Organisers make final call for competitors ahead of Harvest Stages rally in Donegal

The rally is being held in honour of the late Martin Howley, skipper of the Atlantic Challenge

BY Newstalk 10:21 Monday 26 September 2016, 10:21 26 Sep 2016

Martin Howley

Organisers are making a final call for competitors ahead of the Harvest Stages rally in Donegal next month.

The event is taking place in Killybegs on Saturday 8th October.

It will mark a finale for the three rally championships: the Triton showers National Rally Championship, the Sligo Pallets Border Championship, and the Donegal Commercials DMC Rally Championship.

The Harvest Stages Rally has been named in honour of the late Martin Howley, skipper of the Atlantic Challenge.

Clerk of the Course, Karl Reid, said: “It has been at least 16 years since the Harvest was based in Killybegs. The route we’ve chosen varies from Wild Atlantic Way coastline to fast and twisty inland stages.  

"Some of it was last used over 30 years ago. It’s fantastic. It will be the ideal test of car and crew on new terrain, ideal for the climax of all the visiting Championships. We can’t wait to get it started."

He added that organisers are "expecting a big entry and a big crowd" for the rally, and anybody looking to stay in Killybegs for the event is being advised to get in touch with the Bayview Hotel, who are coordinating accommodation. 

Potential competitors have until Wednesday 29th September to enter. Full details and entry details can be found on the Donegal Motor Club website.

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