200mm A Final:


A perfect Easter Sunday saw the opening round of the 2010 Irish Onroad National Championship take place at the St.Annes track in Dublin where it was to be Shepherd’s day in terms of collecting the main silverware. In the 1:10 200mm Touring class it was reigning champion Chris Steele who narrowly claimed the TQ honours with his Velox V10 over the Serpent 733 of Keith Dempsey. The early part of the race saw the Top 3 pull clear of the field but both Demspey and 3rd place qualifier Chris Lawlor were to hit trouble allowing Steele to cruise to the win. Second spot would go to Robert Boylan who produced a really impressive and solid drive at the controls of his Serpent 733. Recovering from his earlier problems and recording the fastest lap of the race Lawlor managed to get his Kyosho back up to third to claim the final step on the podium.

1:10 ‘A’ Final
1.(1) Chris Steele – Shepherd – 102/ 1806.08
2.(4) Robert Boylan – Serpent – 97/ 1815.16
3.(3) Chris Lawlor – Kyosho – 88/ 1807.23
4.(6) David Mulligan – Serpent – 84/ 1802.18
5.(7) Luke Collins – Xray – 80/ 1818.15
6.(2) Keith Dempsey – Serpent – 73/ 1805.00
7.(8) Colm Gaffney – Serpent – 72/ 1793.42
8.(9) Jonathan Kenny – Serpent – 54/ 1626.66
9.(5) Thomas Ward – Xray – 2/ 47.36

 

200mm B Final:

The 1/10th B Final saw a solid drive from many drivers who are competeing in their first championship ever. Alot promising future talent was displayed.

1:10 ‘B’ Final
1.(7) Jacek Zadrozny – Serpent – 36/ 902.97
2.(2) Gavin Keane – Serpent – 36/ 930.13
3.(3) Anthony Fitzpatrick – Xray – 27/ 665.49
4.(1) Aaron Lynch – Serpent – 27/ 909.12
5.(6) David Collins – Serpent – 26/ 861.48
6.(5) Robert Kroonsalsbach – Thunder Tiger – 6/ 616.89
7.(4) David Murphy – Serpent – DNS

 

1/8th A Final:


In the 1:8 former multiple Champion Clive Connolly was the Top Qualifier ahead of defending Champion Ian Campbell for what was to be a thrilling final. In early part of the race Connolly lead the way but over the last five minutes the Mugen driver ran out of tyres allowing the Shepherd Velox 8 of 1:10 Final winner Steele through with two minutes to go but the Northern Ireland driver wasn’t able to hold on for the double. In the dying moments of the race he too started to struggle with his tyres allowing Campbell to slip through and take the win by just 1.7 of a second to get his title defense off to the perfect start.

1:8 ‘A’ Final
1.(2) Ian Campbell – Shepherd – 112/ 1800.88
2.(3) Chris Steele – Shepherd – 112/ 1802.58
3.(1) Clive Connolly – Mugen – 112/ 1821.95
4.(6) Michael Byrne – Serpent – 108/ 1800.50
5.(8) Eoin Doran – Mugen – 105/ 1812.28
6.(7) Dean Lacey – Serpent – 98/ 1828.22
7.(5) John Tracey – Kyosho – 76/ 1500.56
8.(9) John Delaney – Serpent – 37/ 806.66
9.(4) Austin Elliot – Kyosho – DNS

 

Congratulations to all who attended.

ORCA Committee

 

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