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Circuit of Kerry Stages Rally - 19 Apr 15

Posted: March 10, 2017 6:46 AM - 13169 Hits

Round 2 - 2015 West Coast Rally Championship

Local hero Alan Ring wins the Fel's Point Hotel Circuit of Kerry

Posted: March 10, 2017 6:46 AM

It was a delighted Alan Ring who drove his Subaru Impreza World Rally Car over the finish ramp of the Fel's Point Hotel Circuit of Kerry Rally in Tralee on Sunday evening.
The Castleisland man co-driven by West Cork man , Adrian Deasey led his home rally from start to finish although he did survive a late challenge from Welsh visitor Steve Wood in a similar car.
Ring was just three seconds in front of Wood, who is co-driven by Abbeyfeale's Keith Moriarty, as the lead cars entered the sixth and final stage at Desmond's Grave.
The Munster Joinery man held his composure and set fastest time over the undulating back roads between Knocknagoshel and Ballymac. Wood said he over drove the car on the final stage, and somehow, dropped ten seconds to the flying Ring.

The Munster Joinery man said:
"It was a proud moment to drive through my home town this morning with number one on the door but even better to be back here as winner of my home national rally. This is only our fifth event in this car, there is a lot more to come."

Ring will contest this coming weekend's Monaghan Stages Rally as part of his Triton Showers National Rally championship and the local Rally of the Lakes in two weeks time.

Wood's slow time through stage promoted former Circuit of Kerry winner Derek McGarrity and his Beaufort co-driver Diarmuid Falvey to second. The Antrim/Kerry pairing were holding third place for most of the day ? their biggest issue all Day was readjusting to each other having not shared a rally car since the Galway International Rally in 2009.

Kerry Winter Rally winner Daniel Cronin finished fourth. Navigated by Killarney's Shane Buckley, the Bantry man's older Impreza was never going to match the more modern machinery around them and they did extremely well to set the times they did.

Ballyduff-born Kevin Barrett and Sean Mullally were fourth and took home the best Kerry Motor Club crew trophy in another Impreza. Their run was hampered by a lack of fifth gear for much of the latter part of the rally.

Mike Quinn looked certain to take this award, and honours in the two-wheel drive section of the rally but put his Ford Escort off the road on the third run over Mount Eagle.

Other local crews to do well included Killarney's Derek Daly and Brian Doherty who finished second in Group N in their Mitsubishi Lancer. Charlie and Johnny Hickey were also second on their class , the Escort crew's pace improved in the second half of the rally after they changed the gear ratios to suit the fast north Kerry roads. Charlie's brother John and co-driver John McCarthy were third on their class in their unique Subaru powered Escort. Glenflesk's Denis Hickey and Sean Nolan were third in their class, as was Tralee's Darren Young and Sean Walsh. Lixnaw's Keith McCarthy guided Limerick driver Ken Ryan to victory in class 11R while late entrants Kevin O'Sullivan and Martin O'Riordan were second in class nine.

County Louth's Phillip McKibbin co-driven by Ray Stack from Ballyheigue won the Historic Rally from defending champions PJ Dowd and John Young.

Ardfert's Pat Lawlor and Kevin Roland were the junior winners.

Results

Posted: March 10, 2017 6:45 AM

1 Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy (Subaru Impreza WRC) 39m 38s,
2 Derek McGarrity/Diarmuid Falvey (Subaru Impreza WRC) 39m 51s,
3 Steve Wood/Keith Moriarty (Subaru Impreza WRC) 39m 52s,
4 Daniel Cronin/Shane Buckley (Subaru Impreza WRC) 40m 13s,
5 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC) 40m 18s,
6 Paddy McVeigh/Gary McElhinney (Subaru Impreza WRC) 40m 27s,
7 Barry Ryan/Emmet Sherry (Ford Escort MkII) 40m 56s,
8 Eoin Doyle/Peter Brennan (Ford Focus WRC) 41m 35s,
9 Don Keating/Ella Ryan (Subaru Impreza WRX) 42m 22s,
10 Benny Kennedy/John Kinahan (Ford Escort MkII) 42m 31s.

