Round two of the 2018/19 NI Winter Championships took place on Saturday the 1st of December at the superb Shackleton Airport Complex in Ballykelly. Competitors enjoyed the unique experience of an indoor service area at this venue which was welcomed as the day started with heavy rainfall which also made the stage an 'interesting experience' throughout the six runs the 120 competitors were offered.
The RSA scoring formula of taking each competitors best five results to calculate their final overall time resulted with a commanding overall win in the car rally event for Aaron McLaughlin in his R5 Fiesta from Josh Moffett in the family 6R4/Escort and Lee McLaughlin in another R5 Fiesta in third.
The Overall Winner of The Race Buggy event was Mac Walsh in his new 2019 Speedcar Xtrem which landed in Ireland less than two weeks before this event. James Cassidy in his Semog proved to be serious competition and finished a mere 2.6 seconds in arrears with Camillus Murray in his Casmat 7 seconds in behind in third.
Congratulations to all the other class winners and we now look forward to annual 'Christmas Cracker' event at Nutts Corner Circuit on Thursday the 27th December and then three days later the 'Irish National Championship' rally at The Pallas Motorsport Centre in Tynagh will take place on Sunday the 30th of December. A busy Christmas/New Year schedule lies ahead for the RSA community and large entries at both events are expected so if you want to be guaranteed a place in either events we recommend competitors make their entries well in advance on line here, through our Facebook options, via email or simply by phone or text on + 44 (0) 7788 598461.
The results are now available for the 1st December event at Shackleton through the appropriate link at the top of this page and the official registered RSA photographers were Raymond Elliott of RJ Pics, Eamon Ponsonby and Rory McCarthy from RJ Rallypics
All rounds are points winning opportunities for 'The Protosport edriv-Pro' Winter Mini Cup 2018/9' and all the Northern Irish rounds include 'The Ryan Bradley Nissan Micra Challenge'.
The 2018/19 Irish Winter Championship will be determined by competitors best four of the five rounds available and the NI Winter Championship will be determined by competitors best five rounds of the six available. All rounds will be scoring opportunities for the 2019 e-driv Pro Mini Winter Cup which is an all Ireland series.
The dates and venues for all the Irish and NI Winter Championship events are now confirmed below. We would like to wish all competitors, crew and supporters of the RSA a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to racing with you soon and in 2019.
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We wish to remind ALL competitors of the importance of the need to comply with our IOPD standards in relation to safety race wear AND THE AGE OF PERMISSIBLE PASSENGERS/CO DRIVERS which can be found in our website under general regulations. Please be advised that the appropriate motor sport race wear is required at all RSA events and any competitor who cannot fulfil this requirement and any competitor found to try to compete with an inappropriate aged co driver under the age of 17 in any event will be immediately excluded from competition WITHOUT ANY RETURN OF ENTRY FEES.
For detailed build specification for the Micra Challenge Cars please contact the series regulator, Aaron McLoughlin on 00 353 (0)87 2103604.
A selection of 2018 Rallysport Association personalised clothing and entry gift vouchers and other products and options are now available from our new on-line store which can be entered through the SHOP link at the top of this page.
The featured driver below is the Mini Cup competitor Annemarie Wilson
The next Christmas and New Year events on our calendar are the third rounds of the 2018/19 NI and Irish Winter Championships and will take place at Nutts Corner Circuit on Saturday the 27th December and at The Pallas Motorsport and Activity Centre on Sunday the 30th December. Entries are now available here on line in this website, through our Rallysport Association and Alan Hyde facebook presence and by phone or text on 0044 (0) 7788 598461.
The dates and venues for our two Championships in Ireland this Winter are published below and we welcome regular entries together with casual entries at ALL our events and we also welcome experienced competitors along with all newcomers together with first time competitors to sample the unique and enjoyable experience of a Rallysport Association event.
The next two events on our calendar are the annual CHRISTMAS CRACKER EVENT at The Nutts Corner Motorsports Centre on Thursday the 27th December and The IRISH NATIONAL EVENT at The Pallas Motorsport Centre on Sunday the 30th December which will be the third rounds of both the RSA NI Winter Championship and the RSA Irish Winter Championship 2018/19. It is also the fourth and fifth round of the e-driv Pro 2018/19 RSA Winter Mini Cup and the third round of The 2018/19 Ryan Bradley Micra Challenge. Entries are available through the On Line Entry link at the top of this page. Entries can also be made by email at email@example.com, via Facebook Messenger at the Rallysport Association and Alan Hyde Facebook pages and by text or phone on +44 7788 (0) 7788 598461. The first edition of the entry list for the ‘CHRISTMAS CRACKER’ event will be available on Sunday the 23rd of December and the first edition of the entry list for the ‘IRISH NATIONAL’ event and will be available on Wednesday the 26th December and both lists will be updated daily during the Christmas period and the remainder of the days leading up to each events. All entries received before 10pm on Sunday the 23rd of September and Wednesday 26th December will qualify automatically for inclusion in the ‘Free Entry Draw’ worth £100/€115 which will take place at the end of the drivers briefing just before each event.
