Ravens Rock Rally 2015
Due to the huge success over the last two years, the Ravens Rock Rally will return to Waterford City and County for the third year in a row on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of June 2015. Head Quarters is located at Dooley’s Hotel on the Quay who has also been one of the loyal sponsors for the event since it has returned back to Waterford City. The Rally is round 5 of the Triton Showers National Championship, Round 4 Suirway Group South East Stages and round 3 of the Plastic Bags .ie Southern 4 Rally Championships. Saturday 27th
The rally will start with a ceremonial start in John Roberts square in the city centre at 7.30pm on Saturday evening as the competing cars cross over the official start ramp. It is also a great chance to see the high performance Rally cars up close and meet with the drivers in person. Event organizer Billy Collins stated that it is a great achievement in conjunction with Waterford City Council to have the ceremonial start in the heart of Waterford City again this year. He also stated that large crowd’s are expected as it is very suitable for all members of the family to enjoy. After the ceremonial start the competing cars will then continue to Parc Ferme which is located on the Quay opposite Dooley’s Hotel where they will be held overnight.
On the morning of Sunday the 28th, the competing cars will travel to the 1st of three loops of stages in the Dunmore area of County Waterford. There will be nine stages run over the course of the day in total. These stages will comprise of the previous circuit of Ireland stages which have run in this area over thirty years ago. After each loop of three stages the competing cars will return for a service to the service park which is located at the Waterford Airport Business Park. The service park can be accessed on Sunday by the public to view .
Bringing the event to Waterford again this year is Carrick on Suir Motor Club member Billy Collins (Clerk of the Course).The Club has received the assistance and support of Waterford City Council, Port of Waterford as well as the support of Waterford County Council and the assistance of our sponsors. The Rally is fortunate to have the loyal support of several main sponsors who are supporting the Rallies move to Waterford which are Eddie Power JCB Hire, Tom Geraghty Tyres, Suirside Construction, Dooley’s Hotel, Suirway Farm Machinery and Walsh’s Car Sales
What does the Rally mean for Waterford? – The Rally brings over €1.5m to the local economy. It brings hundreds of Competitors and team personnel and thousands of spectators to stay in the City and County for the weekend. It gives residents of the City and County free access to a major sporting event. It also brings extensive Global Television coverage with the rally being shown in over 80Countries worldwide.
Event organizer Billy Collins said; “We are delighted with the welcome the Rally has received and the support that has been given by the local authorities and all our event sponsors. In particular I would also like to thank all the residents of all the stages who have made us feel very welcome.”