Birr & District Motor Club

Club NewsChristmas Autotest Update 2016-11-29

The Next Club Meeting takes place on Monday 12th December 2016 in the Racket Hall Hotel, Dublin Road, Roscrea @8.30pm.

The club's Christmas Autotest is now approved to be held on Saturday 31st December 2016. More details to follow soon.

Dates for Club events for 2017 are now available here

The Birr Loose Surface Autocross was a huge success with everybody leaving happy after a great day of motorsport. Thanks to everyone who took part both competing and helping out for making the day such a huge success. Results available Here


5 Star Catering National Loose Surface Autocross Championship 2016Updated 2016-12-04 to add O/A awards

Autocross Image courtesy of Pablo Photography

Championship Points

Points after Final Round of the 5 Star Catering National Loose Surface Autocross Championship.


Amended Points after Final Round

Queries on points to the Registar Eoin Longworth (086) 8179297 Asap.

Points have been amended following the Adding in of 1st, 2nd & 3rd Overall in BOTH Saloons & Specials/Buggies.

Results are now provisional and will be declared Final on Tuesday 13th December @ 19.00 subject to queries.

The Prizegiving Dinner Dance is taking place on Saturday 21st January 2017 in the Oakwood Arms Hotel, Shannon, Co Clare. Tickets are available from Eoin Longworth 086 8179297.

In Order to Qualify for an Award 3 Events must be Started


2016 Loughransigns.com Midlands East Rally Championship Points after Final Round

Points after Final Round of the Loughransigns.com Midlands East Rally Championship.

Points after Final Round

The Loughran Signs Midlands East Championship Prizegiving took place on Monday 7th November.

Photographs have been taken by Ken Butterfield Photography and are available below.

Prizegiving Photographs

2016 O'Shea Bus Hire Munster Autocross Championship

Rules & Regulations


Overall after Round 7

Class after Round 7

Round 8

Round 8, run by Limerick Motor Club, will take place in Jody Ryan's quarry in Newport on Sunday, 11 December 2016. MAC co-sponsor, Eamonn Barrett is the CoC for the event. Contact Eamonn on 0872691995. Regs will be available on Limerick Motor Club's website soon.


Birr Events 2017

26th February Tarmac Stages Rally
9th April Autocross-Grass
13th & 14th May 2 Day Autotest
30th July Multi Venue Autotest
7th August Tom O’Reilly Memorial Car Treasure Hunt
8th October Endurance Trial
19th November Autocross-Loose Surface
30th December Christmas Autotest

A full list of Motorsport Ireland Fixtures for 2017 can be found here.


Birr Club Championship Points 2016
Points Updated 2016-11-23

The BADMC Club Championship is well underway.

Here is the Standings up to date as of 23rd November 2016.

To register for the Club Championship, please follow the details found here.

Club Merchandise is also available here.

The Next Club Meeting takes place on Monday 12th December 2016 in the Racket Hall Hotel, Dublin Road, Roscrea @8.30pm.


Club Championship Standings
23rd November 2016

Birr Loose Surface AutocrossResults 2016-11-20

The Birr Loose Surface Autocross was a huge success with everybody leaving happy after a great day of motorsport. Thanks to everyone who took part both competing and helping out for making the day such a huge success.


Final Full Results (pdf)

Final Full Results (xls)

PJ Windows and Doors Grass Surface Autocross 2016Updated 2016-11-08

Championship Points

Points after Final Round of the PJ Windows and Doors Grass Surface Autocross 2016.


Points after Final Round


Birr Endurance Trial - Sun 9th October 2016 Results 2016-10-09

Alan & George Shinnors (Winners 2015) Image courtesy of Peter Boyd

Results


Results from
results.shannonsportsit.ie (Angus Sealy)

Vintage Week Tom O'Reilly Memorial Car Treasure Hunt Results 2016

As ever the Birr & District Motor Club's 48th Annual Tom O'Reilly Memorial Car Treasure Hunt was an outstanding success with a whopping 80 Crews taking part. The Car Treasure Hunt is part of the Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival.

