Skibbereen Autocross (LS) - 28 Feb 16

Posted: March 1, 2016 7:38 AM - 3705 Hits

Counting Round - 2016 Munster Autocross Championship


Posted: March 1, 2016 7:38 AM

The event received a very strong entry of 34 cars for round 1 of the O Shea Bus Hire Munster Autocross Championship & was also a counting round of the Carbery Plastic Skibb D.C.C. Championship.

Sunny conditions greeted the crews however the track remained wet after the snow the previous day. After the briefing & the practice the drivers set off out on this new track for the first timed run.

After the first timed run, Peter Brennan (Semog Buggy) lead Limericks Chris O Callaghan by 3.07 seconds after setting a time of 1.36.16. Paul O Driscoll (Semog Buggy) 3rd with Limerick driver Eddy Walsh quickest Saloon driver out of the blocks in 4th on a time of 1.41.19 with Lucaz Czapnik in his newly acquired Subaru 5th 0.24 behind Walsh. Owen Murphy was 8th after clipping a bank while both Cal Mc Carthy (Club championship sponsor) & Paul Dullea were suffering Steering woes. Brian O Mahony quickest Skibb D.C.C. driver on 1.42.87.

After Run 2 Chris O Callaghan took over the lead from early leader Brennan. With now just 0.5 of a second covering 2nd to 5th. O Driscoll 3rd, Owen Murphy 4th & Brian Hassett 5th. The 2nd run saw big improvements in times by Richard Percy (Ford Special) Padraig Devane (Civic) Ger O Connel (Celica) Robert Beamish (Nova) Barry Galvin (Golf) & Johnny Keneally getting to grips with his newly acquired Subaru.

Run 3 with an ever drying track saw Chris O Callaghan better his time yet again setting 1.30.34. Owen Murphy moved to 2nd however +4.19 behind O Callaghan. Further behind just 0.04 separated Brennan & Hassett for 3rd. Indeed, this was the theme in all other classes too, particularly class 2 where Munster championship sponsor Gerard O Shea was in the thick of the battle with Mike Casey & Danny Greaney who really put up a fight setting 1.41.83.. Class 5 Saw Eoghan Mc Mahon (Subaru) & Johnny Kenneally swapping times.

Run 4 & a potentially disaster spin for O Callaghan (where Murphy clipped a bank earlier in the day) gave hope to those behind him however, his time on Run 3 could not be beaten. O Callaghan held out to win the event, setting fastest O/A time. This win is Chris' 3rd autocross win in a row. Brian Hassett finished 2nd +2.76 behind. Owen Murphy 3rd and the Fastest O/A Saloon. Early leader Brennan 4th with Paul O Driscoll 5th.

Quickest Skibb D.C.C. times.
1st Brian O Mahony.
2nd David Beamish.
3rd Robert Beamish.


Posted: February 29, 2016 6:25 AM

1 Christopher O'Callaghan (Semog Buggy) 1m 30.34s,
2 Brian Hassett (Semog Buggy) 1m 33.10s,
3 Owen Murphy (Impreza) 1m 33.23s,
4 Peter Brennan (Semog Buggy) 1m 33.64s,
5 Paul O'Driscoll (Semog Buggy) 1m 35.50s,
6 Edward Walsh (Impreza) 1m 37.65s.

Class winners:
Brian Hassett,
Owen Murphy,
Edward Walsh,
Richard Percy (Ford Special) 1m 40.67s,
Danny Greaney (Peugeot 205) 1m 41.83s,
Henry Nash (Impreza) 1m 43.60s,
Daniel Galvin (Golf) 1m 43.60s,
Gerard O'Shea (Peugeot 205) 1m 43.81s,
William Meade (Nova) 1m 44.26s,
Anthony O'Halloran (Kawasaki Special) 1m 46.83s,
David Devane (Sunny) 1m 49.10s,
Andrew Beamish (Corsa) 1m 55.38s.

O' Shea Bus Hire Munster Autocross 2016 - Round 1

Posted: February 26, 2016 4:41 PM

The O' Shea Bus Hire Munster Autocross 2016 championship kicks off on Sunday next February 28th with the Skibbereen & District Car club loose autocross. The event is sponsored by Mid Cork Quarries and will be held on a new track at Kilnadur, Dunmanway (R585) which is approximately a 10 minute drive from Dunmanway or a 10 minute drive from Copeen.

Clerk of the Course: Eoghan Mc Carthy reports that surface at the track is perfect, and not been affected by the winter weather. The programme begins with signing on at 9.00am followed by practice run at 10.00am with the first timed run at 10.30am.

The event is also a counting round of the Carbery plastics Skibbereen & District Car Club championship.

Ready for Action

Posted: February 26, 2016 4:40 PM

With just a couple of days to go to this Sunday February 28th Mid Cork Quarries/Mc Sweeney Bros Autocross, it's all systems go for Skibbereen & D.C.C.
This event is Round 1 of The O'Shea Bus Hire Munster Autocross Championship and a counting Round of the Carbery Plastics S.D.C.C. Championship.
Entries have been coming in steady and interest remains strong in the event.
This event is taking place at a new track, in a new quarry at Kilnadur, north of Dunmanway.
The track remains in good condition, even after the bad winter weather.
The club is very grateful to the Mc Sweeney family for the use of this venue.
Sign on and Scrutiny will be from 9.00am, Practice run at 10.00am and 1st timed run at 10.30am.

Event Poster

Posted: February 18, 2016 6:15 AM

Regulations / Entry Form

Posted: February 17, 2016 6:50 PM


Posted: February 17, 2016 4:07 AM

On Sunday February 28th next, Skibbereen & District Car club will host Round 1 of the O'Shea Bus Hire Munster Autocross championship. The event is also a counting round of the Carbery plastics Skibbereen & District Car Club championship.

The event is being sponsored by Mid Cork Quarries, and will be using a new track that has never before been used. The track is in Kilnadur, Dunmanway & we are being allowed use this quarry by kind permission of Mc Sweeney Bros Ltd.

The venue is appox a 10 mins drive from Dunmanway & a 10 mins drive from Copeen

Conditions at the track are perfect, The surface is in a good condition & has not been affected by the winter weather.

Sign on that day at 9.00am, with practice run at 10.00am & the first timed run started at 10.30am.

Regulations will be available shortly.

Preliminary Details

Posted: February 5, 2016 8:47 AM

Skibbereen & D.C.C. will host Round 1 of the O'Shea Bus Hire Munster Autocross Championship, on Sunday February 28th 2016. This Loose Surface Autocross is kindly sponsored by Mid Cork Quarries/Mc Sweeney Brothers Ltd, which we are very grateful for. Without their help it would not be possible to run such an event.
This event is being ran at a new venue by a new COC, with a mixture of both new & experienced senior club members within the team. This event is also a counting round of the Carbery Plastics Skibbereen & D.C.C. championship.
Regulations will be available shortly.

Club Website

Posted: February 5, 2016 8:45 AM

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