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Formula Ford shoot-out tops Bank Holiday speed weekend

By Sammy Hamill

Published 26/08/2016

The 500 Club stage their biggest race day of the season at their Co Down circuit tomorrow
The 500 Club stage their biggest race day of the season at their Co Down circuit tomorrow

A 16-race meeting at Kirkistown, the penultimate round of the Northern Ireland hillclimb championship at Coleraine and a two-day Speed Weekend at Balmoral Park add up to a busy Bank Holiday motorsport programme.

The 500 Club stage their biggest race day of the season at their Co Down circuit tomorrow, headlined by the final two rounds of the NI Formula Ford championship and the powerful single-seaters of the BOSS Ireland series.

Former footballer Noel Robinson figures in both. He leads the BOSS championship in his Tatuus Renault but after leading the Formula Ford series for most of the season, Robinson slipped to second with two non-finishes at the July meeting and now trails Alan Davidson by nine points going into the title shoot-out.

The programme, which starts at the earlier time of 11am, also includes Formula Vee and Formula Sheane races as well as the Irish Seat Supercup series.

Chris Houston is the leader of the Miller's Oil NI hillclimb championship with just two rounds remaining including tomorrow's event at Eagle's Rock. With a series of wins early in the season in his OMS single-seater, Houston leads John Donnelly by 16 points with reigning champion Graham Thompson up to third following victories at Cairncastle and Garron Point.

Balmoral Park near Lisburn is the venue for the Northern Ireland Speed Weekend on Sunday and Monday featuring various aspects of motorsport from off-road driving, a sprint event, drifting, drag racing and stunt riders. It starts at 10am each day.

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