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By japohara, Nov 10 2017 09:16PM

As Future Classics moves into its sixth year of existence, some big changes are on the way for the 2018 season. As you may have seen from our recent Facebook post, we have introduced a new barrier time for the class. This new barrier will be accompanied by the original barrier and will allow us to run two separate championships. This structure is modelled upon the A&B classes used by the very successful Formula Vee Championship. Our proposed title will be the “Super Future Classics” and the “Future Classics”. We won’t go into any great detail for now as our technical regulations are still in the approval stages at Motorsport Ireland.

By japohara, Aug 29 2017 05:05PM

In less than 3 weeks the Future Classics Championship for 2017 will be decided. Just like last year

when the ever quick Timothy Duggan became the champion in his superb Seat Ibiza the Leinster

Trophy weekend will provide the winner and runners up for 2017.

There have been some great moments in the season so far in a class which was intentionally set up

as budget racing to a time barrier intended to put back on track a lot of cars considered to be at the

end of their racing life and now contains many makes of cars of all shapes, sizes and horsepower, all

of which are excellently prepared and presented.

By japohara, Mar 22 2017 11:17PM

Statement in response to an incident at Mondello Park Sports Club (MPSC) Car Racing Meeting held on 19th March 2017 at Mondello Park (Motorsport Ireland Permit No. 17/034).

During the Future Classics race an incident occurred involving 2 drivers. This incident resulted in 1 car retiring from the race with damage and the other car spinning out but recovering to finish the race. Following the conclusion of the race, the incident was brought to the attention of the Motorsport Ireland and the Club Stewards by one of the drivers involved to have it investigated. The stewards using video footage and their experience made a determination on the incident.

While the stewards were carrying out their investigation into the driving standards incident however, a separate incident allegedly occurred between one of the drivers and the stewards. As a result of this 2nd incident the driver was excluded from the event for breach of Rule 139.7 of the General Competition Rules of the Motorsport Ireland Yearbook 2017, not because of a breach of driving standards. I wish to clarify though that at no point was any part of these investigations carried out by Future Classics Racing committee members and that all penalties are issued by Motorsport Ireland event officials.

Since this has happened however, there has been a number of comments on social media, including some on our own Future Classics social media platforms with remarks towards drivers and officials. As there is still further investigations going on into this incident, the Future Classics Racing committee cannot allow comments relating to it to be published on its social media platforms, and as a result we have had to remove some comments and restrict posting rights temporarily.

While the Future Classics Racing committee do not wish to see any drivers being excluded from events, we also cannot condone verbal assaults towards officials who are giving up their time voluntary to help run the sport we all enjoy.

By japohara, Mar 20 2017 09:58PM

The first National Car Racing Event of 2017 took place on Sunday last at Mondello Park (19th March) and it was a welcome return to the Future Classics Championship. On a miserable wet spring morning 19 cars and drivers took to the grid for Round 1, the best number of entrants for an opening round since the series was first introduced 5 years ago. There was a nice mix of new builds, along with some of the old faithful machines we’ve got used to over the last few years.

By japohara, Jan 20 2017 11:38PM

So we're well into the middle of the winter down time but getting ever closer to the start of the 2017 Championship.

There will be some changes this season but thankfully our title sponsors are remaining with us. The help and support we have received from MicksGarage.Com has hugely helped the popularity and growth of this class in 2016. To have them onboard again for 2017 gives us great confidence that the class is going in the right direction and hopefully will continue to grow as one of the biggest grids on the Mondello Park race circuit.

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