Co Down Race Circuit set to host British Spring Championship

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Kirkistown Racing Circuit, on the outskirts of Portavogie in Co. Down, is set to host two-rounds of the SBD Motorsport, MSA British Sprint Championship next weekend, 04-05 August 2018.

This now annual, two-day event will incorporate on the Saturday, a round of the SW Adair Tyres, Northern Ireland Sprint Championship, however all eyes will be on the travelling British contenders, especially on day two of the event.

To date, a strong entry of top British Championship contenders has been received, alongside the cream of competitors from across the Emerald Isle, whose sole intent, is to make the British Championship drivers work hard for their points.

This year’s British Championship [after 7 rounds] is topped by Scotland’s Heather Calder who, as fate would have it, is tied at the top of the leader board with her father Colin, in their 680BHP Gould GR55.

Heather is a force to be reckoned with, and as reigning British Sprint Champion, having pipped her father to the title last year, an accolade he has won 4 times previously, proves Heather isn’t coming across the Irish Sea for tea and scones, far from it!

Third place is held by John Graham who is only one point behind the Calders, whilst Stuart Robb has made a return to the British Sprint Championship this year, in the car which was previously locally owned and highly successfully campaigned by the late John Leinster.

With the top three in the series all being previous winners at this Kirkistown event, the action is set to be hotter than our recent heat wave and that is before you include the local drivers who will be looking to upset the apple-cart.

Northern Ireland Championship leader, Adrian Pollock in his Dalarra will be hunting down the travelling competitors whilst John Morgan in the family Pilbeam, Sylvie Mullans in his Gould, and Steven Gault in his Reynard will all be battling hard alongside Gerard O’Connell in his mighty Radical, all looking their share of the points and podium.

Action is set to start on Saturday 04 August at 09:00 for practice, with first timed runs penciled in for 12:30.

Sunday 05 August will see practice commence at 12:00 with timed runs later in the afternoon.

Michael Connolly - Gould GR37


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