Feast of action as rally roars into Lurgan Park

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Lurgan hosts the popular adrenalin pumping Orchard Motorsport Lurgan Park Rally on Saturday with huge crowds again expected for the annual event.

Lurgan Park is about more than motorsport of course.

The organising North Armagh Motor Club, in conjunction with Craigavon Borough Council and Brian Stinson of Orchard Motorsport have laid on a great variety of attractions, with special emphasis on a family day out.

There are lots of free children’s entertainment organised by professional companies and include face painting, model making and games.

In addition there are several classic car shows, plus displays by car enthusiasts such as the RS Owners Club and the Vauxhall Club.

As ever the extra magic of the rally will be in the great atmosphere the beautiful park generates, the excitement of the competition and the social ambience of the central paddock area.

Over the years the organising North Armagh Club has held the admission price down to £10, but because of extra expenditure on all the safety equipment, over £15,000, the cost has had to go up to £15.

Children are admitted free of charge, plus there are concessionary pensioner and student rates. There will again be plenty of well-directed car parking. The first competitor will cross the start ramp in the Park at 10.15 on Saturday morning and there will be eight special stages running more or less non-stop during the day, with the winner and the champagne expected on the ramp at 5.00pm.

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