. @cavanmotorclub @HotelKilmore Cavan Stages Rally Launched

The Hotel Kilmore Cavan Stages Rally is all systems go after the event launch on Wednesday evening. With an array of competitors and cars present, Clerk of the Course Stephen Kellett welcomed two new sponsors to the event for 2017. Bradys Cavan the leading approved agent for the Skoda brand in Cavan have stepped in to support the event and are delighted to be associated with the Cavan Stages Rally for this year.

The FinishLine brand is a growing part of the Automotive Body Repair Coatings range from Co Cavan company Abcon Industrial Products Ltd. With the close affinity between Rallying and body preparation companies it is a with delight that the club welcome the FinishLine brand on board for the 2017 event.

The event welcomes back long-time associate sponsors for the event in the form of Wilton Waste Recycling and main sponsor The Hotel Kilmore who’s continued support has been appreciated over the years and we look forward to working with them for the 2017 event as they showcase a recent expansion of their facilities with new function rooms and bar.

The event features as round 3 of the Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship and with entries filling up fast the club are happy to report that entries are 25% up at this time compared to last year even in these difficult times. Included in these entries is Galway International winner Garry Jennings who will put his Subaru WRC through its paces along with a number of overseas entries this year.

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 in the Killeshandra area mixing old stages that haven’t seen action for 15 years with a blend of new roads to keep the competitors on their toes. 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.


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