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Ravens Rock Rally

2012 Ravens Rock Rally - TOP 10

O/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev
1 4 James Stafford/James F. Stafford Darrian T90 GTR 14 O/A 56:41
2 6 John Joe Fleming/Robbie Ward Ford Focus WRC 8 O/A 57:15 0:34 0:34
3 2 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally Subaru Impreza WRC S11 8 O/A 57:33 0:52 0:18
4 12 Damien McCarthy/Sorcha Kelly Honda Civic 11 1 58:22 1:41 0:49
5 11 Fergus O'Meara/Diarmuid Lynch Ford Escort Mk2 14 1 58:23 1:42 0:01
6 108 Barry Ryan/John Young Ford Escort Mk2 11 2 59:10 2:29 0:47
7 31 Chris Armstrong/Breen McNamee Ford Escort RS2000 13 1 59:22 2:41 0:12
8 14 Lloyd Hutchinson/Willie Fitzpatrick Austin Mini Cooper S 9 1 59:27 2:46 0:05
9 16 Keith Power/Des Moran Renault Clio Super 1600 6 1 59:58 3:17 0:31
10 15 Enda O'Brien/John Butler Ford Escort Mk2 11 3 1:00:21 3:40 0:23

Enda O Brien happy to finish 10 th

4th O/A and Class 11 winners Damien McCarthy N Sorcha Kelly 

Class 9 winners Llyod Hutchinson n Willie Fitzpatrick

Junior top 3 James Bradley Rob Duggan and Padraig McCarthy

Junior winners James Bradley n Maria Keogh

Class 10 winners Jimmy Doyle n Derek Bovenizer

Barry Ryan very pleased with 6th

Class 4 winners Graham Scallan n Tom Scallan

Class 6 winners Keith Power n Des Moran

Class 15 winners John Hickey n John McCarthy

Class 13 winners Chris Armstrong n Breen McNamee

Class 12 winners Alan Commins n James Commins

Class 2 Winners James Dunphy n J P Ruth  

Go Westlife

Class 8 Winners Seamus Flynn n Ian Munnelly

Class 7 winners Noel Coogan n Mick Coady

Overall top 10 cont 7 C Armstrong 59.22 8 L Hutch 59.27 9 K Power 59.58 10 E O Brien 60.21

Overall Finish 1J Stafford 56.41 2 J J Fleming57.15 3 K Barrett 57.33 4 D McCarthy 58.22 5 F O Meara 58.23 6 B Ryan 5901

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Stafford wins

00s coming off the last stage now , live results to follow shortly...

Great battle goin into the last stage for 4th place between Fergus and Damien .They are level after over 100kms of competitive stages.

After SS 8 1JStafford 48.48 2J J Fleming 49.35 3K Barrett 49.55 4D Mccarthy50.34 5F O Meara 50.34 6L Hutch51.28

@ravensrockrally Stafford's lead extends to 47 sec by SS7 as he was fastest on the stage and JJ's ss5 time was amended to 5:44 @killianduffy @KillianNews @rally_ie

Results for the Main Field category after Stage 6

O/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosSS6RoadTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev
1 4 James Stafford/James F. Stafford Darrian T90 GTR 14 O/A 7:37 0:00 37:51
2 6 John Joe Fleming/Robbie Ward Ford Focus WRC 8 O/A 7:39 0:00 38:06 0:15 0:15
3 2 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally Subaru Impreza WRC S11 8 O/A 7:46 0:00 38:55 1:04 0:49
4 12 Damien McCarthy/Sorcha Kelly Honda Civic 11 1 7:56 0:00 39:15 1:24 0:20
5 11 Fergus O'Meara/Diarmuid Lynch Ford Escort Mk2 14 1 7:55 0:00 39:19 1:28 0:04
6 31 Chris Armstrong/Breen McNamee Ford Escort RS2000 13 1 8:01 0:00 39:47 1:56 0:28
7 108 Barry Ryan/John Young Ford Escort Mk2 11 2 8:11 0:00 39:50 1:59 0:03
8 14 Lloyd Hutchinson/Willie Fitzpatrick Austin Mini Cooper S 9 1 8:05 0:00 39:53 2:02 0:03
9 16 Keith Power/Des Moran Renault Clio Super 1600 6 1 8:06 0:00 40:21 2:30 0:28
10 15 Enda O'Brien/John Butler Ford Escort Mk2 11 3 8:14 0:00 40:30 2:39 0:09

