McKelvey Asbestos Bushwhacker Rally Preview

Officials from Omagh Motor Club at the official launch for the forthcoming McKelvey Asbestos Bushwhacker Rally with event sponsors Robert and Darren McKelvey

Omagh Motor Club are delighted to have the support of McKelvey Asbestos Ltd as headline sponsor to this year’s Bushwhacker Rally which will be held over 2 days on Friday 15th & Saturday 16th September 2023.

The Club is grateful to both Robert & Darren McKelvey for their much appreciated sponsorship to the Bushwhacker Rally over the past fourteen years and Omagh Motor Club officials held a recent press launch to thank them for their continued support.

This popular event is the final round of the McGrady Insurance ANICC Forest Rally Challenge Championship and also the penultimate round of the Motorsport Ireland Forest Rally Championship and a full entry is anticipated.

For this year’s event, the Club has received a road closing order which enables it to link the traditional Lough Bradan stages and also the Killeter stages. A further challenge to the event is having two stages run in darkness on Friday night, followed by six extended stages on Saturday which will include the lengthened Carrickaholten stage. This unique two day format was last run by the club twenty years ago and the demanding format of approx. 55 stage miles over the popular stages will be both a challenging and rewarding experience for all the competitors. Start and finish venues will be held at the popular Agriculture Complex, Gillygooley Road, Omagh with central servicing and overnight parc fermé also located at this venue.

Spectators are reminded that access to the stage start and finish areas will be prohibited and the Club is appealing to go to designated spectator areas and obey instructions from the marshall’s and event officials to assist in running a safe rally.

Further access information can be obtained via the rally programmes and these will be available a few days prior to the event at various outlets as listed on the Club’s facebook page and web site