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The corrected results are now available for the last event at Nutts Corner,  please click on 'Results' to view.  

 

Updated 30 October 2014

The first round of this years Winter Championship is the Halloween Event this  Saturday 1st November....under lights!

The first round of the 2014/15 Winter Championship will take place this Saturday with a full tarmac event in the Turkington Industrial Area, in Portadown and will start at 12.30.

Despite the lower than expected competitors at the moment on the pre event entry list this first unique floodlit event is definitely going ahead!

All competition vehicles should have full functioning headlights. Lamp pods and spotlights will be permitted although not absolutely necessary as adequate lighting is provided by the floodlights at this venue. Buggies and alternative race cars are welcome to enter and will have reasonable visibility with the venues flood-lighting. This will be the first ever RSA event held in darkness and will sure to be popular with competitors and spectators on this Halloween weekend.

The gates to the venue will be open from 10.00am and signing on and scrutineering will start at 11.00am. The reconnaissance or 'sighting lap' for the first stage will start immediately after the drivers briefing which is scheduled for 12.45.

The latest version of the entry list is available and any late additions will be included on this list up to Friday lunchtime however 'On the day' entries will be accepted at Event Control on Saturday morning but may be subject to a late entry penalty fee.

Last minute entries are still available 

Entries can be made on line here up to Friday at 12 noon 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. Entries made after Friday 12 noon should be phoned in on 07788 598461 only. 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.  


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.

This years Championship will kick off with round one with another visit to the 'testing' venue of the new 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 provides us with another challenging and exciting RSA venue for the first round of the 2014/15 Winter Championship.

To further develop the RSA challenge this event will include our first ever event in the dark and the second half of the event will be held under the venues floodlights which is a first ever for a rallysprint in Ireland. We expect considerable spectator interest for a new 'Halloween Rally Experience' with the smell and howling sounds of the highly tuned rallycars and race buggies coupled with the sweeping watts of the lights from the bonnet mounted lamp pods.     

 Round two will take us back to a considerably developed Aghadowey with a new clean and improved pit and service area and many track improvements since our previous visits which was the birthplace of many of Irelands current generation of rally stars.

Round three in frosty January will be held at the superb facilities of the Nutts Corner Motorsport complex and Round four will head down the country to Irelands premier, international standard venue at Mondello Park and will also incorporate the RSA Irish Open 2015 which will attract competitors from all over Ireland.

We return 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 and our final round and championship prize giving will be back at the 'new look' and upgraded Aghadowey 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.


  DATES AND VENUES FOR THE RSA WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP  2014/15

Sat 1st Nov  Turkington Ind Est, Portadown

Saturday 6th December Aghadowey

 Sunday 11th January Nutts Corner

 Sunday 8th February Mondello Park (Irish Open)

Saturday 28th February - Moneyglass

Saturday 21st March - Aghadowey  (Prizegiving) 

The best five rounds will count towards Winter Championship honours 


Event in Galway in 2015

We will be holding an event at The Pallas Motorsport Centre, Tynagh venue near Balinasloe in County Galway in 2015. It is a fantastic full car and kart race venue with a wide tarmac track with a new 500 metre rallycross extension which gives us many options. We will finalise the date for an event there by the end of this year but at the moment  it is 'pencilled in' for June 2015 that we will hold our first event at this new venue in a beautiful part of the country. If you have an interest in our 'Western Adventure 2015'  please keep in touch with us here for the latest information.


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. 

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.

Two years and four 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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