Irish Rally Star Frank Kelly will drive ‘Baby Blue” in Lightforce SA in September

Irish Rally Star Frank Kelly will drive ‘Baby Blue” in Lightforce SA in September

Irish Rally Star Frank Kelly will drive ‘Baby Blue” in Lightforce Rally SA in September. This will be his first drive on Australian roads and he will be a crowd favourite.

Frank is well known to rally fans around the world thanks to YouTube videos of his impressive performances in a Ford Escort Mk2, and will be one of the drawcard entries in the September event.

He is one of a growing list of “online rally stars” showing the world his exploits behind the wheel of his rapid Escort.

Kinetics Group Director, David McDonough is making this exciting news possible via sponsorship from his companies Bott Storage Systems  and KRS, based right here in Adelaide

David commented, “Following our recent backing of Frank in New Zealand, we are pleased that we are able to extend that support to the ARC round in our home state of South Australia. I first met Frank at his workshop in Dungannon, Ireland back in 2013 and over the years, we always talked about getting him on our side of the globe. I am happy that we have been able to realise this and in doing so, continue our support of classic rallying.

Our companies from the group supporting Frank, Bott Storage Systems and KRS, both have operations in Australia and UK so it’s good exposure from someone who epitomises our business values of focus and commitment”

Ivar Stanelis, Clerk of the Course was very upbeat and said “ I am truly delighted to receive this as a first entry and believe it will provide a real boost to our national and state championship, and to Lightforce Rally SA. This kind of support is very welcome and will be a boon for all our fans. I can’t wait to see them in action in the famous Barossa Valley in September and I think motorsport enthusiasts will come from far and wide”

See Frank in action here: –

About Bott Storage Systems

Bott Storage Systems Bott is a world-leading manufacturer of workshop equipment, in-vehicle equipment and workplace systems. You can find out more at

About KRS

KRS – Kinetics Australia is a South Australian, owner operated engineering business that has been manufacturing and supplying commercial vehicle products for nearly 30 years. You can find out more at

About Lightforce

Lightforce, based in Adelaide, South Australia, has a formidable reputation as a global leader in innovative design and excellence in the manufacture of high performance and durable lighting systems. Lightforce exports to over 50 countries worldwide. With more than 25 years’ experience, Lightforce is now a global leader in portable professional lighting systems as well as driving lights, sporting lights and lighting accessories. You can find out more at

About Lightforce Rally SA

Lightforce Rally SA is South Australia’s only round of the Australian Rally Championship®. It will be run on the forest and council roads around Gawler, Barossa Valley and Mt Crawford on 15, 16 and 17 September 2017. You can find out more at

Pic: Peter Whitten

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