Bumper Entry at Kirkistown
A bumper entry has been received for the penultimate car race meeting of the season organised by the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland at Kirkistown on Saturday August 29, from the one make Ford Fiestas to the all powerful BOSS Ireland single seaters.
Jake Byrne heads the entry for Formula Ford 1600; he recently put the seal on the Northern Ireland Championship at the away meeting at Mondello Park. The most successful driver by far in this highly competitive series at the County Down venue he will face a strong challenge from Jonny McMullan who currently leads the Avon National Formula Ford Championship and another very welcome entry is that of Jennifer Mullan.
Single seater action aplenty with Formula Vee and Formula Sheane and the mighty BOSS cars. Kevin Grogan already a winner in Formula Vee this season will be out to score again and in Formula Sheane Enda O’Connor and Brian Hearty have race wins this season at Kirkistown.
Paul Dagg at the wheel of a F3 Dallara won when the BOSS Ireland series last race at the popular venue on the Ards Peninsula and this time round he will face stiff competition from John Daly in his 3.8 litre Holden, Stanley Watson in his 4.7 litre Lola and a number of Formula Renaults.
The HRCA Historics are a welcome addition to the programme and a large entry has been received which includes, Mark Russell in a 5.3 litre Jaguar, Paul Gray (Porsche 911), Wolfgang Schnittger (MG Midget) and Gath Maxwell in his MGB GT V8.
Jim Larkham has dominated this season with his Radical and he heads the entry list in Roadsports and he can expect the challenge to come from the Crossles of John Benson and John McCandless.
The competitors in the N.I. Sevens class always provide very close racing and Graham Moore starts as favourite with his Honda powered GMS.
Sure to provide very entertaining racing the one make Ford Fiesta Championship and drivers to look out for Richard Livingston and Jonny Forsythe and Eorann O’Neill will be mixing it with the boys.
Picture caption: Jake Byrne the new Northern Ireland Formula Ford Champion at the wheel of his Van Diemen
NOT TO BE MISSED: the final race event of the 2015 season takes place on Saturday October 3, the Martin Donnelly Trophy Meeting supported by Ards and North Down Borough Council; this will see the top drivers in Formula Ford compete for the most prestigious car race trophy in Northern Ireland.