New Year Stages set for Kirkistown Circuit

January 17, 2013 by Ian Lynas  

Kirkistown race circuit will echo to the sound of rally cars on Saturday 19 January, 2013 as the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland host the popular New Year Stages Rally.

The high speed action will be held over 6 stages, all within the confines of the circuit and the first car starts at 9am.

The New Year Stages always proves popular as many competitors see it as the ideal event to prepare for the Northern Ireland Rally Championship and this series gets into gear next month also at Kirkistown.

Also the close proximity to the opening round of the Tarmac Rally Championship in Galway may also attract some competitors who will use the County Down event as a shakedown

Heading the entries for Saturday’s event is the 2012 victor Derek McGarrity; also on the list is Robert Woodside jnr. who will drive a Subaru World Rally Car.

While the main event is non championship yet over the years it has proved popular and serves as an ideal start to rallying in 2013.
There will be a championship element as there will be a round of the Junior Rally Championship.

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