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Down Rally - (Sat) 20 Jul 19

Posted: May 15, 2019 6:05 AM - 909 Hits

Round 4 - 2019 Northern Ireland Rally Championship
Round 5 - 2019 Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship

On Line Entry Open

Posted: May 15, 2019 6:05 AM


Posted: May 2, 2019 2:33 PM

With entries opening in less than two weeks, the Carryduff Forklift Down Rally are looking forward to welcoming competitors from a third championship to Northern Ireland.

In addition to the returning McGrady Insurance Northern Ireland Rally Championship and the Protyre Asphalt Rally Championship, the July event will also host a round of the FUCHS Lubricants Classic Mini Challenge.

Set up to fill a gap left by other events, the FUCHS Lubricants Classic Mini Challenge will take on the County Down Stages as round six of an eight round calendar.

Deputy Clerk of the Course, Brian Crawford commented, "our Service Park will again be based at the Eikon Centre near Lisburn and it'll be great to welcome all our competitors back to this great facility. We are looking forward to seeing some of these beautiful classic minis's arriving, there's something quite nostalgic about the sight and sounds of a mini out on the stages."

"We are delighted to be hosting this new Championship and we hope competitors will make the effort to come across and enjoy a weekends craic with us."

Championship co-ordinator and Clitheroe and District Motor Club member, Chris Woodcock added;
"We are pleased to take this new championship to the Carryduff Forklift Down Rally in Northern Ireland. I have devised a format with simple class structure for contenders to demonstrate their skills and abilities on the highest quality asphalt rallies around the United Kingdom. The ethos of this challenge is about friendly rivalry and putting fun back into the sport."

We have no doubt seeing these beautiful little cars take on our classic stages will appeal to all age groups.

Anyone interested in volunteering on the event should get in touch via;

Carryduff Forklift Down Rally

Posted: April 30, 2019 3:49 PM

With preparations well under way for the 2019 event we are delighted to call it the Carryduff Forklift Down Rally for a second consecutive year.
The Carryduff based, family run business proved to be a great asset to the 2018 rally and their advice, support, and at times patience, really made the event the success it turned out to be.

Carryduff Forklift Sales Executive, Barry Greer said,
"we were delighted to be involved with last year's Down Rally and the success that it was, made our decision to stay on as title sponsor for a second year, so much easier. The support from competitors, and speed that the entrylist was filled, is a credit to the team of people from both clubs who were involved in the planning. We were out on the day spectating with some of our valued customers and we saw first hand the amount of people who turned up to run the event on the ground. We are grateful to all these people for making the event carrying our name, a memorable one."
"it was a delight to introduce our customers, some of whom had never been to a motorsport event before, to a world our family have been involved with for many years. We will be out and about again this year and hope to see some of you in service or on the stages."

Andy Gilmore, back as Clerk of the Course added,
"we are delighted to have Carryduff Forklift working with us again this year and are thankful for another year's support from the Greer family. Rathfriland Motor Club and Ballynahinch and District Motor Club will also continue to work together. We have a great team who now have a year's experience of working together under our belts and we hope to build on last year's success."
"in particular I look forward to welcoming our competitors back to County Down. Our team will endeavour to put on an event worthy of their support."

With both competitors and spectators travelling from near and far to enjoy last year's family friendly event, we hope to deliver more of the same in 2019.

The format of this years event will remain similar, with just a few tweaks to both the stages and schedule.
Anyone interested in volunteering on the event should get in touch via facebook.com/DownRally twitter.com/DownRally

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