Glenroe Co Limerick 5/6 August 2017
Rounds 9 & 10 of the
Hillclimb and Sprint Championship
Well done to all who finished rounds 9 & 10 of Naylor Engineering championship hillclimb in Glenroe 5 and 6 August 2017. There was tough conditions out there all weekend, which left some competitors having a shorter weekend then anticipated. Robert Dwane took a clear victory over Joe Courtney on day one. Sunday saw Gary Egan winning, Billy White second in the car he shares with Gary Egan and Robert Dwane in third. Joe Courtney damaged his car on the first timed run. Robert Dwane didn't go away empty handed though as he took fastest driver for the weekend.
A message from the organising team "Now that the Limerick Motor Club Glenroe Sprint is over for another year we are finally starting to dry out.The cleanup is done and it's time to thank all involved. The team from Limerick Motor Club, the marshals for coming out in horrendous conditions, the competitors, the residents, the bales handlers, the landowners, in particular Tommy Leahy and Jim Casey for the Paddock area, our sponsors, especially our main sponsor Barrett's Garage and finally Adventure Castles 'n' Slides and One Stop Party Hire for food and shelter over the weekend. Until next year..."
Some comments by competitors about the weekend
Gar Cunningham "Trying hard to stay on the Black stuff in Limerick this weekend , well done LMC , the weather was awful but you got there in the end , Also hats off to all the Staff at the Deebert Hotel, who fed and watered all the drivers and friends , And as for the Criac on Saturday night , well all I can say is... IT WAS MIGHTY"
Damien Walsh "Well done Elaine Higgins Shinnors on a brilliant weekend under hard conditions with very wet weather. Well done to all the team and marshals who stood out in the rain. Roll on 2018"
Coordinates for entrance to paddock field
DMS 52°18'56.9"N 8°24'59.5"W or decimal 52.315805, -8.416528
The Launch event for the sprint took place at Willie Barrett's garage Kilfinane, Thursday 13 July 2017. Willie has come on board as sponsor for the event. Find out more at Barretts Garage website
Willie Barrett presenting sponsorship cheque to Clerk of Course Elaine Higgins-Shinnors
This year it will be held in Glenroe, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick. the course consists of a 2.5km loop with both tight and fast flowing corners. this is our first time using this section of road but the organisors believe it will prove as challenging and enjoyable for the competitors as the club's 2016 event at Effin which was voted the most popular round of the championship.
Again there will be a field paddock with camping, catering, toilet facilities, tea in the event office and a friendly smile to greet you.
The club would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Glenroe for their support and co-operation with the running of the event.
Clerk of the Course this year is Elaine Shinnors. This is Elaine's first year as CoC, and the club would like to wish her every success. Elaine and her team are planning a great event including prize giving and some light entertainment at the Deerbert House Hotel, Kilmallock on the Saturday night.
For those new to the discipline there are classes for all cars from FIAT Cinquecentos to ex Formula 1 cars including Historics, Sports and Rally cars. Also this year there is a class for drift type cars that have been logged by Motorsport Ireland for sprint events. Each car gets to transverse the course up to six times each day, the fastest single time to count toward class and overall results. If you want a good weekend of fun spectating or if you have a car gathering dust in the garage for cheap fun, dust it off and the club looks forward to seeing you there.
Click here to listen to interview with Deputy Clerk of Course James O'Rourke from the West Limerick 102 outside broadcast at the launch event for the Circuit of Munster