It’s that time of year again and the Imokillly Motor Club are delighted to announce preliminary details of our Mini Stage Rally.
Plans for the 2017 Imokilly Mini Stages Rally are at an advanced stage , the rally which takes place on Sunday 23-7-2017 will feature a loop of 2 stages done 3 times with service after stages 2 and 4, Scrutiny ,Parc ferme and service all take place in the one centralized area Market Green directly opposite Rally HQ the Midleton Park Hotel. The event will feature 90 km of smooth fast tarmac which also features technical sections to test man and machine to the limit, road mileage is kept to the minimum. Imokilly Mini Stages Rally is Round 4 of the Plasticbags.ie Southern 4 Rally Championship. (This year our round counts for FULL POINTS) Entry Fee is a competitive €595 including all levies.
The club are delighted to have O’Briens Garage Midleton and Mallow main Mazda / Ford dealers on board as our main event sponsor once again. We are also indebted to our associate sponsors Ace Signs, ITS, and Alfasud.
Former Clerk of The Course Emmet Cronin is back to run this event with the full backing of his fellow IMC Club members and Tony O'Driscoll is in as deputy Clerk of The Course.
Clerk of The Course Emmet Cronin said I am delighted to be back in the hot seat once again but I am just one of a huge amount of people who will be needed to get this event over the finish line we have a good committee but we can always do with more people to help in the running of the event.
Emmet said we are hugely indebted to our sponsors without these people there would not be an event, when I approached Philip O'Brien of O'Brien's Garage Midleton and Mallow he was very interested about being on board as our main sponsor once again. Philip O'Brien and his family have a long association with Motorsport in East Cork.
Philip O'Brien said it's great to be involved with the Imokilly Motor Club once again last year the event was a huge success , I am sure it will be an exciting weekend in Midleton and a huge tourist boost to the local area.
Emmet said we must not forget our associate sponsors Ace Signs, ITS & Alfasud., this year the rally will feature a 4KM test stage on the Saturday evening this is optional to all competitors, you can as a competitor avail of a maximum of 3 runs on the Test Stage, the test stage is designed in a loop to aid access and exit.
Great care and effort has been taken this year to ensure chicanes on the stages are at a minimum after our MI inspection it looks like we have just one chicane per stage.
The club will be raffling one full entry to the 2017 Imokilly Mini Stages rally on the launch night of the rally! Tickets are just €30 each. Follow us on Facebook and twitter.
2016 Imokilly Mini Stages Rally winners Jonathan Pringle / James Fultan Ford Escort MK2.
The dust has finally settled after the Imokilly Mini Stages Rally and what a days rallying it was. Well done to our Overall Winners Gary Kiernan and Keith Moriarty for a superb drive. 2nd overall was Rob Duggan and Stephen Quin And 3rd Overall was Barry Meade and Eamon Hayes. Club Members Jason Ryan and Kegan O'Farrell won the Brian Hurley cup for first club crew and also won the Tommy Regan cup as fastest 11F on stage 2. The lads brought their Civic home to an impressive 7th Overall and 1st in class 11F. Allen Treacy and Bob Fitzgerald were Second club crew and finished 2nd in class 11R and 16th Overall. 3rd club crew were James Fitzgerald and Mossie O'Connell who came home 3rd in class 11F and18th Overall. Barry Archer and Killian Cronin were first Imokilly Juniors and finished 3rd in class 16. Killian O'Brien and Eugene Cronin Finished 5th in class 16 and were the second Imokilly Juniors. Aaron Aaron McEvoy and Dylan Mullane were 3rd Imokilly Juniors and finished 6th in class 16 Thanks to all the people who made the event Possible our Officials, Time Keepers, Marshals, Stage Commanders and Everyone else who worked tirelessly to get the rally going. A massive Thanks to our Main sponsors O'Briens Garage Midleton and Mallow. And to our Associate sponsors, AlphaSud Midleton, ITS solutions, and Acesigns Signmakers