NOTICE Further to our recent announcement regarding the introduction of a period option for competition licences which will be available from 1st January 2018 (1st January to 31st December or 1st July to 30th June in any given year), the Motorsport Commission have decided to introduce an interim measure for the remainder of the
The Galway Motor Club are delighted to announce that the Galway Summer Rally will form part of the 2015 Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship. Press Release:
Dean Raftery has been nominated for this year’s Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver Award for his performances in July and August. The 23 year-old from Craughwell, Co Galway, drove his Ford Fiesta R2 to a class victory in the ALMC Stages, finishing eleventh overall. He also took second place in the R2 class of the Ulster International Rally, a round of the British Rally Championship, and was fourth overall. Despite problems on Rally Isle of Man two weeks ago when they retired during the opening leg, theGalwayman and his co-driver Aileen Kelly scored third place points on the final day, which was the last round of the British series, to clinch the BRC Rally Two title, the BRC2 class, the Ford FiestaSportTrophy and the Ravenol Oils Newcomers Award, as well as third place overall in the British Championship. Dean started his motorsport career at the age of eight in Kart Racing, progressing to Junior Rallycrossevents before taking up rally driving in 2011. In 2012, he drove a Honda Civic to take the Junior title in the Valvoline National Forestry Championship and was chosen as a wild card selection to the final stage of the Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver of the Year Award, going on to take one of the runner up positions for the Award.
150 rally cars descended on Ballinasloe on August 30th for the 2013 Carlton Shearwater Galway Summer Rally. The event kicked off on Saturday with scrutiny in the rear of the Carlton Shearwater where the cars were prepared for competition the following day. Later that evening in front of a large crowd, the ceremonial start took place in the town square, where the President of The Chamber Of Commerce Donal Scannell was in attendance The first car left the hotel on Sunday morning at 9.15am, and the rest at 30 second intervals to head out to the stages. There were a number of titles up for grabs both national and local.