Graham Scallan: Stages are fast, very happy to be clear in Gp N, backing off now to seal the win for the championship points

Enda O' Brien: Very happy, going well but had a few scary moments

Keith Power: Harder tires made big difference to times. Being put off by smell of petrol coming into car. Havent been in car for while,happy

Lloyd Hutchinson: very happy, car going very well, really enjoying the stages

Barry Ryan: on last stage had oil leak' lost half a tank and nearly 15 secs minding it. Keeping an eye on it, but very happy otherwise

Chris Armstrong: Flying, very happy to be leading class and 6th overall. Stages are very fast

F O'Meara: Great loop, tires too soft on 1st loop, caused off. Going on harder tires for last loop, otherwise lovely

K Barrett: car down on power, changing turbo. bedding in new engine after Carlow Changed to hard tires for 2nd loop, big difference

John Joe Fleming: Slippy in spots, struggling for confidence in LHD, loving the car. taking hard tires for last loop, soft all day,

James Stafford: stages drying out well, praying that the rain stays away. Have a small vibration in the back, but nothing major

Classes after SS6 11 D MCarthy 14 F O Meara 13 C Armstrong 9 L Hutch 6 K Power 4 G Scallan 15 J Hickey 12 E McGuigan 2J Dunphy

Othe times include Enda O Brien 8.14, Barry Ryan 8.11Keith Power 8.06 Graham Scallon consolidating his group N lead on 8.30.Neil Tohill out

top 5 after SS6: 1: J Stafford 37.51 2: JJ Fleming +15 3: K Barrett +1.04 4: D McCarthy +1.24 5: F O'Meara +1.28

Car 36 Stephen Greany hoping to continue his good run in his c2r2 after some recent bad luck in the car..

Car 26 Eamon mcGuigan looking aircon to be fitted to car!car 27 Alan Commins trying to get used to new sequential gearbox n his rwd Peugeot.

Next up is Fergus O Meara and Damien McCarthy on 7.55 and 7.56 respectively keeping that battle welland truly alive

#ravensrockrally Stafford fastest & now leads by 15sec for JJ Fleming

Kevin Barrett did a 7.46....Sean Mulally did his 3rd pack of cigs

Last loop is gonna go to the wire with Fleming promising a big push

SS 6 end Llyod Hutch very happy with his performance so far...Lying an impressive 8th overall who can blame him

End SS 6 Stafford fastest by 2 seconds from Fleming

Top 5 after SS5: 1: J Stafford 30.14 2: JJ Fleming +13 3: K Barrett +55 4: D McCarthy +1.05 5: F O'Meara +1.10

End SS 5 Fleming fastest on 5.27

Group N after SS 4 Graham Scallan ahead by 11 secs from Neill Tohill...

Top 5 @ SS4: 1: J Stafford 24.35 2: JJ Fleming +25 3: K Barrett +36 4: D McCarthy +49 5: F O'Meara +55

Report after First loop.

As the top crews reach their first service halt its Wexford man James Stafford in the Darrian that is setting the pace. Next on the leaderboard is John Joe Fleming in his Ford Focus WRC and in third our top seed Kevin Barrett. All drivers report that the stages arevery dry. Looking down the field a little bit further, our top club member after the first loop is Shay Power in 8th overall, who had a good run over the first 3 stages, but in service has reported a clutch problem

SS1. Kevin Barrett 5.42.... Car felt a bit sluggish everything else ok, Car 12 Damien McCarthy 6.18 puncture, No 14 Llyod Hutch Gearstick prob 6.48, 

With revised results coming in, James Stafford in the Darrian set the pace on stage 1. with a time of 5:31, 10 sec up on Fergus O'Meara in second and Kevin Barrett equal second. Top club member is Shay Power in 10th.

Barrett now showing up with a time of 5.42 which would put him second equal 

Fergus OMeara Car No. 11, sets the pace on the opening stage. No sign of top seed Kevin Barrett on the time sheets. John Joe Fleming followed OMeara being only :01 sec away from and Damien McCarthy setting the same time as Fleming.

002 @ finish SS 1

The Ultimate Rally News team are here this weekend so logon to http://bit.ly/MHEeZz 

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1st piece of news is that Car No. 3 Denis Cronin is a NON starter.....
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Good morning from the Ravens Rock press office, I'm sure we're all glad to see the sun has decided to make an appearance this morning. The rally is now LIVE and the cars are on their way to the opening stage. The first stage is scheduled to begin at 9.48am. We will be live with updates here on the club site and twitter (@cosmotorclub) all day.
 

