Dungarvan Hillclimb Preview
Who will make a clean Sweep of It?
The Imokilly Motor Club are delighted to bring the Irish Hill Climb Championship to one of the oldest and best hills for motorsport in the country The SWEEP, the course has be used for decades for sprints and hill climbs even in a bygone age closing the main road from Cork to Waterford for motorsport .
These days The Sweep is a by road but still is a great challenge for man and machine as they race to the top to see who will be King Of The Hill. After running a successful one day event last year this year the club has gained full Championship status for a 2 day event.
Taking the reigns as Clerk of The Course for the event is Dick O’ Brien and the club is delighted to say that last year’s Sponsors Pat & Jason Ryan Car Sales Youghal are back on board for this event .
Clerk of the Course Dick O’ Brien said “We are hugely indebted to Pat & Jason Ryan Car Sales Youghal for their continued sponsorship of this event. This is the first 2 day event for our club and I would like to acknowledge the great help I am getting from my committee at the Imokilly Motor Club. I would also like to thank the Hillclimb Committee for all their help.” Dick also said that as a 2 day event a lot of help will be required and appealed to all IMC members who are not competing to come out and help on this event. There is a lot of interest in this event and the organisers hope that all the championship regulars will make the trip to Dungarvan, along with a few more.
The event on The Sweep is 2.2km and the clubs intention is to give 3 timed runs per day .
Entry fee is One Day €130.00 Both Days €230.00.
Regs are with Motorsport Ireland and should be available soon .
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Image kindly provided by Ger Leahy Photography
Pictured at the launch of the 2016 Imokilly Motor Club Hillclimb are (L-R) Tony O Driscoill, Clerk Of The Course Dick O’ Brien, Event Sponsor Jason Ryan, Emmet Cronin, Finbarr Quirke, Mark Dolphin