BREAKING NEWS- Lillis is MI Young Driver of the Month.
May 28, 2014 by Motorsport Ireland
Congratulations to 23 year-old Sean Lillis from Kilsallaghan, Co Dublin, who has been selected as the first finalist for the Dunlop Young Racing Driver of the Year Award.
Sean came out the winner of the two opening rounds of the ultra-competitive Patch Tyre Equipment Fiesta Zetec Championship at Mondello Park, beating a capacity grid each time.
At the opening meeting, Sean showed his domination by scoring a 10 second win over his opposition, a huge margin in this closely fought class. He again took victory in round two, also setting the fastest lap of the race. This places him firmly in the championship lead.
Last year, the Dubliner completed his debut season in runner-up position in the Fiesta points table and he also took the Rookie title. When the Fiesta class made an end of season foray to the Formula Ford Festival meeting at Brands Hatch, Sean scored a win and a second place.
He is a mechanic with Michael Barrable Motors, and very much appreciates the support he has received from them. His sponsors are Lillis-O’Donnell Motor Company, Ballinlough Refrigeration, Van Linings and Breffni Plant Hire.
Sean hopes to go one better than last year in the Fiesta series by taking the overall title, and also plans to have a one-off Formula Ford 1600 drive in the Brands Hatch Festival in October.
Having been selected as the first Dunlop Driver of the Month for the 2014 season, Sean is now a contender for the prestigious Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Award and the historic Sexton Trophy. This award is presented annually and is supported by Dunlop, the Irish Sports Council and Motorsport Ireland.