2012 TRITON SHOWERS South East Stages Rally Championship
SEVEN ROUND DUAL SURFACE CHAMPIONSHIP
THREE FORESTRY RALLIES:
- The Willie Loughman Memorial Forestry Rally, Saturday 03 March
- The Munster Moonraker, Sunday 15 April
- The Sean Conlon Memorial Forestry Rally, Sunday 08 July
FOUR TARMAC RALLIES:
- The Carlow Stages Rally, Sunday 13 May
- The Ravens Rock Stages Rally, Sunday 24 June
- The Stonethrowers Stages Rally, Sunday 12 August
- The Dick Bailey, Wexford Stages Rally, Sat. 8; Sun. 9 September
PROMOTED BY: THE CARLOW; CARRICK-ON-SUIR; MUNSTER; TIPPERARY AND WEXFORD MOTOR CLUBS LTD.
Welcome to the 2012 TRITON SHOWERS South East Stages Rally Championship, the recognised ‘clubman’ rally championship. We thank TRITON SHOWERS for again sponsoring the championship. Thanks also to the Carlow Motor Club for hosting the 2011 awards night.
Congratulations to the 2011 TRITON SHOWERS South East Stages Rally Champions Shay Power and John Rafter, Ford Escort MK2, Class 5, 79 points who has the narrowest of margins from his friend and fellow clubman Alan and James Commins, Escort MK2,class 4, 78 points. Third overall, James Coleman / Michael Haley, Escort MK2, class 5, 74 points.
To recap on 2011 a little further, going into the final round, the Dick Bailey Wexford Stages Rally, any one of five crews had the potential of winning the 2011 TRITON SHOWERS South East Stages Rally Championship. This fact alone describes how close the competition is in this well balanced class based rally championship.
The format and structure of the 2012 TRITON SHOWERS South East Stages Rally Championship allows competitors approach their years rallying on a cost competitive basis. Being a class based championship it’s possible for a crew from any of the six classes to be the outright winner.
There are some changes to the structure of the 2012 TRITON SHOWERS South East Stages Rally Championship. The Mitchelstown bases Sean Conlon Memorial Forestry Rally has a new date in July, away from the cold wet / snow stages of winter to hopefully the dust trails of summer. So it’s TWO FORESTRY, TWO TARMAC, ONE FORESTRY and TWO TARMAC.
We would encourage competitors to canvass the support of their fellow competitors who may not intend to compete in the championship to register for the 2012 TRITON SHOWERS South East Stages Rally Championship. On occasions in the past some crews, although wining their class, were denied maximum points due to insufficient numbers starting some events.
Once again this year, taking cognisance of the current state of the economy and to encourage competitors to register and compete in TRITON SHOWERS South East Stages Rally Championship, the scoring format requires that only three crew need to start in their class to score maximum points (15), two starters (12) points and one starter (10) points.
The Willie Loughman Memorial Forestry Rally. Carrick-on-Suir. Saturday 03 March
The Munster Moonraker. Lismore. Sunday 15 April
The Sean Conlon Memorial Forestry Rally. Mitchelstown. Sunday 08 July
FOUR TARMAC RALLIES:
The Carlow Stages Rally. Tullow, Sunday 13 May
The Ravens Rock Stages Rally, Kilkenny, Sunday 24 June
The Stonethrowers Stages Rally, Clonmel, Sunday 12 August
The Dick Bailey, Wexford Stages Rally, Wexford, Saturday 8, Sunday 9, September
2012 TRITON SHOWERS South East Stages Rally Championship Registrar; Ann Fitzgerald, The Cross, Mooncoin, Via Waterford. ‘Phone / fax 051 895238. Email; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press officer, Joe O’Brien, Carrick Beag, Carrick-on-Suir. 086 3154442