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Sizer makes Class 5 debut at Down Autograss weekend

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Sizer makes Class 5 debut at Down Autograss weekend thumbnail Rathfriland racer, Curtis Sizer made his Class 5 debut at Down Autograss on Saturday, 10 June.

WARINGSTOWN teenager, Alexander Weir has continued his fine start to the season at Down Autograss.

The reigning Junior Saloon champion took the wins in five of the six races in Class 1 at the Brague Road venue over the weekend of Saturday, 10 and Sunday, 11 June.

This gave him a commanding lead in the points over Ben Scott from Maze, who had a weekend to forget after a mechanical failure sidelined him early on in Saturday's racing.

A sunny afternoon on Saturday brought a good turnout of cars and Class 6 was one of the largest and closest contested classes.

After plenty of drama it was Naas driver David Coyne who topped the points on Saturday and continued where he left off by doing the same on Sunday in contrastingly less pleasant conditions.

Class 5 has been one of Down's largest classes in recent years, but has struggled a bit for car numbers this season.

So it was a shot in the arm when Curtis Sizer, from Rathfriland made his senior class debut.

The weekend also saw the return of Armagh's Conor Devlin in a tidy new Mini Pickup bodied car.

It was in fact Devlin who won the final on the Saturday while Banbridge racer, Gordy Mathers topped the points.

Staying with the Devlin family, Peader Devlin, also from Armagh won Class 2 on both days.

Other Senior class wins went to Marty Bryans who won Class 3, Jonny Mills who won Class 10, Barry Leach won Class 8 on Saturday and shared the honours with Wayne MacKenzie on Sunday.

Junior Murphy won the Stock Hatch Class and Mullingar-based newcomer, Darren Pearson won the F1200 class on Saturday with Brian Lammey and Jonny Teggart sharing the points on Sunday.

In the Junior classes Aaron Darragh continued to dominate the Junior Saloons and won five of the six races for the classes throughout the weekend.

Hilltown's Larry Lynch mirrored the achievement in the Junior specials.

The club will now be looking ahead to its "King Of Down" meeting over the weekend of Saturday, 1 and Sunday, 2 July.

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