Kellett Moves Closer To Fiesta Zetec Title As Colm Barrable Takes An Exciting Race 2 Win At Mondello Park

William Kellett took a major step towards securing his first Fiesta Zetec championship at Mondello Park on Sunday July 14th,.  Kellett secured a win and a second place in the Keelan Construction Fiesta Zetec races at the County Kildare national circuit.

Kellett’s win in Zetec race one took his tally to five, helping him to move ten points clear of main championship rival, Owen Purcell in the popular tin-top Mondello Park series.

A fifth 2019 race win for William Kellett in Race 1

The first Zetec race was very straightforward for William Kellett as he made a perfect start from pole position and then cruised to the win, taking fastest lap along the way. Behind him Owen Purcell reignited his championship challenge with second place, having had two non-finishes at the previous event following an engine blow-up. Darren Lawlor came home third ahead of Colm Barrable who battled back from eighth on lap one, while Mark Johnston took fifth with Aimee Woods grabbing sixth place and pole position for race two. – Ireland’s first choice for Automotive Tools

The second encounter saw Woods make a great getaway to lead a race for the first time and the relatively inexperienced driver then did a great job to hold on to the lead until lap seven, despite enormous pressure from a group of up to eight cars. Colm Barrable eventually got past second placed Mark Johnston on lap six before taking the lead on the following tour as William Kellett’s efforts to follow him through resulted in him being bumped back down to fifth place.

Aimee Woods leads majority of race 2

As the race progressed the lead group stayed together and were joined by class returnee Ulick Burke who climbed from fifteenth on the grid to an impressive third at the flag. In front of him Kellett had re-grouped to move up to second place and made a last lap attempt to grab his second win of the day.

Colm Barrable Takes Race 2 Win

Barrable held on by three tenths of a second. Owen Purcell took fourth to keep the championship pressure on Kellett and the top two will now go to the final double header of the season, in September, separated by just ten points.

Images: Carl Cleary