Last year’s rally winner, Armagh’s Damian Toner in his 2.5 litre MK2 Escort with navigator Joe Comerford also from Armagh, is set to headline the entry list of 65 cars, received by North Armagh Motor Club Ltd for this weekend’s Rainbow CommunicationsLoughgall Country Park Rally.
This year the list includes a number of four wheel drive entries in this highly popular Clubman event, now in its 20thyear amongst which is Paul McCann from Oldcastle in his Skoda Fabia and Chris McGurk from Ballymena in the Mitsubishi Evo.
Among the regular top two wheel drive entries are Keith White(Nutts Corner), Camillus Bradley(Draperstown), David Armstrong(Markethill), John Bradley(Draperstown), James Kennedy (Antrim), Shane Cullen(Dungannon) and John Devlin(Banbridge). We welcome back to Loughgall Cavan man Mervyn Wedlock in his Ford Escort.
Martin Hamill, Director of Rainbow Communications, Northern Ireland’s largest independent business telecoms provider said: “We are delighted to help lend our support to an event which has now become a very popular fixture not only in Armagh but the wider Northern Ireland rally calendar. On behalf of Rainbow Communications I’d like to wish all competitors the very best of luck and we look forward to welcoming rally fans old and new to this unique motor sport event.”
William Fullerton Clerk of Course said: “North Armagh Motor Club Ltd. are most grateful to Rainbow Communications for their continued generous support, also to Armagh City Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council, DAERA and AFBI Government Departments and NI Forest Service for the use of Loughgall Country Park, the perfect venue for this event. We look forward to another fine and safe event this year in what is expected to be excellent weather conditions.”
Rally action begins at 9.30am and will include six Special Stages using 100% tarmac roads and will conclude at 5.00pm.
Admission to the event is £10 adults which includes programme while accompanied children under the age of 16 are admitted free. Spectators can also enjoy the Historic, Classic and rally car displays in the central arena adjacent to the service area.
Full seeded entry list will be available on Wednesday evening at www.namcc.com