Championship now awaits! We enjoyed events during summer 2016 at several different venues around Ireland and we start our Winter campaign at our old favourite, Aghadowey in Co Antrim on Saturday the 19th of November.  The best ever Winter Championship of events are all lined up this season for us all! 

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 'clubmen level' 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

Saturday 19th November Aghadowey 

Tuesday 27th December Nutts Cr. (Xmas Cracker) 

January - to be advised!

      Sunday 5th February Nutts Corner 

Saturday 18th February Mondello (Irish Open) 

Saturday 18th March Aghadowey  (Prizegiving) 

Competitors best five rounds will count towards Winter Championship honours 

Our plans for two separate All Ireland and Northern Ireland Summer Series' will start in April 2017



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 2nd 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.



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


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)      


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 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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Only registered photographers will enjoy annual promotion on this site.


 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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