Sunday Morning Start :The BIG Day is Here!

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Hello and good morning from the Carrick on Suir Motor Club. The clouds have lifted and the big day has finally arrived and the 2012 Ravens Rock Rally is about to roar off the start-line this morning. The event was officially declared live last night in High St where the 'Ceremonial Start' got preceding's underway. The inclement summer weather did not prevent a large crowd from coming out to see the rally cars and stars. Dougie Hughes was on and in his usual style interviewed each of the crews as they filed over the start ramp. There was also a poignant moment when Dougie paid tribute to Craig Breen's co driver Gareth's Roberts who sa dly lost in Sicily. As a tribute to Gareth each of the competing cars are carrying a commemorative sticker in today's honouring the co driver.aaaa

Now the attention turns to the stages this morning with the first on nine special stages getting underway at 9.48 am. The first stage is located near Freshford and is follow by stage two in Tullaroan and stage three near Kilmanagh. The crews then return to Chancellors Mills for first service.
For live result on the web go to www.carrickonsuirmotorclub.com and stay tuned to KCLR96fm for rally reports.

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Stage Time Schedule

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Rally Route:

Tomorrow morning with the first of nine special stages bigins at timeschedule 9.48am. The rally follows the same format as twelve months ago with a three stage layout and centralised service in Chancellors Mill after every three stages. Deputy, Clerk of the Course, Tullaroan's Pierce Doheny Snr said, "This has been one our biggest selling points to perspective competitors this year. The overall length of the event is approx. 199 km of which 123.33km are stages. When a crew leave Parc Ferme on Sunday morning it's only 10kms out to the start of the opening test and when they reach the finish they only have a 2km road section before entering stage two. This is again repeated on stage three and finally they cover 10kms back to service, making this a very compact rally both to recce and compete."

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Ravens Rock 2012 Starters List

