Adam Macauley wins at Mondello Park

Action at Mondello Park
Action at Mondello Park

The annual Dunlop Formula Vee Festival Final at Mondello Park was shortened due to a number of on track incidents, the race was eventually red flagged with victory going to Adam Macauley.

After a number of qualifying heats and semi finals it was decided that the final would feature a reverse grid in part and it was a relative newcomer to this class of single seater racing Mark Millar who found himself on pole position.

The lights signalled race and he stalled and the result a start line incident. The race was subject to a restart and with a further incident at Ford Corner the safety car was deployed, further incidents followed and the race eventually brought to a premature end with Macauley the winner from Anthony Cross and Sean Newsome.

One of the highlights of the two day meeting at the County Kildare venue was the performance by Banbridge driver Mark Crawford in Boss Ireland.

Driving his Suzuki powered Jedi a much less powerful car than the competition he won on Saturday and yesterday he finished a very close second to the Formula Renault driven by Fergus Faherty.

In the Irish Touring Car Championship there were wins for Dave O’Brien with his BMW and Brian Fitzpatrick with his SEAT Supercopa.

In the Ginetta Junior Championship which caters for 14-17 year olds it was a clean sweep for Ulster drivers. Jack Finlay, Wilson Thompson and Johnny Mulhollandfinished in that order in both races.

Meanwhile on the Sligo Park Hotel Rally victory went to Monaghan driver Josh Moffett at the wheel of his Ford Fiesta WRC, second was Martin Doherty driving a Mitsubishi EVO 9 and Strabane’s Pat Kirk completed the top three in a similar car.

In the Junior Rally it was victory to Niall O’Sullivan in a Citroen C2 from the Peugeot 207 driven by Adrian Sweeney.