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Press Release 1

Ballynahinch And District Motor Club celebrate 20 very successful years (1992-2012) in motor sport and as the Northern Ireland Rally Championship gets fired up to a roaring start, the itch has yet again kicked in and BADMC are thrilled to be hosting the second round of the 2012 DGM/Carryduff Forklift NI Rally Championship at Bishopscourt Racing Circuit.

****Saturday 17th March is a date to mark in your diary, for all motor sport fans, as the fields of Bishopscourt come alive to the familiar growl of the world class machinery taking to the stages……….. so get set for some FANTASTIC action****

Club member Fintan McGrady of McGrady Insurance, is once again the events title sponsor, and this year McGrady Insurance will also provide financial support to the exciting fresh blooded Junior 1000 Rally Challenge. This will see up and coming drivers as young 14 years of age compete on the same stages as the main rally, letting the old regulars get a glimpse of the talent they will be battling against in the future!

Last year saw us with an impressive 86 entries and this year with the interest so far its looking like we are in for another successful year for this popular event. Clerk of Course Paul Conlon has guaranteed this year will be even bigger and better than last and while there will be some of the ever popular scenes such as the famous jump, the circuit will have some subtle changes so that last year's crews don't have any significant advantage, leaving it a challenging and interesting event for all competitors.

Mechanical scrutiny & documentation will again take place on Friday evening (16th) at Modern Tyre Service, Boucher Crescent, Belfast between 17.30-21:00hrs. Last years competitors will remember our survey on Friday night scrutiny; this was to gauge the opinions of the people who matter. The club have taken the competitors views into account and as Friday night was the choice of the vast majority, scrutiny arrangements have remained as in previous years.

Entries are now open for the event and will close on the 10th March, with the number of entries restricted to 120 competing cars. The entry fee is £220 for the main 6 stage event, and £145 for the Junior competitors who will compete on 4 stages. The final entry list will be posted from Monday 12th March and the action-packed St Patrick's Day will kick off with the cars taking to the 1st stage at 9.00am. Regulations for this event can be downloaded from the club website or for further information contact the motor club on 07884 386 025.