Drag racing getting better at Vernamfield

first_imgIt was as if all the drivers saved the best for last.A total of 148 turned up to entertain a bumper crowd with blistering action, superb execution and blinding speed at the final drag racing meet for 2015 at Vernamfield on Sunday.Executive member of the National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) Stephen Gunter says the turnout of drivers was testament to the level of confidence they are now showing in the drag racing product. He notes that there has been big year-on-year growth.”In 2014, we were seeing average fields of 122 for that series. This year, we saw average fields of 148, which happens to be the number that participated in the final challenge for the year,” Gunter said.He also pointed to the increased number of foreign entries. In 2014, there was a lone Caymanian representative in Michael Williams driving a Mitsubishi Evolution, who managed to win the Pro Racer 9 Second Challenge. This year, there were all of four representatives from Cayman piloting serious machines and laying down good times.Highlights of meet five included the record run of Xavia Murray – in his Honda Civic – who broke the NDRC Front Wheel Drive record three times. The new record is 10.048 seconds.The record run of Orville Williams in his Nissan Pulsar also excited the crowd. He set a new NDRC Four Wheel Drive record of 8.944 seconds down the quarter-mile track.Caymanian Jody Jervis was not to be outdone. He piloted his Nissan Skyline to set new NDRC Rear Wheel Drive 4, 6 and Rotary records twice. The new record is 8.903 seconds.Gunter says the larger fields also contain better prepped cars, as evidenced by the faster times and a resulting greater level of competition.”There is no denying that the drivers are better prepared; the times that they are recording are phenomenal,” Gunter said.Plans are already in place for the 2016 Drag Challenge. Gunter would not be drawn on the sponsorship line-up since ‘things are at a delicate stage”, he said. The NDRC executive was not shy in saying, however, that 2016 will be bigger and better.neville.graham@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more


first_imgGLENSWILLY NOTESGuest teaThe long-awaited guest tea takes place this Friday in the clubhouse and promises to be great craic.All proceeds to club funds.There are still tables available! Each table seats just eight people so it is not a huge commitment. Parents and players are encouraged to take or share a table. There will also be live music on the night. Volunteers also needed to help with hall preparation, Car Parking, clean up etc. Please contact Bernie Lapsley, Pauline Carberry or Deirdre McDaid. Help!Any parent or adult interested in helping out with underage teams for 2016 must be Garda Vetted and have child protection course completed otherwise they will not be allowed to take part or help out at training and matches. Please contact Annemarie McDaid on 0863387363 or Aisling McDaid on 0861612681.Gaeltacht ChampionshipThe best of luck to the senior men’s team who take on Ardara at 7pm in Ardara this Saturday in the next round of the Gaeltacht. The seniors have already had a convincing win against Glenfin in this competition last weekend. The Reserves start there season in Glenswilly at 3pm this Saturday v Glencolmcille in the Gaeltacht also.RegistrationAll players must be registered.The club will be holding the last registration night on Friday 18th March 2016 at the club house from 7pm to 9pm. This will be the last night.Minor notesThe U12s and U14s will be starting on 4th May 2016. The U14s had their first outing of the season with a friendly against Naomh Muire at The Banks under floodlights last Friday. Many thanks to Naomh Muire for a great game between two very sporting sides.On the 14th March 2016 at 10am the Susan Carr and Elaine Winston school memorial will take place at the pitch. There are four teams competing including Illistrin, Lurgybrack, the Boys school and Kilmacrennan. Susan was a great club stalwart who was always available if you needed anything.Our U8s and U6s will commence training on Wed 23rd Mar from 6-15 to 7-15. There is a one euro charge for training. They will train on the main pitch.Please note all underage training will have to take place on the training field or somewhere else as the main pitch is still closed for training. It should be open for matches. Check with Aisling or Peter. Anyone organising a bus must inform Bryan Faul 0867887774 for either friendly matches,league or championship matches.For any friendly matches you must have a offical referee. All coaches must have the child protection course and be Garda vetted.We hope to have a child protection course run in April.LottoThere was no winner of the lotto jackpot last Wednesday. Eileen Quinn was the winner of the match 3 lotto. Anybody interested in playing the lotto are reminded that they are available in local outlets including shops.BingoBingo continues in the hall every Wednesday night starting at 9pm. All are welcome for a fun night with great cash prizes on offer.GAA NEWS: CRAIC, CEOIL AND TEA AT GLENSWILLY CLUB THIS FRIDAY NIGHT was last modified: March 1st, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more