The Carryduff Forklift Down Rally is back at the Eikon Exhibition Centre and Balmoral Park for a second year and promises to be an action packed day filled with adrenaline fuelled fun for all the family.
The Eikon Exhibition Centre will again host our Service Park where motorsport fans can get up close to some of the latest rallying machinery and watch while mechanics check for damage and prepare the car for the next loop of stages. As the clock ticks down, engineers are under pressure to make decisions on the best set up for the car not to mention tyre choices in our every changeable climate.
(free if programme already purchased)
Under 16s FREE
Competitors from the McGrady Insurance Northern Ireland Rally Championship will again be joined by our friends from 'across the water' competing in the Protyre Asphalt Rally Championship as well as the new FUCHS Lubricants Classic Mini Challenge.
The combination of these three championships will ensure there is nothing skimpy about the variety of cars putting on a display for spectators.
Also based at the Balmoral Park, and back by popular demand, is our G Design Engineering Spectator Power Stage. Watch as competitors tackle the tight and twisty half mile stage at times just metres away from our spectator viewing areas! A rally cannot be won on a spectator stage but one wrong move, and it can certainly be lost!
As well as all the action happening outside, inside we have free Bouncy Castles and Face Painting for our younger visitors. Our Big Screen will keep you up to date with live results and will be showing action from the closed road stages. Vehicles from several Northern Ireland car clubs will form a static car display and you can have a browse through our Official Merchandising, or if you and your family need refuelling, hot food, tea and coffee will be available to purchase.
Our chosen charity this year is Aware, a charity that works exclusively with people affected by depression in Northern Ireland. They will be around the Eikon Centre all day on Saturday and we hope you will call over and see them and pick up some information.
All our activities based at the Eikon Exhibition Centre and Balmoral Park are both family friendly and accessible to wheelchair users and those with limited mobility.