The Hotel Kilmore Cavan Stages Rally will take place for the 34th time on the 26th and 27th May 2018 and will once again see the Triton Showers National Rally Championship and the Sligo Pallets border rally championship return to the Breffni county as the event will host round 3 of both of Ireland’s top line championships which has seen local success in the past. Overall winner of the event in 2017, Donegal’s Declan Boyle will return to see if he can make it two in a row.
The event welcomes back long-time associate sponsors for the event in the form of Wilton Waste Recycling and Finish line automotive products who’s continued support has been appreciated over the years and we look forward to working with them for the 2018 event. This year we also welcome Fire Protection Ireland on board and look forward to working with all.
After the success of the previous events the club are delighted to renew 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 seventh year and the Hotel Kilmore will once again be the Rally HQ. Service area will be held in Liberty Insurance car park. Mechanical scrutiny and Trailer park will take place in O’Neill Army Barracks Dublin Road, Cavan- all this is walking distance from the rally HQ.
The format of this year’s rally will see the return of the “shakedown stage” on the Saturday evening with 3 runs over a 3km stage 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 a Junior event 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 on www.cavanmotorclub.com in the coming weeks.