Shepherd driver Chris Steele was the man to beat at the first round of the Irish National 1/10 nitro on-road Championship as he set a blistering TQ run with his Shepherd Velox V10. Hot on his heels followed Shepherd driver Darren Gibb also using a Velox V10 as well as Anthony Fitzpatrick, Colm Gaffney, Jacek Zadrozny and Stephen O’Connor which were close on pace all day. The 30 minutes final saw a great start from pole sitter Chris defending his position up front. In the following laps Darren was trying to keep up but the gap increased lap by lap. Anthony, Colm and Jacek were in a close battle at the start until Jacek ran into engine trouble. This separated the field a lot and in the following also Colm ran into trouble and had to retire. After 30 minutes Chris Steele took the win some four laps ahead of Darren Gibb with Anothony Fitzpatrick completing the podium.