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2018 Connacht Sligo Stages Rally - CANCELLED

Posted: July 7, 2018 5:28 PM - 7172 Hits

(Was 15 Jul 18 / 8 Jul 18)
Round 4 - 2018 National Rally Championship
Round 4 - 2018 Border Rally Championship
Round 4 - 2018 West Coast Rally Championship

2018 Connacht Sligo Stages Rally - CANCELLED

Posted: July 7, 2018 5:16 PM

Press Release - NEW DATE 15 Jul 18

Posted: July 5, 2018 4:46 AM

Further to our press release of the 3rd July, Connacht Motor Club have secured the necessary permissions and support from the Local Authorities and Motorsport Ireland and are committed to running the event on Sunday the 15th July.

The exceptional weather and associated risks that influenced our original decision remains a concern. We will continue to monitor the conditions and will make a further statement on Saturday evening.

Thank you to our sponsors, competitors, fellow motor clubs, local authorities and all residents along the route for their understanding and continued support.

Event Postponed

Posted: July 3, 2018 4:54 AM

"Due to the current exceptional weather conditions the committee of Connacht Motor Club have made the difficult decision not to run the Sligo Stages Rally on Sunday next, 8th July.

We wish to sincerely acknowledge the support of the various stakeholders and agencies to date, In particular the residents on the route, and competitors entered for the event.

Currently , we are exploring our options including a potential window of opportunity for Sunday 15th July and after consultation with the key stakeholders a further statement will be issued on the evening of Wednesday, 4th July."

Entries Received

Posted: June 26, 2018 7:35 AM

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Entry incentives could contribute to cheaper entry

Posted: June 3, 2018 2:32 PM

With entries for Faac Simply automatic / Sligo Park Hotel Stages Rally now open , the Club are delighted to announce no less than three draws in which competitors could , upon being drawn out of the hat , receive a rebate on a portion of their entry fee.

National Automation , a subsidiary company within the Faac Group have kindly , in addition to Title sponsor, are planning giving something back to the competitor. National Automation with bases in Boyle Co Roscommon and Citywest Business Park Dublin , are sole Irish distributors for the Faac and Genius range of automation for gates , barriers , entrances and automatic doors. They are also mainline distributors other quality associated products and provide the training, technical support and service , both on and off site .

The NAL draw which will take place immediately before drivers briefing on the morning of the rally, will comprise of a Win Back for the Main/Historic field and one the Junior field , to the tune of the entry fee less the insurance levy. Ciaran Phelan ,General Manager of National Automation ,and a regular competitor himself would have great empathy with those competing and the costs involved , therefore he is very conscious a Win Back on the morning of the rally would put a crew in a good frame of mind starting the event.

Following on from last years introduction , two early entry incentive draws will take place again this year. The draws which will take place at close of business on June 20th and again the 27th will include all those having a fully completed entry submitted to event secretary at that time and a lucky winner will be picked out to receive a rebate of 500 euro on their entry fee. It hoped that again this will encourage those who are already planning to enter, submit theirs early assisting the planning process in advance of July 8th.

The first draw due on June 20th has kindly been sponsored by the Carty Group , a long established company ,with its headquarters in Collooney Co Sligo with expertise in major ,Civil , Water ,Wind and Marine projects .Irla Carty of Carty Group , himself an avid competitor in the historic category for numerous years would be very aware from both prospectives of the importance of entering at an early date .

Prospective competitors are encouraged to focus on the earlier date , as that will make them eligible all three draws.

Regulations available

Posted: May 28, 2018 4:25 PM

Faac Simply Automatic / Sligo Park Hotel Stages Rally 2018

Posted: April 1, 2018 4:44 AM

With planning progressing well for the July 8th Sligo Stages , Connacht Motor Club are delighted to bring together a winning formula similar to last year, to host the 2018 event.

Taking on the mantle as Clerk of the Course, Robert Lyttle who now holds the record of most number of events at the helm, will undoubtedly bring some innovative edges to the already well primed event management. His knowledge in both the planning and deliverance of stages events , supported by a dedicated experienced team , will present competitors with a well run , well orchestrated event on the day.

One of the key ingredients in event preparation is the financial support from sponsors , and once again Connacht Motor Club are delighted to confirm, both Faac Simply Automatic and Sligo Park Hotel as joint title sponsors .

Faac Simply Automatic, a leading global brand in the manufacturing of automation for Gates & Barriers, Entrances & Automatic Doors & Access Control Systems are now synonymous within rallying circles, with Ciaran, Aine, Cormac and Katja regular participants at rallies around the country. Following a successful association last year with Faac and the local distribution wing National Automation, Connacht Motor Club are excited to expand this relationship in 2018.

Of course Sligo Park Hotel has been connected with Sligo Stages Rally now for nearing three decades , renowned for it hospitality and generally accepted as the home of rallying in Sligo. Its recent extensive programme of refurbishment and branding has further enhanced the comforts and profile of this contemporary style four star hotel.

Sligo Stages Rally is once again a round of three of the most prestigious championships in the country , the Triton National Championship , the Sligo Pallets Border Championship and the Top Part West Coast Championship.

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Posted: April 1, 2018 4:44 AM

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