Christmas is over, 2011 is nearly a month old and the Hillclimb and Sprint season is just weeks away. After a thrilling season in 2010, we are looking forward to some more thrills and spills in 2011 in one of Ireland’s most affordable and competitive forms of Motorsport.
This year, the season is kicks off in Wexford where Wexford Motor Club has a great weekend of motorsport planned for all competitors. Fresh from the success of winning the Dick Bailey award for best run weekend in the 2010 season, Wexford have decided to retain the two Hillclimb venues used last year – Fethard and Duncannon. Situated on the East coast of Ireland these scenic hills will once again play host to the fastest form of motorsport in Ireland.
In the current Economic climate Wexford have made the brave move of slashing entry fees for their Hillclimb/Sprint event to encourage more competitors to participate and to give even more value to competitors.
Wexford Motor Club will kindly offer a two day entry for only €200 and only €115 for a one day entry. To avail of this offer, competitors must ensure that Wexford Motor Club RECEIVE a completed entry form and entry fee BEFORE Friday 19th March. That is an amazing €50 off the average two day entry fee and €25 off the average one day entry fee. Entries received after this time will cost €230 for a 2 day entry and €125 for a one day entries. This is still cheaper than the average entry 2 day entry fee in 2010 (€250) by €20!
Obviously this reduced entry fee is a brave move by Wexford Motor Club in the current climate. If competitors come out and support this event in numbers, then the club should be able to break even financially. It is up to all of us, as competitors, to support hillclimbing and encouraging other license holders from other disciplines to try the sport. Financially, Hillclimbing is great value for money. You can compete for a season at the top level in the National Hillclimb and Sprint Championship for the same price as running a Honda Civic in 3 or 4 rallies!
This reduced entry fee may become the norm if competitors support this initiative. If competitors can demonstrate their support by signing up and competing in Wexford then it opens up the possibility for further reductions in the future. It is in our hands now!
Come on, send off your license forms today and lets go Hillclimbing and Sprinting!
Regs will be available for this event on this site soon.