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Main Field

Car

Driver/Codriver

Address

Make

Class

2

Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally

Co. Kildare/Co. Limerick

Subaru Impreza WRC S11

8

3

Denis Cronin/David Long

Co. Cork/

Subaru Impreza

8

4

James Stafford/James F. Stafford

Co. Wexford/Co. Wexford

Darrian T90 GTR

14

6

John Joe Fleming/Robbie Ward

Galway/Co. Galway

Ford Focus WRC

8

7

Shay Power/Katie Power

Co. Kilkenny/Co. Kilkenny

Ford Escort

13

11

Fergus O'Meara/Diarmuid Lynch

Co. Kerry/Co. Kerry

Ford Escort Mk2

14

12

Damien McCarthy/Sorcha Kelly

Co. Cork/Co. Cork

Honda Civic

11

14

Lloyd Hutchinson/Willie Fitzpatrick

Co. Wicklow/Co. Laois

Austin Mini Cooper S

9

15

Enda O'Brien/John Butler

Co. Kilkenny/Co. Kilkenny

Ford Escort Mk2

11

16

Keith Power/Des Moran

Co. Waterford/Co. Wexford

Renault Clio Super 1600

6

17

Jason Ryan/Tadgh O'Sullivan

Cork/Cork

Honda Civic

11

18

Derek Brennan/Robbie Webester

Co. Kilkenny/Co. Kilkenny

Ford Escort Mk1

11

19

Graham Scallan/Tom Scallan

Co. Wexford/Co. Wexford

Subaru N14

4

20

Neil Tohill/Gerard Tohill

Co. Dublin/Co. Dublin

Mitsubishi Evo 9

4

21

Charlie Hickey/Johnny Hickey

Co. Kerry/Co. Kerry

Ford Escort RS

13

22

Joe Connolly/Richard Connolly

Co. Kilkenny/Co. Kilkenny

Ford Escort Mk2

14

23

Cal McCarthy/Eamonn Dullea

Co. Cork/Co. Cork

Honda Civic

11

24

Larry Brady/Patrick Brady

Co. Laois/Co. Laois

Ford Escort

14

25

JT Warnock/Andy Hayes

Co. Down/Co. Wexford

Ford Escort Mk2

12

26

Eamonn McGuigan/Michael Moran

Derry/Derry

Ford Escort Mk2

12

27

Alan Commins/James Commins

Co. Kilkenny/Co. Kilkenny

Peugeot 205 RWD

12

28

John Buttimer/James Kingston

Co. Cork/Co. Cork

Honda Civic

11

31

Chris Armstrong/Breen McNamee

Co. Cavan/

Ford Escort RS2000

13

32

Niall Fortune/Brian Kirwan

Co. Wexford/Co. Wexford

Ford Escort Mk2

13

33

Joey Carroll/Mark Kirwan

Co. Tipperary/Co. Laois

Citroen C2

11

34

Donagh O'Sullivan/Killian O'Sullivan

Co. Tipperary/Co. Tipperary

Ford Escort

11

35

Oliver Stanley/Edmond Brennan

Co. Laois/Co. Kilkenny

Ford Focus

13

36

Stephen Greaney/Agne Audiejaityte

Co. Galway/Co. Monaghan

Citroen C2 R2

6

37

James Grint/Craig Drew

England/England

Citroen DS3 R3

8

38

John Hickey/John McCarthy

Co. Kerry/Co. Kerry

Ford Escort Mk2 4x4

15

39

Moss Fitzgerald/Alastair Wylie

Co. Cork/

Toyota Corolla

11

40

Pat Price/Patrick Price

Co. Dublin/Co. Dublin

Mitsubishi Evo 6

15

41

Johnny Murphy/Martin Nolan

Co. Wexford/Co. Wexford

Ford Escort

13

43

Tony Canny/David O'Brien

Co. Kilkenny/Co. Kilkenny

Ford Escort Mk2

13

45

Steve Roberts/Leslie Wolfe

Co. Cork/Co. Cork

Ford Escort

12

46

Paul Lacey/Arthur Walshe

Co. Laois/Co. Wicklow

Ford Escort Mk3 G3

13

47

Jer Connors/Owen O'Neill

Co. Waterford/

Subaru Impreza WRX

15

48

Paul Browne/Jenna Browne

Co. Cork/Co. Cork

Honda Civic

11

49

Simon Reid/Paul Collins

Co. Kilkenny/Co. Waterford

Honda Civic

11

50

Bobby Hennessy/Sarah Jane Stamp

Co. Wexford/Co. Wexford

Honda Civic

11

51

James Fitzgerald/Pat Cashman

Cork/Co. Cork

Honda Civic EK4

11

52

Paul Bruton/Thomas Bruton

Co. Cork/Co. Cork

Honda Civic

11

53

James Dunphy/JP Ruth

Co. Tipperary/Co. Kilkenny

Honda Civic EK4

2

54

Colin Byrne/Brian Quinlan

Co. Cork/Co. Cork

Ford Puma

9

55

Sean O'Carroll/Ian Stanley

Co. Tipperary/Co. Cork

Ford Escort Mk2

13

56

John Murphy/Niall Fitzpatrick

Co. Kilkenny/Co. Kilkenny

Ford Escort Mk2

12

57

Cyril Kerr/Ger Brett

Co. Kilkenny/Co. Kilkenny

Ford Escort Mk2

11

58

Kevin Dalton/Alan McCormack

Co. Tipperary/Co. Tipperary

Opel Astra

13

60

Andrew Leacy/Niall Whitty

Co. Wexford/Co. Wexford

Toyota Corolla

11

61

Jason Roycroft/Nicole O'Shea

Co. Cork/Co. Cork

Honda Civic EK4

2

62

Davy Donoghue/Andrew Browne

Co. Meath/Co. Meath

Citroen C2

11

63

Dean Raftery/Aileen Kelly

