The Irish Open Championship and round 3 of The Irish Winter Championship took place at Mondello Park in Co Kildare last Saturday the 19th January and the class and overall results are available by selecting the Results link at the top of this page. Congratulations to all the 12 Class Winners and especially to the overall winners Kevin McCarthy (EVO) and Mac Walsh (Speedcar). The 106 starters enjoyed seven special stages on the full international track at Ireland's premier race circuit and the official event photographer was Raymond Elliot of RJPics and details can be found on his website.
The next event on our NI Winter Championship programme is next Saturday the 26th January when we return to another fantastic 'new find' venue at Shackleton in Ballykelly for round four of the NI Winter Championship. Entries can be made here through messenger, on line at the rallysportassociation.com website or by phone or text on +44 (0)7788 598461. All entries that are received by 10pm Wednesday the 23rd January will automatically qualify for the 'Free Entry Draw' which will take place at the drivers briefing on Saturday morning. So remember 'If you arn't in you cannot win'.
The first edition of the entry list for this event at Shackleton on the 26th January will be available on Wednesday the 23rd January. The Entry list will be updated periodically as we approach each event.
The gates to the venue will be open from 7.30am with signing on and scrutiny commencing at 8.00am. The drivers briefing will take place at 9.50am with the 'sighting/observation run' immediately thereafter. A scheduled seven stage runs are on the menu with the best five determining each competitors score.
The prize giving for the event will take place in the reception/signing on building 15 minutes after the last car finishes.
The 2018/19 NI Winter Championships will be determined by competitors best five of the six rounds available. All rounds will be scoring opportunities for the 2019 e-driv Pro Mini Winter Cup and the popular Ryan Bradley Micra Challenge.
The dates and venues for all the Irish and NI Winter Championship events are detailed below and the 'Summer' programme of events in Ireland will be confirmed shortly together with up-to-date Championship points information.
All the images on this website have been supplied by Raymond Elliott of RJ Pics.
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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 Irish Open Race Buggy Champion 2019 – Mac Walsh – 2018 Speedcar Xtrem 750.
The next two events on our calendar are the fourth rounds of both the 2018/19 NI and Irish Winter Championships on the 26th of January and Sunday 10th February respectively. Confirmation of the venue for the 10th February event will be available here and on Facebook during week commencing 28th January and it will be located at a venue in the South East of our country. Entries are now available for both events 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. We also welcome experienced competitors along with newcomers together with first time competitors and juniors (12 yrs +) to sample the unique and enjoyable experience of a Rallysport Association event.
The next event on our calendar is at Shackleton, Ballykelly on Saturday the 26th January which will be the fourth round of the RSA NI Winter Championship 2018/19. It is also the seventh round of the ALL IRELAND ‘e-driv Pro’ 2018/19 RSA Winter Mini Cup and the fourth 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 event at SHACKLETON will be available on Wednesday the 23rd January and will be updated daily during the remainder of the week leading up to the event. All entries received before 10pm on the Wednesday preceding all RSA events will automatically qualify for inclusion in the ‘Free Entry Draw’ which can be worth up to £130/€145 which will take place at the end of the drivers briefing.
These early season events always attract many casual entries for shakedowns and testing so we strongly recommend 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 venue will open at 7.30am. Signing on will commence 8.00am in the reception building and scrutiny will take place from 8.10am at each competitors service area. 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 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 to thank all competitors and friends 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 November – 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 e-driv Pro 2019 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!