Andrews and Zwart head Mondello spectacle


MOTOR RACING: The noise and spectacle of Formula One comes to Mondello Park on Sunday with a round of the Boss Championship, in which there will be an impressive grid of over 18 Benetton, Ascari-Benetton, Tyrrell, Footwork, Eurobrun and Minardi cars from the World Championship series of the mid-90s.

Drivers include Boss Championship leaders Phil Andrews (30 points) and Klaas Zwart (24), Noel McIntyre of Mullingar in an F1-engined Reynard 3000 and Robbie Stirling in the first ever appearance of a Reynard Indycar at Mondello. The 20-lap feature race is scheduled for 3.30.

Also on the programme are championship races for Formula Ireland and Dunlop RT2000's, led by Robbie Coleman and Jonathan Fildes, respectively. Another closely contested Formula Ford Zetec championship race is expected between series leaders Paul Dagg (59 points), Charlie Donnelly (54) and Alan Dwyer (48).

Robbie Coleman and Michael Devaney have been nominated Dunlop Young Driver of The Month award winners for April and May. Formula Ireland leader Coleman won the first two races of the new series and Devaney has won a Formula BMW race at Zolder in Belgium. Devaney won the Young Driver of The Year award in 2001. The cash prize for this year's winner is €32,000.

Niall Maguire, 2000 winner Michael Barrable, Steve Fleck, Robert Woodside, Patrick Elliott, Kevin Barrett and Tony Davies are the top Subaru Impreza drivers in Sunday's Ravens Rock Rally run out of Waterford by the Carrick-On-Suir Motor Club.

Welsh driver Melyvn Evans, winner of this year's West Cork Rally, David Armstrong and Richie Curran in Ford Escort Cosworths will challenge the Subaru drivers.

This is round six of the Dunlop National Rally Championship, led by Niall Maguire on 98 points from Patrick Elliott (60), Sean Gallagher (49), David Armstrong (47), Michael Barrable (38) and James Harrison (36).

The road race committee of the Motor Cycle Union of Ireland (Southern Centre) has announced the cancellation of this year's Road Racing Championship of Ireland. This situation has been brought about by the inequality of entries.

WEEKEND FIXTURES: Sunday - Raven's Rock Rally starts Waterford, 11.0; Motor racing, Mondello Park, 12.30.