Formula Ford leads the way at Kirkistown

Noel Robinson
Noel Robinson

Formula Ford 1600 headlines the June car race meeting at Kirkistown circuit tomorrow with a full support programme.

This season is producing the closest racing seen for many seasons in Formula Ford 1600 at the County Down with Jake Byrne, Adrian Pollock and Jonny McMullan the winners to date.

Jake Byrne has been very impressive to date he has scored three race wins and started from pole position on five occasions.

Pollock has won two races and has yet to start from pole position while McMullan has one race win and one pole position.

He is concentrating on the Irish and National Formula Ford Championships, so the battle for the 2015 Championship is between Byrne and Pollock.

Ford Fiestas are high on entertainment value and have grown in numbers at this season with Andrew Blair having scored to date three wins while his teammate Richard Livingston has notched up two race victories and Jonny Forsythe has one to his credit.

Joining in this time round regular leading Formula Ford driver Noel Robinson who last raced a saloon some 17 years ago. Thanks to the efforts of Richard Livingston Robinson will be in the mix.

A busy day for the Portadown driver who will also race his Formula Ford 1600, he faces a total of four races.

Saloons and GTs always produce a variety of cars and Stephen Traub with his rapid Honda Integra is a force to be reckoned with, the 2015 season to date has seen the Honda cross the finish line first.

Completing the programme the visiting Strykers and the gearbox Karts.

Meanwhile at Croft in the Northeast of England Colin Turkington will be aiming to regain some ground in his quest to retain his British Touring Car Championship crown.

He has scored four wins in the past two seasons at this venue.

But faces stiff competition from his teammate at BMR Jason Plato who currently heads the points table.

All eyes will be on Nicolas Hamilton younger brother of Lewis Hamilton as he makes his debut in the series.

Hamilton will drive an Audi A3 for the Team. He has previously raced a Renault Clio in some of he support races.