Ir­ish Ral­ly­cross is go af­ter an en­try boost

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The Ir­ish Ral­ly­cross Cham­pi­onship has se­cured enough en­tries for the first round of the se­ries to be run at Mon­dello Park next month.

Mon­dello Park would have been forced to can­cel the sea­son opener and pos­si­bly the two re­main­ing ral­ly­cross dates at the venue in 2016, if a to­tal of 50 en­tries hadn’t been achieved by the clos­ing date.

Fol­low­ing a cam­paign to boost en­tries by the Ir­ish Ral­ly­cross or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee, the min­i­mum num­ber of driv­ers re­quired was sur­passed in ad­vance of the clos­ing date, and or­gan­is­ers are an­tic­i­pat­ing a num­ber of late en­tries in the lead up to the event.

“It is a trib­ute to all our reg­u­lar sup­port­ers in the way they have taken re­spon­si­bil­ity to get the num­bers in and en­sure a very pos­i­tive start to the 2016 cham­pi­onship,” said Mo­tor­sport Ire­land ral­ly­cross com­mit­tee chair­man, John Dowl­ing. “Reg­u­lar com­peti­tor Peter Mcgarry has been the cat­a­lyst for this, sup­ported by Leo Nulty, Colin Dowl­ing and a big ef­fort from Jenny Se­nior at Mon­dello Park. Cur­rently we have just shy of 60 cars en­tered for the first round. It gives us a great boost to start the sea­son. We can look for­ward with con­fi­dence and ex­cite­ment to the year ahead.”

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