Co. Galway/Co. Cork

Honda Civic

6

64

Maurice Greaney/Keith McHugh

Co. Galway/Co. Galway

Honda Civic

6

66

Eamonn Dowling/Sarah Dowling

Co. Carlow/Co. Carlow

Ford Escort Mk2

12

67

Noel Coogan/Mick Coady

Co. Kilkenny/Co. Kilkenny

Peugeot 306 GTI 6

7

68

John Forde/Eamonn Creedon

Co. Cork/Co. Cork

Peugeot 205 GTi

10

69

John O'Donnell/Philip McDonald

Co. Kilkenny/Co. Carlow

Peugeot 205 RWD

10

70

Pascal O'Shea/Robbie Hennessy

Co. Kilkenny/Co. Wexford

Ford Escort

10

71

Daniel Cronin/Sean Duggan

Co. Cork/Co. Cork

Peugeot 206 Cup Car

6

72

Ciaran Casey/Steven Clarke

Co. Cork/Co. Cork

Talbot Sunbeam

10

74

John Kelly/Paul Kelly

Co. Kilkenny/Co. Kilkenny

Peugeot 106 GTi

6

77

Eoin Neville/Niamh Neville

Co. Wexford/Co. Wexford

Honda Civic

2

79

Gordon Dreaper/Derek Bovenizer

Co. Limerick/Co. Limerick

Peugeot 205

10

80

Jimmy Doyle/Andrew Griffin

Co. Carlow/Co. Carlow

Toyota Starlet RWD

10

81

Paul O'Connell/Bernard Geoghegan

Co. Cork/Co. Cork

Honda Civic

11

82

Seamus Flynn/Ian Munnelly

Co. Wicklow/Co. Wexford

Subaru Impreza STI

8

83

Brian Nugent/Pat Knox

Co. Kilkenny/Co. Kilkenny

Honda Civic

11

85

David Jennings/Geraldine Jennings

Co. Cork/Co. Cork

Ford Escort

10

86

Michael Nevin/David Forde

Co. Offaly/

Ford Escort Mk2

10

87

Ed Twomey/Sean O'Regan

Co. Cork/

Honda Civic EK4

2

88

Shane Stanley/Liam Fouhy

Co. Cork/Co. Cork

Honda Civic

9

89

Richie Dalton/Gary Yeates

Co. Kilkenny/Co. Kilkenny

Honda Civic EK4

2

90

Philip Jennings/Jonathon Jennings

Co. Cork/Co. Cork

Ford KA

5

91

Kieran O'Sullivan/Paddy O'Gorman

Co. Tipperary/Co. Tipperary

Peugeot 205 GTi

10

92

Billy Ryan/Tommy Cuddihy

Co. Waterford/Co. Kilkenny

Honda Civic Vtec

11

94

James Duggan/Brendan Quinn

Co. Kilkenny/Co. Wexford

Honda Civic

11

95

Edward McNamara/Padraic Raggett

Co. Kilkenny/Co. Kilkenny

Honda Integra

7

96

Steven Scallan/Paul Furlong

Co. Wexford/Co. Wexford

Honda Civic

11

97

Andrew Sheehan/Adam Coffey

Co. Tipperary/Co. Tipperary

Vauxhall Nova

9

98

Martin Hendrick/Lisa O'Dowd

Co. Wexford/Co. Wexford

Vauxhall Nova

9

100

Brian O'Mahony/Sean Sutton

Co. Cork/Co. Cork

Honda Civic EK4

2

101

Martin Horgan/Paul McGlinchey

Co. Kerry/Co. Kerry

Honda Civic

11

103

Shay Delaney/Alan Maloney

Co. Wexford/Co. Wexford

Vauxhall Nova

10

104

Gemma Kerley/Lynn Martin

Co. Waterford/

Subaru Impreza

15

106

Colin Roche/Majella Wickham

Co. Wexford/Co. Wexford

Ford Escort

10

107

Fiona Cullen- Driver/Derek Driver

Co. Carlow/Co. Wicklow

Ford Fiesta Mark 1

10

108

Barry Ryan/John Young

Co. Tipperary/

Ford Escort Mk2

11

109

David Cronin/Mark Walsh

Co. Kilkenny/Co. Kilkenny

Opel Corsa

9

 Junior Category

Car

Driver/Codriver

Address

Make

Class

201

Vincent McSweeney/Michael Kearney

Co. Cork/Co. Cork

Honda Civic

16B

202

James Bradley/Maria Kehoe

Co. Wexford/Co. Wexford

Honda Civic

16B

203

Derek Butler/Aaron O'Regan

Co. Cork/

Honda Civic Vtec

16B

204

Padraig McCarthy/Paul Towmey

Co. Cork/Co. Cork

Honda Civic 1.6VTI

16B

205

Rob Duggan/Mikie Galvin

Co. Kerry/Co. Kerry

Honda Civic

16B

206

Fergus Hurley/Eric Deane

Cork/Co. Cork

Ford Escort Mk2

16B

208

Jonathan Delaney/Jonathan Carroll

Co. Cork/

Honda EG6

16B

212

Eamonn Bates/Jason Stafford

Co. Wexford/Co. Wexford

Suzuki Swift GTI

16A

213

Dario Tempesta/Ben Denny

Co. Tipperary/Co. Tipperary

Vauxhall Nova

16B

215

Gerard O'Brien/Gary Fitzpatrick

Co. Kilkenny/Co. Kilkenny

Renault Clio

16B

216

Tonya Fortune/Dan King

Co. Wexford/Co. Wexford

Vauxhall Corsa B

16A

217

Alison Levis/Katy Ford

Cork/Co. Cork

Suzuki Swift

16A

219

Darren Loftus/Stephanie Loftus

Co. Cork/Co. Cork

Honda Civic

16B

 Entries for the Historic category

Car

Driver/Codriver

Address

Make

Class

301

Seamus Anderson/Lisa Knox

Co. Kilkenny/Co. Kilkenny

Ford Anglia

17

 

 
 

