Derek McGarrity, current leader and runner up in 2017, in the Mc Grady Insurance MSA ANICC Stage Rally Championship 2018 has joined the growing entry list for the UAC Easter Stages Rally next month. Derek will be accompanied by Paddy Robinson in their Bishopscourt Stages winning Subaru Impreza S14 WRC. Rally fans will be treated to see this machine in full flight on the tarmac of County Antrim. Spectators will also have an opportunity to experience the dynamic Mini WRC of two other local men from Ballymena; Alan Carmichael and Ivor Lamont currently sitting in second place in the ANICC Championship.
Irish Tarmac Championship
The organisers of the event are delighted to have the entry from Derek which is based in the Dunadry Hotel; not too far from his home. The Hotel has 80 bedrooms which are quickly being booked by crews eager to experience the convivial atmosphere and fine dining provided by this latest acquisition of the McKeever Hotel Group. This is one of many fine locations for visitors to stay in the Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council area.
This new two-day rally is the third round of the Irish Tarmac Championship beginning in Ballyclare on 6th April. Day one sees the 6 competitive stages focussing around Antrim and Templepatrick which is why the Dunadry hotel is an ideal location for our Headquarters commented Graeme Stewart the Event Director.
Day two of the event also features six stages, this time centred around the service area in Ballyclare with the finish at the Ecos Centre, Ballymena on the afternoon of Saturday 7th April.
McKeever Hotel Group
The McKeever Hotel Group have a range of comfortable and affordable rooms available for competitors and spectators in their Corrs Corner Hotel, Newtownabbey; Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim and Adair Arms Hotel in Ballymena but you will need to be nippy as rooms are booking up quickly.
Eugene McKeever MBE, managing director of McKeever Hotel Group said; “At the core of our business is our family ethos to provide consistent quality and service to our guests. We know our market well and we are constantly investing and reinvesting in the business to ensure we meet the needs of our customers. We will continue to work hard and provide the high level of comfort and tradition that is expected in all of our hotels”.
Entries close at Noon on Friday 23rd March so if you want to join Derek and his ‘dominoes’, get your entry in and book your accommodation at the Dunadry Hotel, rally headquarters.