This weekend saw the return of the Formula Vee Festival at Mondello Park. The event was in aid of Barretstown Childrens fund and was supported by MicksGarage.com, Finol oils, & Dunlop.
The combination of fabulous weather, subsidised entry fees and the prospect of great motor racing saw some of the biggest crowds Mondello has enjoyed for some time. The team from Finol/Total put on a great display and their F1 simulator proved to be a huge success.
The on-track action was as exciting as ever with races for Formula Vee, Formula Ford, Global Lights, Historics, Ginetta Juniors, Formula Sheane and Irish Touring Cars.
The top three from the Formula Vee Festival were 1 Kevin O'Hara, lee Newsome and Trevor Delaney in that order.
The race of the day though was in the Touring Car class. A real David and Goliath battle for 1st place ensued between the heavy but powerful BMW M3 of Eric Holstein and the lightweight Honda Integra of Eoghan Fogarty.
Both traded places countless times, The BMW had the legs on the Honda down the straights but in the twisty stuff the integra would pull away, all this was to the delight of the Mondello grandstand who, by the end of the race were up out of their seats, shouting and cheering - it was a great sight to see! Despite a valiant effort Eoghan Fogarty just couldn't hold the BMW at bay and Eric Holstein won by a cars length.
There was also an impressive display of aircooled Bugs and Campers including this stripped out Drag Racer
The Ginetta Juniors were well represented as usual. This one-make manufacturer supported championship is aimed at 14 - 17 year old competitors and uses the very popular and successful Ginetta G20 Coupe.
All the winners from the ITCC races
claiming their prizes
And in the Historic class Jackie Cochrane blasted away from the competition in his Sunbeam Tiger. If the rumor mill is to be believed this unassuming machine pumps out 600bhp!