Irish Stryker Motor Racing
Welcome to the home of the Irish Strykers, the pinnacle of Irish sports car racing. The Stryker is a small, simple, lightweight open top sports car.
Founded in 1998, the Irish Stryker Championship first appeared on the grid in Mondello Park, where a field of competitors turned out their newly built Stryker kit-cars for the very first time.
The Stryker design is based on the legendary Lotus 7 which was designed by Lotus founder Colin Chapman. The distinctive shape and layout of the cars is easily recognisable and similar to Caterham kit-cars. Like its close relation, the Stryker is synonymous with light weight, simplicity and high performance driving thrills. Weighing approximately 660 kgs (including driver) and a Ford Zetec engine with up to 170bhp powering the rear wheels. This power to weight ratio of approximately 260bhp per tonne can humble much more powerful cars and entertain in equal measure.
The Stryker is without doubt one of, if not the lowest cost cars to maintain in Irish circuit racing. Being light weight, it does not wear consumables like tyres, brakes and suspension parts as easily as other classes of racing cars. Likewise, parts are generally available and keenly priced and the cars are very easy to work on for anyone who knows how to swing a spanner. The Championship works on the basis of a fixed technical specification that all cars must conform to and this helps keep the costs down and the racing close.
If you feel you have the skill or potential to succeed in circuit racing, or simply want to have a lot of fun on the way - there is no better place to be than the Irish Stryker Championship, the true home of clubman racing in Ireland.
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