Pacenotes Sponsors N.I. Stage Rally Championship Opener!

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Pacenotes Sponsors N.I. Stage Rally Championship Opener!

Pacenotes Rally Magazine will sponsor the opening round of this year’s McGrady Insurance MSA Northern Ireland Rally Championship!

Based at Kirkistown Race Circuit on Saturday 13 February, the Pacenotes Rally Magazine Stages, which is organised and promoted by North Armagh Motor Club Ltd, will attract the crème de la crème of local rally talent as they battle for the spoils at the popular County Down venue.

William Fullerton, Clerk of the Course for the event, said: “We are delighted to have secured the support of the Mooney Media Group and its Pacenotes Rally Magazine, We are privileged to be associated with Simon Mooney, a long-standing supporter of motorsport in general and rallying in particular.”

Pacenotes Rally Magazine was first published in 2003 and is the only dedicated rally publication in the UK and Ireland. Available from all good newsagents as well as by subscription, it is regarded as the ‘clubman’s bible’, with reports, photographs, features and interviews covering rallying around the country every month.

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to support North Armagh Motor Club and the opening round of the Northern Ireland Championship,” commented Mooney Media Managing Director, Simon Mooney. “There’s always a lot of buzz surrounding the opening round of the championship and Kirkistown is always a well-supported event so it’s great to be a part of it.”

Competitors will tackle six stages within the confines of Kirkistown Race Circuit, which will include changes from last year’s tests to maximise the mileage. In an effort satisfy all competitors’ needs, vehicle scrutiny will be available on both the Friday evening and Saturday morning before the rally, with the opening stage set to start around 9.30am, and Patterson safety notes will be available.

Regulations and entry forms are now available and can be downloaded from or If anyone would like to marshal, contact Chief Marshal, Eddie Martin, on 07727 960594.



Jonathan MacDonald

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