NAPA joins Irish Tarmac Rally Championship as associate sponsors

The Tarmac Rally Organisers’ Association is proud to reveal the National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA) as associate sponsors for the rest of the 2024 Irish Tarmac Rally Championship.

NAPA has a rich heritage in motorsport and this relationship with the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship marks an exciting point for rallying in Ireland.

NAPA was created more than 85 years ago to meet America’s growing need for an effective auto parts distribution system. Since then, NAPA has had one goal – to give customers the parts and tools they need to get the job done right.

The system is now sold worldwide with its expansion into Ireland launched in 2023.

The Irish Tarmac Rally Championship will provide an ideal platform for NAPA to market its brand across the Emerald Isle. The all-asphalt rally series has already enjoyed three steller rounds in Galway, West Cork, and Tyrone so far this year with a thrilling season set to continue to its Cork 20 finale in September.

Killarney’s Rally of the Lakes is ITRC’s next round, taking place on the first weekend of May.

Richard Goulbourne, General Manager AAG ROI Stores:

“We are proud to begin our association with the ITRC. We feel the partnership between NAPA and the ITRC is the perfect stage to start our journey in developing the NAPA brand in Ireland.

“NAPA has a longstanding association and track record of success in motorsport in both the USA and the UK. This drive for success, improvement, and growth is in our DNA, and our dedicated Irish team is excited for the future of this partnership.”

Colman Hegarty, TROA Chairman:

“The directors and executive of TROA are delighted to form a partnership with NAPA – a well-established brand in motorsport in USA and UK.

“ITRC is looking forward to working closely with NAPA to assist them in developing their brand in Ireland, we see this as a very exciting opportunity and we are eagerly looking forward to working with the NAPA team for the remainder of 2024 and into the future.”

Adam Hall, ITRC Press Officer