NI Hillclimb Championship 2019 Dates Released

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The 2019 ANICC Millers Oils Northern Ireland Hillclimb Championship calendar was released at a press launch held at the Culloden hotel / Cultra Inn, Holywood.

This year’s Championship begins on April 13th at Croft Hillclimb near Holywood organised by the Thoroughbred Sportscar Club NI (TSCCNI ). The County Down venue hosts the first of nine rounds which will see competitors travel across Northern Ireland testing their skills and cars at some of the most scenic and challenging roads in the country.

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Speaking to a gathering of invited media, competitors and motor club officials, Alan Cassells ANICC’s Co-Ordinator for the Championship said: “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank John Rice and Murray Harrison of Jem Oils, the main Authorised Distributor for Millers Oils. They have sponsored the Championship for the last fifteen years making it one of the longest and most successful sponsorships which the ANICC has ever had. The Millers Oils brand is a great fit for our Championship, specialising as they do in automotive products, particularly motorsport oils.” Competitor discounts are available for Millers Motorsport Oils, Please contact John for trade prices.

He added: “ This year’s Championship features a great variety of events taking place right across Northern Ireland from Spamount in the very south west of the country to Eagles Rock on the North Coast. The Greater Belfast area also sees rounds taking place at Croft, near Holywood and Craigantlet looking down on the City. Seven different Motor Clubs with dozens of volunteer officials organise the events allowing competitors to enjoy the challenge of competing against the clock on closed public roads.

“ The Championship features no less than twenty Classes reflecting the wide variety of vehicles in which competitors choose to compete. Spectators can see everything from standard showroom saloons through highly modified saloon and sportscars to the specialised hillclimb single seater racing cars which usually win the events overall with their incredible performance. To see these vehicles at speed on a closed public road is quite a sight. “

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2018 Hillclimb Champion Gerard O’Connell will be trying for the Championship title in his Radical but is sure to be pushed all the way by Richard McGimpsey, last year’s runner up, and Brendan Flynn 3rd, who has recently bought a new car or this year, and lets not forget previous Champions Chris Houston and Graham Thompson who are all registered again for this year. In the Saloon car sections, Oliver Cormican and Paul Montgomery will compete again to win the modified and roadgoing saloon titles. Just as fierce will be the battles for Class Championships right down through the field.

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RMS Forum Comments

Captain Starlet 09:08 | Mon 15 Apr, 2019 | Report
@Graham are you doing an article on the first round?
Graham 09:26 | Mon 15 Apr, 2019 | Report
| @Graham are you doing an article on the first round?
@Cooper has it and all, yes
Captain Starlet 10:45 | Mon 15 Apr, 2019 | Report
| @Cooper has it and all, yes
Good job, I had to leave early, I didn't want to disturb you when the timed runs started or I would have chatted for a bit.
KeithSRi 10:50 | Mon 15 Apr, 2019 | Report
What are the rest of the dates? Or am i blind and not seeing them.
Graham 13:05 | Mon 15 Apr, 2019 | Report
| What are the rest of the dates? Or am i blind and not seeing them.
@Cooper hasn't included them for some reason
midgelfc 13:07 | Mon 15 Apr, 2019 | Report
| @Cooper hasn't included them for some reason
Any idea when the other dates are going to be, i always miss this by one day! Only live round the corner from it now, so would be good to spectate
Graham 13:12 | Mon 15 Apr, 2019 | Report
| Any idea when the other dates are going to be, i always miss this by one day! Only live round the corner from it now, so would be good to spectate
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Graham 13:14 | Mon 15 Apr, 2019 | Report
On the RMS Blog: Round 1 of the Anicc Millers Oils Northern Ireland Hillclimb Championship took place on Saturday 13th April. This event had a massive entry of cars with the event selling out in less than 3 days from the entry's opened, which is proving how popular the championship is becoming. (Read the Full Article Here) https://rmsmotoring.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/IMG_4394.jpg Read the Entire Article Here
midgelfc 13:19 | Mon 15 Apr, 2019 | Report
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Thanks Graham, looks like my trend for missing it by one day will continue, i'm in London that weekend :(


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