Ireland FF1600 Championship & Formula Libre-Mondello Park
Dwyer Formula Ford 1600 Championship
Micheal Fitzgerald Formula Libre
Formula 1 gave poor racing this weekend but the Cork based Dwyer Engineering Racing Team was most definitely racing at full throttle and wheel to wheel in top class competitive grids at Mondello Park.
Glanmires Alan Dwyer soared to the top of the Irish Formula Ford 1600 Championship with a pair of strong podium results on Sunday with the Dwyer Engineering team working very hard to resolve a misfire in Alans engine which was hampering his speed in pre race testing.
Morgan Dempsey took his first win of the season in the first part of Sundays Irish FF1600 double-header at Mondello beating polesitter Kris Loane into the first corner. In the race Morgan held off Loane, Alan Dwyer, Noel Dunne, Richard Tannahill and Neville Smyth in a spectacular battle for victory.
In the second race Dempsey again led Loane into the first corner, where Loane was then swamped by the grid. A three-car lead battle then developed between Dempsey, Noel Dunne, and Alan Dwyer. Dubliner Dunne suddenly found himself under tremendous pressure from Dwyer. The pair dived into the Dunlop braking area absolutely wheel-to-wheel, with Alan coming out in front. It didn’t stay that way as in the closing laps, Alan Dwyers brake system was over heating and he was using all his skills to stay in the battle. Eventually Dwyer had to concede second to Dunne.Alan Dwyer is planning to get back to winning ways with the introduction of a new car replacing his Swift SC92 with a new Van Diemen RF01 that is currently being prepared by Dwyer Engineering.
Micheal Fitzgerald had another strong weekend as he continued to develop his Dwyer Engineering Mygale SJ01 and he was rewarded with two fantastic finishes in Formula Libre finishing 10th and 9th in each race.
In the first Formula Libre Micheal was locked in a battle throughout race one swapping places with Kris Loane on several occasions before finishing a strong 10th.In the second Formula Libre race Micheal was suffering from worn tyres but was still very competitive and held of Chris Graham after a lengthy battle to claim a solid 9th.
To finish off the weekend Micheal Fitzgerald then headed back to Killeagh on Sunday morning to line out at full-forward with Killeaghs Junior B Hurling team beating Cobh 4-10 to 3-7 and scoring 1-1 in the process.
Alan next races FF1600 and Micheal next races FLibre in Mondello Park on July 3rd. More info at www.alandwyer.com and www.michealfitzgerald.com
FF1600 Race 1 (Top Six)
Irish FF1600 Championship Table (Top Six)
Formula Libre Race 1 (Top Six)
Formula Libre Race 2 (Top Six)