Results here: results delamont 2018 10 20


Our final Ulster Centre autotest of the season took place at Delamont Country Park, Killyleagh on 20 October.  An oversubscribed entry of 36 and a dry day made for excellent competition and much rubber laid down on Delamont’s carparks. Prior to the event, Shane from Delamont had ensured the area was safely taped off and thanks must go to him for his enthusiasm for our events there. With Carol being away at the MGCC AGM, the Centre thanks Elaine Lynn whostepped in to do the results and all ran like clockwork in this respect.

We ran the common theme of 2 separate tests 3 times each and then joined them for 2 runs of a longer test. A comment received was, “forget the first two tests, can we just have several runs of the 3rd one?!”

On to the results, Jeremy Tomalin in his Special took 1stoverall, a clear 16 seconds ahead of David Jenkins in the Stryker. 3rd was Will Corry sharing Jay Colville’s Cosworth engined Midget as his own had succumbed to clutch problems getting to the event. Jay’s poor car lay down on the final run of Test 3 with possible crown wheel failure.

The Midget & Sprite brigade were out in abundance but had their fair share of problems with Mark Brien’s damaging a kingpin beyond repair on his first test. Then Mark Lemon hit a kerb bursting the two nearside tyres. The MG Marque of Friendship was at hand though and he was up and running in no time, presented with a matching set of Minilites/tyres from fellow competitors to ensure he completed his runs.

Class Winners were, Class 3-Peter Mann, 4-Angus Johnston, 5 Andrew Earney, 6- Jack Brien, 7-David Jenkins (Jeremy Tomalin winning overall), 8-Willie Skelly and 9-Kevin McNamee.

Thanks also to Goff Evans, Nigel McCutcheon, Sam Baird, Bronach Meehan and John McNamee for stepping in to marshal while others were away.

On to the next event – our AutoSOLO is in 2 weeks’ time on the first Saturday in November.

Stephen Dawson

Results here: results delamont 2018 10 20