Plans for the North Armagh Motor Club’s Lurgan Park Rally on Saturday 4th July are now well advanced and indeed competitors are once again showing a strong interest in this very special event.
The event is being sponsored by Brian Stinson’s Orchard Motorsport Company, now in its 7th year as headline sponsor.
Since the rally started in 1980, when the late Bertie Fisher took victory, there has been many top drivers appear at the Lurgan Park Rally.
The most successful of all has been Banbridge man Kenny McKinstry. He first won in ’83 and has chalked up 11 victories. Kenny has pledged to be in Lurgan Park again this year and chasing his 12th win.
One of the drivers favourite to deprive McKinstry of his wish is Garry Jennings. Fermanagh man Garry has won for the last two years and would dearly love to make it a hat-trick.
However, Garry also sees the Lurgan Park Rally as much as a social occasion, for the kids, the families, the fans to mix in the wonderful atmosphere of the paddock area.
The rally, set in the wonderful Lurgan Park venue, has been fully supported since the very start in 1980 by Craigavon Borough Council.
Now of course under the restructuring process, it is the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, who are continuing that support.
The format of the rally, with short, sharp special stages is the making for exciting action, allied to great ambience as well as an array of family entertainment.
This should once again make the Orchard Motorsport Lurgan Park Rally, this year,very special.