Race Two: Paul Dagg leads Peter Dempsey, a spinning Noel Dunne, Neville Smyth, Alan Dwyer and Kris Loane
maintains lead in the Irish Formula Ford 1600 Championship - Mondello
Dwyer Formula Ford 1600 Championship
Alan Dwyer finished third and fifth respectively in the Irish Formula Ford 1600 Championship races at Mondello Park on Sunday and with those results he continues to lead the championship.
Having qualified fifth for race one, Alan was in a spectacularly hard-fought train of up to seven cars including Peter Dempsey, Dubliner Noel Dunne and Neville Smyth where the lead swapped hands on several hairy occasions. At the finish Peter Dempsey held of Neville Smyth and Alan Dwyer for victory.
In race two, Peter Dempsey had a more straightforward run to victory over Paul Dagg and Neville Smyth in third. Alan Dwyer was in contention for a podium spot until Richard Tannihill hit Alans car during a failed overtaking maneouvre. Despite the resulting handling difficulties, Alan kept his Dwyer Engineering Swift SC92 on the road and used all his talents in the remaining laps to hold his position and to get it to the finish in fifth and score crucial championship points.
Alan Dwyer next races on 23rd July in Kirkistown in Northern Ireland.
Dwyer Engineerings other driver Micheal Fitzgerald
was flying in pre-event testing at Mondello on Saturday but was
put out of action by a virus on Saturday night and was too ill to
race on Sunday.
Race 2 (Top Six)