KARTING: Devenney shines at Nutts Corner

Carrickfergus' Robert Devenney on his way to victory in the World Formula class. INLT 34-913-CON
Carrickfergus' Robert Devenney on his way to victory in the World Formula class. INLT 34-913-CON

Nutts Corner race circuit hosted the latest round of the Ulster Karting Championship and the NI Superkart Championship in what was an exciting and action-packed day of karting.

Carrickfergus’ Robert Devenney had yet another dominant day in the World Formula class, taking home three victories from the four races, with Mark Hamilton winning the other.

The first race of the day saw Hamilton take the win, with Devenney in second, and Gilford’s Nigel Stewart completing the podium in third.

From race two on, Devenney got into his stride and took victory in all three of the remaining races.

The 125 Superkart class was dominated by Brian Jones who claimed four victories from all four races, in what was an excellent day for the Scarva driver.

It was also a successful day for Carrickfergus’ James Irvine who claimed four podiums in all four of the races - including three second-place finishes and a third.

Clonmel’s Ian Walsh, Conor McCormack and Noel Lindsay all claimed podiums throughout the day.

There were also races scheduled for the Mini Max class, but with Carrick’s Jack Irvine being the only attending Mini Max driver. It was basically a test day for the young driver.

This weekend sees the Irish GP, scheduled for both Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August.