Friday, October 17th, 2014

The Southern Rally 2014, nick named as “the journey through the wilderness of the South” is scheduled to be rev off on 01st November 2014 and drawn to a close on 02nd at Matara. This is the 16th (TSD) National Rally organized by the Southern Motor Sports Club (SMSC) since it’s inception in 1997. This grand motor sports episode would be running throughout all 03 Districts covering Matara, Hambanthota and Monaragala promising on aura of excitement combined with the spills and thrills of southern terrains similar to the all 16 previous motor rallies that bequeath with roaring successes. It is sure to be an enthralling experience of the motor sports loving spectators of the South who are in thirst of eminence motor sports events. This year’s rally is a night rally & would run into some 500 plus kms and the route plotted amongst the typical / historical environs of down south, the vast expanse of lush green country side, abundant blue water reservoirs, clear streams, rivers and sea beach provides the opportunity for holiday travelers, recreation stored local population and ever willing motor sports enthusiasts to enjoying a night worth of motor racing together with entertainment. The route of the rally is plotted under the guidance of Sri Lanka’s rally “GURU”, Mr. Andrew Silva for the 16th successive year. The rally is broken down into 02 stages from Matara to Morawaka and Morawaka to Matara , promising a virtuous drive for all the competitors. Southern Rally is considered as the most challenging annual TSD Rally in Sri Lanka by most of the motor rally sportsmen in the country. Also this motoring event has been acknowledged by the competitors as one of the best organized events of the country. There we about 40 entries at the previous meet, including those of the well known motor sportsmen in the country. SMSC is planning to award an array of Trophies to the winners of the individuals & those of the whole event as well. The awards too are proportionate and have over 75 trophies on offer. The details of the various awards are as follows : Stage prizes – for the 01st , 02nd & 03rd of rally stages / Category Prizes – Novices/Pro, Cars and Overall Prizes for the First ten places. The price distribution ceremony will be held on the 02nd November 2014 at Rest House premises, Matara around 10.00 hrs in a grand style. The SMSC as well recognized the importance of creating the right ambience & vibes in providing both the competitors & the spectators with maximum excitement and enjoyment at their meets. The ceremonial start will be at the ramp opposite Sanath Jayasuriya Grounds adjoining Gemunu Watch at 19.00 hrs on Saturday 01st November 2014 and you are invited to witness the Start and encourage the competitors. This year’s Southern Night Rally’s Principal Sponsor is Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC, the authorized distributor for JEEP in Sri Lanka and Main Sponsor is Laugfs Lubricants, manufacturer and distributor of Laugfs Oil in Sri Lanka. The press conference took place on 16th of October 2014 at the Olympic House at Independence Square. Entries for the event can be collected at Premadasa Printers, 179, Jayantha Weerasekara Mawatha, Colombo 10, Marble Décor, 175, Nawala Road, Nugegoda.( adjoining HSBC) or at The Reliable Motor Agency, Kumarathunga Mawatha, Matara.



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