11 June 2019

Motorsport Ireland Weekend Round-up

Photo: Michael Chester.

Twenty year old Alex Denning continued his highly successful first season in car racing by taking victory in two of the three Dennings Cars Fiesta ST races at Mondello Park, but had to settle for eighth place in the final race after a last lap spin while battling for fourth position, writes Richard Burke.

The Rathfarnham driver dominated the first two races, finishing two seconds clear of his nearest challenger each time, with double class champion Dave Maguire and Erik Holstein taking the two runner-up positions. Veteran Michael Cullen eventually won an action packed race three when he took the lead from relative newcomer Ross Barnes at three quarter distance, with Barnes finally taking third place after he couldn’t hold off Holstein, who was recovering from a spin.

Limerick’s Paul O’Connell scored another double in the Finnstown Castle Boss Formula Libre races, with Sam Mansfield and Joe Courtney taking second and third each time.

Defending Hillclimb and Sprint champion Rob Dwane continued his unbeaten run this year by winning both days of the Clare weekend at Feakle, with Gary Egan and Billy White completing the leaderboard on each of the two days.