Ceremonial Start Taking Place In Kilkenny High Street

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The ceremonial start for the 2012 Ravens Rock Rally will take place this evening in Kilkenny High Street at 7pm. A number of the tope entries will be attending, allowing the public an opportunity to get up close with the cars and drivers before the action commences tomorrow. All crews attending are asked to be ready to leave Daltons Chancellors Mills at 6.30 in full race attire.
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Saturday Morning: Latest News

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Late Unseeded Entries

Non starters tomorrow include no.5 Eoin Doyle,no.9 James Coleman, no.10 Liam Howlett,

no. 42 Kevin Dolphin


Late Unseeded Entry

Car 109 David Cronin & Mark Walsh..



 
 

Ultimate Rally News At The Ravens Rock Rally This Weekend

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Killian Duffy's exciting Ultimate Rally News team will be ultimateproviding the latest news, updates and footage from the stages at this weekend's Ravens Rock Rally in Kilkenny. Follow Ultimate Rally News on Twitter and Youtube for the latest up the minute news. Click on image to go staright to the Ultimate Rally News Youtube Page.
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KCLR Event Preview Interview with John Rafter

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Michael O Leary of KCLR96fm carried out an interview with John Rafter last Thursday and the two discussed the build up to this years Rally. Click the image to listen to the interview.
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Event Programme Outlets

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Rally Headquarters, Kilford Arms Hotel,
GPS Coordinates: N 52.653627 W -7.2481552012rrcover
Chancellors Mills, Service Area,
GPS Coordinates: N 52.669196 W -7.266469
Q-Oil Filling Station Freshford Rd Kilkenny Next To Service,
GPS Coordinates:N52 38.938 W007 13.552
Black Quarry Filling Station & Shop Ring Rd Kilkenny,
GPS Coordinates: N52 38.578 W 007 14.063
Maxol Filling Station & Shop Old Dublin Rd Kilkenny,
GPS Coordinates:N52 38.938 W007 15.726
The Rock Bar Freshford Rd. Kilkenny,
GPS Coordinates: N52 42.105 W007 18.186
Esso Filling Station Callan Rd Roundabout,
GPS Coordinates:N52 38.060 W007 15.726
Amber Filling Station & Shop College Rd Kilkenny,
GPS Coordinates:N52 38.693 W007 15.522
Maher’s Shop (Costcutters) Freshford,
GPS Coordinates:N52 43.939 W007 24.002
Top Filling Station & Shop Callan (Londis),
GPS Coordinates:N52 32.701 W007 23.534
Maher’s Great Gas Filling Station & Shop Call
GPS Coordinates:N52 32.418 W007 23.633
Cronin’s Filling Station & Shop Nine Mile House Kilkenny/Clonmel Rd.
GPS Coordinates:N52 27.634 W007 27.813
Delaney’s Shop Tullaroan Village,
GPS Coordinates:N52 3948.35 W8 33.97
Walsh’s Service Station, Belmont Road, Ferrybank, Waterford
Walsh's Service Station. Cork Road, Waterford
 
 

Tribute to Gareth Roberts

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Carrick on Suir Motor Club will pay tribute to Gareth Roberts at ribbonthis weekend's Ravens Rock Rally, all competing cars will carry a sticker and there will be a book of condolences in the Rally Office. 

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The BIG Preview: Ravens Rock Rally 2012

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Over the past two years the last Saturday and Sunday of June has signified a octane fuelled weekend in the Marble City. This is set continue this year as the Carrick on Suir Motor Club brings the Ravens Rock Rally to Kilkenny City and County for the third successive year with the tarmac rally taking place next Sunday. Sponsored by Suirway Farm Machinery and the Kilford Arms Hotel the Motorsport Rally has been taken to the hearts of Kilkenny people during the previous two visits and now looks set for one final blast in the home of the Black and Amber.

