Mark Bradfn

and Peter Drennan shared the Global Lights spoils at a 'surprise, surprise' wet Mondello Park last Sunday, but the first race made amends for that as the two were locked in combat for lap after lap.

The duo put on a spectacular performance, leaving the rest, headed by Connaire Finn and Johnny Flynn, trailing in their wake. They rounded Dunlop for the final time as one, Braden taking the flag by a mere o.i2sec. Race two was much more sedate, Drennan taking a more comfortable win from Finn. Braden spun out of second early on but drove hard, working his way back to finish third.

The rain tipped down as Damien Murphy scored a great win in the Formula Vee qualification race from Roy Halnon and Ger Byrne. The final was barely underway before the safety car was deployed to remove Dan Policy's stricken Sheane after a shunt at Honda. Robert Casey led the restart from Ray Moore, who then went backwards as Trevor Delaney, Robbie Allen and Halnon got by. Casey grabbed an easy win over Delaney, Brian Kelly, Halnon and Allen.

The first Irish Touring car race was disrupted by safety cars and red flags,

Barry Rabbitt's Honda Integra leading each restart from Martin Tracey. Chris O'Connor caused the first stoppage when his Peugeot 106 went off at the Esses, then debris at Honda caused by a collision between Fergal Bowes and James Hughes led to another. Finally, Rabbitt looked on course for victory until an oil pipe came off, the Integra stopping in a plume of smoke, leaving Tracey to win from Ciaran Timmons and Tom Fahy.

Rabbitt started from the pitlane in race two, only to be punted by James Collen. Tracey won again in this one, having demoted Hughes, while the duelling Thomas O'Rourke and Donal Arundel were next.

Fifteen-year old Niall Murray took two splendid wins in the inaugural Irish Ginetta Junior races.

Joel Richardson headed the first damp race, but lost out to Murray on a restart following a safety car deployed to retrieve several spinners. Richardson fought back from an off-track detour to take second from novice Andy O'Brien. The order was repeated in race two, O'Brien challenging Richardson for second for much of the 13-lapper.

John Cardoo's sensational Tiger-taming Mini finally succumbed to Jackie Cochrane's Sunbeam as the track dried in the historic race. ■ By Linda Keen

_- Cochrane's Sunbeam Tiger overcame Cardoo's Mini

GLOBAL GT LIGHTS (16 LAPS) 1 Mark

Braden; 2 Peter Drennan +0.012S 3 Connaire Finn; 4 Johnny Flynn; 5 Derek Behan; 6 Michael Conway. Fastest lap Drennan 591415 (69.97mph). RACE TWO (13 LAPS) 1 Drennan; 2 Finn +4255S; 3 Braden; 4 Conway; 5 Flynn 6 Ivor Miller. FL Finn lm05.488s (6319mph). FOBMOLA VEE FINAL (12 LAPSURobert Casey (Sheane); 2 Trevor Delaney (Sheane) +3545s; 3 Brian Kelly (Sheane); 4 Roy Halnon (Sheane); 5 Robbie Allen (Sheane); 6 Adam McAulay (Sheane FVOD. FL Allen

Sammon (Sheane); 6 Aidan Byrne (Sheane). FL O'Brien lm09.958s (59J5mph).

3 Andy OBrien; 4 Jake Byrne; 5 Andrew Clarke; 6 Sean Doyle FL Murray lml8.357s (52.81mph). RACE TWO (13 LAPS) 1 Murray; 2 Richardson +13.483S; 3 OBrien 4 Clarke;

5 Doyle; 6 Byrne. FL Murray lm09.684s (5938mph).

fflSroMCS (8 LAPS) 1 Jackie Cochrane (Sunbeam Tiger); 2 John Cardoo (Austin Mini Cooper) +7.693S; 3 Bernard Foley (MGB GT V8>. 4 Edmund Cassidy (Sunbeam Tiger); 5 Matt Dunne (MG Midget);

6 Wolfgang Schnittger (MG Midget). FL Cochrane lml6 JOOs (5437mph).

_- Cochrane's Sunbeam Tiger overcame Cardoo's Mini

GLOBAL GT LIGHTS (16 LAPS) 1 Mark

Braden; 2 Peter Drennan +0.012S 3 Connaire Finn; 4 Johnny Flynn; 5 Derek Behan; 6 Michael Conway. Fastest lap Drennan 591415 (69.97mph). RACE TWO (13 LAPS) 1 Drennan; 2 Finn +4255S; 3 Braden; 4 Conway; 5 Flynn 6 Ivor Miller. FL Finn lm05.488s (6319mph). FOBMOLA VEE FINAL (12 LAPSURobert Casey (Sheane); 2 Trevor Delaney (Sheane) +3545s; 3 Brian Kelly (Sheane); 4 Roy Halnon (Sheane); 5 Robbie Allen (Sheane); 6 Adam McAulay (Sheane FVOD. FL Allen

BACE go LAPS) 1 Damien Murphy (Sheane); 2 Halnon +2.814S; 3 Ger Byrne (Sheane); 4 David O'Brien (Sheane); 5 Mick

Sammon (Sheane); 6 Aidan Byrne (Sheane). FL O'Brien lm09.958s (59J5mph).

(5 LAPS)lMartin Tracey (Siena RS50W

2 Ciaran Timmons (Peugeot205) +2516S;

3 Tom F5ahy (Honda Integra); 4 Philip Lawless (Opel Corsa); 5 James Mannion (Honda Integral 6 Jonathan Brady (Honda Integra R). FL Barry Rabbitt (Honda Integra DC2)lm08.896s (60.06mph). MCE TWO (13 LAPS) 1 Tracey; 2 James Hughes (Honda Integra) +12.448S; 3 Thomas ORourke (Opel Astra); 4 Donal Arundel (Mazda MX6);

5 Brian Sexton (Honda Civic); 6 Rabbitt FL Tracey lm08.944s (60.02mph). GINETTA JPNIOB IP"»™ 01 LAPS) 1 Niall Murray; 2 Joel Richardson +16.633S;

3 Andy OBrien; 4 Jake Byrne; 5 Andrew Clarke; 6 Sean Doyle FL Murray lml8.357s (52.81mph). RACE TWO (13 LAPS) 1 Murray; 2 Richardson +13.483S; 3 OBrien 4 Clarke;

5 Doyle; 6 Byrne. FL Murray lm09.684s (5938mph).

fflSroMCS (8 LAPS) 1 Jackie Cochrane (Sunbeam Tiger); 2 John Cardoo (Austin Mini Cooper) +7.693S; 3 Bernard Foley (MGB GT V8>. 4 Edmund Cassidy (Sunbeam Tiger); 5 Matt Dunne (MG Midget);

6 Wolfgang Schnittger (MG Midget). FL Cochrane lml6 JOOs (5437mph).

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