Dublin Coffee shop chain Coffee 2 Go have re-signed their deal to back the Fiesta ST race Championship. Like all the Irish race Championships, the ST series benefited hugely from the increased promotion from the new ICCR (Irish Championship Circuit Racing) initiative. Not only have grids grown, but spectator numbers are up. The entry list for the 2022 ST Championship includes a number of new drivers, which is always a good sign.
2021 Champion Graham McDonnell will not defend his title, meaning the door is wide open for a new name to top the results sheet. They won’t find it easy, however as former triple class champion Dave Maguire is ready to go, as is his highly rated team mate Eddie Peterson. Michael Cullen has moved to LOH Motorsport and will be keen to challenge for the title which has narrowly eluded him on a number of occasions. Young guns Victor Cullen and Max Turley both made good progress last year and will doubtless be aiming to topple the old guard as the season progresses.
The 2022 Coffee 2 Go Fiesta ST Championship kicks off with a double header event at the first ICCR meeting of the year on April the 9th/10th at Mondello Park.
Leo Nulty, Fiesta ST Promoter: “It’s always great to see a sponsor stay onboard for another season. I am delighted to have support from Coffee 2 Go and I am sure all of our ST drivers will be cheering Graham on in his SEAT Supercup at ICCR meetings too!. It’s also great to see the progression of our former champions in other arenas. Erik Holstein (2019 Champion) has won his class in the Dubai 24 Hour Race and 2020 Champion Alex Denning and 2021 runner up Jack Byrne will compete in the UK MINI Series’ in 2022. We wish them all the best of luck”
Graham McDonnell, Coffee 2 Go: I’m delighted to continue our involvement with the ST Championship for 2022. Having won the Championship in 2021, I am moving to the SEAT Supercup series but will be keep a close eye on the Fiesta ST races. It should be a fantastic season!”
Images ICCR/Michael Chester
Header Image: Celtic Photography. Roddy Greene (MD Mondello Park) and Graham McDonnell, Coffee 2 Go, at the Coffee 2 Go Mespil Road branch.