Juniors:
1 Sean McGrath/Billy Shealy (Civic) 38m 41s,
2 Ger Cullinane/Muireann Hayes (Starlet) 39m 23s,
3 Shane Norris/Charlie Boland (Civic) 39m 44s.

Leaders After
SS1-6 Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy (Subaru Impreza WRC)

Stage Winners
SS1 Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS2 Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS3 Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS4 Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS5 Derek McGarrity/Diarmuid Falvey (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS6 Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy (Subaru Impreza WRC)

Time & Distance / Final Instructions

Posted: April 14, 2015 5:50 PM

Available at:

Seeded Entry List

Posted: April 14, 2015 5:49 PM

1 Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) [7]
2 Derek McGarrity/Diarmuid Falvey (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [7]
3 Steve Wood/Keith Moriarty (Subaru Impreza WRC S10) [7]
4 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [7]
5 Paddy McVeigh/Gary McElhinney (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) [7]
6 Daniel Cronin/Shane Buckley (Subaru Impreza WRC) [15]
7 Mike Quinn/Donal Balfe (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
8 Ed O'Callaghan/Raymond Scott (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
9 Eoin Doyle/Pete Brennan (Ford Focus WRC) [8]
10 Ed Synan/Denis O'Connell (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
11 Paul Purtill/Paul Kelly (Ford Escort) [13]
12 Paul Barrett/Declan Tumilty (Subaru Impreza N14) [4]
14 Pat O'Connell/Mark Wiley (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
15 Mark Massey/TBA (Subaru Impreza N12B) [4]
16 Raymond Conlon/TBA (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [13]
17 Benny Kennedy/John Kinahan (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
18 Tom Relihan/Maurice McElligott (Ford Escort Mk1) [13]
19 Don Keating/TBA (Subaru Impreza) [20]
20 Derek Daly/Brian Doherty (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 R4) [4]
21 Paul Manton/TBA (Subaru Impreza N12B) [20]
22 Sean Moran/Breda O'Driscoll (Toyota Corolla RWD) [13]
23 Stephen Hernon/Jeff Case (Subaru Impreza N12B) [4]
24 Charlie Hickey/Johnny Hickey (Ford Escort RS) [14]
25 Eamon Daly/Frank Curtin (Mitsubishi Evo 9) [20]
26 Darren Young/Sean Walsh (Honda Civic) [11F]
27 Pat Barry/Stephen O'Connell (Ford Escort) [14]
28 Tadhg O'Sullivan/Eoin O'Leary (Ford Escort) [13]
29 Stephen Greaney/Kieran Feeney (Ford Escort) [13]
30 Eugene Meegan/Sarah Whelan (BMW 1M) [14]
31 Tim Enright/David O'Brien (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
32 Vincent O'Shea/Brian Hickey (Ford Escort) [14]
33 Jack Maguire/Andy Hayes (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
34 Paul Curley/Jason Ollerenshaw (Subaru Impreza WRC S9) [7]
35 Neil Tohill/Gerard Tohill (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
36 Maurice Greaney/David Mannion (Mitsubishi Evo 9) [4]
37 Fintan Canty/Denis O'Mahony (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
38 Aidan Walsh/Jane Cogan (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
39 Paraic Cummins/Graham Kelly (Ford Fiesta) [14]