Seeded Event Entry List   (Available also on the Sidebar)Cover

Final Instruction 1 (Available also on the Sidebar)

Early Entry Incentive Draw Winners

Marshal Meeting Points

Google Map - Including GPS points for HQ, Service, Ceremonial Start, Marshal Meeting Points

Time and Distance Schedule

At the helm again this year is Threecastle's man John Rafter, "I would like to welcome each and every one of you to Kilkenny City and County for the 2012 running of the Ravens Rock Rally. This year sees the culmination of three years of hard work and dedication from the Carrick on Suir Motor Club to hold our premier event in the Marble City. For myself as 'Clerk of the Course' it has been a hugely intensive but equally rewarding role. The time spent organising each event has differed from year to year and has shown to me the huge amount of talent we are lucky enough to have in our Motor Club.

The euphoria that surrounded the initial event in 2010, seeing that rally come to fruition will always give me special memories. 2011 was the next step as we tried to improve on our opening achievements, with our main aim of highlighting 'Motorsport' in Kilkenny. 2012, the final chapter. This year has been about rounding off what we set out to do and I'm sure by next Sunday night we will have achieved this."

The event will commence this year with a Ceremonial Start at in the heart of Kilkenny at the Tholsel, High Street on Saturday evening the 23rd June at 19.00 hrs. After introducing the ceremonial start to the event in 2010 in an attempt to raise the profile of rallying in the Marble City, it has grown in popularity and now forms an integral part of showcasing the cars and stars of the rally. The ceremonial start also gives the club the opportunity to highlight our event sponsors for whom it would not be possible to hold without, John states, "Over the course of this three year journey as COC I’ve had the honour of working with our three amazing sponsors. I pay tribute to Suirway Forklifts/Farm Machinery, The Kilford Arms Hotel and Chancellors Mill for their sustained support. Pius Phlean and the Kilford Arms has been an incredible headquarters, Pius and his team within the hotel are always on hand to help in anyway. I thank John Dalton owner of Chancellors Mill for the use of his premises. From year one John has always been eager to be involved with the rally and more than eager to give of his premises. I leave Suirway Forklifts/Farm Machinery and James Coleman to last because it’s hard to put into word what James has done for the rally. He and his company are now synonymous with the rally having been a major sponsor of the ‘Ravens Rock’ for main year’s but also as an experienced club member and Motorsport Ireland official has been on hand to give advice." With Street entertainment before and throughout and a host of ‘Rally Stars and Cars on Show’ the ‘Tholsel’ will be a hive of motorsport activity and will be the perfect place to kick off the Motorsport weekend.

Rally Route:

The main event then begins on Sunday morning with the first of nine special stages at 9.48am. The rally follows the same format as twelve months ago with a three stage layout and centralised service in Chancellors Mill after every three stages. Deputy, Clerk of the Course, Tullaroan's Pierce Doheny Snr said, "This has been one our biggest selling points to perspective competitors this year. The overall length of the event is approx. 199 km of which 123.33km are stages. When a crew leave Parc Ferme on Sunday morning it's only 10kms out to the start of the opening test and when they reach the finish they only have a 2km road section before entering stage two. This is again repeated on stage three and finally they cover 10kms back to service, making this a very compact rally both to recce and compete."

The Special Stages:

 

SS1/4/7: Over the last two years the rally route took a clockwise direction but this time round in a change to the layout we head anti-clockwise from Kilkenny City out to Freshford for the opening 'Clashacrow' test. The test also forms stage's four and seven. Stage commander here is Barry Duggan with his deputy being Terence Kearney.

Marshals Meeting Point: Freshford Village - Time: 7am. The best viewing points are on this stage can be excessed from the Kilkenny/Tullaroan rd. The stage is sponsored by Shay Power Ltd.

SS 2/5/8: As stated earlier there's only a short two km road section between the end of stage one and the start of the second. SS 2/5/8: ‘Knocknamuck’. Stage Commander: Barry Roche, deputies Sean Byrne & Marty Mullins. Marshalls Meeting Point: Tullaroan Village - Time: 7.30am. The best viewing points are in Craddockstown and Kildrinagh. The stage is sponsored by The Valley Inn, Woodsgift.

