Swift Rallycross Championships

Swift Rallycross Championships

New Drivers Join the Swifts for Ireland

1/6/12

The Swift Rallycross Championships make a trip across the water to Northern Ireland for Rounds 3 and 4, joining the MDA and BTRDA Clubmans Rallycross Championship for a double-header event at Nutts Corner on 3rd and 4th June 2012.

Lucas Oils Driver Tony Lynch inched to the top of the table with a win at round 2, Knockhill in Scotland but is tied on points with Snigwig driver Johny Bean who has shown consistency being the only driver to make it on to the podium in both the previous rounds.

 

 

Father and Son team Larry and Adam Sargent join the Sport class for the first time hiring Peter Gwynne Motorsport Swifts. Larry is no stranger to rallycross due to currently contesting the RX150 championship of which Adam has also competed in the past. It is all change for Sargent Snr who not only makes the transition from driving rear to front wheel drive but is also in a left hand drive car.

Joining them to make up the full complement of Swift Sport hires is Irishman Ed Muldoon who is returning back to Ireland for this jubilee weekend outing. Muldoon commented ‘At the beginning of the year when I was looking to do a couple of rounds, logistics of work and with it being the jubilee weekend were not looking favourable, however having thoroughly enjoyed the first two rounds, not only for the great close racing but also the banter and social side of the swift camp a long weekend in Ireland was a trip that could not be missed!’

Graham Rodemark, owner of Autopoint Engineering will miss Round 3 due to him running Liam Doran’s car in the European Rallycross Championship round in Hungary. He flies in to contest Round 4 on the Monday before heading straight out to Texas for the Global Rallycross Championship.

Junior Swift Championship  

The Swift Junior Rallycross Championship sees the long awaited arrival of Kevin Hansen who despite having his car ready at the start of the season has only just turned 14 and is now eligible to compete in Rallycross. He has been using his time wisely taking every opportunity to test the car out in Sweden under the watchful eye of his father Kenneth Hansen, 14 times European Rallycross Champion. Current leader James Ross will be looking to increase the lead in the championship having taken clear wins at both previous rounds however Mathew Thomas and Charlie Bean will be keen to challenge him along with new recruit Kevin Hansen. 

With the event being a double-header the drivers have their work cut out being at a critical point in the championship. With day two taking us to mid-season, drivers need that win on day one however have to ensure their car fit to make it through the second day. There is all to play for in this Irish Escapade!

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