Who’s who of Irish Motorsport to contest Fiesta Endurance RaceNovember 01, 2018
The fifth annual Mondello Park Six Hour Fiesta Enduro finishes out the 2018 Car Racing season this Sunday, November 4th on the Kildare venues’ National Track. The popular event will be run by the Mondello Park Sports Club in association with the Carlow, Kildare, MEC, IMRC and Leinster Motor Clubs.
The entry list reads like a who’s who of Irish Motorsport, with drivers from almost every Irish championship taking part. Last seasons’ winners, ‘LOH Motorsport’, return with two of the winning line-up, Dan Polley and Ronan McHale, joined by Patrick O’Dwyer. Their main opposition should come from former event winners Murray Motorsport who have four cars on the grid.
With accomplished racers Eoin and Niall Murray moving into team manager roles, Murray Motorsport is still left with two strong entries. Car number 30 will having some very famous names in its line up as David Kennedy returns to the cockpit alongside Tommy Byrne and Kevin McGarrity, as all three make their Fiesta debut, while ST Championship regular Niall McFadden will fill the fourth seat.
The second Murray contender will see the Fiesta ST Championship top two, David Maguire and Michael Cullen, leave their season long rivalry to one side for this event. They will be joined by two former saloon racing champions, John Denning and Rod McGovern, to form one of the most experienced teams in the event, as they try to improve on their third place from 2017
Among the remaining contenders, the ‘Mondello Mafia’ team made up of experienced racers from the circuits staff should be in the mix. The ‘Naas court Hotel’ team is another outfit with loads of experience who should be able to challenge for the win, as the Leonard brothers Michael and Karl are joined by Eric Holstein.
Also bringing a wealth of experience to the event will be the Barrable Father and Son team made up of Michael, Robert and Peter and the RK Racing team of Barry Rabbitt, Richard Kearney, Ian Conroy and Mike Dermody. Other interest will center on the Performance Ford car which will be the subject of an article in the Ford enthusiasts magazine, and the all female crew of WIM Racing, made up of Ruth Nugent, Nicola Watkins, Aimee Woods and Emma Dempsey.
With thirty two teams and more than one hundred and ten drivers entered, the event will be one of the busiest of the season particularly in the pits. Following a one hour qualifying session at nine o’clock on Sunday morning the race will begin at midday and finish in darkness six hours later.
Admission to the Fiesta Enduro is just €12.50 booked on line from the Mondello Park web site, or €15.00 at the gate, with under sixteens admitted free of charge.