Ravens Rock Rally

2011 Ravens Rock Rally Bonus for Honda Crews

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Honda-logoLike our Early Incentive Package the Carrick on Suir Motor Civic JumpClub are running the Honda Award again this year.

The top 3 finishing Honda cars in each of the relevant classes will qualify for a draw to Win 3 Prizes,

1st Prize:  €500,

2nd Prize: €300

3rd Prize:  €200

This is an opportunity not to be missed for all Honda Crews


2011 Ravens Rock Rally Early Entry Incentive Package

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Twelve months ago the Carrick MC offered an Early Entry winning is greatIncentive Package and it proved to be a great success and the club are delighted to announce that they are offering a similar package this year for entries that are in and fully paid for by the closing date, Monday the 13th of June

Incentive Package Includes

1st Prize: Full Entry Refund

2nd Prize: Accommodation for two people for Saturday Night 25th June

3rd Prize: €100 voucher for tyres sponsored by Bill Adare

4th Prize: 25 Litres of Fuel, Sponsored by Drennan Oil

5th Prize: Twelve Months Subscription of Pacenotes Rally Magazine for both the Driver and Navigator

Get Your Entry In Now!


40th Running of the Ravens Rock Rally Launched at Motorsport Expo

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The 2011 Ravens Rock Rally was officially launched on Sunday last at the Irish Motorsport Expo. Top Irish Motorsport Journalist and Dunlop National Rally Championship Press Coordinator Martin Walsh was on hand to quiz COC John Rafter on the details of the 2011 event.

After expressing his delight on the success of the 2010 event for which he took charge of for the first time John (Rafter) went on to give a rundown on this year’s rally.

"2010 was the start of a three plan and our challenge last year was two fold. Firstly to organise and promote an event worthy of the Carrick on Suir Motor Club and secondly to fill the entry. With the support of the club and a dedicated team, I'm very proud of what we achieved. We didn't a have National Championship status and long gone is the day when you only need to mention the word rally and you would have 200 crews banging down your door. We took it step by step in the organisation and left not stone unturned when it came to filling the entry."

"With this same vigor I'm now delighted to announce the details of the 2011 Ravens Rock Rally. This year sees the 40th running of the Ravens Rock and from early beginnings in the early 70s when it was held as a night navigation event to its current form as a one day event in the National Rally Championship, the rally has gone through many changes. To mark the 40th Year we are offering a special prize. The 40th finisher on the official results will receive €400 of their entry fee refunded to celebrate the 40th running of the event.”

“We again welcome back our main Sponsors Suirway (James Coleman) SUIRWAY FARM MACHINERY 3but this year its Suirway Farm Machinery as James has launched his new business and the Carrick on Suir Motor Club are delighted to be associated with James' new brand. I also welcome back the Pius Phlean and Kilford LogoKilford Arms Hotel as our second joint sponsor. We had the honor last year of basing the club's premier event in the Kilford and Pius with his team couldn't have been more helpful pre, during and post the event. I'm delighted to announce that the 2011 Ravens Rock Rally will again be located in the Kilford Arms Hotel."

"On the day of the rally the attention moves from the event HQ to the stages firstly but also to the service area, which becomes the central core when the rally is running. Last year we were lucky enough to acquire the use of the Chancellors Mills premises and again this year John Dalton has come onboard to give the use of his facility. The Chancellors Mills site will again act as the centralised scrutiny, parc ferme and service Area and I thank John very much."

"A sign that an event has gone well is when you can attract a new sponsor and I'm now delighted to announce that the Kilkenny People Newspaper are coming onboard this year as an associate sponsor. When first approached, Sport Editor John Knox was eager to become involved and he and the paper have been instrumental in the advertising and publicising of the Irish Motorsport Expo and will carry this same enthusiasm in the lead up to the Ravens Rock."

Three Major Championships for 2011:

“Last year the rally formed a counting round in three major championships. Neil McCance was a worthy overall winner and was competing in the Mitsubishi Challange, sadly this championship is not running in 2011 but we were grateful for its support last season, 2010 also saw the rock form part of the Southern Four Championship and we welcome back the crews taking part again this year in this prestigious regional championship. Another regional championship that comes back again this year is the Triton Showers South East Stages Rally Championship. The South East Stage holds a special place in the Carrick Club as the championship is organised and promoted by the five Motor Clubs in the South East. The championship is also ran by our own club secretary Ann Fitzgerald, with the championships PRO Joe O'Brien on hand to send out previews and event reports in his own inimitable fashion. If I may say I'm keeping a close eye on the South East Stages this year because as of the last round my great friend Shay Power is in top spot in the leader board, he must have a good co driver.”

“In 2010 the Rock had its turn out of the Dunlop Series but we are delighted this year to welcome back the National Rally Championship to Kilkenny. There has been some spectacular rallying over the opening four rounds to date this season and I'm sure round five in the Black and Amber County will be no different.”    


2011 Ravens Rock Rally

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The 2011 Ravens Rock Rally will again be located in Kilkenny. The rally moved to the Marble City twelve months ago for a three year stint and after a very successful event in 2010 we're now heading back for the second installment. COC John Rafter and his team again take charge and we are eagerly looking forward to the 22nd of May and Irish Motorsport Expo as part of the day's attractions is the official launch of Ravens Rock Rally. During the launch the club will announce details of the rally, event sponsors and HQ.

COC John Rafter and his event have been working behind the scenes over the five months and by now most of the ground work is finished. As of the last event meeting, PR on the rally route has is now on to it second visit and the residence on the stages can't wait for the 26th of June. The club are delighted to welcome back Dunlop National Tarmac Rally Championship status for this year's event and already the fifth round of the season is shaping up for something special.

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2011 Ravens Rocks Rally Location

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