KEN FILDES 19442018

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Ir­ish mo­tor­sport has lost a hero with the re­cent pass­ing of Clon­silla garag­iste Ken Fildes. Fildes, son of racer Jack, and Damien Magee were the ‘Duffy Demons’, men­tored by Fildes Sr’s great pal Luke Duffy, in Fli­bre events of the late 1960s. Ken was pro­pelled into F2 by Duffy, com­pet­ing in a Crossle 19F and 22F, then raced an Fat­lantic-spec Lo­tus 69, March 74B and Chevron B29 and B48 with suc­cess. Hav­ing com­peted in a Fiat 128 coupe and Peu­geot 205 for fun in the in­terim, Fildes re­turned to rac­ing with a Ralt RT4, win­ning as re­cently as 2009. His son Jonathan main­tains the fam­ily’s speed tra­di­tion.

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