These annual events always attracts many casual entries so we strongly suggest that entries should be made sooner rather than later for places to be guaranteed.
Entries can be made on-line through this Enter Online link, on Facebook Messenger or by phone or text on our direct entry number (0044) 7788 598461.
The gates to the venues will open at 7.30am. Signing on will commence 8.00am in the reception buildings and scrutiny will take place at each competitors service place from 8.10am. Please ensure all cars have been cleaned for this event and race wear and helmets for car crew satisfy RSA technical and associated regulations (available on this website) and are available for inspection at scrutiny. Noise testing may also be taken so please ensure vehicles can satisfy the maximum permitted RSA noise regulation of 105 dba measured 1 metre from the exhaust end at 3500 rpm cars and 6000 rpm for race buggies.
The competitors briefing will take place at 9.45am at the reception building and ALL competitors and children’s parents/guardians MUST be in attendance
A sighting lap for each crew will start at 10.10am and the first stage of a scheduled seven will follow immediately after.
The prize giving for this event will take place 15 minutes after the last car finishes and everyone is invited to attend. The final results will be available here for download by 6.00pm that evening.
We wish all competitors and friends another great RSA event, a Happy Christmas and a prosperous new year and we thank all competitors, crew and spectators for their continued support and wish them good health and happiness in 2019 .
HOW TO ENTER
Entries are available just call or text our entry line on:
+ 44 (0) 7788 598461 or alternatively enter online through this link
Online entries are simple and reduce competitors administration time on the day and are welcomed in winter and spring time. Phoned or text entries can finish the entry process by completing the entry form at ‘signing on’ on the morning of the event.
EVENTS AND CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION
WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS DATES 2018/19
DATES AND VENUES FOR THE
NI & IRISH WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP’S 2018/19
Saturday 3rd Novem ber – Ballykelly (NI 1) *
Sunday 18th November – Tynagh (Irish 1) *
Saturday 1st December – Ballykelly (NI 2) *
Thursday 27th December – Nutts Corner (NI 3) *
Sunday 30th December – Tynagh (Irish 2) National *
Saturday 19th January – Mondello (Irish 3) Open *
Saturday 26th January – Ballykelly (NI 4) *
Sunday 10th February – (Irish 4 venue tbc !!) *
Saturday 23rd February – Ballykelly (NI 5) *
Sunday 3rd March – Tynagh (Irish final 5) *
Sun 24th March – Nutts Corner (NI 6 final)
The e-driv Pro NI Winter Championship will be determined by the best five results of the six rounds available and will incorporate the Ryan Bradley Micra Challenge and the e-driv Pro Mini Winter Cup.
The e-driv Pro Irish Winter Championship will be determined by four of the five rounds available. All rounds will be points scoring opportunities for the 2019 Toyo Tires Mini Cup Winter Cup.
RSA NI WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
The best five of the six rounds in the NI Winter Championship 2018/19 event calendar will count towards championship points and the awards will be presented for the RSA NI Winter Championship 2018/19 at the final round at Nutts Corner on 14th March.
Saturday 3rd November – Ballykelly (NI 1)
Saturday 1st December – Ballykelly (NI 2)
Thursday 27th December – Nutts Corner (NI 3)
Saturday 26th January – Ballykelly (NI 4)
Saturday 23rd February – Ballykelly (NI 5)
Sun 24th March – Nutts Corner (NI 6 & Final)
The NI Championship will be determined by the best five results of the six rounds available and will incorporate the Ryan Bradley Micra Challenge and The e-drivPRO Mini Winter Cup.
Entries are always welcome with us for just one event, a few events or for the full championship and casual and new competitors are always very welcome.
IRISH CHAMPIONSHIP WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS DATES 2018/19
Sunday 18th November – Tynagh (Irish 1)
Sunday 30th December – Tynagh (Irish 2) National
Saturday 19th January – Mondello (Irish 3) Open
Sunday 10th February – (Irish 4 venue tba!)
Sunday 3rd March – Tynagh (Irish final 5)
The Irish Winter Championship will be determined by four of the five rounds available. All rounds will be points scoring opportunities for the 2019 Toyo Tires Mini Cup Winter Cup.
THE RSA 2018/19 WINTER MINI CUP.
This championship will be determined by each competitors best results from four of the Irish Championship rounds and five of the NI Championship Rounds and will enjoy title sponsorship from the manufacturer of the home race simulator, e-driv Pro and with The Rallysport Association worth £2000!