My Future Classics Debut- with Sophie Byrne.

July 30, 2014 by  

Sophie Xr2

I have to begin by saying that my debut in the Future Classics class at the Vee Festival (supporting the amazing Lauralynn charity,) was an unexpected venture which I was certainly unprepared for but unbelievable. The rollercoaster began with driving my adorable Fiesta XR2 for the first time on the Friday before the event, with racing on Sunday only... [Read more...]

Jump from FF1600 to Formula Sheane- with Séan Doyle.

July 16, 2014 by  

Chester Sean

It’s been about two years since I’ve driven a Formula Sheane but last week Motorsport.ie’s Leo Nulty approached me and asked would I be interested in driving his Formula Sheane at the weekend at the Dunlop Formula Vee Festival. So as usual with last minute things it was a bit of a rush on Friday morning before testing we had to change... [Read more...]

Kirkistown Blog- with Cregor Elliott

July 8, 2014 by  

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It’s unusual to be making only the first trip of the year to Kirkistown at the end of June but that’s the way the calendar worked out this year so on the longest day of the year I was headed north. Having been unable to secure a lift on the Saturday morning it was out with the bike for a 7am start. Good time was made despite a stop for fuel near... [Read more...]

Abrakebabra Formula Ford Festival Blog- with Cregor Elliott

June 21, 2014 by  

Cregor Barrable

What a brilliant weekends racing as the Formula Ford Festival was revived in Mondello with a trophy named after one of the all-time greats of Irish motorsport; Vivian Daly. I grew up watching Vivian racing Ffords and Opels and can still remember his 2FM, Abrakebabra, and XtraVision sponsored cars racing for wins at Mondello and Phoenix Park. I sat on... [Read more...]

Bishopscourt Blog- with Cregor Elliott.

June 14, 2014 by  

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Fresh off the plane from Spain I was picked up in the truck on Friday afternoon for the long enough drive to Bishopscourt. I had a good feed at lunchtime as I figured there would be limited options for eating once we crossed the border, Holstein and O’Brien slug it out for ITCC honours. plus the fact I had very little sterling didn’t help matters.... [Read more...]

Abrakerabra Formula Ford Festival Blog- with Sean Doyle.

June 11, 2014 by  

Podium

Coming into this weekend we were confident, having had a strong performance in Kirkistown the previous week after a long 10 week absence from the seat- unlike most of the drivers on the FF1600 grid. Still trying to gain back lost seat time this season! With the Champion of Mondello series continuing on, we had round 3&4 on Saturday with qualifying... [Read more...]

Bye Bye Corsa, Hello Civic!- with Tonya Fortune.

May 27, 2014 by  

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Well, the second round of my Dunlop Championship campaign took place at the Carlow Stages Rally on May 11th. However there was quite an unexpected change in the lead up to the event, with the purchase of my new car! I decided to take the plunge in April, and have now made the move to Class 3, in a Honda Civic Type R. Luckily, I had the opportunity to... [Read more...]

I have the drive- do you? Nissan Generation Next, with Sean Doyle.

April 17, 2014 by  

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This season I am supported by Nissan Ireland in their  Nissan Generation Next program. This program is to help driven individuals with big plans for the future. I was selected as a part of the program after Nissan Ireland had a corporate week in Mondello Park late in 2012. As a driving instructor in Mondello, I drove the very exciting Nissan Juke-R... [Read more...]

My Weekend in the “Chair”! With Jamie Masterson

April 15, 2014 by  

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Well, that’s the first round of the Adelaide Masters series from Mondello Park over, and what an enjoyable weekend it turned out to be! I had been down testing on the Wednesday at Woolsey Coulter’s ART day which had left me brimming with confidence rolling into the first round, I was chuffed with how the bike felt and was pretty happy with how... [Read more...]

2014 Update & Mayo Stages- with Tonya Fortune,

April 1, 2014 by  

Kevin Glendinning

Between one thing and another it’s been quite a while since I’ve had time to update this! To sum up 2013, it finished out on a high taking another class win in my local rally, the Wexford Stages, and 2nd overall in the Junior section of the South East Stages Championship. 2014 sees me set my sights on the Dunlop National Rally Championship. The... [Read more...]

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