July 31, 2009

Campbell & Steele take Irish Nats Rd5

Campbell & Steele take Irish Nats Rd5

Round 5 of the Irish Nationals took place in Dublin last weekened and in 1/8th scale qualifying it was Shepherd driver Ian Campbell that took the TQ spot for the final ahead of Austin Elliot and Michael Byrne, while in the 1/10th scale class it was Chris Steele that would start on pole ahead of Chris Lawlor and Thomas Ward. The 200mm A final saw Chris Steele hold his lead throughout, but 2nd place man Chris Lawlor retired when his transponder failed on lap 39. 3rd place qualifier Thomas Ward retired from the 30 minute final on lap 49, allowing Darren Gibb and Robert Boylan to take the remaining podium places. The 1/8th A final saw Ian Campbell set the fastest lap of the race, finishing in 1st ahead of 3rd place qualifier Michael Byrne, with John Delaney coming up through the field to finish 3rd overall. From 2nd on the grid, Austin Elliott was holding his position until he retired on just lap 21 with an electrical problem.

Thanks to Ian Campbell for the report.


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