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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Kerry Motor Club cordially invites you to the 21st Top Part West Coast Rally Championship awards presentation night will be held on Saturday January 31st in Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee.
Dinner and prize giving will be followed by music.
Award winners, COC’s and invited guests are reminded to contact:
Gary Leonard on 087 9005617 to confirm if you are attending the event to avail of your complementary tickets.
For further details and extra ticket bookings (which can be collected on the night)
Please contact Richard Talbot on 087 2680732.
Ballygarry House Hotel 066 7123323
Hotels near by:
Fels Point Hotel – 066 7119986
Manor West Hotel – 066 7194500
2014 Championship Results
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Top Part Group Celebrate 21 year of Rally Sponsorship.
[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”5″][vc_column_text][dropcaps type=’square’ color=’#ffffff’ background_color=’#e60505′ border_color=”]21[/dropcaps] years ago 3 rally competitors, Co Kerry’s Donie Dillane” MD of the Top Part Group”, Richard Talbot and Galway’s David Hogan saw a niche in rallying to start a championship which would consist of 6 rounds and be hosted by 5 different motor clubs, Kerry, Limerick, Clare, Galway and Skibbereen and so with sponsorship from Donie Dillane through his Top Part Motor Factors the Top Part West Coast Rally Championship was formed. Along with been Ireland’s No 1 Regional Rally Championship it is also the longest partnership between a sponsor and a rally championship in Europe.
As a former competitor and keen motorsport fan Donie Dillane knows the importance of watching up and coming talent and to celebrate his 21st year of sponsorship the Top Part Group have kindly donated a generous prize fund for this year’s Top Part West Coast Junior Rally Championship of €3000 in addition to a further €4000 for competitors who qualify for an award at the end of this year’s championship.
The Top Part West Coast Rally Championship is now the only rally championship in Ireland with a prize fund for its competitors and on behalf of the championship committee I would like to thank the Top Part Group for their support and also to our governing body Motorsport Ireland for acknowledging this superb prize fund.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]
The break down for this year’s prize is as follows:
- €2000 to the overall winner of the Junior Championship
- €600 to 2nd overall in the Junior Championship
- €400 to 3rd overall in the Junior Championship.
In addition to the €3000 allocated to the Junior Championship a further €4000 will consist of 8 draws of €500 each to all competitors who have qualified for an award at the end of this year’s championship standings with the exception of the Junior Championship.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_column_text]
This is a fantastic prize fund on behalf of the Top Part Group and is currently the only prize fund been offered to competitors in an Irish Rally Championship and shows the faith and dedication by Top Part in their 21st year of sponsorship.
Once again this year’s series will consist of a 6 rounds with the best 4 rounds to count in the overall and class standings. A bonus point will be awarded to competitors for each round they start and all start points will count – i.e. if competitors start all 6 rounds their 4 best scores will count plus they will receive all 6 start points. There will be 3 main categories – Junior Championship for drivers who are 26 and under with a restriction of no more than a 1600cc engine, A Historic category and a main field category.
- Round 1 – Birr Stages Rally – 23rd February
- Round 2 – Circuit of Kerry – 6th April
- Round 3 – Circuit of Munster – 1st June
- Round 4 – Galway Summer Rally – 31st August
- Round 5 – Clare Stages Rally – 21st September
- Round 6 – Kerry Mini Stages Rally – 9th November
Further information on the championship including updates, latest news, results and information on the events are available on www.westcoast-rally.com.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]
A Brief Look Back at the History and Winners over the Past 21 Years