EVENT INFORMATION

The second round of the 2019 NI Championship takes place next Saturday, the 18th of May at the popular RSA facility at Shackleton just outside the coastal town of Ballykelly.

For the 2019 Championship we now offer a new series for drivers of normally aspirated Mazda MX5 cars and also included is The Irish Mini Cup together with another tarmac championship for the three classes of the phenomenally fast and exciting Race Buggies.

We continue to welcome 'junior' drivers from 12 years of age into properly built machines into Rally car class 1 for competitors with cars which are 10 years and older with a maximum engine capacity of 1250cc. We also have class 2 for adult competitors in cars built to the same specification which and as in all classes can be 'dual driven', family and friends can enjoy a double helping of fun and driver coaching in one event.

The RSA Mini Cup concept continues to grow from strength to strength as an an all Ireland series incorporating the class 12 North and South Ireland Championships both in the Winter and Summer Championships and is continuing to enjoy growth from 'new' junior drivers from 12 years of age competing in identically similarly prepared 135hp Mini Cooper and modified Mini One cars. If the past RSA form continues, some of the current competitors in this unique formula and in the Winter only 'Ryan Bradley Micra Challenge' will make a positive impact into the future of Irish Motorsport.

The RSA now offer additional Rally car classes to include, one make formulas, front, rear, 4 wheel drive, turbocharged and now electric/hybrid and diesel vehicles to enjoy the RSA professionally provided, unique competition formula, of hassle free, and enjoyable rally sport.

The latest edition of the entry list for the Round Two of the 2019 NI Summer Championship event at Shackleton this Saturday the 18th of May is now published and will be updated as we approach the event . WE WOULD LIKE TO REMIND AND EXPLAIN THE IMPORTANCE OF MAKING AN ENTRY BY THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE OUR EVENTS (telling us you will support the event). If the numbers don't financially stack for any event we WILL CANCEL IT for obvious reasons . We have a minimum budget to cover for our events which is variable up to currently €12000 which covers venue rental, event insurance/permit, trophies and awards, payment for the 18 staff, meals for all and overnight accommodation together with travelling expenses, medical support and the event promotion.

We have made the RSA event entering process simple with many options and flexibility for YOUR convenience which concurs with the established RSA hassle free and easy going formula. As event organisers providing a professional, first class, an affordable motorsport formula we need those who want to participate in our events to realise the bigger picture and cooperate with our simple easy going requirements, appreciate our financial limitations and just make the simple effort to play their part and communicate with us with your intentions indicating your interest in competing in each event we offer.

Our current plan is to offer our competitors new, alternative event venues in Ireland but without the necessary effort from interested competitors to support this plan we WILL turn our attention to the other regional UK options wishing to accommodate the enjoyable RSA event formula.

Please remember that the opportunity to win a free entry for a future RSA Event worth £110/€125 is only offered to those entries received before 10pm on Wednesday evening so 'if you arn't in you cannot win'. Entries can be made on-line through the link at the top of this page, by email and through our facebook pages AND by phone or text on 0044 7788 598461. The Free Entry Draw will take place at the end of the competitors briefing at 10.00 at the venue reception building.

The gates to this venue will be open from 7.30am and signing on and scrutiny will commence at 8.00am in/in front of the reception building. 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 15 minutes after the last car finishes.

The dates and venues for all the Irish and NI Winter and Summer Championship events are detailed below.

The images on this website have been generously provided by Raymond Elliott of RJ Pics and Eamon Ponsonby of EP Photography.

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Free Entry Draw!

Free Entry Draw

Attention all RSA competitors the Free Entry Draw opportunity worth £100+ closes for every event on the preceding Wednesday at 10.00pm so if you intend  to compete at an event it is advised to make your entry before the preceding Wednesday to qualify for this draw. Entries will be accepted right up to the Drivers Briefing on event mornings but ‘late entries’ will not be included in the draw.  Making a forward entry costs nothing and is so easy for you ‘the competitor’ but it really helps us organise our events efficiently, ultimately creating more stage miles and giving YOU more driving time and enjoyment from the event..

Entries are accepted on line via our website entry facility, by email, and through Facebook Messenger – or simply by text or phone on 00 44 (0) 7788 598461

RSA at Ballykelly 2018

SAFETY INFORMATION.

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.

