ULSTER AUTOMOBILE CLUB
The regulations for the third International County Down Trophy Road Race have now been issued by the Ulster Automobile Club. The race will be run this year over the Bangor Circuit, which was used in 1935, and the date will be Saturday, 20th June.
Any car with an engine capacity of not more than 5,000 c.c. is eligible to compete, the handicap being based on credit laps only or on credit laps and time allowances together. The Bangor course is just under six miles long and includes a long straight, a leg with many fast bends, and part of the town itself. It was lapped by Luis Fontes last year, driving his 2,336
c.c. Alfa-Romeo, in 4 mins. 18 secs., an average speed of 82.87 m.p.h.
Entries may be made at £4 4s. plus a £2 third party insurance premium until the 25th May, and at £8 8s. from then until the 8th June.
The winner of the race will hold the County Down Trophy, which was presented to the Club in 1934 by Lord Wakefield, and will receive a replica and £100. The second, third, and fourth finishers will receive replicas and £50, £25 and £10 respectively. There will also be a team prize of £15 15s. and cups for the competitors making the fastest lap in the race and completing the distance in the fastest time.
Any type of fuel may be used, no mechanics will be carried, and there will be one official practice on the afternoon of the Thursday preceding the race.
There are no formalities connected with the bringing of cars from Great Bt itain to Ulster, and the event will be un under permit from the Royal Automobile Club. It presents an excellent opportunity for drivers to participate in a race over a real road circuit with the minimum of expense. Copies of the supplementary regulations and entry forms may be obtained on application to the Secretary, Ulster Automobile Club, 65, Chichester Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland.