Photo shows left to right - Dermot Kelleher (Clare COC), Cillian Connole (Driver), Joan Vaughan (Galway COC), Sylvie Mullins (Driver)

Rounds three & four of the “Connaught Competition Engines Irish Hillclimb & Sprint Championship 2012” will take place near Ballyvaughan in North Clare on April 14th. & 15th.

This year’s 12 round Championship takes place over six weekends taking in some of the most scenic parts of Clare, Galway, Wexford, Wicklow and Donegal and the events bring a much needed boost to the local economy with demand for
accommodation, food and entertainment.

For the second year in succession The Clare Motor Club have teamed up with the Galway Motor Club to co promote one hillclimb weekend. The Clare Club will run the Corkscrew Hill on Saturday under Clerk of the Course Dermot Kelleher from Clarecastle while Sunday’s hill Ballyallaban will be run by the Galway Motor Club under Clerk of the Course Joan Vaughan from Ballyvaughan. This will give competitors a great opportunity to compete on two of the best and most
challenging hills in the Hillclimb Championship series.

“Logue’s Lodge”, Ballyvaughan have again stepped in as the main sponsor of this year’s event and both clubs are very grateful to Alan for his generous sponsorship. A special weekend menu will be available each night over the weekend including prizegiving, video footage of each day’s action and music till late. All the championship contenders are expected to attend including current Hillclimb champion Simon McKinley driving his Lant RT4. There should also be a big turn out in the Rally Car Classes with Clare & Galway Motor Club members fighting for positions in the various classes.

Event secretary for the Clare / Galway event is Aisling Grimes and Aisling can be contacted on 087-7753560 between 6.00pm and 9.00pm.

Optional Mechanical & Documentation Scrutiny will take place at the Ballyvaughan Filling Station, Ballyvaughan on this Friday evening 13TH. April between 6.00 and 8.00pm. There will also be Mechanical & Documentation Scrutiny in the
paddock of both hills between 8.00am and 10.00am.

Prizegiving will take place on Saturday & Sunday Evenings at Logues Lodge, Ballyvaughan and will be followed by music and entertainment. Meals will be available all day in the restaurant.

Entry forms are now available to download from both club websites – or

Dermot Kelleher
Pro Clare Motor Club

Contact details for the Event Seretary for the Clare & Galway Hillclimb have been changed.

Please contact Joan on 086 8902057 for Entries and all other information about the event.

All entries should be mailed to:

Joan Vaughan
Galway Motor Club

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