2020 Kirkistown Sprint

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    Double National Hillclimb and Sprint champion Rob Dwane got his bid for three Pack and Pallet titles in a row off to the best possible start by scoring maximum points on both days of the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland’s double header weekend at Kirkistown, in Co Down on the 14th and 15th March 2020.

    The 22 year old from Tulla, Co Clare, was seven seconds clear of Chris Houston in another OMS in Saturday’s opening round, with Dubliner Rory Stephens taking his Dallara to runner up position yesterday, almost nine seconds down.

    Paul Hamill was best of the saloon drivers in his Tiger Mini on the opening day, with Darragh McMullan’s Seat Leon just beating him by 0.29 seconds for class honours yesterday.

    A small selection of start line launches from Saturday.

    500 MRCI SPRINT AT KIRKISTOWN, CO DOWN (ROUND 1 OF PACK & PALLET NATIONAL HILLCLIMB/SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP) (DAY 1):

    1 Rob Dwane (OMS Suzuki) 86.65s,
    2 Chris Houston (OMS Suzuki) 94.31s,
    3 Rory Stephens (Dallara-VW 309) 97.33s,
    4 Ben O’Brien (Reynard FVL) 105.24s,
    5 Paul Hamill (Tiger Mini) 107.23s,
    6 Tommy Gardiner (Civic) 110.20s,
    7 Neil McMullan (Seat Leon) 111.29s,
    8 (tie) Dara Fay (Suzuki Swift) and Neil Dugan (Peugeot 205-Ford) 111.74s,
    10 Gary Cunningham (Mini Suzuki) 111.92s.
    Class winners: Dara Fay, Philip Whitty (Cinquecento), Tommy Gardiner, Paul Hamill, Gary Cunningham, Mick O’Shea (MGB GT), Chris Houston, Rory Stephens, Chris Snow Jnr (Civic), Neil Dugan.

    500 MRCI SPRINT AT KIRKISTOWN, CO DOWN (ROUND 2 OF PACK & PALLET NATIONAL HILLCLIMB/SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP) (DAY 2):

    1 Rob Dwane (OMS Suzuki) 88.46s,
    2 Rory Stephens (Dallara-VW 309) 97.30s,
    3 Darragh McMullan (Seat Leon) 107.25s,
    4 Paul Hamill (Tiger Mini) 107.54s,
    5 Ben O’Brien (Reynard FVL) 108.00s,
    6 Gary Cunningham (Mini Suzuki) 108.36s,
    7 Brian Kirwan (Peugeot 206-GM) 108.48s,
    8 Tommy Gardiner (Civic) 109.23s,
    9 Neil McMullan (Seat Leon) 110.47s,
    10 Dara Fay (Suzuki Swift) 110.98s.
    Class winners: Dara Fay, Philip Whitty (Cinquecento), Brian Kirwan, Darragh McMullan, Gary Cunningham, Mick O’Shea (MGB GT), Rory Stephens, Chris Snow Jnr (Civic), Neil Dugan (Peugeot 205-Ford).

    Below links to full results

    2020 03 14 MEC Kirkistown Saturday

    2020 03 15 MEC Kirkistown Sunday