Category: Lurgan Park Rally News

Marshals Required!!!

Looking to help out and be close to the action at the same time?

We are looking for volunteer marshals for this year’s Orchard Motorsport Lurgan Park Rally!

Breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, free gift and a chance to win prizes are provided as well as to be part of an absolute showcase event!

For further information please TEXT our Chief Marshal Eddie Martin on 07727 960594 or email;

Check out below some useful information videos for marshals; Rally Safety for Marshals and Motorsport Marshalling!

Also have a look at the ‘Online rally marshals’ training and accreditation’ information below and if you have not already done so please carry out the online training!

Online rally marshals’ training and accreditation

The scheme is part of the RallyFuture campaign to further enhance safety on UK stage rallies. Its purpose is to ensure that all Rally marshals have a common understanding of their roles and responsibilities, the management of spectators and how to handle an incident.

The online training takes less than an hour to complete, and has been designed as a supplement to – not a replacement for – the high quality face-to-face training sessions currently being delivered across the UK.

Existing and prospective Marshals can undertake online training and accreditation by logging in or registering at

We look forward to welcoming you as part of our team for this year’s Orchard Motorsport Lurgan Park Rally!

Live Radio coverage for Orchard Motorsport Lurgan Park Rally


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Live Radio coverage for Orchard Motorsport Lurgan Park Rally

With this year’s Orchard Motorsport Lurgan Park Rally only a matter of weeks away the organisers North Armagh Motor Club are delighted to announce that for this year “Live Radio” will be one of the additions to the popular park rally.

Joining commentary regulars Ian Beasant and Richard Young for this year will be Radio regulars Chris Rawes and Xavier McCartan. The quartet will bring all the news and stage end action for regulars in the park this year, as well as listeners worldwide ensuring that none of the high speed action is missed.

Chris Rawes will head for Lurgan Park straight after his attendance providing LIVE ERC Radio at the Kenotek Ypres Rally the previous weekend in Belgium while Xavier McCartan will make his way to County Armagh direct from the Goodwood Festival of Speed where he will have provided commentary over the course of the previous weekend at the famous Rally Stage alongside confirmed Rally Fan and competitor Tony Jardine.

Chris and Xav have worked together in the past on various European and Irish rallies and their experience will add greatly to the Lurgan Park Rally.

Lurgan Park Rally Event Director William Fullerton said this week “It’s great to have Live Radio coming to Lurgan Park this year, it will add greatly to what is already a super event. The club have worked hard to grow and promte the rally and with Chris and Xavier joining forces with Ian (Beasant) and Richard (Young) it promises to be the most in-depth coverage we have had so far that we can now bring to listeners world wide.”

The event website will shortly have the links to access live radio accessible via a Laptop, Mobile Phone etc.

Chris and Xavier will cover live Stage end radio, the latest news from the Service Area and catching up with Ian and Richard during the course of the day, not to mention chatting to all the crews for the very latest dramas and news as it happens.

Speaking to the Orchard Motorsport Lurgan Park organisers this week Xavier said “It is a real honor for Chris and I to be able to come to Lurgan Park and provide radio this year. The experience Chris has with his company RawCast and the ERC will be a great asset for the event and for me personally, coming from Banbridge originally, it is going to be magic. I was here the year that Sean Campbell took Linda Jayne from Downtown Radio for a wee spin, when she got wet in the Opel Ascona 400, so Lurgan Park holds great memories for me as well over many years.”

Both Chris and Xavier will tweet during the course of the day from stage ends as well as the service area too.

Xavier    @mexav
Chris   @chrisrawes

Lurgan Park Rally Heats Up

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The Orchard Motorsport Lurgan Park Rally, scheduled for Saturday 2nd July, has hit maximum revs in its preparations, with several of the very top drivers entered. Maximum press coverage is promised, as well as ‘Lurgan Park Rally Live’ non-stop internet radio direct from the event over the weekend. Another promised huge attraction will be the Star Trial Motorbike Display Team.

Former Tarmac and National Champion Declan Boyle has added his name to the fifty strong entry list. The Donegal man will drive his state of the art Fiesta WRC. Although the tight laneways of Lurgan Park will be new to him, Boyle is a very possible victory contender.

Fermanagh’s Garry Jennings in his Subaru WRC has won this Rally for the last three years, and was one of the first entries received by the organising North Armagh Club. Garry relishes top competition, and Boyle should be just the man to provide it!

Further potential winners include Kenny McKinstry in his Impreza WRC S14, dubbed the ‘King of the Park’ in respect of his 11 previous victories, and also former Tarmac and current NI Champion Derek McGarrity in his Fiesta WRC will also add spice to the occasion.

Once again this Orchard Motorsport backed event will have a host of family entertainment on offer, and in conjunction with the Lurgan Park Rally Live initiative, the motor bike display team, the social ambience of the central paddock area, along with pulsating excitement of the 8 ultra competitive rally stages, should make for a very special day in the beautiful environment of Lurgan Park. The rally enjoys great support from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, meaning that everything about the Park will be in tip top shape.

Issued by Patterson Agency Ltd (028 90844111 & on behalf of North Armagh Motor Club Ltd (

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All Stations Go for Rally.

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Press Release 27th May 2016.

All Stations Go for Rally.

The North Armagh Motor Club has announced that their popular Lurgan Park Rally will take place this year on the 2nd July. The event, backed again by Armagh man Brian Stinson and his Orchard Motorsport company will be run along familiar lines, with eight short special stages for the invited fifty rally crews, making for exciting and top class competition. In addition, the event, which also enjoys support from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, will have a full menu of free children’s entertainment, classic car displays and other attractions.