40 Enda O'Brien/John Butler (Ford Escort) [14]
41 Daniel Lucey/Derry Healy (Ford Escort Mk1) [13]
42 Colin Byrne/Michael Kearney (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [14]
43 Jonathan Folan/TBA (Subaru N10) [20]
44 Donal O'Brien/Stephen Quin (Ford Escort) [14]
45 Gary Gazza Dineen/John McCarthy (Ford Escort) [11R]
46 Kenneth Ryan/Keith McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [11R]
47 Ger Lyons/Steve O'Brien (Honda Civic) [11F]
48 Colin Moynihan/Liam Moynihan (Honda Civic) [11F]
49 Thomas O'Keeffe/Colin Fitzgerald (Ford Escort) [13]
50 John Hickey/John McCarthy (Ford Escort RS) [20]
51 Pat Price/Patrick (jnr) Price (Mitsubishi Evo 6) [15]
52 Paudie Casey/Gene Stack (Toyota Corolla RWD) [13]
53 Liam Higgins/Paul Cummins (Mitsubishi Evo 7) [15]
54 Gavin Kelly/Eamonn Gillespie (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
55 Mike Neligan/John Hurley (Toyota Corolla RWD) [11R]
56 Brian Brady/Leonard Tuite (Honda Integra) [11F]
57 PJ O'Dowd/John Young (Talbot Sunbeam) [18]
58 Eddie Kennelly/Jonathan Keane (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
59 Michael P Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
60 Declan Forde/Chris King (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
61 Mike Dolan/Derek Flynn (Honda Civic 1.6VTI) [11F]
62 Patrick Slattery/Alan Curran (Honda Civic) [11F]
63 Andrew Lehane/Cliff Desmond (Honda EF9) [11F]
64 Denis Dineen/Donal Dineen (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
65 Dan Kelleher/Aileen Shanahan (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
66 Mikey Walsh/Michelle Walsh (Ford Escort G3) [12]
67 Denis Hickey/Shane Nolan (Ford Escort) [12]
68 Philip McKibbin/TBA (Ford Escort Mk1) [18]
69 Ger O'Brien/Tommy O'Sullivan (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
70 Pat Aherne/Mike Cleary (Ford Escort) [13]
71 Gearoid O'Regan/Tony McCarthy (Citroen C2 R2) [6]
72 Peter McDonnell/Neill Quinn (Honda Civic) [1]
73 Chris Campbell/Sean Campbell (Honda Civic) [11F]
74 Sean Hickey/Noel Fleming (Toyota Starlet RWD) [12]
75 Joe McCarthy/TBA (Subaru Impreza) [15]
76 Trevor Galvin/Vincent Hilliard (Subaru Impreza STI) [20]
77 Pat Ryan/Jack Dalton (Ford Escort) [9]
78 Denis Bourke/Patrick Nash (Ford Escort) [9]
79 Nick Barnett/Martin Brady (Honda Civic Type R) [2]
80 Con Mulcahy/John Nugent (Vauxhall Nova) [10]
81 Robert Behan/Brendan Behan (BMW Mini) [11F]
82 John Browne/Sean O'Coileain (Honda Civic) [11F]
83 Ger McDonagh/Ken Flanagan (Subaru Impreza) [15]
84 Adian Buckley/Alan O'Doherty (Ford Escort Mk1) [18]
85 Ciaran Fitzgerald/Paul Cummins (Opel Corsa) [9]
86 Anthony Keating/Kevin Enright (Ford Escort G4) [9]
87 Francis Kelly/Sinead O'Donavan (Ford Fiesta ST) [2]
88 Stevie Coffey/Dave Devane (Ford Escort Mk2) [9]
89 John Corrigan/John Quill (Subaru Impreza) [20]
90 James Kissane/Tim Kennelly (Ford Escort Mk2) [11R]
91 Maurice Browne/James Browne (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
92 Richie Dalton/John Smithwick (Honda Civic EK4) [1]
93 Liam O'Neill/Declan O'Neill (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [12]
94 Fergal Keane/Anthony Breen (Honda Civic) [11F]
95 Donal O'Connor/Derry Long (Ford Escort Mk1) [18]

