Derek Sweeney's MIRA FTD

Excerpt taken from the Hillclimb and Sprint Association website news page, to read the full article click here.

The Midland Automobile Club’s traditional May Sprint at MIRA on 23 May 2015 was held in almost ideal conditions for sprinting – dry, overcast, with a slight breeze, although a little cool for the time of year. Without the torrential rain and delays which befell the 2014 event, three practice runs were on offer before lunch, and two competition runs of the rapid 1863 yard course were held after the break. The meeting was successfully concluded by 3pm, thanks to its slick running.

After Gary Thomas’ withdrawal due to undiagnosed engine problems in his Force PC there was a close battle for FTD between Derek Sweeney in his 1000cc OMS2000M, John Wood, ex-MD of MIRA, in his 2 litre Dallara F397/8 and Chris Jones having his first competitive run in a 1000cc Force PT.

John Wood’s practice was disrupted by the engine mysteriously cutting out but this was fixed for the timed runs when he got to within 0.38s of Derek Sweeney’s FTD time of 45.42s with Chris Jones just behind in third on 45.98s.

Great result Derek, well done.

Date: 31/05/2015 | Author: L.Buck/L.Owen