Byrne wins KDMC Jimmy Devane Memorial Autocross – Motorsport.ie

Killarney & District Motor Club held the Jimmy Devane Memorial Autocross event last Sunday. The action took place in Aghadoe Killarney, with over 40 competitors from all over the country taking part and driving a wide variety of cars and special buggies on the day.

The weather held off and we had a great day’s racing. The track was technical, fast, with some big jumps and required some precision driving set out by Clerk of the Course Denis Nagle. There was some fierce competition amongst the top local drivers Tommy Daly (Kilcummin) and James Lucey (Ballyvourney) for overall honour and the Jimmy Devane Cup. But it was the unstoppable Dublin man Ian Byrne who was fastest overall and claimed the title for his second consecutive year.

A special presentation was also made to Jimmy’s wife Helen Devane who was on hand to present the awards at the prizegiving.

Results:

Class 1 Jerry Lehane – Honda Civic

Class 2 Bernard O’Leary – Peugeot 206

Class 3 Gerard O’Shea – Peugeot 205

Class 4 Cecil Doake – Metro Special

Class 5 James Lucey – Subaru Special

Class 6 Tommy Daly – Semog Buggy

1st Ladies Ciara Deasy – Subaru Impreza

1st Junior David Gleason – Fiat Uno

1st Saloon Owen Murphy – Subaru Impreza

1st Overall Ian Byrne – Nissan Special

A special thanks to the Kerry Civil Defence ambulance service, Dr Collette Fall, John Flynn -chief timekeeper and All of our Sponsors for supporting the event. Gene Cronin for the use of his field, whom we are very grateful. A special thanks to Theresa Looney and the members of the Kerry Branch of the Irish Kidney Association who will receive a donation from the proceeds of the event.

Pic 3. Kilcummin's Class 6 winner Tommy Daly Pushing hard in his Semog Buggy. Pic by Ted O'Connell repro free

Kilcummin’s Class 6 winner Tommy Daly Pushing hard in his Semog Buggy. Image from Ted O’Connell

Pic 2. Helen Devane presents overall winner Ian Byrne with the Jimmy Devane memorial cup.Pic By Ted O'Connell (Repro free)

Helen Devane presents overall winner Ian Byrne with the Jimmy Devane memorial cup. Image from Ted O’Connell

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