MOTORSPORT: Kirkistown plays host to biggest meeting of season

Noel Robinson.
Noel Robinson.

Kirkistown circuit is set to stage the largest car race meetings of the season so far on Saturday.

Organised by the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland, the regular Northern Ireland Formula Ford 1600 Championship will incorporate the SuperSeries which is not a championship, but simply a series of races staged at various circuits throughout the UK.

A Driver of the Day is selected at each round and the various winners will go into a hat and one name will be picked and added to the list of those drivers going to the Road to Indy Shootout. Could it be that a driver from Kirkistown could be racing in the USA?

The Northern Ireland Formula Ford 1600 Championship has featured a season-long battle between Noel Robinson and Alan Davidson and a few points separate the battling duo.

However, Robinson and Davidson may not get it all their own way as Jake Byrne and James Roe could take the spoils. Both these young drivers are in top form and keen to score a win.

The support programme has something for everyone, including the popular one make Ford Zetec Championship, while Roadsports will be joined by a number of Strykers. Ginetta Juniors, the introduction series for teenagers to motor racing, makes a welcome return and the Legends return to the County Down venue.

Saloons and the ultra fast karts will be in action, the latter featuring the 125 and 250 classes.

Meanwhile, Enniskillen Motor Club has been forced to cancel their Montgomery Motorsport Erne Trophy Sprint due to take place on St Angelo airfield tomorrow.

Event Deputy Clerk of the Course, Declan Gannon, said: “With regret EMC has had to cancel our upcoming Montgomery Motorsport Erne Trophy Sprint. Poor interest in the event with too few entries received means we have no choice but to cancel.”