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Mart to be transformed into Irish Drift Championship arena

Alison Cullinan of Shannon with Clare drivers, Francis O’Shea, Kilkee, Trevor McInerney of O’Callaghan’s Mills and Ross Kenny, Ennis, at the launch of the Irish Drift Championship Round 3, which takes place in Ennis Mart this weekend.  Photograph by John KellyTWO action-packed days of the most competitive drifting in Europe are in store for enthusiasts when the Irish Drift Championship rolls into Ennis Mart this Saturday for the third round of the 2013 series.
The tight custom-built technical course will push the drivers to their limits, drifting as close to the walls as drivers can go to give a spectacle of car control not seen in any other form of the sport.
Saturday will host the amateur and semi-professional drivers, three of whom are from the Banner County. They include Ross Kenny in his newly built Blue Nissan S14, Francis O’Shea from Moyasta, Kilkee, in his newly sponsored WKD, SI5, who is pushing his way up the ranks and is knocking on the door of the professional circuit and Trevor McInerney from O’Callaghan’s Mills in his new Nissan S13 with an RB25 engine from an R33 skyline and a holsett truck turbo.
Drifting will commence on Saturday morning at 10am sharp. IDC promotional woman, Alison Cullinan from Shannon, who recently won Ireland’s next top alternative model, will be circling the track in a monster energy truck informing spectators what battle is looming next. She will also be available for photographs with all the drivers, cars and patrons.
Sunday will host the pro drivers, with some awesome machinery putting out up to 800 brake horse power and drivers that can handle them, from as young as 13-year-old Jack Shanahan from Cork.
Spectators can enjoy car clubs, trade stands, passenger spins and much more on both days.
Drivers are always available at events for photographs, autographs and discussion for all family members.
Ennis driver, Ross Kenny appealed to Clare people to turn out in large numbers to support the event. Tickets can be purchased on the gate for the two days, while children under 12, accompanied by an adult, are free.


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