The Hotel Kilmore Cavan Stages Rally will take place for the 33rd time on the 28th May 2017 and will once again see the Sligo Pallets border rally championship return to the Breffni county as the event will host round 3 of one of Ireland’s premier clubman championships which has seen local success in the past. Overall winner of the event in 2016 Sam Moffett and local man James Fulton will return to Cavan as they will try to repeat their historic win last year.
After the success of the previous events the club are delighted to reintroduce the Pinto Challenge for class 12 Pinto engine cars. This is part of a trio of modified class awards with the Paddy Kiernan Memorial award for class 13 and the Joe McGurk Memorial award for class 14, all will be hotly contested by competing crews.
Stephen Kellett will be Clerk of the Course for his sixth year and the Hotel Kilmore will once again be the Rally HQ. The format of this year’s rally will see a new twist with the inclusion of the new “shakedown stage” on the Saturday evening with 3 runs over a 3km stage close to service being available for crews to make sure their machines are fully up to the challenge of the traditional loop of 3X3 over a very compact route with low road mileage offering the maximum 120 special stage kilometres.
Once again the event will offer Historic and Junior classes along with the Rally2 option during the course of the event to offer maximum value for money for competing crews. More information will be available soon.
Image from Ruaidhri Nash.