This years route started in Dooly's Hotel Birr and moved on through Syngefield, Killyon, The Pass and finished in Kinnitty Village. Clues were varied and some were demanding and hard to find.

The Overall Winner was Keith Treacy on 639 Marks with runners up Cait Molloy on 620 Marks. Joint 3rd place went to Birr Residents Millie King & Rose Harte finishing on 590 Marks.

The Birr & District Motor Club would like to thank all those who participated, The Residents along the route for there patience & understanding, Dooly's Hotel Birr for there excellent hospitality, Birr Vintage Week Committee along with the organisers Ian O'Brien, Eoin Longworth, Una O'Brien & Mick Boland who laid on a very enjoyable evenings fun.


Results

Birr Multi Venue Autotest Results 2016

Eoin Longworth

Thanks to everybody that took part in the 2016 Birr and District Multi-Venue Autotest.

The event consisted of 18 tests which ran in wet conditions in the morning, but gradually cleared up as the day progressed.

Well done to the overall winner, Richard Meeke who competed in a Toyota Starlet.

The class winners were:

  • Class 1 - Frank Linehan (Toyota Starlet)
  • Class 2 - John McAssey (Toyota Starlet)
  • Class 3 - Piers Mac Fheorais (Mazda MX-5)
  • Beginner - Gary Egan (Toyota Starlet)
  • First BADMC Member - Ciaran Garahy (Toyota Starlet)

Full Results

2016 Autocross Championships

Preparations are under way for the first round of the 2016 PK Windows & Doors National Grass Autocross Championship, The Birr Loose Surface Autocross on the rescheduled date of Sunday, 17th April 2016. The Venue and More Details can be found above.

In the meantime, here's some details of the counting rounds for both championships:

PK Windows & Doors National Autocross (Grass) Championship

Birr *17th April
GSMC 15th May
Carrick on Suir 5th June
Galway 3rd July
Clare 17th July
Midland 7th August
^Westmeath11th September
Tipperary 25th September
Imokilly 9th October

* new date
^ event postponed

5 Star Catering National Loose Surface Autocross Championship

Munster (LS) 24th April
Clare *29th May
Midland 26th June
Skibbereen 10th July
**Mayo24th July
Wexford 14th August
Carlow 28th August
Galway 23rd October
Birr 20th November
* new date
** dropped as a counting round of 2016 Championship as it cannot accommodate Buggies/Specials.

Club Merchandise for Sale

Birr Motor Club are pleased to offer Club Merchandise for sale.

The following are on offer:

  • Hat - €8 each
  • Polo Shirt - €15 each
  • Hat & Polo Shirt Combo - €20 each

Postage & Packaging Extra.

Contact Ger Conroy on 086 2538164 for more details and to place your order.


Club Membership

Club Membership is now open to anyone who wants to join Birr and District Motor Club.

To Join, simply fill out the Membership Form, and send it, along with your entry fee to the address provided.


Club Membership Form

Motorsport IRDS 2016

Motorsport Ireland have changed the way they are handling IRDS Applications this year.

As usual, you are required to apply for IRDS at least 14 days before cover is required by filling out one of the forms below and sending it to MI.

Link to Forms (Download IRDS or BRDS as required)

However, competitors and officials will no longer receive an IRDS/BRDS letter or need to present a letter to organisers at event sign-on. Instead, under new arrangements agreed with the insurers, an updated database will be published on Thursday of each week, which will be available to view by all concerned.

This Database can be accessed through the Motorsport Ireland Website by clicking on the "IRDS & BRDS DATABASE UPDATED" link in the "LATEST NEWS" section on the home page.


** Important** - MotorSport Insurance 2016

Please see attached a very important letter from Martin McKenna, President of Motorsport Ireland about Insurance Premiums in Motorsport for the coming year.

2016 Insurance Letter from Martin McKenna, President of MI


Birr Events 2016

21st February Tarmac Stages Rally
*17th April Autocross-Grass
14th & 15th May 2 Day Autotest
24th July Multi Venue Autotest
1st August Tom O’Reilly Memorial Car Treasure Hunt
9th October Endurance Trial
20th November Autocross-Loose Surface
31st December Christmas Autotest

* new date


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