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Pollock ‘sprints’ to season ending triumph

Omagh’s Adrian Pollock in action

OMAGH’s Adrian Pollock was a comfortable winner of the final round of the SW Adair Tyres Northern Ireland Sprint Championship at a wet Kirkistown track on Saturday.

Pollock has had a troubled season with his immaculately prepared Dallara Formula 3 car and so the win was all the more welcome. The Pollock team is very much a family affair and it was fitting that his father Rob and mother Libby were at the venue on Saturday to share in his success.

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Other locals to feature were Dromore’s Thomas Corey, who took his OMS to second place in the up to 2 litre racing car class, while Lewis Wilson (Reynard) and Catherine Donnelly (Delta) finished third and fourth in the same class.

Gary Milligan (Mini) led the modified class in the wet practice conditions however as the track began to dry he fell back to third in class in the official runs, while Tullyhommon’s Karl Johnston (Mini Midas) won the Historic Roadgoing class.

The event brought an end to the Speed event season in Northern Ireland and while Pollock’s earlier car problems prevented him from featuring in the awards there was  success for several other local competitors.

Beragh’s John Donnelly won Drumhorc Hillclimb outright and finished third overall in the NI Hillclimb Championship standings, while Gary Milligan and Irvinestown’s Gerry McGarrity (Mini) finished second in their respective class championships.

In the NI Sprint Championship, McGarrity won the Historic Roadgoing class from Karl Johnston while Karl’s father Mervyn (Mini Midas) finished third in the Historic Non-Roadgoing class. Milligan finished third in the modified class championship.

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