J1 Patrick Lawlor/Kevin Rohan (Honda Civic) [16]
J2 John O'Sullivan/TBA (Honda Civic) [16]
J3 Ger Cullinane/Muireann Hayes (Toyota Starlet) [16]
J4 Shane Norris/Charlie Boland (Honda Civic eg6) [16]
J5 Padraig Deasy/Leonard Deane (Honda Civic EK4) [16]
J6 Steven O'Connor/Jeff Gordon (Honda Civic Vtec) [16]
J7 Anthony Sheehan/Eric Calnan (Honda Civic) [16]
J8 Bryan Meade/Edwin Walsh (Suzuki Swift GTI) [16]
J9 Eddie Doherty/Keiran Rafter (Opel Corsa) [16]

Marshal Meeting Points

Posted: April 11, 2015 11:43 AM

Marshall's are required if available contact the chief Marshall on 0831607405 / +353831607405

MARSHAL MEETING POINTS

    Aherns BMW
    SS 1 3 5 Mounteagle.
    Meeting point: Topaz Filling station, Castleisland
    Time: 8:30am.
    Stage Commander: Cathal Mansell.
    Deputy Stage Commander: Sean Hegarty.

    West Coast Performance
    SS 2 4 6 Desmonds Grave
    Meeting point: Brownes Fuel Yard, Castleisland
    Time: 8:45am
    Stage Commander: Liam Cronin.
    Deputy Stage Commander: Anthony O'Connor.

One Week to go

Posted: April 11, 2015 11:42 AM

One week to the beginning of Rd 2 Top Part West Coast Rally Championship the Circuit of Kerry based in Fels Point Hotel Tralee. 6 Stages Over 90km of Stages. Central service adjacent to the Hotel it's all very compact with an very easy event to recce So if it appeals to you log on to enter.
105 to date and entries will remain open
Seeding will be published on Sunday

Entries Received

Posted: April 9, 2015 5:50 AM

Richie Dalton John Smithwick Honda Civic EK4 1
Peter McDonnell Neill Quinn Honda Civic 1
Francis Kelly Sinead O'Donavan Ford Fiesta ST 2
Nick Barnett Martin Brady Honda Civic Type R 2
Stephen Hernon Jeff Case Subaru Impreza N12B 4
Paul Barrett Declan Tumilty Subaru N14 4
Derek Daly Brian Doherty Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 4
Maurice Greaney David Mannion Mitsubishi Evo 9 4
Pat Oconnell Mark Wiley Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 4
Neil Tohill Gerard Tohill Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 4
Gearoid O'Regan Tony McCarthy Citroen C2 R2 6
Paul Curley Jason Ollerenshaw Subaru Impreza WRC S9 7
Steve Wood Keith Moriarty Subaru Impreza WRC S10 7
Alan Ring Adrian Deasy Subaru Impreza WRC S12B 7
Kevin Barrett Sean Mullally Subaru Impreza WRC S14 7
Paddy McVeigh Gary McElhinney Subaru Impreza WRC S12B 7
Eoin Doyle Pete Brennan Ford Focus WRC 7
Ciaran Fitzgerald Paul Cummins Opel Corsa 9
Stevie Coffey Dave Devane Ford Escort Mk2 9
Anthony Keating Kevin Enright Ford Escort G4 9
Denis Bourke Patrick Nash Ford Escort 9
Pat Ryan Jack Dalton Ford Escort 9
Declan Forde Chris King Ford Escort Mk2 10
Michael P Kelleher Iarla McCarthy Ford Escort Mk2 10
Eddie Kennelly Jonathan Keane Ford Escort Mk2 10
Con Mulcahy John Nugent Vauxhall Nova 10
Chris Campbell Sean Campbell Honda Civic 11F
Andrew Lehane Cliff Desmond Honda EF9 11F
John Browne Sean O'Coileain Honda Civic 11F
