Motorsport

Jim Hutchinson in action at Kirkistown.INPT40-191''PTMOTORSPORT13
Jim Hutchinson in action at Kirkistown.INPT40-191''PTMOTORSPORT13

The Enniskillen Motor Club stages the Erne Trophy Sprint on St Angelo’s Airfield tomorrow and spectators will see a variety of cars over some 17 Classes.

Included will be class 1 road going series production cars right through to class 17 vintage cars with sports libre saloons, single-seater racing cars plus the historic class and of course the popular and hotly-contested rally car class in between.

The club have received 60 plus entries and with double Championship points available, the event is a counting round of the SW Adair ANICC Sprint Championship.

Local interest will be focused on Jonni McDaid and his father, Tommy, sharing their Peugeot Cup Car and Ballinamallard man, Davy Forde in his immaculate ex-works Ford Puma.

In the historic class, Robert Coulter and daughter, Olivia, bring their rapid little Ford Anglia 105E and winner of this class last year Gerry McGarrity in his Cooper ‘S’ closely followed by Mervyn Johnston in his similar car.

Darran Flanagan will share his new Ford Fiesta with Ruairi Jones while Rodney Donaldson will wheel out his unusual two litre Renault Clio.

The most unusual Escort will be driven by Jim Hutchinson, a Sonny Howard-built Escort Mk I replica, a space frame fibreglass special saloon with a 350 bhp Vauxhall engine. The Portadown driver is regular at Kirkistown race meetings.

The action starts at 10am with the first practice run followed by the official runs at 1pm.

Competitors will get two practice runs and three official runs with best run to count.

Seamus Morris in his championship-winning Pilbeam should be the man to beat.

Declan Gannon and his team have provided free on-site parking and disabled parking close to the paddock where spectators can view the competing cars and get up close to the drivers.

Admission fee is just £5 with under 16s free.