After the jubilant return of our overseas competitors and the rest of us have had a chance to dry out after round 8 of the Connaught Competition Engines Hillclimb and Sprint Championship it is time to turn our attention to another landmark event in Irish hillclimbing.

The upcoming Sprint weekend in Kirkistown promises to be an epic encounter. With competitors from republic of Ireland, our Northern brothers and sisters and a healthy contingent from across the UK.

The Kirkistown track is run by former Irish hillclimb champion and multiple hillclimb record breaker Richard Young. Richard and the British sprint co-ordinator Paul Parker have been looking forward to getting all the sprinters together for such an event for many years and it promises to be a weekend of great competition, comraderie and craic.

For competitors in the Connaught Competition Engines hillclimb and sprint championship there are a few points to note in preparation for the trip up north.

We hope to see you all there!

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Article by: Paul O’Connell