Exciting Racing Expected at Mondello this Sunday!
August 22, 2013 by Leo Nulty
This coming Sunday (August 25th) the Carlow Car Club will be in charge of the penultimate championship Car Race event of the 2013 Mondello Park season. The race meeting will take place on the National Circuit with six different race series competing across an eleven race programme.
Mondello Park has introduced two new classes for 2013 and it is these new initiatives which will provide the biggest interest on Sunday afternoon. The highly successful Patch Fiesta Championship has its fourth double header of the season planned and this will require four races as entry levels dictate that a qualifying race will be needed for each championship round. The big news here is that multiple saloon champion Michael Cullen is coming out of retirement to drive a Murray Motorsport car and his nemesis Gordon Kellett has also dusted off the overalls and will drive Alistair Kellett’s example. Not to be out done, former Uno champion Barry Rabbitt has also thrown his hat in the ring- so the regulars won’t have an easy run!
The other new class for 2013 is the OPH GT Series which got off to a healthy start in June and is already looking at expanding for only its second event. The new series uses some novel race formats to attract drivers and this weekends offering will be a twenty five minute one or two driver race where drivers can drive the full distance themselves or share with a second driver. To make things fair all cars must complete a timed pit stop even if they only have one driver.
The GT class will see a wide variety of machines compete over three different classes catering for near standard sports and saloon cars up to purpose built sports Racers. Cars from the defunct RT2000 and Porsche Open series will take part along with saloon cars no longer eligible for the ITCC and pure sports racers such as Lotuses and Ginettas. Watch out ofr the Mondello Young Guns team of FF1600 hotshoes Jake Byrne and Sean Doyle, who will drive a 22obhp Dunlop Supercar!
Also on Sunday’s programme will be two races for Formula Vee and Ginetta Juniors as well as a race each for the two Historic Racing classes, HRCA Historics and Future Classics. Racing kicks off at 11:55 and continues through till 17:00, stopping for lunch between 13:00 and 14:00.
Sunday’s admission is just €10 for adults with under sixteen’s admitted free of charge and all admission includes a complimentary event programme. For an event timetable and further information on Car Racing events at Mondello Park, including Mondello.TV see www.mondellopark.ie.