The final round of the Irish National On road Nitro Championships took place yesterday at the St. Annes track in Dublin with the main attention being on the 1:10 200mm class with the title still up for grabs. Team Serpent Ireland driver Clive Connolly, who wrapped up the 1:8 title and won the 1:10 A Final to go top of the standings at the previous round, was absent from the season finale meaning Xray driver Eoin Doran had the opportunity to snatch the title on tie break if he could take Round 6 victory, but it wasn’t to be. In qualifying it was top UK Championship racer Mark Gilliland that would TQ ahead of his Xray team-mate Doran with Team Serpent Ireland’s Keith Dempsey third. In the Final however both Gilliland and Doran would hit problems allowing Dempsey to take his first ever national win ahead of fellow Serpent 720 racer Chris Lawlor, who claimed his fourth podium of the season to finish 3rd in the final standings. Doran would eventually finish in the final podium placing but up front Dempsey’s win ensured the perfect 2008 National campaign for Connolly as he defended his 1:8 title and secured the 1:10 title at his first attempt. In the 1:8 Final Kyosho driver Austin Elliott TQ’d but his race ended on the opening lap after contact with another car broke his throttle servo. This allowed Colin Whelan’s Kyosho to go on to take the win from the Serpent pairing of Darragh Fox and Sean Doyle.