Ladies first at Killarney

2015-07-28 15:53
Craig Jarvis will be making his first appearance at Killarney in his new 8.4-litre V10 Dodge Viper, one of the most powerful sports racing cars in the world.

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Craig Jarvis will be making his first appearance at Killarney in his new 8.4-litre V10 Dodge Viper, one of the most powerful sports racing cars in the world. PHOTO: Dave colins

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Saturday’s round of the exciting Power Series, sponsored by Wingfield Motors, at Killarney is going to combine a day of hot racing with a number of carnival items in celebration of Women’s Day.

For a start, every woman attending will receive a gift voucher with her admission ticket that can be redeemed at the clubhouse.

Once there, the women will be pampered. There will be free tea, coffee and hot chocolate for those arriving before 09:00, with other giveaways during the day. There will also be a variety of stalls catering for women.

In addition, two lucky women will win a high-speed lap around the circuit in a V8 Masters sports racing car.

Serious business

As far as the competition is concerned, Craig Jarvis’s battle is expected to be among the highlights of the day.

He makes his first appearance in his new V10 8.4-litre Dodge Viper, one of the largest and most powerful sports cars in the world, against reigning champion Francis Carruthers in his slick Juno SS3 and the extremely quick Lotus Exige of Dawie Joubert in the Crossley and Webb Sports and GT events.

The versatile Jarvis will be in action again in the one-make V8 Masters events in which he is bound to make up for missing the most recent meeting.

His target is going to be the three current leaders, Franco Donadio, Fabio Tafani and Richard Schreuder. This trio is separated by a single point at the top of the championship scoreboard.

Another threat is likely to be posed by multiple former titleholder Marcel Angel, the overall winner of the fourth round last month, who is back at his mercurial best.

With the Makita Formula Supercars due to start on the same grid, but behind the V8s, this effective double race will be a bonus for spectators. And with no entries from leading hotshots Nick Adcock and Dayne Angel, the baton will be handed to drivers like Brad Wadeley, Gareth Easom, Andrew Moffitt and Ryan McCarthy. It is too close to call.

Classic action

The closely related Mutlu Batteries Classic Cars and Cars Unlimited Fine Cars will also share the track. Classic action seems likely to be concentrated on Chris Carolin in his Mazda rotary, back in action after a long layoff. He will be up against Dave Kopke (Mazda R100), Richard Quixley (Datsun 240Z) and Trevor Momberg (Ford Capri 3.4l).

While the Fine Car line-up is dominated by older Porsches, unusual entries like Dave Rowley’s VW Beetle and Anton Rollino’s Rover MG B always add interest.

The Midas Clubman clash could develop into a Beemer battle, with the spectacular Danie van Niekerk’s 325 up against the M3s of Achmat Achmat and Ebrahim Levy. On the other hand, Andre and Alex Johnson in their Audi turbos and hot Golfer Clint Rennard may dispute that statement.

The single seater Formula Libre events see the return of the promising 15-year-old Joshua Dolinschek in a Formula Ford Z-Tech while a determined Paul Simon is hoping to increase his lead in the Bold Marine GTi Challenge.

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