Wexford Motor Club is pleased to announce details of the 2017 Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally which takes place on Saturday 9thand Sunday 10thof September.
The event will have 15 competitive stages – a combination of both smooth and technical tarmac.
The format will consist of two classic stages run 3 times on Saturday, followed by three brand new stages run three times on Sunday, making a total of over 220 Kilometres. As usual, scrutiny will be at Hertz in Ferrybank and central service will be at the Wexford Racecourse on the Newtown Road.
This year we are introducing Niall McCarthy as the new Clerk of the Course. Niall has progressed to the top job having gained 25years experience as an official and organiser of rally events with Wexford Motor Club as well as other clubs. Before that he spent some time as a rear wheel competitor. Niall is supported by an experienced rally organising committee.
Entry fees for Main Field and Historic’s is the cheapest in Europe at €699 +€375Insurance Levy
Entry fees for Juniors is €375 +€188 Insurance Levy – LESS €100 if the crew Marshals on Saturday
2017, year 2 of a 5 year event development programme, sees the launch of a new online payment scheme aimed at helping to keep the Clubman rallying. Competitors can now save and pay for their entries – using easy to purchase online vouchers / coupons on wexfordmotorclub.ie with values ranging from €10 to €500. Needless to say that the online gift of credit towards your entry would make an ideal birthday or early Christmas present, even a special wedding gift!!
Competitors can also use this system to enable their sponsors or employers buy vouchers for drivers and co-drivers – up to a value of €500 each – tax free! Just like the One4all Voucher.
Chairman of Wexford Motor Club Graham Scallan said we are delighted to be the first motor club in Ireland to launch the new online payments facility for entries into all our motorsport events. With the rise in insurance costs and related costs within the sport, we have launched this new scheme to help members and competitors save and pay for their entry into our events in a more convenient and flexible way, and to help keep the Clubman rallying.
2017 also see’s discounted ferry crossings for all our UK competitors.
Live feeds, interviews and breaking news will be available on various platforms over the rally weekend.
This is the 46th running of the event, the 11th consecutive time the HQ has been at the Riverbank House Hotel and the second time to have Volkswagen Ireland and Wexford Volkswagen as the events title sponsors.
The gallery of previous winners include Steve Woods, Mark Straker, James Stafford, Damien Cole, PJ McGrath, Eamonn Boland, Stephen Murphy, Pete Doughty, Donie Keating, Bill Connelly, Frank Meagher, Austin McHale, Bertie Fisher, Ger Buckley and Billy Coleman.
The Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally is a round of the following championships:
• The Suirway Group South East Stages Rally Championship
• Wexford Motor Club Championship
• Irelands Modified Tar Masters
Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally would like to acknowledge the generous support of many businesses and organisations, including Wexford’s Local Authorities and Wexford Chamber of Commerce.