The Galway Summer Rally will be based in Ballinasloe this year, following the announcement that The Carlton Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, in association with Ballinasloe Town, will be the new title sponsors of the 2013 event.
Ballinasloe Chamber Of Commerce president Donal Scannell said the town was “thrilled” to have the rally based in Ballinasloe following the successful finish in the town of February’s event.
“The rally brings a great buzz to the town as well as a much needed boost to the local economy. Ballinasloe is an ideal location for the rally given its central location and access to the M6 Motorway. Welcome to the gateway to the west.”
Mark Parsons, clerk of the course for the Galway Summer Rally, said the town of Ballinasloe could not have been more helpful in its preparations to date.
“The Carlton Shearwater Hotel and Ballinasloe Town is an ideal sponsor for the Galway Summer Rally. The Carlton Group has an established connection with the exciting sport of motor rallying through sponsorship of other rally events.”
The rally will take place over the weekend of August 31 and September 1 and will be a round of the Dunlop National and Top Part West Coast Championships. The headquarters will be The Carlton Shearwater Hotel with service and scrutiny in close proximity. The event is expected to attract a full entry of over 130 cars and teams to the town.