2014 DUNLOP FORMULA VEE FESTIVAL IN AID OF LAURALYNN CHILDREN’S HOSPICE AT MONDELLO PARK
June 24, 2014 by Ivan Casey
Following on from the success of the 2012 and 2013 events, Irish Formula Vee, in conjunction with Dunlop Tyres are holding the 2014 Irish Formula Vee Festival at Mondello Park on 12/13 July with all proceeds from the weekend going to the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice for children with life limiting conditions. Over the last two seasons, this event has grown to be the largest circuit racing event on the Mondello Park calendar with over 5000 people attending each Festival. On top of this, over €13,000 was raised for Barretstown Children’s Charity in 2012 and over €15,000 raised in 2013 for LauraLynn Children’s Hospice.
Gate receipts, programme ads and programme sales along with the proceeds of a charity auction (MC Leo Nulty of motorsport.ie fame) on Saturday night will see funds going directly to LauraLynn Children’s Hospice. In addition to the auction, there will be a barbeque on the Saturday night in the bar at Mondello Park. For the younger fans, there will be bouncy castles, clowns, face painting and balloon making on the Sunday to make sure this is a full family friendly event. The paddock will host an array of supercars, motorbikes, classic cars and maybe a Formula 1 car or two.
The fun filled weekend will see championship racing on both Saturday and Sunday from classes such as Formula Libre, ITCC, Formula Ford, Ford Fiestas, Historics and more; all culminating in the Formula Vee Festival final on Sunday afternoon. In keeping with the Formula Vee theme, all air cooled vehicles will have free entry to the track over the weekend. There will also be a display of classic Volkswagen cars and buses supported by the Eircooled Club of Ireland. Entry for all others is €10 per car with all proceeds going to LauraLynn Children’s Hospice.
If you would like to help out or enquire about static displays, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Irish Formula Vee group through the website. There is also a link to the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dunlop-Formula-Vee-Festival-2014/477008952377078
LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice care for children with life limiting conditions. For more information on LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, click here: http://www.lauralynn.ie
Formula Vee was introduced to Ireland in the mid 70’s as a low-cost single-seater racing class and has become the biggest, most exciting single-seater racing formula in Ireland today. For more information on Irish Formula Vee, click here: http://www.formulavee.ie
Dunlop Tyres are synonymous with Irish Motorsport. For more information, click here: http://motorsport.dunlop.eu/