Ferguson’s double closes the gap
Organiser: Connaught Motor Club Date: October 29/30 Where: Strandhill and Grange, Co Sligo Championship: Rounds 5/6, Hewison Autotest Starters: 13/14
Two victories for defending champion Steven Ferguson brought him closer to Hewison Autotest points leader Paul Mooney, who scored a second and a third place.
The pair now have three wins apiece from the six rounds held. Mooney had three penalties on Saturday and failed a test on day two, while a broken CV joint cost Ferguson a 20s maximum on Sunday but he recovered well to narrowly beat David Thompson’s Nova by 0.6s.
Guy Foster’s Mini Special was fourth overall each time, with Tom Devaney and Timmy Lynch sharing the sports car honours.
Saturday: 1 Steven Ferguson (Mini-nova Special) 707.3s; 2 Paul Mooney (Mini-nova Special) +14.2s; 3 David Thompson (Nova); 4 Guy Foster (Mini Special); 5 Ian White (Mini Special); 6 Paddy Power (Mini Moke); 7 Chris Grimes (Mini); 8 Tom Devaney (Westfield); 9 Liam Cashman (Westfield); 10 Timmy Lynch (Westfield); 11 Paul Phelan (Mini Special); 12 Paul Lowther (Striker). Class winners Grimes; Mooney; Devaney; Thompson.
Sunday: 1 Ferguson 821.0s; 2 Thompson +0.6s; 3 Mooney; 4 Foster; 5 Power; 6 Lynch; 7 White; 8 Grimes; 9 Devaney; 10 Cashman; 11 Lowther; 12 Phelan. CW Grimes; Mooney; Lynch; thompson.
Novice award: Michael Cullen (Westfield).