Last year’s winner Garry Jennings in his Subaru WRC has pledged his support for this year’s event, commenting from his Irvinestown oil distribution base, “The Lurgan Park Rally is always a special day in the Motorsport year. I wouldn’t miss it. It’s been great to win it a couple of times, but more importantly it’s a brilliant day out for the family, with the centralised servicing paddock, meeting friends old and new, and a brilliant social atmosphere.”


Clerk of the Course is again Barry Taggart and Rally director is William Fullerton. Keith Somerville is the man who looks after the paperwork and he can be contacted on 07745 959141. More information can be obtained online


Associate sponsors for the rally are Citroen UK/Roadside Motors Lurgan and Pacenotes Magazine.


Issued by Patterson Agency Ltd – or tel 00 44 28 9084111.


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Orchard Motorsport Lurgan Park Rally 2016 – Regs and Entry Form!

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Regulations and Entry Forms are now available for this year’s Orchard Motorsport Lurgan Park Rally, on Saturday 02 July 2016, Lurgan Park, Co. Armagh.



Entries must be submitted on the Official Entry Form, properly completed in all particulars and accompanied by the appropriate fee, together with Seeding Information and returned to the Entries Secretary:-

10 Irwin Gardens
Lurgan, Craigavon,
Northern Ireland,
BT66 7DP

Telephone: (028) 3832 8300 (H)
Mobile: 07543 890871

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This year Lurgan Park Rally moves to a new date, 02nd July. The rally, which is backed by Orchard Motorsport and supported by Armagh City Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council, is in its 36th year running in the beautiful natural amphitheatre environment of Lurgan park. The event is considered a jewel in the scheme of NI motorsport.

To fit in with the busy summer motorsport schedule the organising team, the North Armagh Motor Club ( has moved to this new date of 02th July. Rally Director William Fullerton reports that it will be all stations go for the Club from now until the end of June as the event represents a massive organisational task. The successful format of the rally, central service area in the park, 8 short sharp special stages with 50 of the best drivers fighting for every split second, will be retained.

For further information, the Secretary of the Event is, Keith Somerville who can be contacted at 07745 959141. Regulations will be available soon.

Orchard Motorsport Lurgan Park Rally Results!

Click the link below for last Saturday’s Orchard Motorsport Lurgan Park Rally Results;


Orchard Motorsport Lurgan Park Rally Press Release 6th July 2015

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Photo courtesy of Gary Craig Motorsport Photography

Press Release: 6th July 2015: For immediate release.

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A large number of spectators enjoyed a bumper day out on last Saturday’s Lurgan Park Rally and saw a great display from Kesh’s Garry Jennings as he powered his Subaru to victory, clinching a hat trick of wins. The weather early on Saturday morning was wet and miserable but brightened into a marvellous summer’s day which revealed the true beauty and grandeur of Lurgan Park.

Besides all the Motorsport action, it was a real family day out and as the rally cars roared around the narrow paths, families enjoyed picnics, children’s face painting and fun activities by the lake.

The rally action wasn’t bad either, with Draperstown’s Derek McGeehan in his Mini WRC leading the event initially. Garry Jennings upped his pace as the tracks dried and by lunchtime had moved into a lead he wasn’t to lose. Eleven times previous Lurgan Park winner Kenny McKinstry, this time in a Subaru similar to the Jennings machine, set some cracking times late in the day to move into 2nd place, usurping McGeehan to 3rd. There were crews from many parts of Ireland and the UK taking part, and happily there were no major mishaps, although Welshman Melvyn Evans did clip one of his Subaru’s wheels in stage 2 and was forced to retire. The organising North Armagh Motor Club, supported by the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council did put in a massive organisational effort, with safety and security the priority.

Orchard Motorsport Lurgan Park Rally Top Ten:-

1st Garry Jennings/Michael Moran (Impreza WRC) 15.42.5

2nd Kenny McKinstry/Michael Gilmore (Impreza WRC) +0m 06.8s

3rd Derek McGeehan/Laurie Smyth (Mini WRC) +0m 10.7s

4th Derek McGarrity/Alan Beattie (Impreza WRC) +0m 25.0s

5th Stuart Biggerstaff/Stephen Jess (Impreza WRC) +0m 33.0s

6th Jonny Leonard/Geraldine Leonard (Lancer) +0m 54.6s

7th Pat O’Connell/Mark Wiley (Lancer) +1m 00.7s

8th Wesley Patterson/Johnny Baird (Escort) +1m 05.0s

9th Ray Brammer/Mo Downey (Impreza WRC) +1m 05.1s

10th Denis Biggerstaff/Adam Carson (Metro 6R4) +1m 06.9s

Class Winners: – CL1 Paul Barrett/Declan Tumilty (Impreza N): CL2 Alan Smyth/Richard Kinloch (Citroen C2R2): CL3 Alastair Cochrane/Jason Craig (Escort): CL4 Wesley Patterson/Johnny Baird (Escort): CL5 Jonny Leonard/Geraldine Leonard (Lancer): CL6 Garry Jennings/Michael Moran (Impreza WRC): CL7 (Historics) Stephen Mawhinney/Alex Couples (Sunbeam): CL8 (Historics) Drew Wylie/James Leckey (Escort).

Issued by: Brian & Liz Patterson: Patterson Agencies Ltd. E-mail tel 028 90844111

Orchard Motorsport Lurgan Park Rally Live Results!

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