Kirkistown hosts big weekend of race action

A big weekend of racing action is in store at Kirkistown
A big weekend of racing action is in store at Kirkistown

Kirkistown plays host to a major sprint event this weekend as the most powerful and fastest cars in the sport will be in action on Saturday and Sunday in rounds of the British Sprint Championship.

On Saturday competitors will be battling for points in a round of the Northern Ireland Sprint Championship and a number of local drivers will also be competing on Sunday.

There is a 16-race programme made up of Irish Championship and ‘Champion of Mondello’ Car Races on the Mondello Park National Circuit on Sunday.

The Formula Ford and Formula Vee classes will provide the single seater action, with the Patch Fiesta Championship and a mixture of Sportscar Classes, along with the growing Future Classics, making up the rest of the day’s racing.

Formula Ford returns for the first time since the very successful Formula Ford Festival, this time to compete twice for both Irish Championship and ‘Champion of Mondello’ points, with the circuit’s series offering double points for this event.

Formula Vee also returns for the first time since their recent Festival event and they will contest a single championship round over their usual two races.

The Fiesta drivers will be busiest of all with two championship rounds to be decided. This could mean four races for some drivers, as the size of the grid requires a qualification race for each round.

The Fiestas will be joined in providing the saloon racing entertainment by the Future Classics class, which has grown steadily this season to provide one of the most interesting and varied grids and some fantastic racing.