Colin Moynihan Liam Moynihan Honda Civic 11F
Kenneth Quirke Kieran O'Donoghue Honda Civic 11F
Patrick Slattery Alan Curran Honda Civic 11F
Robert Behan Brendan Behan BMW Mini 11F
Ger Lyons Steve O'Brien Honda Civic 11F
Mike Dolan Derek Flynn Honda Civic 1.6VTI 11F
Brady Brian Leonard Tuite Honda Integra 11F
Darren Young Sean Walsh Honda Civic 11F
Fergal Keane Anthony Breen Honda Civic 11F
Kenneth Ryan Keith McCarthy Ford Escort Mk2 11R
James Kissane Tim Kennelly Ford Escort Mk2 11R
Mike Neligan John Hurley Toyota Corolla RWD 11R
Denis Dineen Donal Dineen Ford Escort Mk2 12
Denis Hickey Shane Nolan Ford Escort 12
Mikey Walsh Michelle Walsh Ford Escort G3 12
Maurice Browne James Browne Ford Escort Mk2 12
Liam O'Neill Declan O'Neill Ford Escort RS Mk2 12
Ed O'Callaghan Raymond Scott Ford Escort Mk2 13
Dan Kelleher Aileen Shanahan Ford Escort Mk2 13
Benny Kennedy John Kinahan Ford Escort Mk2 13
Paudie Casey Gene Stack Toyota Corolla RWD 13
Stephen Greaney Kieran Feeney Ford Escort 13
Aidan Walsh Jane Cogan Ford Escort Mk2 13
Sean Moran Breda O'Driscoll Toyota Corolla RWD 13
Ger O'Brien Tommy O'Sullivan Ford Escort Mk2 13
Tom Relihan Maurice McElligott Ford Escort Mk1 13
Daniel Lucey Derry Healy Ford Escort Mk1 13
Thomas O'Keeffe Colin Fitzgerald Ford Escort 13
Tadhg O'Sullivan Eoin O'Leary Ford Escort 13
Eniright Tim O Brien David Ford Escort Mk2 13
Raymond Conlon TBA Toyota Corolla Twin Cam 13
Paul Purtill Paul Kelly Ford Escort 13
Enda O'Brien John Butler Ford Escort 14
Vincent O'Shea Brian Hickey Ford Escort 14
Gavin Kelly Eamonn Gillespie Ford Escort Mk2 14
Donal O'Brien Stephen Quin Ford Escort 14
Jack Maguire Andy Hayes Ford Escort Mk2 14
Paraic Cummins Graham Kelly Ford Fiesta 14
Mike Quinn Donal Balfe Ford Escort Mk2 14
Charlie Hickey Johnny Hickey Ford Escort RS 14
Colin Byrne Michael Kearney Ford Escort RS Mk2 14
Eugene Meegan Sarah Whelan BMW 1M 14
ED Synan Denis O'Connell Ford Escort Mk2 14
Pat Barry Stephen O'Connell Ford Escort 14
Ger McDonagh Ken Flanagan Subaru Impreza 15
Liam Higgins Paul Cummins Mitsubishi Evo 7 15
Pat Price Patrick (jnr) Price Mitsubishi Evo 6 15
Daniel Cronin Shane Buckley Subaru Impreza 15
Joe McCarthy TBA Subaru Impreza 15
Shane Norris Charlie Boland Honda Civic eg6 16
Patrick Lawlor Kevin Rohan Honda Civic 16
Anthony Sheehan Eric Calnan Honda Civic 16
Eddie Doherty Keiran Rafter Opel Corsa 16
Steven O'Connor Jeff Gordon Honda Civic Vtec 16
Ger Cullinane Muireann Hayes Toyota Starlet 16
Padraig Deasy Leonard Deane Honda Civic EK4 16
John O'Sullivan TBA Honda Civic 16
Meade Bryan Edwin Walsh Suzuki Swift GTI 16
Adian Buckley Alan O'Doherty Ford Escort Mk1 18
PJ O'Dowd John Young Talbot Sunbeam 18
Donal O'Connor Derry Long Ford Escort Mk1 18
Jonathan Folan TBA Subaru N10 20
Trevor Galvin Vincent Hilliard Subaru Impreza STI 20
Don Keating TBA Subaru Impreza 20
John Corrigan John Quill Subaru Impreza 20
Paul Manton TBA Subaru Impreza N12B 20
John Hickey John McCarthy Ford Escort RS 20

