Sherwood Engines backs 2024 Historic Irish Tarmac Championship

The 2024 Historic Irish Tarmac Rally Championship will be sponsored by Sherwood Engines Ltd, starting with the season-opening Killarney Historic Rally on 2nd December.

The popular motorsport brand joined the championship as associate sponsors for the 2023 season but is now fully affiliated with the Historic series for its latest season.

Between them, Alan and Paul Sherwood have over 85 years of experience building and developing Ford-based motorsport powertrains.

Alan Sherwood built his first BD engine in 1971 and his knowledge is coupled with Paul Sherwood’s extensive experience running race teams in the USA. This partnership delivers quality products and services throughout a range of Sherwood Engines.

Killarney Historic Rally is set to provide a thrilling day of rallying with its deciding stage set to run in darkness. There have been plenty of sensational battles throughout ITRC’s Historic category in recent years and with another blockbuster entry of cars and crews expected, this year will set the same high standard.

Alan and Paul Sherwood, Sherwood Engines:

“We have many customers who compete in the Irish Tarmac Championship and we felt that sponsoring the championship would bring us closer to our customers, whilst also allowing the Sherwood name to grow even further.

“We were delighted to hear that we would be an associate sponsor for the 2023 season and now we are very proud and overjoyed to be the main sponsor for the 2024 season.

“It is nice to feel like we are giving something back to the sport. Paul attended many of the rounds during 2023 and is planning on attending more during the 2024 season. 

“We would like to take this opportunity to wish all competitors a safe and enjoyable season and we look forward to seeing you at the first round, the Killarney Historic Rally, along with the other rallies on the calendar throughout 2024.”

Colman Hegarty, TROA chairman:

“ITRC is delighted to announce Sherwood Engines Ltd. as sponsors of the Historic category for the 2024 series.

“The specialist engine building firm was an associate sponsor for the 2023 championship and is stepping up as Historic category sponsors for 2024.

“Sherwood Engines Ltd. is the perfect fit for the historic category as they supply power units for many of the top-end historic competitors.

“Everyone at TROA Ltd is looking forward to working with Paul Sherwood and his team over the coming year.”

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