Irish champion returns for Mini Magic
Irish Touring Car champion Eoghan Fogarty will drive an 1800cc 16- valve Clubman GT at Mini Magic on July 15 in Tynagh, County Galway. It will be Fogarty’s first time on track since claiming the crown in 2015 with the Honda engine Mini taking the place of a BMW M3 for the special occasion.
Sitting on 13-inch rims, the car dubbed Buzzing Hornet will travel from Tipperary fitted with carbon touches and protection.
WillPromotion Event Director, William Neill said: “Fogarty is one of a number of drivers putting finishing touches to his car in order to be ready in time for Mini Magic this summer. We know of engines being sourced and late nights in garages across Ireland – all with the aim of being on track in Tynagh.” Neill, a Mini owner himself, added: “From an organising point of view it is excellent to see the enthusiasm for the new event supported by Galway Mini Centre. Looking at the range of Minis confirmed and
those who have been in touch to say they will be entering, is what has the potential to make Mini Magic memorable for owners of the little car. Standard road Minis, rally cars and track specials are all expected.”
Open to road-going Minis means standard track day rules apply with minimum requirements a driving license (Ireland or UK), aged 18+, long sleeves, working belts or harness and a track day-spec helmet with entries at a keenly priced 95-euro permitting a passenger. For those who prefer an easier pace there will also be a static Mini park and show with nearby track viewing area of which more details can be found at MiniMagicEvents.com.
You can enter the event at MiniMagicEvents.com/enter and find out more on there facebook