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Jul 13, 2008

Clive Connolly is the 2008 Irish 1:8 National Champion winning the title in perfect style on Sunday with victory at the St.Annes track at the controls of his Serpent 960 \'08.

The defending 2007 Champion, Connolly successfully retained his National title with the perfect score despite one round remaining in the 6 round championship.

Starting from pole the Team Serpent Ireland driver cruised to victory, despite an early tyre stop, to win ahead of the Kyosho pairing of Colin Whelan and Austin Elliot. Afterwards Connolly thanked his sponsors Serpent Motorsport, IDM Engines, ATS tyres and Merlin fuel for their support of his successful campaign.

Also racing in the 1:10 200mm National race on the same day, Connolly used his IDM powered 720 \'08 to claim a great victory over the Xray of Eoin Doran in what was one of the best 1:10 Touring Car races ever seen at the Dublin track.

The 1:8 and 1:10 victories on the same day gave Connolly his third consecutive double National victory of the season.

The Irishman\'s next challenge is the EFRA 1:8 Onroad European Championships in Valencia, Spain, which get underway next weekend where the Serpent driver will be looking for a strong showing having done well there earlier this year at the Warm Up race.

[i]Image credit; Colm Gaffney[/i]