Just a small selection of photos from this years Rally Awards Presentation. Congratulations to our Overall Winners Jonathan and Paul and to all the Class finishers. Thanks also to our visiting Crews from the Mintex Championship-we hope to see you all again in the future!
Results for the Main Field category
1 62 Jonathan Pringle/Paul Sheridan Ford Escort Mk2
2 65 Damian Toner/Martin Toner Ford Escort Mk2
3 4 Eugene Meegan/Sarah Whelan BMW 1M
4 5 Colin Byrne/Stephen Quin Ford Escort
5 18 Liam Bowhan/Martin Connolly Toyota Starlet RWD
6 52 Gary Cassidy/Paul Kelly Honda Civic
7 19 Gavin Kelly/Darragh Mullen Mitsubishi Evo 9
8 33 Paraic Cummins/Kevin Reilly Ford Fiesta
9 17 James Cassidy/Jane Collins Ford Escort
10 64 Jason Black/Jack McKenna Toyota Starlet
11 11 Gary Cairns/Mark Preston Mitsubishi Evo 9
12 38 Tom Holton/Ryan Diver Honda Civic 11F
13 29 Oliver Hopkins/Ian Taylor Mitsubishi Evo 9
14 35 Liam O'Sullivan/Aileen Kelly Honda Civic
15 59 Barry McKenna/Macartan Kierans Ford Escort
16 14 Pauric Sheridan/Sean Brunton Ford Fiesta
17 34 Johnnie Mulholland/Jeff Case Ford Fiesta R2
18 49 Barry Coleman/John Masterson Honda Civic Type R
19 54 Carl Gower/Rhys Stoneman Ford Escort
20 32 Pat Price/Andy Curran Subaru N14
21 36 Conor Sherry/Ger Leech Peugeot 205 RWD
22 42 John Pettit/Michael Coleman Ford Escort Mk2
23 48 Adrian Beattie/Declan Ryan Honda Civic
Results for the Historic category
1 31 Rob Smith/Alun Cook Ford Escort RS1800
2 28 Stanley Orr/Stephen McAuly Ford Escort RS1600
3 37 Rudi Lancaster/Guy Weaver Ford Escort RS1800
4 30 Tim Freeman/Paul Williams Ford RS 1800
5 56 Malcolm Pedlow/Ivor Ferguson BMW 2002 ti
6 23 Phil Jobson/Arwel Jenkins Ford Escort
Results for the Junior category
1 55 Darren Barrett/Lorcan Moore Honda Civic 16
2 53 Shane Kenneally/Jer Connors Honda Civic 16
Our thanks go again to another Rally Sponsor that has helped us run this years Rally. Adam Doyle of Kilcock Equipment Sales has kindly agreed to sponsor the Accommodation of one of our Rally Officials.
Marshals Meeting Points for the ALMC Stages Rally on 2nd July are as below
Marshals are always needed to ensure the safe running of running of any Rally and Chief Marshal Raymond Scullion at 087-6187829 would be delighted to hear from you if you are available to help (over 18 please).
NB: To all other MI Clubs-This years Rally is being visited by MI Insurance Brokers and they will be part of the Course Cars driving through the Stages. It is absolutely critical each Stage is marshalled to correct levels. Please ask anyone in your Club that is available to marshal to contact Raymond Scullion urgently if they are free to help us on Sunday, for the long term benefit of the sport!
Stage Commander: Mark Reilly
Meeting at Centra Summerhill at 7:30 sharp
Stage Commander: Martin McKeown
Meeting at SPAR Longwood at 8:00 sharp
Stage Commander: John Devine
Meeting at Maxol Ballivor at 8:00 sharp
Seeded Entry list for the 2017 ALMC Stages Rally can be located here.
Rally COC John Carroll wishes to thank all crews who have entered this year's rally. While we have a smaller than usual entry this year it is a list containing quality entries in a broad spread of rally cars. Due to the lower number of entries this year, the rally will run with ONE MINUTE INTERVALS between competing cars.
Unseeded Entry List for Sunday's ALMC Stages Rally can be found here.
Calling all Rally Competitors!!
You can be a part of the action on what promises to be a fantastic weekend of Irish Rallying and Motorsport!
But please note the following message from the Rally Clerk of the Course, John Carroll.
“Just like recent events, where entries are in a steady decline, we are preparing for a difficult road ahead. Despite the mammoth effort from club members and others involved in the event, we are faced with a major rumour campaign amongst the motorsport fraternity, be that competitors or others, that the event will not run. Be assured, we will continue to push forward to protect motorsport.
Today we have 40 entries and we need the support of competitors to enter with their full commitment that they will be on the start line in Trim on July 2nd. No Motor Club wishes to be the first club to fail to run their rally in 2017 because of the Insurance Crisis or rumour.
We call on all past ALMC competitors to come out and support us, to do ONE MORE EVENT to ensure there is a future for Irish Motorsport”
Entries will be open until the 2nd July and, as always, the ALMC Motor Club promises you a warm welcome, three very challenging Stages, short Road mileage, spacious Service area, as well as readily available and reasonably priced accommodation, all in a very central, accessible part of the country.
YOU CAN BE PART OF IT!
Press Release 2
To download a pdf version of this Press Release, please click here.
With entries now over the 40 mark, and final preparations being made for their Stages Rally on 2nd July, ALMC Motor Club are looking forward to welcoming Competitors and visitors from all over Ireland and the UK to the beautiful town of Trim in County Meath for what promises to be a fantastic weekend of Motorsport. Club members are busy making final arrangements for what they expect to be a great weekend on the Special Stages all based in the area around Trim.
Based at the now regular Rally HQ at the Castle Arch Hotel in Trim, and with three superb and challenging Special Stages prepared for the action, the hard working members of ALMC Motor Club now look forward to more entries arriving in the next two weeks that will make the Rally one not to be missed.
As in previous years, the spacious facilities of the Oaktree Business Park have been made available to the Motor Club for Sunday Service area, and the Business park will also host pre-event Scrutiny on the evening before the Rally. The Motor Club are very grateful to the owners of the Business Park for their generous permission to allow its use for the Rally weekend.
As always, the ALMC Stages Rally appeals to competitors of every level, from the locally based and national level Clubman, in Ford Escorts and Honda Civics, to Mitsubishi Evolutions, Ford Fiesta R2’s and Skoda Fabia’s, to Subaru Impreza World Rally Cars. For the first time, this year’s ALMC Stages Rally is a round of the Mintex British Historic Rally Championship, and several entries have already been received for the Rally from competitors in the UK.
Some pristine, historic and rarely seen Rally machinery will be competing on the 2nd July Rally and as always in the Historic classes, the level of competition will be extremely high.
Included in this year’s entry will be some classic Ford Escort RS1600 and RS1800 models, in absolutely pristine condition, some of which will be making rare appearance on Irish Tarmac Stages.
Already included in the list of entries received are Steve Wood (Subaru S10 WRC), Ian Barrett (Darrian T90 GTR), Liam Bowhan (Toyota Starlet) and among many local drivers taking part, Tom Holton (Honda Civic), Gary McNamee (Honda Civic) and Stephen Cummins (Honda Civic). Why not join the list of entrants for great stages on July 2nd!
Click the Image below to download Stages Rally Regulations!
Entries can be taken by completing an Entry Form, and return with full Entry Fee to the Rally Secretary at the address in the Regulations.
And don't forget about our fantastic Entry Fee Refund Incentive scheme as below.