Rally Launch - 19 Apr

Posted: March 17, 2015 9:24 AM

Kerry Motor Club will officially launch the 2015 Fel’s Point Hotel in Association with Advanced Cleaning Services Circuit of Kerry Stages Rally with a special event at the Fel’s Point Hotel on Sunday.

The 41st running of the Tralee-based club’s flagship event will take place on Sunday April 19.

Clerk of the course Tom Barrett said:
”Those who have competed in Kerry over the last 40 years knows only too well the quality of the Rallying, the warm Hospitality and the Mighty Craic which is all part of a Kerry Rally weekend. Fel’s Point Hotel will continue as main sponsor for 2015 and I would like to welcome Advanced Cleaning Services as Associate sponsor and to thank both companies for their continued interest and support. For 2015 the event will once again be Round 2 of the 2015 Overall, Junior and Historic Top Part West Coast Rally Championship, the longest running and most successful championship in Irish rallying.”

Headquarters for the event will be the Four Star Fel’s Point Hotel in Tralee. To help competitors save costs, there will be just two stages to recce, all in a compact route making up the six-stage event.

Mr Barrett added: “The rally will be run over two former Circuit of Ireland/Circuit of Munster Classic Stages with low road millage, Rally Headquarters, Pairc Feirme ,The Service Area are centralised in the same location adjacent to the Fel’s Point Hotel. Scrutiny is just minutes away at the Kingdom Crash Repair Centre in the Monavalley Industrial Estate. Competitiors who retire on any of the first 3 stages will be able to avail of “Rally 2” rules, which allow competitors re-join the rally after retirement and get value for their entry fee.

The entry fee will be €475, Junior and Historic competitors pay €295 for the first 4 stages. If Junior and Historic competitors wish to pay €475 they will have the opportunity to have their Junior rally decided on the first 4 stages and be part of the overall rally over the 6 stages.”

For 2015 the club has decided to support the clubman competitors who make up the meat of the entry. To this regard the club is offering an unique prize fund of €1500 to be divided equally between the drivers of the first Ford sponsored by Lyons Ford of Limerick and Nenagh, the first Toyota sponsored by Kellihers Toyota.ie and the first Honda sponsored by Relihans Car Dismantlers and Car Spares, to finish the six-stage 100km event. This prize fund is aimed directly at club drivers and competitors using World Rally Cars are not permitted to enter this separate race. 

A separate King/Queen of the Stages competition sponsored by Aherns BMW.ie and WCP Services will also be incorporated into the event. Crews will get three chances to set the fastest time on each stage. The car with the fastest time of the day on each stage will walk away with the King/Queen trophy and they will leave Tralee with bragging rights that will last until the 2016 event.

A ceremonial start will take place in the centre of Tralee on Saturday before the event.

Southwest Motorsport Rally Rescue as well as the Irish Red Cross Ambulance Service will do an demonstration of a road traffic accident scene and what is involved in the safe removal of passengers from the damaged vehicles.

Mr Barrett added: “Sunday’s event, which takes place between 2 and 5pm will rally enthusiasts and fans the opportunity to join, become a member and be more involved with a very active and long established motor club.

It is also an opportunity for our sponsors and advertisers to display their ware and hopefully get some business.  It will be an ideal opportunity to reminisce over 40 plus years of rallying in the Kingdom.”

Entries Open

Posted: March 17, 2015 9:21 AM

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PRESS RELEASE 1

Posted: February 20, 2015 9:35 AM

Kerry Motor Club has announced a range of incentives to make this year’s Fels Point Hotel in association with Advanced Cleaning Services Circuit of Kerry Rally more competitive than ever.

The April 19th event is the second round of the Top Part West Coast Rally Championship.

The West Coast Rally championship is now in its 22nd year and is already enjoying unprecedented support in 2015, the opening round, The Birr Stages Rally, at the end of this month, has attracted a full entry and Kerry Motor Club is keen to maintain that interest, especially amongst the club drivers.

To that end the club has put up a prize fund of €1500 to be divided equally between the drivers of the first Ford, Toyota and Honda to finish the six-stage event. This prize fund is aimed directly at club drivers and competitors using World Rally Cars are not permitted to enter this separate race.

Newly appointed clerk of the course Tom Barrett said:
“There is huge interest in the Birr rally and they have attracted over ten World Rally Cars to their event. We are expecting similar numbers in Tralee in April and this will be great for the spectators but we cannot forget the clubmen either, those who make up the meat of the entry and that is why we are offering this unique prize fund to the drivers of the three most popular makes on the Circuit of Kerry over the last few years.”

A separate King/Queen of the Stages competition will also be incorporated into the event. The rally will be run over two former Circuit of Ireland/Circuit of Munster Classic Stages with low road millage in the North Kerry area. Each of the stages will be visited three times in the run of the day and the driver who sets the fastest time of the day on both stages will be eligible for this new award. Again this competition is only open to club drivers.

Mr Barrett added:
“Crews will get three chances to set the fastest time on each stage. We will give the King/Queen of each stage a trophy and they will leave Tralee with bragging rights that will last until the 2016 event.”

Members of the Event Organizing Team of Kerry Motor Club have spent the winter months carrying out a route survey and are currently preparing the various safety plans and road closure requests that will need to be approved by Motorsport Ireland and Kerry County Council before further details of the rally will be announced.

Club Website

Posted: February 20, 2015 9:35 AM

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