2016 Hill Climb
Dungarvan Hillclimb Weekend 2016 - Report
Some of the action from the 2016 IMC Hillclimb - Pics: Ger Leahy
Bagenalstown based driver Michael Connolly in the Gould GR37 made a clean Sweep of It at the IMC based event over the weekend, fastest over the two days of the event Michael tamed the 600bhp single seater monster to take the title of "King Of The Hill".
The event was held in super warm weather and despite trying to rain a few times the rain never arrived so it was flat out motoring all weekend.
On day 1 it was Michael Connolly in the Gould GR37 who stopped the clocks at 64.51. Joe Courtney went hard in his Reynard 913-Peugeot managing a time of 65.94s, and Rory Stephens (Radical SR8 Hayabusa) did a 67.99s, Quickest of the IMC Motor club members was Mark Dolphin in the Escort. Class winners included IMC members Jason Ryan Starlet and Emmet Cronin Escort.
On day two it was once again Connolly who showed the others the way up the hill with a time of 61.00. Speaking with Michael after the event he said what an Iconic piece of road a fantastic hill absolutely delighted fastest both days and on my fastest run Sunday just as I went over the finish line a hose came loose and all the coolant dumped out of the car. Well done to the Imokilly Motor Club, great event and a welcome addition to the Championship.
Joe Courtney (Reynard 913-Peugeot) 64.17s fought hard again but had to settle for another second place and a bag full of championship points and Rory Stephens (Radical SR8 Hayabusa) 65.47s made it (2) 3rds on a good weekend for Rory. Fastest IMC member was Jason Ryan our event Sponsor and Emmet Cronin picked up a Class win in the Escort.
Richard O'Brien Clerk of the Course said great weekend thanks to the residents on the hill for their cooperation over the weekend, thanks to everyone who helped out during the weekend in any way its much appreciated, a huge thanks to our Sponsors Pat & Jason Ryan Motors Youghal, to my committee and the competitors who came from all over the country to make this a great weekend a historic weekend for our club running our first National Championship Event
Entries Now Closed
Competitor Two Day Entry Incentive
An added incentive for the 2016 IMC Hillclimb is that any competitor that pays the Two-Day Hillclimb Entry fee upfront will be entered into a draw, with the chance of winning a Fully Paid Entry Fee for the 2016 IMC Mini Stages Rally, with one lucky competitor taking away the prize.
Click on the Links below for the Regs & Entry Form for the 2016 IMC Hillclimb
Who will make a clean Sweep of It?
The Imokilly Motor Club are delighted to bring the Irish Hill Climb Championship to one of the oldest and best hills for motorsport in the country The SWEEP, the course has be used for decades for sprints and hill climbs even in a bygone age closing the main road from Cork to Waterford for motorsport .
These days The Sweep is a by road but still is a great challenge for man and machine as they race to the top to see who will be King Of The Hill. After running a successful one day event last year this year the club has gained full Championship status for a 2 day event.
Taking the reigns as Clerk of The Course for the event is Dick O’ Brien and the club is delighted to say that last year’s Sponsors Pat & Jason Ryan Car Sales Youghal are back on board for this event .
Speaking with Dick O’ Brien the Clerk of the Course he said we are hugely indebted to Pat & Jason Ryan Car Sales Youghal for their continued sponsorship of this event , this is the first 2 day event for our club and thanks to the great help I am getting from my committee at the Imokilly Motor Club. I would also like to thank the Hillclimb Committee for all their help. Dick also said that as a 2 day event a lot of help will be required and appealed to all IMC members who are not competing to come out and help on this event . Dick said there is a lot of interest in this event and I would hope that all the championship regulars will make the trip to Dungarvan along with a few more.
The event on The Sweep is 2.2km and the clubs intention is to give 3 timed runs per day .
Entry fee is One Day €130.00 Both Days €230.00.
Regs are with Motorsport Ireland and should be available soon.
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Dungarvan Hillclimb Weekend 2016