FORMULA SHEANE CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 RD 5 & 6

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This weekend Mondello Park Hosted the latest rounds of the Formula Sheane Championship at the formula vee festival. Going into these two races it was the 2017 Champion Dave Parks who was holding the current championship lead followed by Brian Hearty.

Qualifying was on an action packed circuit which was unusually slippery for a dry day in mondello park. None the less it was Dave Parks who managed to set the quickest lap at the start of the session followed extremely close by Brian Hearty and Richard Kearney. As the session went on It seemed like Parks was going to keep pole until Brian Hearty put in an incredible lap to take pole for race one followed by Dave Parks, Richard Kearney, Martin Rafferty, John Ross Delahunt, James Sunderland, Keith Stafford and Leslie shaw.

Race one began early on sunday morning, the cars lined up on the grid and the tension could have been cut with a knife! The 5 second board came up and the lights went out, Parks got the Jump on Hearty from the line and lead into turn one, followed closely by Richard Kearney and Martin Rafferty who was showing great pace in his first outing of the year.

As the race progressed Parks extended his lead as Kearney and Hearty Battled for second place. Slightly Further back the grid leslie shaw, John Ross Delahunt, Keith Stafford and james sunderland battled it out, the final result of race one was David parks, Brian Hearty, Richard Kearney, Martin Rafferty, Leslie Shaw, John Ross Delahunt, James Sunderland and keith stafford who had an unfortunate DNF

Race two began late on sunday evening and this time it was Dave Parks who started on pole position Alongside him was Brian Hearty, the lights went out and Brian Hearty got the jump on Dave Parks followed nose to gearbox by Richard Kearney. As the cars came into the final turn to complete the first lap Parks sold Brian Hearty a dummy and passed him down the inside. Leslie shaw started at the back of the grid and made a huge push to climb up to the front. Richard kearney pulled off an incredible move to get past Brian Hearty but devastatingly for Richard his throttle cable broke near the end of the race. It was David Parks who took the win in race two, ending a perfect weekend for him and extending his championship lead. Followed closely by Brian Hearty, Martin Rafferty who took his first podium position!, James sunderland, Leslie shaw and John Ross Delahunt. Keith stafford and Richard Kearney both had to retire from the race due to mechanical faults.

A huge thanks from all of the formula sheane class to formula vee for an amazing weekend with some great races and good banter. Formula sheane without a doubt provided some of the best racing of the weekend. Onwards now to the next race weekend! well done to all.

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Irelands premier racing series head to Mondello Park international race circuit for the 2018 formula vee festival in aid of LauraLynn childrens hospice.

Going into these rounds its David Parks the 2017 champion who holds the championship lead, followed closely by Brian Hearty. It is sure to be a nail biting weekends racing.

The annual formula vee festival in aid of Lauralynn is a great weekend in aid of a great cause. We strongly urge you to pop down to see some great racing and support an amazing cause. There is sure to be lots of fun for all the family. Also to look forward to is the charity auction with lots of amazing things up for grabs. If you wish to find out more of whats for sale at the auction or to donate go to formula vee's facebook page or instagram page!

Race Calendar 2018

Below is a list of races to be held in 2018:

DATEVENUESTATUS
     
April 21st 2018 Kirkistown Race Circuit 2018 AutoCare Formula Sheane Championship
    2018 Formula Sheane Northern Irish Championship
    2018 Sheane Cars Scholarship Championship
May 12th/ 13th 2018 Bishopscourt Racing Circuit 2018 AutoCare Formula Sheane Championship
    2018 Formula Sheane Northern Irish Championship
    2018 Sheane Cars Scholarship Championship
June 9th/ 10th 2018 Mondello Park 2018 Non Championship races
July 7th/ 8th 2018 Mondello Park 2018 AutoCare Formula Sheane Championship
    2018 Formula Sheane Northern Irish Championship
    2018 Sheane Cars Scholarship Championship
August 25th 2018 Kirkistown Race Circuit 2018 AutoCare Formula Sheane Championship
    2018 Formula Sheane Northern Irish Championship
    2018 Sheane Cars Scholarship Championship
September 15th/ 16th 2018 Mondello Park 2018 AutoCare Formula Sheane Championship
    2018 Formula Sheane Northern Irish Championship
    2018 Sheane Cars Scholarship Championship
     

 

 

Formula Sheane Rounds 3&4 press release:

This weekend the Irelands premier racing series headed to Bishopscourt racing circuit northern Ireland for rounds 3&4 of the 2018 championship.

There was limited testing at the circuit and qualifying was saterday evening. Brian Heart took Pole position in qualifying by just under 9 tenths from Richard Kearney and Niall O 'Flynn. Chris McCabe qualified 4th followed by Brendan Carr and John Linnane to complete the grid. the 2017 champion David Parks was set to start from the back of the grid due to not being able to qualiy on Saturday evening.

Race one: Race one started sunday morning and as the lights went out it was Richard Kearney who took the early lead followed closely by Brian Hearty and the rest of the pack. Through turn one David Parks climbed up the grid to P3 where he was now challenging Brian Hearty for second, This gave richard kearney the oppertunity to pull away from the pack and extend his lead. Parks managed to pass Hearty in turn one and begin to hunt down Kearney, all while still being under imense pressure from Brian Hearty. Parks Hunted down Kearney and once again passed in turn one. Brian hearty then swooped through to take second followed nose to gearbox by richard keareny. The final order in race one was

1. David Parks

2. Brian Hearty

3. Richard Kearney

4. Niall O' Flynn

5. James Sunderland

Unfortunately due to Mechanical gremlins Chris McCabe and John Linnane didn't get to finish the race. Unfortunely Brendan Carr didnt get to start the race due to a personal injury.

Race two: Race two began sunday evening in a sunny bishopscourt racing circuit. It was David Parks who took the early lead followed closely by Brian Hearty and Richard Kearney, who were both equally as hungry for the win. Brian Hearty then passed David Parks and took the lead followed by Parks and Kearney. Chris McCabe and John Linnane had a very close battle also until Chris managed to pass John and put in some blisteringly fast laps to pull away. Back at the front Hearty, Parks and kearney were still battling wheel to wheel until Kearney went off in an accident. The final order in race two was:

1. Brian Hearty

2. David Parks

3. Niall O'Flynn

4. Chris McCabe

5. John Linnane All in all a good weekend for the Formula Sheane series with some great battles and good banter.

Well done to all.

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Formula Sheane driver David Parks was voted driver of the year by motorsport.ie after a stunning 2017 season for both him and the Vertical Racing Team!
Dave Parks won the Formula Sheane championship, as well as the Northern Irish Championship and Holmpatrick Trophy.
Dave's teammate Leslie Shaw took Scholarship Championship honours. A great season for both Dave and team! Well done all!

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