Friday 20 September 2019

Jim seeks success

Camolin man in pursuit of 450cc title

David Galvin Jnr. showing what he is capable of, in Ferns Motocross Park
David Galvin Jnr. showing what he is capable of, in Ferns Motocross Park

Ferns Motocross Park hosts the penultimate round of the Motor Cycling Ireland Motocross Championship on Sunday, August 30. The South East Motocross Club is bringing the national series to Co. Wexford just as the championship points race really heats up.

Camolin's Jim O'Neill will be anxious to see if home advantage can help him in his pursuit of the 450 cc. title. The KTM rider is currently sitting in second place behind Kildare man Stephen Mullally, while Louth's Seán Kelly is third.

The 250 cc. class however has been dominated by Cork, with three of the top four riders calling the Rebel county home. David Galvin Jnr. will be expected to continue his winning ways on Sunday although Stephen Kelly, the only non-Cork rider to have won this year, will be hoping to end Galvin's streak.

In addition to the Premier classes, there will be support racing on Sunday, with the south-east's interest coming in the form of Wicklow rider Chris Keogh who is leading the 250 cc. support series.

Over the past few weeks Ferns Motocross Park has been groomed and re-worked to provide the perfect surface for racing. The spectacular south-east circuit should turn out another top event this weekend.

For anyone interested in tagging along, racing will start at 11 a.m. The track is signposted from the Main Street (N11) in Ferns. Admission is only €5 with children under 12 getting in free.

Wexford People