Launch of the AceSigns sponsored Imokilly Motor Club Single Stage Rally 2014

July 8, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

Thursday the 3rd of July saw the press launch of the AceSigns sponsored Imokilly Motor Club Single Stage Rally at Harty’s Bar & Restaurant in Cloyne in east Cork. A great crowd turned out on the night and all the talk was about the third running of the event.

A photo shoot took place outside with some of the Imokilly Motor Club member’s cars and representatives of the sponsors of the event. The event this year is once again a counting round of the Southern 4 Rally Championship.

After the photo-shoot the crowd retired inside to Harty’s Bar which is Rally HQ for the weekend where Derek Power Clerk of the Course for the event said he was delighted to welcome aboard AceSigns as Title Sponsor for the 3rd running of the Imokilly Single Stage. Derek said the rally was a big undertaking but he had got huge help from his deputy Finbarr Fogarty and other club members. He also said that sponsors were the lifeblood of any event and not to forget our associate sponsors and support then where ever possible. He thanked the residents along the route and the people of the area for really getting behind the event, Derek also thanked our neighbouring motor clubs who are a huge help on the day in running the event and the local Garda Tom Dwane for his help over the past 3 years, he also said entries are now standing at over 50 with that figure expected to more than double in the next few weeks.

The event is a huge boost to the local economy with over 120 officials required alone just to run the event , taking into account the competitors, service crews, friends and family the rally probably brings about 700 people to the area for the weekend not counting spectators.

This year’s stage is a test of both man and machine and has technical parts and fast open terrain in other places. Following a reconnaissance run in the morning, there will be 3 timed runs with the first stage starting at 12 o clock , Stage 2 at 2pm and Stage 3 at 4pm. The first competing cars will arrive back to the finish ramp at Harty’s Bar at 5pm with prizegiving and after rally party taking place in Harty’s later that evening.

Safety is paramount on this event and you must obey the marshals at all times when spectating at the event. Think safety and when driving on the road use care and courtesy at all times and Keep The Race in its Place.

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