South East Stages Rally Championship 2016

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The SUIRWAY GROUP South East Stages Rally Championship has been launched. It was launched at the awards night for the 2015 Championship on Saturday 24th January at the Cahir House Hotel in Cahir.

James Coleman MD of the SUIRWAY GROUP and well regarded competitor on both forestry and tarmac stages has committed his full support for 2016.

There are 12 FREE ENTRIES for the 2016 SUIRWAY GROUP South East Stages Rally Championship (excluding insurance levies) that is 2 FREE ENTRIES per class in the 2016 championship which will carry over to the 2017 SUIRWAY GROUP South East Stages Rally Championship.

From the final round of the 2015 SUIRWAY GROUP South East Stages Rally Championship, The Wexford Stages Rally, the Winner of class 4 and the Wild Card draw winner received their FREE ENTRIES to the 2016 Willie Loughman Memorial Forest Rally.

The allocated FREE ENTRIES for the registered drivers to the 2016 SUIRWAY GROUP South East Stages Rally Championship are the Winning Drivers of the following classes and Wild Card Draw for the same class in the championship rounds

 Carrick Forestry            Class 6             2 Free entries (excluding insurance levies)

to the Munster Moonraker Forest Rally

Munster Moonraker        Class 5             2 Free entries (excluding insurance levies)

to the Carlow Tarmac Stages Rally

  1. Carlow                          Class 4             2 Free entries (excluding insurance levies)

to the Ravens Rock Tarmac Rally

Ravens Rock                Class 1             2 Free entries (excluding insurance levies)         

to the Stonethrowers Tarmac Rally

  1. Stonethrowers               Class 3             2 Free  entries (excluding insurance levies)                                                                                 to the Wexford Stages Tarmac Rally
  2. Wexford                       Class 2             2 Free  entries (excluding insurance levies)        

to the Carrick Forestry 2017*

(*or first round of the championship in 2017

This is a terrific incentive that is unheard of in Irish Rallying. As can be seen from the above, the 2016 SUIRWAY GROUP South East Stages Rally Championship consists of six rounds, two forestry and four tarmac. With a little imagination it is similar to the WRC and ECR (loose and tarmac over 4 seasons) and just as challenging.

The 2016 SUIRWAY GROUP South East Stages Rally Championship has 7 classes. It is a class based championship which allow the competitors from any of the 6 classes (except Juniors) to become the 2016 SUIRWAY GROUP South East Stages Rally Championship winner. Coincidentally possibly since the South East

CLASSES:

Class 1 - All Cars up to 1450 c.c.

Class 2 - All Cars from 1451 c.c. to 1700 c.c., with two valves per cylinder.

Class 3 - All Cars from 1451 c.c. to 1700 c.c., more than two valves per cylinder.

Class 4 - All Cars from 1701 c.c. to 2500 c.c., with two valves per cylinder.

Class 5 - All Cars from 1701 c.c. to 2500 c.c., more than two valves per cylinder.

Class 6 - All Cars 2501 c.c. and over and all 4 wheel drive cars.

Class 7 - Junior class.

Only competitors entered in the Junior section of the events are eligible for

this class, and will not be eligible for other class awards or overall awards. For a

navigator to register and score points in this class they must meet the criteria for a

junior driver as per the 2016 Motorsport Ireland Yearbook.

What else is on offer for the 2016 SUIRWAY GROUP South East Stages Rally Championship?

 Nominate one round for double points; An extra 3 points to the fastest driver and navigator in each class on the POWER STAGE (nominated by each events COC); Separate driver and navigators championship; Awardwinners receive 2 complimentary tickets to the 2016 Awards Night; Championship awards to 5th in class (except Juniors to 3rd in class); Special Junior Award – Gift Voucher.

 

2016 SUIRWAY GROUP South East Stages Rally Championship Rounds:

Willie Loughman Forest Rally     Carrick-on-Suir                          14 February*1

Moonraker Forestry Rally           Ballyvourney                             16 April*1 Saturday

Carlow Stages Rally                  Carlow                                      08 May**2

Ravens Rock                            Waterford                                 26 June***3

Stonethrowers Rally                   Clonmel                                    07 August**2

Wexford Stages Rally             Wexford                                  10/11 September

Round of the Valvoline National Forestry Championship*1

Round of the Triton ShowersNational Stages Rally Championship**2

Round of the Plastic Bags Southern 4 Rally Championship***3