Sprint

SPRINT

The SW Adair Tyres Northern Ireland Sprint Championship is one of the biggest Championships in Northern Ireland with regular entries of 80 -90 competitors.

It takes place across the 3 venues, Kirkistown, Nutts Corner and St Angelo Airfield, Enniskillen between March and November with roughly 1 round per month.

The object of sprinting is to be the fastest competitor round a pre-determined course. As a result it means that every driver is pushing to the max with classes and events won by hundredths of a second. Literally every hundredth of a second counts.

The Championship caters for almost every type of car imaginable throughout its 16 classes, and ranges from showroom spec 1000cc super minis fresh from the dealership to an out and out ex formula 1 engined 800bhp single seaters and everything in between. The championship also sees some of the fastest cars in Northern Ireland travelling at some of the fastest speeds to be seen in Northern Ireland.

Sprinting is very clubman orientated and there is a great family atmosphere, and camaraderie round the paddock amongst even the biggest of rivals. The championship sponsor is Bill Adair of SW Adair Tyres, Castlederg. Bill is a competirtor himself as well as a successful scrutineer, event organiser and he has done almost every job in the motorsport business. He has also been a championship sponsor for 39 years.

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2024 Championship Dates

02nd March – NUCC, Nutts Corner

16th March – 500 MRCI, Kirkistown

06th April – NUCC, Nutts Corner

01st June – Enniskillen MC, St Angelo

06th July – Larne MC,, Kirkistown

03rd August – 500 MRCI, Kirkistown

04th August – 500 MRCI, Kirkistown

14th September – Larne MC, Kirkistown

28th September 2023 – NUCC, Nutts Corner

05th October – UAC, Kirkistown

26th October – 500 MRCI, Kirkistown

RESERVE EVENTS

09th November –  TBC

Championship Regulations

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Championship BULLETINS

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Championship Points

Championship points

Championship Role of Honour

Sprint Champion

1980 IAN WOODSIDE 1995 LAURENCE MARTIN 2010 GRAHAM THOMPSON
1981 RONNIE WHITE 1996 LAURENCE MARTIN 2011 ANDY HAWTHORN
1982 RONNIE WHITE 1997 ROBERT WOODSIDE 2012 SEAMUS MORRIS
1983 RICHARD YOUNG 1998 ROBERT MORGAN 2013 JOHN MORGAN
1984 ROBERT McGIMPSEY 1999 ROBERT WOODSIDE 2014 DAVID HAWTHORN
1985 ROBERT McGIMPSEY 2000 ROBERT WOODSIDE JNR 2015 SEAMUS MORRIS
1986 BERTIE LAW 2001 SIMON WOODSIDE 2016 GERARD O’CONNELL
1987 DESSIE McCARTNEY & JACKIE HARRIS 2002 SIMON WOODSIDE 2017 MICHAEL ROCHE
1988 JACKIE HARRIS 2003 JOHN LEINSTER 2018 ADRIAN POLLOCK
1989 JACKIE HARRIS 2004 JOHN LEINSTER 2019 ADRIAN POLLOCK
1990 JACKIE HARRIS 2005 ROBERT MORGAN 2020 ADRIAN POLLOCK
1991 DENIS BIGGERSTAFF 2006 JOHN LEINSTER 2021 ALAN CASSELLS
1992 ROBERT WOODSIDE 2007 ROBERT MORGAN 2022 ROBERT DWANE
1993 ROBERT WOODSIDE 2008 SIMON WOODSIDE 2023 ALAN CASSELLS
1994 LAURENCE MARTIN 2009 GEORGE STEVENSON 2024 TBC

Modified Saloon Champion

1990 DENIS BIGGERSTAFF 2002 NEIL DUGAN 2014 GERARD O’CONNELL
1991 DENIS BIGGERSTAFF 2003 RUDI GAGE 2015 ROGER GAGE
1992 DENIS BIGGERSTAFF 2004 RUDI GAGE 2016 ROGER GAGE
1993 DENIS BIGGERSTAFF 2005 DREW STEWART 2017 ALAN CASSELLS
1994 DENIS BIGGERSTAFF 2006 DREW STEWART 2018 OLIVER CORMICAN
1995 ROBERT MORGAN 2007 RUDI GAGE 2019 OLIVER CORMICAN
1996 MICHAEL PHILLIPS 2008 RUDI GAGE 2020 OLIVER CORMICAN
1997 CHARLES CRAWFORD 2009 RUDI GAGE 2021 OLIVER CORMICAN
1998 MICHAEL PHILLIPS 2010 RUDI GAGE 2022 DANIEL CAMPBELL
1999 JIM HUTCHINSON 2011 RUDI GAGE 2023 DANIEL CAMPBELL
2000 IVOR CHRISTIE 2012 IAN HOWARD 2024 TBC
2001 RUDI GAGE 2013 IAN HOWARD

Ladies Challenge Champion

2020 SHERYL MCBRIDE
2021 EMMA CAMPBELL
2022 SHERYL MCBRIDE
2023 AMY HAWTHORNE
2024 TBC