Motorsport Extravaganza set for the HUB

Monday, 09 May 2011 18:47

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Now only two weeks before the doors open on Ireland’s biggest Motorsport irish motorsport  expo - logo largeshow as the Irish Motorsport Expo comes to Kilkenny. The Expo has been organised to showcase all the disciplines of Irish Motorsport in Ireland and will cover:

  • Stage Rallying
  • Karting
  • Circuit Racing
  • Autocross
  • Hillclimb/Sprint
  • Trial
  • Autotest

The Expo will also serve as an introduction for people who would like to get involved. Highlights of the day include the Young Drivers Forum and the official Launch of Carrick on Suir Motor Club’s premier event, the Ravens Rock Rally, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary and set to be staged for the second year in succession in Kilkenny on June 26th.

Doors will open at 11 am on Sunday morning and the entertainment beet_fleet_photowill get underway outside the HUB complex with the BeatFM Beat fleet with a host of giveaways. A great family day is to be enjoyed in the Cillin Hill as the Carrick on Suir Motor Club have lined-up some of the most influential exhibitors in Irish Motorsport.

At the show you’ll see:

  • Killian Duffy On the PaceNOTE
  • Chequered Flag
  • Autofashion
  • CSE Motorsport
  • Kiltorcan RaceWay
  • Halfords
  • Ed Sport
  • Wishart Motorsport
  • Orchard Motorsport
  • Craig Breen Rallying
  • Joe McConnell Oils

Further exciting events at the show include:

  • Raffle of James Coleman’s co-drivers seat for 00 course car for this year’s Ravens Rock Rally
  • Timed gearbox change challenge, featuring Buckstown Motorsport
  • Unveiling of the STIG. Which has a 1st PRIZE of a €400 holiday voucher
  • Kick Start Trials

Building on the success of the Motorsport Forum held at the club's Halloween Historic Stages Rally the club has decided to hold their second such event a the Expo, keeping the same format but this time concentrating on the blossoming Irish talent that we have coming through the ranks.

The panel includes:

  • Current Billy Coleman Award Winner Robert Barrable
  • FIA WRC Academy participants Alastair Fisher and Craig Breen
  • Motorsport Ireland and RSA Young Driver Ambassador Toni Kelly
  • Young chargers in the Valvoline National Forestry Championship Vincent McAree and Stephen Wright

Host for the forum will be renowned Irish Motorsport Journalist Martin Walsh

The forum format includes a one on one interview with each of the panel with Martin Walsh, following this Martin will begin a discussion with the panel on the subject of rallying for young drivers in Ireland. The forum will end with a question and answers session from the floor. The forum kicks off on the main stage in the HUB arena at 5pm SHARP!

Following the forum the day will come to a close with the officially launch of this years Ravens Rock Rally, unveiling this years event sponsors and Clerk of the Course John Rafter will give details about the clubs 40th hosting of their premier rally. The launch will start again on the main stage in the Hub at 7pm