all systems go for rally

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It’s all systems go for the popular Lurgan Park Rally, which has been running in its present guise since 1980, and will take place this year on Saturday 10th August.

Orchard Motorsport will again be backing the event and as well as attracting top class World Rally Cars this high profile event will incorporate the Mk2 Escort Challenge.

This should provide even more spectacular rally action. A wide variety of family orientated activities and lots of catering will also be provided within the confines of the beautiful Lurgan Park to make it a great day out for all. Full television coverage by RPM should also add to the atmosphere.

Regulations for the rally are now available on the website. Two previous winners, Kenny McKinstry and Darren Gass, both in Subaru WRCs, have pledged to take their place in the fifty invited rally crews. There will once again be a centralised service paddock. Eight special stages, four run twice, will provide the meat of the action.

The final loop of two stages in the iconic natural amphitheatre of the park is to a new design.

This should add extra interest for the drivers as well as the anticipated 10,000 spectators.

The rally is organised by North Armagh Motor Club. As well as sponsorship from Orchard Motorsport, Craigavon Borough Council also fully supports the rally.

The Event Director is the vastly experienced William Fullerton. The Clerk of the Course is Barry Taggart and event secretary is Keith Somerville.

For further information Keith can be contacted at 07745 959141 or by e-mail at or at