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Clare LS Autocross - 22 Aug 21

Posted: July 25, 2021 5:46 AM - 408 Hits

Press Release

Posted: July 22, 2021 2:15 PM

Clare Motor Club were lucky enough to be able to run their autocross in October 2020 just before lockdown. Now the Directors and Committee of Clare Motor Club are delighted to announce that the Club are actively applying the finishing touches to their up-and-coming Autocross which takes place once again in the ever popular track in Ballycumber. This will be the first of their three autocrosses which are planned for 2021. The dates for the three autocrosses are August 22nd, September 19th and October 17th, all subject to Government restrictions at the time and ran under Government guidelines.

Each event will be held on 3 different versions of the tracks in Ballycumber. There will be a practice lap followed by 3 timed runs consisting of 3 laps each.

Club Member Gerry O’Brien will be Clerk of the Course for the first event. Fellow member Tomas McGarry will Clerk the second event on September 19th. The Club will finalise the C.O.C for the 3rd event in due course. Regular Autocross Competitor and Club Member Eoghain McMahon, MD of EMC Autos, Quin Road, Ennis, has kindly come on board to sponsor all three Autocross events. Directors of the Club would like to thank Eoghain most sincerely for this kind gesture. We are all looking forward to the Autocross events which are getting motorsport back up and running. Autocross is a great way of introducing young people to the sport.

Due to current Government guidelines, entries will be limited to a maximum of 65.

Regs and entry forms will be available on Shannonsportsit.ie in the next couple of days.

Ballycumber track is located in Co. Offaly, approximately 25 klms from Athlone Via N62 and is easily accessible from all corners of the country. This autocross caters for buggies and super saloons, which are the traditionally the 4WD Mitsubishi, Lancers, Subaru Impreza etc and traditional 2WD saloons. Even though it is a loose surface autocross, the Ballycumber track is traditionally not hard on rally cars and is very suitable for competitors who normally compete in forestry events.

Entry fee is €125 and €75 for juniors.

Clare Motor Club Members who regularly take part in Autocross events are as follows:
Father and Son duo David and Dean Murphy from Quin.
Brothers Brian and Raymond Hassett, Crusheen.
Sponsor Eoghain McMahon, Clooney.
David ‘Tot’ Murphy, Tulla.
Tom Ryan, Ennis.
Padraig Egan, Sixmilebridge.
Michael Fitzgibbon, Ennis.
Declan O’Regan, Ruan.
Father and Daughter Gerard and Mary O’Shea, Kilfinnane.
Ronan Mangan, Ennis.
Eamon Forde, Ennis.
Derry based Oran Mullen, last year’s Autocross winner.

Newcomer and club member Francis O’Shea is expected to make his debut in Ballycumber after finishing 6th overall in his class in the recent Rallycross in Mondello Park.

Club Website

Posted: July 22, 2021 2:15 PM

Topics: Autocross 

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