Aghadowey as you’ve never seen it before!
Watch the music video for Cliona Hagan’s song Born To Run, filmed at Aghadowey

The next events on our calendar will be the second and third rounds the 2019 NI and Irish Championship on Saturday the 18th of April at Shackleton and at The annual King of the Corner event at Nutts Corner Motorsport Centre on Sunday the 2nd of June. Then two weeks later we head to Tynagh for Round Three of the 2019 Irish Championship.

The dates and venues for our two Championships in Ireland this Summer 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.

EVENT INFORMATION

The next event on our calendar will be held this Saturday the 18th May at Shackleton which will be the second round of The  2019 RSA NI Rally Championship. It will also be the third round of the ALL IRELAND ‘e-driv Pro’ 2019 RSA Mini Cup. Entries are available through the On Line Entry link at the top of this page. Entries are still available and can be made by email at info@therallysportassociation.com, via Facebook Messenger at the Rallysport Association and Alan Hyde Facebook pages and by text or phone on +44 7788 (0) 7788 598461.

Please be aware that the demand for entries at recent RSA events have recently exceeded availability and the arrival of competitors who want places at the last minute has caused us event management problems. As a result, and in order to be fair to ALL competitors we have necessitated a few changes so please be advised of them.

On-line entries received up to 10 pm on the Wednesday prior to our events which are accompanied with payment WILL ALWAYS BE GUARANTEED AN ENTRY.

The latest edition of the entry list for the event is now available and will be updated daily during the remainder of this 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 £110/€125 which will take place at the end of the drivers briefing, so if you wern’t in you cannot win.

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 .

 

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.

LATEST RESULTS:

The results for the event at Tynagh on Sunday the 5th May are available through the Results link at the top of this page.
The results from previous events can be found and downloaded from the Results Archive option.

  

EVENTS AND CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION

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SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS DATES 2019

 

Saturday 13th April – Aghadowey NI (1)

 

 Sunday 5th May – Tynagh Irish (1)

  

Sat 18th May – Shackleton NI (2)

 

Sunday 2nd June – Nutts Corner (King of the Corner) NI (3)

 

Sunday 16th June – Tynagh Irish (2)

 

Sat 29th June – Aghadowey NI (4)

 

 Sunday 7th July – Tynagh Irish (3)

 

Saturday 20th July – Shackleton NI (5)

 

Sunday 28th July – Tynagh (Irish GP) Irish (4)   

 

 Sun 11th August – Nutts Corner (Ulster Grand Prix) NI (6)

 

 Sun 25th August – Tynagh Irish (5)

 

 Saturday 14th September – Shackleton NI (7)

 

Sunday 29th September – Tynagh Irish (6)

 

Sun 6th October – Nutts Corner NI Champs prizegiving NI (8)

 

Saturday 12th October – Mondello Irish Champs prizegiving (7)

 

Seven of the eight rounds of the NI events will count towards the 2018 RSA NI Summer Championship honours.

Six of the seven rounds of the IRL events will count towards the 2018 RSA IRL Summer Championship honours.

RSA NI CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

The best seven of the eight rounds in the NI Championship 2019 event calendar will count towards championship points and the awards will be presented for the  RSA NI  Championship 2019 at the final round at Nutts Corner on 6th October.

SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS DATES 2019

 

Saturday 13th April – Aghadowey NI (1)

 

 Sat 18th May – Shackleton NI (2) 

 

Sunday 2nd June – Nutts Corner (King of the Corner) NI (3)  

 

      Sat 29th June –Aghadowey NI (4)

 

  Saturday 20th July –Shackleton NI (5) 

 

 Sun 11th August – Nutts Corner (Ulster Grand Prix) NI (6) 

 

 Saturday 14th September – Shackleton NI (7)

 

Sun 6th October – Nutts Corner NI Champs prizegiving NI (8) 

 

Seven of the eight rounds of the NI championship events will count towards the 2019 RSA NI Championship honours.

 

 The e-drivPRO Mini 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.

CHAMPIONSHIPS DATES 2019

 

  Sunday 5th May – Tynagh Irish (1)

 

  Sunday 16th June – Tynagh Irish (2) 

           

  Sunday 7th July – Tynagh Irish (3) 

 

Sunday 28th July – Tynagh (Irish GP) Irish (4)

    

 Sun 25th August – Tynagh Irish (5) 

 

 Sunday 29th September – Tynagh Irish (6) 

 

Saturday 12th October – Mondello Irish Champs prizegiving (7)

 

Six of the seven rounds in IRL events will count towards the 2019 RSA IRL Championship honours.

THE RSA 2019 RSA MINI CUP.

Info to be published soon.

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