GET SET FOR GANNONBALL 2012!
ENTER NOWThere’ll be thrills and spills aplenty at this year’s ‘Hagans Bar’ Gannonball Run which takes place in Dungannon Town Centre on Saturday 29th September! Entries are now open for contestants to give the all new course a run for its money!
Cross the inventiveness of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with the maneuvers of Wacky Races and you have the ingredients for one of Ireland’s most original and colourful soap box races – The Hagans Bar Gannonball Run. The steep incline of Dungannon’s Irish Street is all the traction and power that’s needed to transform these beautiful and painstakingly crafted trucks into absolute flying machines.
With the excitement of a new route, more elaborate obstacles and the added element of the race being hosted at night for the first time, (never mind the crashes!) this year’s event is set to be the best ever. Eat your heart out Caractacus Potts and Dick Dastardly!
Are you brave enough to tackle the challenge of a new race course? Do you have the imagination to wow the crowd with your costumes and soap box design? Or are you simply ‘up for the craic’ and willing to take part in Dungannon’s most memorable annual event?
Councillor Walter Cuddy – Chairman of the organising committee is urging the entire community to get involved, either as an entrant or a spectator. He says: “We are delighted to have partnered with Hagans Bar for this year’s event. There is a new twist on this year’s Hagan’s Bar Gannonball Run with the event being held at night using Irish Street as the race route. Thrill seeking families, businesses, community groups and individuals are now invited to submit their entry form and get working on a wacky, road racer. The event attracts spectators from near and far so make sure you are part of it!
Fastest Overall Entry: Jamaica Bob Sled Team
Fastest Community Voluntary Group/Agency: Augharan Development Group
Junior Section: Flower Power
Best Crash and Burn: Team Dalek / Dungannon Enterprise Centre
Most Imaginative Entry: Bloomhill Rural Development
King of the Hill: Jamaica Bob Sled Team
Best dressed: Augharan Development Group
The Gannonball Run is organised by Dungannon Regeneration Partnership and Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council in association with Dungannon Enterprise Centre, FirstWave Design, STEP, Dungannon Traders Association, Dungannon and District Motorcycling Club and Dungannon Motor Club.