Liam Cashman Summer Autotest 2015
Mike Mulcahy Summer Autotest 2015
Our annual Summer Autotest will take place this year on Saturday, July 1. Venue for 2017 will again be at Corrin Marts, Fermoy, Co. Cork, which has proven to be an excellent location
COC Johnny Kenneally has again opted for a late afternoon start of 5.30pm which should suit competitors who may be working on the Saturday. Check in will be from 4.30pm at the venue, the layout of which allows for a few tests to take place at the same time.
The event will be part of the 2017 Premier Auto Parts Munster Autotest championship and also Cork Motor Club’s own championship. Regs and Entry Form can be downloaded from the link on the left when ready.
Entries should be sent to Johnny Kenneally, Lake House, Garryhankard, Innishannon, Co.Cork (087/ 8586805). Closing date for entries is 1/07/17. Cars may be double driven and the entry fee is €50 with a €40 fee for novices.
Pictured above is Mike Mulcahy competing on our 2015 Summer Autotest at Corrin Marts.
Congratulations to Liam Croston who won our 2015 Summer Autotest, a round of the Munster Championship, which took place at Fermoy Mart last Saturday, July 4.
Quick off the blocks was Waterford’s Patrick Power in his mini on a 39.00 dead but with two other drivers, Liam Croston and Martin Walsh, sharing the same second of 39.44 and 39.34 respectively on test one .
From test two Liam took the lead stretched his advantage for the next three tests beating Paddy, but it was only in fractions of seconds.
Liam 45.60; 40.81; 38.53.
Paddy 47.28; 41.25; 38.79.
It was a close battle, and Paddy stepped up his pace to take the fastest time in test 5. Liam responded by taking tests 6, 7, 8 & 9.
Paddy took the top spot in test 10 & 11 with Liam being fastest on the last to win on a tight margin of 3.84 seconds on a total of 499.65.
Our annual July auto test was held this year in the same venue as last year in Fermoy Mart. We had 16 entries and the action kicked off at 5:30. The event was a counting round of the Premier Autoparts Munster autotest championship and our own Cork Motor Club championship.
Well done to Liam on the overall win in his nova, and to all competitors.
COC Johnny Kenneally expressed his thanks to all who turned out to help on the day. Full results are available to view or download.
Cork Motor Club's 2014 Summer
Test Trial takes place on Saturday, July 5. The event is a round of the
Premier Auto Parts Munster Autotest Championship and also a counting
round of Cork Motor Club's own championship
Venue this year is Corrin Marts, Fermoy, Co. Cork. with Sign On at 4.30 pm. Start: 5:30 pm. Classes: A. All Mini Saloons; B. Mini Specials; B1. Front Wheel Drive Specials; C. Rear wheel Drive Sports cars and Specials; D All saloons (except Mini?s) up to 1300cc; E All Saloons (except Mini?s) over 1300cc; F Novices; G. Under 21 beginners; L. Ladies class. Awards: 1st overall, and first three in each class. A competitor may only win one award.
Entries should be sent to COC Johnny Kenneally, Lake House, Garryhanard, Innishannon, Co.Cork, or by text to 087 8586805. Entry Fee: ?50 inclusive of personal insurance, ?40 for novices.( Classes F & G.). Cars may be double driven.
All competitors must be in possession of a valid 2014 Competition Licence. Please inform the COC in advance if you intend to compete.
Congratulations to Timmy Lynch, who won our Summer Test Trial this Saturday evening July 6 at Cork Builders Providers, in Togher, Cork, driving a Westfield. View Full Results Here
Our annual Summer Autotest takes place next Saturday, July 6. Venue will be Cork Builders Providers premises in Togher
(GPS Coordinates: Latitude 51.87369575, Longitude -8.48466396).
Sign on is at 4:30pm and the first tests will start at 5:30pm.
Counting round of the Premier Autotest championship & Cork Motor Club Champinonship.
Paddy Power took the overall win again this year on Cork Motor Club's Summer Test Trail. The 2009 event took place at Cork Builders Providers in Togher, on Saturday, July 4th and started at 5pm. The event was part of the Munster Autotest championship and Cork Motor Club's own championship and 19 competitors took part with three test locations, each run four times.
First into the lead after Test 1 was Liam Cashman in his Starlet with a time of 30.10. He was followed by Peter Desmond in a Westfield on 30.30 and Paddy Power third on 30.50 in a Mini Special.
By the end of the the first set of tests Paddy Power had taken over the lead with Peter Desmond now second and Don Giles, also in a Westfield just 0.31 seconds back in third. Michael Mulcahy, Mini Special, was in fourth, Liam Cashman was fifth, a line/pylon fault on test 2 having cost him the lead. Alan Coyle, Mini Special, was in sixth place.
Fastest times on test 4 and 6 saw Liam Cashman spring back to second place after the next set of tests with Paddy Power holding a 4.34 lead and Don giles had now edged into third place. Peter Desmond was now fourth, just 0.7 seconds behind with Michael Mulcahy now fifth and Victor Beamish, Mini Special, had taken over sexth place.
After the third loop over tests 7, 8 and 9 the order was unchanged, but Paddy Power had now increased his lead over Liam Cashman to 6.65 seconds. Don Giles had the upper hand on Peter Desmond who was now coming under pressure from Michael Mulcahy, while Victor Beamish who was sixth now had Alan Coyle closing in on him.
Tests 10, 11, and 12 saw Paddy Power consolidate his lead with Liam Cashman taking second overall and a class win and Don Giles finished third overall and also a class win.
Michael Mulcahy increased his pace over the final tests to move up to fourth overall and a class win, just 0.7 seconds ahead of Peter Desmond in fifth place and Alan Coyle also had the speed on the final loop to snatch sixth place.
Of the othrs, Victor Beamish and Alan Clarke usually at the head of the Munster Autotest series, were off the pace with line faults and a max. John Lyons won the battle with Martin Walsh in Class B1, while Liam Croston just pipped Gerard breen by 0.85 for second in Class D. Robert Beamish took the spoils in Class A and Class E went to Padraig McCarthy. Sean Keohane was quickest in Class F ahead of Thomas Mulcahy, leonard Deane and Michael Creen, while Jason coulter again proved you can test trial any car when he took Class H honours in his Toyota Carina.
A big thank you to COC Johnny Kenneally and deputy Ken Carmody, plus Ian O'Brien and Nial Murphy for results, and all the other Cork Motor Club marshals and timekeepers who turned out to help, and to the Man Above for the dry weather, at last, for the event.
Paddy Power receives his award from COC Johnny Kenneally.
Our Summer Test Trial takes place this year on Saturday the 4th of July. Venue will be the Cork Builders Providers premises in Togher.
Sign on will be at 4pm with the first tests starting at 5pm.
The event will be a counting round of the Premier Autofactors Munster Autotest championship and also our own club championship.
As well as competitors, COC Johnny Kenneally will be looking for marshals and timekeepers.
The whole event should be done and dusted for 9pm.
Contact Johnny at (087) 8586805 anytime.
Event Secretary: Ken Carmody ph: 087-1373887