SS 3/6/9: the final stage in the loop is ‘Corstown’. Stage Commander: Brian Kehoe and his deputy is Liam Bergin. Marshalls Meeting Point: Tullaroan Village - Time 8am. The best viewing points include excess from Kilmanagh and there’s also excess points from the Tullaroan/Kilkenny rd.  The stage is sponsored by Keoghs Garage, Tullaroan.

Competing Crews:

Twelve months ago we were treated to an unbelievable display of driving as Carrick Motor Club member Craig Breen who took a start to finish win on his home event. Sadly however Craig will not be around to defend his victory as he will be competing in Belgium at IRC Geko Ypres Rally. The Sileverure man is very disappointed not to be able to take part again this year. "Last year was my first time to take part in my home event and it was a huge honour for me to win the Ravens Rock. This was where my love of the sport sprang from. Attending the event as a youngster and then seeing my Dad win it, it has always been special to me. Looking back now, I was having some bad luck before the event last year and result just weren't going my way. That all changed however after the 'Rock' and my win in Kilkenny set me on the road to world success. I was very disappointed when I realised that the event would clash with IRC Ypres but as the Belgium rally forms part of my IRC campaign it has to take priority. I want to wish John Rafter, his team and all the Carrick Motor Club members as the best for SAFE and successful event." said Breen speaking from the cockpit of his Peugeot 207 during a test session in Sicily.

There's no need to worry however in Craig's absence there's both quantity and quality in abundance for the 2012 Rock. Competitor Liaison Officer, Pierce Doheny Jnr said, "We decided early on in the preparation for this year's rally to continue with both our online and postal entry form. Having the two options gives crews the choice and using the online method makes the process very easy. Since the publication of our event regulations and the opening dates for entries the entry has been slowly building and now (time of going to print) with a week to go we look set to reach the magical number and start more than one hundred cars."

Going into the entry in more detail Pierce elaborated on the main contenders, "At this time drivers likes Kevin Barrett (Subaru Impreza WRC S11), John Joe Fleming (Ford Focus WRC) and Denis Cronin are top of the list for overall honours but with the International Rally in Donegal at the weekend we have some crews that have expressed an interest and should they come out the other side of that rally their next port of call will be Kilkenny but I must say that the interest has been great and this has been down to the fact that we have had our usual 'Early Retry Incentive Prize Draw' and 'Honda Cup Award' running again this year and both have been the source of why the entries have been mounting."

Apart front the front end of the field there are also a host of local crews taking part, these include: Class 2: James Dunphy and Ritchie Dalton are the ones to watch and I’m delighted to see Ritchie taking part as he is also one of our event sponsors. Class 7: Noel Coogan (Castlecomer), Class 9: Kenny Treacy (Carlow), Class 10: John O'Donnell (Dungarvan), Jimmy Doyle, and Paschal O'Shea, Class 11: Enda O'Brien and Derek Brennan and Donagh O'Sullivan, and Brian Nugent, Class 12: Alan Commins, Class 13: Shay Power, James Coleman and Tommy Murphy (Threecastles), Historics: Seamus Anderson.

Where to find event information:  The main port of call for event info is the Carrick MC website, www.carrickonsuirmotorclub.com, here you will find:

(A) The Event Time and Distance Schedule

(B) Parc-Ferme and Service Area layout

(D) Event Google Map - Showing: HQ, Scrutiny, Parc Ferme, Service Area, Ceremonial Start, Marshal Meeting Points, with their respective GPS pionts.

Going hand in hand with the club website is the ‘Official Event Programme’. The 52 page programme is packed with info including Full Colour Map of the Special Stages, Special Stage Timetable, Full Seeded Entry List, Articles from the Major Championship involved in the Rally, Review of Craig Breen's 2011 World Rally Academy Championship Victory and much much more.

Live Results:

During the rally you can Logon to the club site for live results, which will be updated from Sunday morning as soon as the first competing cars complete the opening stage. From the club site you can also join their twitter account and follow the updates as they become available. In addition to this the club have availed of Killian Duffy and his new online service Ultimate Rally News available at www.ultimaterallynews.com

Word of Caution:

The Club would ask that if you intend to spectate at the rally that you obey the safety instructions of the Marshalls and other officials. We hope you enjoy this year’s event, and the very best of luck to all the competitors. Stay safe on our roads, and remember this year to “Keep the race in its place”

 
 

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